Trip to mountainous Nafpaktia
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Trip to mountainous Nafpaktia

Panos - Dec 14, 2017

Seven mountains, countless forested peaks and a rough terrain define mountainous Nafpaktia, a 550-square- kilometer area that extends north of beautiful Nafpaktos town. Forests of fir, beech,…

Greek 3-month T-bills raise 1.3 bln€ on Wed.; 1.6% yield
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Greek 3-month T-bills raise 1.3 bln€ on Wed.; 1.6% yield

Panos - Dec 14, 2017

The Greek state drained 1.3 billion euros from the markets on Wednesday through the auction of 3-month T-bills, according to a statement by the semi-autonomous Public Debt…

Greece should only get a debt deal after its bailout is finished, new Eurogroup president says
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Greece should only get a debt deal after its bailout is finished, new Eurogroup president says

Panos - Dec 14, 2017

Greece needs to fully complete its current bailout program before the country receives any relief on its huge debt pile, the new Eurogroup president told CNBC. Speaking…

Rouvikonas group attacks Saudi Arabia Embassy in Athens
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Rouvikonas group attacks Saudi Arabia Embassy in Athens

Panos - Dec 14, 2017

Members of the anti-establishment group “Rouvikonas” attacked the Saudi Arabian Embassy in the area of Paleo Psychiko in Athens on Thursday morning. The group uploaded a video…

Greece criticises EU chief over refugee quota comments
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Greece criticises EU chief over refugee quota comments

Panos - Dec 14, 2017

Greece on Wednesday said EU President Donald Tusk's rejection of refugee quotas was "ill-timed" and had no hope of being accepted at a summit this week. "Donald…

PM Tsipras says Greece will not accept any changes to EU refugee deal
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PM Tsipras says Greece will not accept any changes to EU refugee deal

Panos - Dec 14, 2017

The proposal by European Council President Donald Tusk to scrap mandatory quotas on relocating asylum seekers across the European Union is “unfortunate, untimely and unnecessary”, Prime Minister…

Small fee on plastic bags to be imposed as of Jan. 1, 2018
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Small fee on plastic bags to be imposed as of Jan. 1, 2018

Panos - Dec 14, 2017

A three-cent fee will be imposed on all plastic bags in Greece as of Jan. 1, 2018, rising to seven cents in 2019, part of a central…

24-our strike by journalists
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24-our strike by journalists

Panos - Dec 14, 2017

The Journalists’ Union of Athens Daily Newspapers (ESIEA) declared a 24-hour-strike from Thursday, December 14 6 am until Friday, December 15 6 am. The journalist’s union is…

Weather forecast: Partly cloudy
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Weather forecast: Partly cloudy

Panos - Dec 14, 2017

Partly cloudy and westerly winds are forecast for Thursday. Wind velocity will reach 6 on the Beaufort scale. Mostly fair in the northern and eastern parts of…

Athens Newspapers Headlines
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Athens Newspapers Headlines

Panos - Dec 14, 2017

ND on the verge of absolute majority, latest poll suggests
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ND on the verge of absolute majority, latest poll suggests

makis - Dec 13, 2017

Major opposition party New Democracy (ND) leads ruling SYRIZA by 9.4 percentage points, according to the latest poll conducted by MRB. The pollster’s December trends showed that…

Greece to speed up migrant transfer after Turkey deal
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Greece to speed up migrant transfer after Turkey deal

makis - Dec 13, 2017

Greece will speed up the relocation of thousands of migrants from its overcrowded islands to the mainland before the onset of winter after reaching a deal with…

Greek Supreme Court rules for extradition to US of Russian cybercriminal
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Greek Supreme Court rules for extradition to US of Russian cybercriminal

makis - Dec 13, 2017

The Supreme Civil and Criminal Court of Greece (Areios Pagos) ruled on Wednesday in favour of the extradition to the United States of the Russian cybercrime suspect,…

Winter walks in Greece!
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Winter walks in Greece!

Panos - Dec 13, 2017

Some routes are made for winter walking when bitter weather sets in! This charming season lends nature unique colours. History-laden walkways next to rivers and lakes will…

Greece to speed up migrant transfer after Turkey deal
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Greece to speed up migrant transfer after Turkey deal

Panos - Dec 13, 2017

Greece will speed up the relocation of thousands of migrants from its overcrowded islands to the mainland before the onset of winter after reaching a deal with…

Bloomberg: Betting on A Greek Recovery
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Bloomberg: Betting on A Greek Recovery

Panos - Dec 13, 2017

Prem Watsa is bullish on both Eurobank Ergasias SA and Greece’s economy. After suffering losses of more than $600 million in the country since 2014, the 67-year-old…

Emergency central bank funding to Greek banks drops by 2.9 billion euros
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Emergency central bank funding to Greek banks drops by 2.9 billion euros

Panos - Dec 13, 2017

Emergency central bank funding to Greek lenders dropped by 2.9 billion euros (£2.5 billion), or 12.7 percent, in November compared to the previous month, Bank of Greece…

Notaries postpone certain seized property auctions
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Notaries postpone certain seized property auctions

Panos - Dec 13, 2017

The board of the Appellate Notaries Associations of Athens-Piraeus, the Aegean, and the Dodecanese islands have announced the postponement of auctions of foreclosed properties that had been…

President Pavlopoulos attends event at foundation that promotes Greek culture
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President Pavlopoulos attends event at foundation that promotes Greek culture

Panos - Dec 13, 2017

Greek President Prokopios Pavlopoulos attended an event by the Ekaterini Laskaridi Foundation to celebrate its ten-year anniversary and its contribution to highlighting Greek culture, on Monday. The…

NGOs launch roadmap for handover of refugee response to Greek Government
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NGOs launch roadmap for handover of refugee response to Greek Government

Panos - Dec 13, 2017

More than 2,000 unaccompanied children are on the waiting list for safe shelters in Greece, according to a new report by 12 organizations, including the International Rescue…