Metsovo: Lakes, Ski Resorts and Bears
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Metsovo: Lakes, Ski Resorts and Bears

Panos - Nov 22, 2017

Metsovo is a renowned mountainside town straddling the Pindus mountain range where Epirus converges with western Macedonia and Thessaly. Standing at an altitude of 1,156 metres and…

Tourists in Greece exceed 23.5 million over first nine months
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Tourists in Greece exceed 23.5 million over first nine months

Panos - Nov 22, 2017

According to the Bank of Greece (BoG), there was a 10.3% increase in the tourism revenue for the first nine months of 2017 (January-September) which corresponded to…

Mitsotakis Interview: Over-taxation in Greece is Surreal
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Mitsotakis Interview: Over-taxation in Greece is Surreal

Panos - Nov 22, 2017

Main opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis is in Strasbourg, where he had meetings with leaders of the European People’s Party (EPP), his New Democracy party’s political family and…

Melbourne’s Greek Centre to host Health Tourism Conference
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Melbourne’s Greek Centre to host Health Tourism Conference

Panos - Nov 22, 2017

The Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM) will be holding a Health Tourism Conference at the Greek Centre between the 25th and 26th of November with the participation…

Government to introduce bill making Mufti Islamic Jurists optional for Muslims
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Government to introduce bill making Mufti Islamic Jurists optional for Muslims

Panos - Nov 22, 2017

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said his administration would pass legislation to allow Muslim litigants to opt for a Greek court to resolve family disputes, instead of appealing…

EU auditors insist on full probe into ECB’s role in Greek bailouts
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EU auditors insist on full probe into ECB’s role in Greek bailouts

Panos - Nov 22, 2017

The European Court of Auditors (ECA) insists it had the right to look into the role of the European Central Bank in Greek bailouts, based on the…

Commission spox on resumed internal border controls by German authorities on flights from Greece
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Commission spox on resumed internal border controls by German authorities on flights from Greece

Panos - Nov 22, 2017

An EU Commission official on Tuesday said a three-party meeting between EU experts along with representatives from Greece and Germany will examine recent high-profile charges that German…

2018 budget projects a 3.82% primary surplus
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2018 budget projects a 3.82% primary surplus

Panos - Nov 22, 2017

The new budget submitted in parliament on Tuesday projects growth of 1.6% this year and 2.5% in 2018, while unemployment is expected to drop from 19.9% this…

Weather forecast: Mostly fair
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Weather forecast: Mostly fair

Panos - Nov 22, 2017

Mostly fair weather and north-northwesterly winds are forecast for Wednesday. Wind velocity will reach 5 on the Beaufort scale. Partly cloudy in the northern and the western…

Athens Newspapers Headlines
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Athens Newspapers Headlines

Panos - Nov 22, 2017

Greece – Cyprus – Egypt to meet in Nicosia on Tuesday
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Greece – Cyprus – Egypt to meet in Nicosia on Tuesday

makis - Nov 21, 2017

President of Egypt Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has arrived in Cyprus on Monday paying his first official visit to the island ahead of a trilateral meeting among Cyprus,…

Two suspects of Exarchia riots released on condition
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Two suspects of Exarchia riots released on condition

makis - Nov 21, 2017

The two suspects arrested for during the widespread riots around the area of Exarchia near the Athens Polytechnic during celebrations of November 17 were charged with the…

Attica floods: One more dead body found, 21 in total
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Attica floods: One more dead body found, 21 in total

makis - Nov 21, 2017

The death toll from the horrific mudslides last week at Mandra has risen and the dead are now 21. One more body has been discovered at around…

The best September for Greek tourism with double-digit increase in revenues & arrivals
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The best September for Greek tourism with double-digit increase in revenues & arrivals

Panos - Nov 21, 2017

The best September with a double-digit increase in both arrivals and receipts was by far this year for Greek tourism, as the figures of the Bank of…

First Snow of the Season Falls on Parnitha Mountain
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First Snow of the Season Falls on Parnitha Mountain

Panos - Nov 21, 2017

With temperatures dropping rapidly throughout Greece, the first snow of the season appeared on Parnitha mountain, north of the Greek capital. Footage from video cameras installed by…

Four in Ten Children in Greece are at Risk of Poverty
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Four in Ten Children in Greece are at Risk of Poverty

Panos - Nov 21, 2017

Four in ten children in Greece under the age of 17 face the threat of poverty, says a Eurostat study on Poverty and Social Exclusion, based on…

US embassy closed on Thur. for Thanksgiving
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US embassy closed on Thur. for Thanksgiving

Panos - Nov 21, 2017

The US embassy in Athens, the general consulate in Thessaloniki and all US federal services in Greece will be closed on Thursday (Nov. 23) due to the…

If Turkey buys Russian missiles, “forget F-35”, analyst says
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If Turkey buys Russian missiles, “forget F-35”, analyst says

Panos - Nov 21, 2017

If Turkey goes on with the purchase of the Russian S-400 air defence system, U.S. should respond “forget buying the F-35”, Tom Rogan of Washington Examiner wrote.…

Ruling SYRIZA reduces gap with ND by 1 percentage point in latest poll; still trails heavily by 12 points
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Ruling SYRIZA reduces gap with ND by 1 percentage point in latest poll; still trails heavily by 12 points

Panos - Nov 21, 2017

Main opposition New Democracy (ND) party retained a comfortable 12-percentage point lead over ruling SYRIZA in the latest edition of a monthly opinion poll conducted by the…

Draghi says overall situation in Greece has significantly improved
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Draghi says overall situation in Greece has significantly improved

Panos - Nov 21, 2017

The overall situation in Greece has significantly improved in terms of economic growth and employment, the head of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi said on Monday,…