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Athens
15
04
2024
Athens municipality to erect monument to train crash victims

“More than a year after the tragedy, the Municipality of Athens, with respect for the people who were lost and their relatives, wishes to honor their memory… We commit to the crea...

Athens municipality to erect monument to train crash victims
Greece's DEPA files for arbitration over prices in Gazprom deal
Athens
15
04
2024
Greece's DEPA files for arbitration over prices in Gazprom deal

The Greek state-controlled company is seeking a retroactive lowering of the gas price in the contract signed in 2022, as well as relief from future payments worth hundreds of millions of dollars, according to several sources with knowledge of the matter. Asked about talks with Gazprom at the Power and Gas Forum in ...

The losing battle against Greece's tumbling birthrate
Athens
14
04
2024
The losing battle against Greece's tumbling birthrate

One son is expensive enough, he says, especially the cost of ferrying him around his remote corner of northeastern Greece where the number of children has plummeted in recent years. Most afternoons he drives 13-year-old Nicholas 50 km (31 miles) to play soccer with the few other children scattered across the region...

Sunny Sunday & warm temps across the land
Athens
14
04
2024
Sunny Sunday & warm temps across the land

Expect generally sunny weather throughout the day. Winds in the Aegean will pick up, blowing at speeds of 5 to 7 Beaufort, with occasional gusts reaching 8 Beaufort in southern areas. However, anticipate a gradual weakening of the winds as we move into the evening. Temperatures will be on the higher side for thi...

Greece News » Politics

Von der Leyen: 'Today, Greece is a strong and proud pillar of the European Union'
Athens
08
04
2024
Von der Leyen: 'Today, Greece is a strong and proud pillar of the European Union'

Von der Leyen is the lead candidate of the European People's Party (EPP) in the upcoming European elections and is seeking re-election as president of the European Commission. "That is thanks, above all, to the people of Greece, it is thanks to all of you here in this room, and thanks to New Democracy and to you Kyriakos," she added, addressing Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis. "Thanks to you all, Greece's st...

Greatest threat facing EU is populism, Mitsotakis tells ND faithful
Athens
08
04
2024
Greatest threat facing EU is populism, Mitsotakis tells ND faithful

“The populist demagogues want to raise artificial divisions, which as [European Commission President Ursula von der...

Cohesive commitment between Greece and Turkey to utilize the current positive atmosphere
Ankara
12
03
2024
Cohesive commitment between Greece and Turkey to utilize the current positive atmosphere

In addition to various aspects of bilateral relations, regional and international issues were discussed during the meet...

PM: Greece supports Ukraine’s fight for freedom - visit turns into thriller after Russian attack, possibly with missile
Odesa
07
03
2024
PM: Greece supports Ukraine’s fight for freedom - visit turns into thriller after Russian attack, possibly with missile

“My presence here reflects the respect of the entire free world for your people and underlines Greece’s com...

Greece News » Economy

EIB announces new 220-mln-euro loan to Greece for flood and fire protection
14
04
2024
EIB announces new 220-mln-euro loan to Greece for flood and fire protection

The support aids a multi-year Greek 'Aegis' plan to strengthen the country’s civil-protection mechanism. Greece was hit by deadly wildfires in 2017 and 2018, and devastating wildfires in 2021 and 2023, as well as by catastrophic flooding in September 2023. "We have seen first-hand the devastation caused by deadly wildfires and floods in Greece in recent years," said EIB Vice-President Kyriacos Kakouris. "This sup...

The Great Transition at the Delphi Forum
Delphi
10
04
2024
The Great Transition at the Delphi Forum

The 9th Delphi Economic Forum will focus on the multifaceted transitions the world is experiencing in geopolitics, clim...

Greek economy to grow 2.3% this year, central banker says
Athens
09
04
2024
Greek economy to grow 2.3% this year, central banker says

The projection is lower than a government estimate of 2.9% expansion. "Private consumption and investment will conti...

