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Presidential Decree on extension of territorial waters in Ionian Sea in force

The Presidential Decree on the closure of the bays and the marking of straight baselines in the Ionian Sea region and the Ionian Islands up to Cape Tainaro in the Peloponnese came into force on Sunday after it was published in the official gazette. The publishing is one more step …

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Migrants boat in distress as Medicane hits Greece, making rescue almost impossible

A boat carrying migrants and refugees has come in distress off western Peloponnese as Medicane Ianos strikes the area, making the Search and Rescue operation impossible. There are reportedly some 50-55 people on board. One of the passengers has called the emergency international number <112>. Coast guard boats set for …

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Thunderbolts kill 2 men in West Greece, mud floods in Kefalonia (videos)

Thunderbolts have killed two men in West Peloponnese as severe thunderstorms have been striking West Greece since Tuesday morning. Homes and streets were flooded in Ilia Prefecture, large areas without power. On the island of Kefalonia, mud floods covered the streets of seaside village Agia Efthymia. A 35-year-old man was …

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Houses evacuated, schools closed after new earthquake strikes West Peloponnese

Houses have been evacuated and schools remain closed in the prefecture of Ilia, south-west Peloponnese due to intensive seismic activity in the area in the last ten days. Locals are extremely concerned, while seismologists closely monitor the phenomenon. An earthquake stroke the town of Andravida with a magnitude of 4.4 …

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