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04/19/2018 12:44 PM
Trolley bus, Proastiakos service to be affected next week by stoppages

Getting around Athens will be that much harder next week as trolley bus and Proastiakos suburban railway drivers have both announced stoppages.

04/19/2018 12:40 PM
New chief appointed at Greece's Asylum Service

Greece's Asylum Service, which operates under the Migration Ministry, was assigned a new chief on Thursday.

04/19/2018 12:36 PM
Athens mayor opposes state-run urban revamp company

Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis on Thursday expressed his staunch opposition to a government plan to establish a state agency that would be responsible for carrying out gentrification projects in the city center worth millions of euros.

04/19/2018 12:34 PM
Ways sought to tackle jellyfish swarms in Corinth, Patra gulfs

Holidaymakers in the gulfs of Corinth and Patra may have to restrict their bathing to special areas surrounded by nets put in place to keep out jellyfish swarms that appeared in the area last summer and show no sign of leaving.

04/19/2018 09:24 AM
European Parliament calls for swift release of two Greek soldiers

The European Parliament approved on Thursday with an overwhelming majority a resolution calling on Turkey to swiftly conclude the judicial process and release the two Greek soldiers detained in a maximum security prison in Edirne since early March.

04/19/2018 08:48 AM
Strong winds delay recovery of Mirage wreckage

Winds measuring seven to eight on the Beaufort scale are delaying efforts to retrieve the wreckage of the Mirage jet that went down near the island of Skyros on April 12.

04/19/2018 08:16 AM
Court releases Turkish officer under tight security

The Council of State on Thursday ordered the release of one of the eight Turkish officers who have sought international protection in Greece since the foiled coup attempt in Turkey in July 2016, but said he will remain under tight security at an undisclosed location.

04/19/2018 07:02 AM
Greek seamen call off Friday strike

Greek seamen on Thursday called off a strike they had announced for Friday, following a meeting of their union earlier in the day. Ferry services will resume at 6 a.m. on Friday.

04/19/2018 06:42 AM
Tender for new identity cards ‘a matter of days,’ says minister

The tender to issue new, more secure identity cards in Greece that will meet the standards and technical specifications of European Union countries will be announced “in a matter of days, and not weeks,” Alternate Minister for Citizens Protection Nikos Toskas said on Thursday, during a debate in parliament.

04/19/2018 05:48 AM
Mitsotakis rejects plan for new electoral system in local elections

Main opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Thursday his party will not allow local elections to be held with the system of simple proportional representation, because it would make municipalities ungovernable and harm the institution of local government.

04/19/2018 05:10 AM
Kammenos suggests Greece-Turkey are in an undeclared war since 1974

Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos implied on Thursday there is an undeclared war with Turkey since 1974 in comments to journalists at an aviation conference that will be held in Tatoi, north of Athens, later in the day.

04/19/2018 02:53 AM
Top Greek court to rule irrevocably over asylum for Turkish servicemen

Greece’s top administrative court is expected to rule on Thursday on whether the country can provide asylum to the eight Turkish officers whose extradition has repeatedly been demanded by Ankara.

04/18/2018 03:38 PM
Greek government weighs response to court ruling on migrants

A court decision allowing new migrants arriving on the Aegean islands to continue to the mainland has fueled concerns about a new crisis as the influx of migrants, both by land and sea, increases.

04/18/2018 03:31 PM
Fears of escalation in tensions after Erdogan calls snap polls

Amid rising tensions between Greece and Turkey in the Aegean, Wednesday's decision by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to call snap elections for June 24 intensified concerns for bilateral ties against a backdrop of growing nationalist fervor in Turkey. 

04/18/2018 03:20 PM
Kotzias: Too late for FYROM to join NATO in July

There is not enough time for the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to join NATO at the alliance’s summit in July, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias said on Wednesday during a lull in momentum in talks between Athens and Skopje on the “Macedonia” name issue.

04/18/2018 03:09 PM
ND leader meets with Greek mayors as polls are called

Main opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis met on Wednesday night with New Democracy and pro-ND mayors from around Greece to discuss the conservative party’s strategy in the runup to local elections.

04/18/2018 03:04 PM
Lawmakers shelve Novartis bribe probe

A day after a special parliamentary committee deemed that it was not competent to investigate allegations that several top-ranking Greek politicians took bribes from a Swiss drugs firm, Justice Minister Stavros Kontonis appeared confident that the judicial probe into the affair is “moving in the right direction.”

04/18/2018 02:13 PM
Bronchoscope worth 11,000 euros stolen from hospital

Unidentified robbers made off with a bronchoscope worth some 11,000 euros from the capital’s Alexandra General Hospital, it emerged on Wednesday.

04/18/2018 02:01 PM
Police snatch international crime racket suspects

Police in the northern port city of Thessaloniki on Wednesday announced the arrest of 14 suspected members of an international criminal ring believed to be behind a large number of thefts and burglaries in Greece and France.

04/18/2018 01:43 PM
Ex-mayor nabbed as fire sentence is upheld

The former mayor of Zacharo, a village in Ilia, in the Peloponnse, which was ravaged by fatal forest fires in 2007, has been arrested in Alimos, southern Athens, it emerged on Wednesday.