Cyprus-based Thanos Hotels and Resorts announces new investment in Greek luxury hospitality market
04
04
2024
Cyprus-based Thanos Hotels and Resorts announces new investment in Greek luxury hospitality market

In 2023 the group introduced a new hotel concept, the Amyth Hotels, on Mykonos island. The first hotel began operation ...

Greece News » Weather & Environment

Today warm temperatures across Greece
14
04
2024
Today warm temperatures across Greece

However, anticipate a gradual weakening of the winds as we move into the evening. Temperatures will be on the higher side for this time of year. In the Ionian and mainland regions, temperatures will soar to a warm 30 to 31 degrees Celsius. Meanwhile, in the eastern islands, temperatures will hover between 26 and 28 degrees Celsius.

Greece tames wildfire on Crete, authorities on alert
Ierapetra
07
04
2024
Greece tames wildfire on Crete, authorities on alert

The blaze that broke out earlier in the day, fanned by strong winds, spread across the slopes of the mountainous forest...

As fire season fast approaches, Greece’s planners look for an edge in response time
Athens
05
04
2024
As fire season fast approaches, Greece’s planners look for an edge in response time

Volunteers and firefighters race to pull them to safety through clouds of red smoke, as a drone buzzing overhead sends ...

Greece must bolster flood defenses and reduce water-guzzling crops, experts say
Athens
02
04
2024
Greece must bolster flood defenses and reduce water-guzzling crops, experts say

The Mediterranean country has been buffeted by floods and wildfires in recent years, raising concerns about its ability...

Greece News » Transportation

Direct flight from Shanghai to Athens provides opening to key tourism market for Greece
Athens
13
04
2024
Direct flight from Shanghai to Athens provides opening to key tourism market for Greece

On the occasion of the inaugural flight, representatives from the Municipality of Athens (This is Athens-CVB), executives from the Athens International Airport, as well as other key players in Athens' tourism market travelled to Shanghai to promote Greece as a top destination to major Chinese travel agents. At a related event held in Shanghai called “ Bridging Cultures in Travel: From Asia to Greece”, the This is...

Hellenic Transport Ministry revives Committee for Aviation Tourism
Athens
12
04
2024
Hellenic Transport Ministry revives Committee for Aviation Tourism

The committee’s job will include submitting proposals, opinions, and legislative reforms on the topic and will be disba...

Trial run of new electric buses begins in Athens
Athens
11
04
2024
Trial run of new electric buses begins in Athens

Based on the contract, the China-made buses will operate without passengers for 18 hours every day until they complete ...

Debate on censure motion against government to conclude today
Athens
28
03
2024
Debate on censure motion against government to conclude today

The debate will resume at 09:00 in the morning and a roll-call vote will start around 20:00-21:00. The 3-day debate ...

News » Sports

Tsitsipas advances to Monte Carlo Masters semifinals with straight-set win over Khachanov
13
04
2024
Tsitsipas advances to Monte Carlo Masters semifinals with straight-set win over Khachanov

The 12th-ranked Greek player dropped only five points on his first serve and hit 20 winners. He will next face either Jannik Sinner or Holger Rune for a spot in the final at the clay-court event. Tsitsipas won back-to-back titles at the Country Club in 2021 and 2022. Top-ranked Novak Djokovic takes on Alex De Minaur and Ugo Humbert faces Casper Ruud in Friday’s other quarterfinals. 

PAOK fans stage Tempe protest outside European Parliament in Brussels
Brussels
12
04
2024
PAOK fans stage Tempe protest outside European Parliament in Brussels

“57 murdered souls ask for justice,” the large PAOK banner proclaimed, along with an offensive reference to Hellenic Pr...

After police officer’s death, Greek soccer fans will need a state-issued QR code to attend games
Athens
10
04
2024
After police officer’s death, Greek soccer fans will need a state-issued QR code to attend games

Under new rules, fans will only be allowed into stadiums using their cellphones and displaying a government-issued QR c...

Run Greece 2024: Ideal premiere in Heraklion
Heraklion
08
04
2024
Run Greece 2024: Ideal premiere in Heraklion

In the relevant announcement of SEGAS it is stated: "SEGAS and RUN GREECE keep up with the needs of the modern era, wit...

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