Minister says no plans to settle Aegean islets
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Minister says no plans to settle Aegean islets

Sokratis - Jan 14, 2017

Deputy Shipping Minister Nektarios Santorinios says there are no plans to create infrastructure or settle people on uninhabited islets in the Aegean Sea as part of the…

Police attacked with Molotov cocktails in downtown Athens
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Police attacked with Molotov cocktails in downtown Athens

Sokratis - Jan 14, 2017

Riot police units stationed in Athens’s Exarchia district were attacked by unknown assailants with Molotov cocktails on Friday night, authorities said on Saturday. The incident occurred shortly…

Athens claims high ground as Erdogan warns troops will stay on Cyprus ‘forever’
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Athens claims high ground as Erdogan warns troops will stay on Cyprus ‘forever’

Sokratis - Jan 14, 2017

Turkey’s dismissal of the demand for a full withdrawal of its forces from divided Cyprus in the event of a settlement, and its overall attitude at the…

Thessaloniki still suffering water shortages due to cold weather
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Thessaloniki still suffering water shortages due to cold weather

Sokratis - Jan 14, 2017

Thessaloniki was still suffering from water shortages on Friday after an Arctic cold front swept the country this week, even though the levels of the northern port…

Four Athens metro stations to be closed on weekend
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Four Athens metro stations to be closed on weekend

Sokratis - Jan 14, 2017

Four stations on the Athens metro will remain closed on Saturday and Sunday as crews are to install turnstiles as part of a government plan to crack…

Foreign plates carry risk of high fines
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Foreign plates carry risk of high fines

Sokratis - Jan 14, 2017

There has been a significant increase in the number of vehicles with foreign plates in Greece, as their owners are able to avoid paying this country’s high…

Schaeuble comments on possible IMF exit spur debate
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Schaeuble comments on possible IMF exit spur debate

Sokratis - Jan 14, 2017

Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble’s suggestion in comments to a German newspaper that the potential withdrawal of the International Monetary Fund could necessitate a renegotiation of Greece’s bailout…

UNCHR calls on Greece to fix ‘dire’ situation for migrants
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UNCHR calls on Greece to fix ‘dire’ situation for migrants

Sokratis - Jan 14, 2017

Governments along the Western Balkan route into the European Union must do more to help migrants and refugees who are dying in the cold winter weather rather…

Greeks’ mental health suffering
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Greeks’ mental health suffering

Sokratis - Jan 07, 2017

More than half of Greeks complain of mental health problems, with stress, insecurity and disappointment among the issues most commonly cited, according to the results of a…

Critical week ahead for Cyprus
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Critical week ahead for Cyprus

Sokratis - Jan 07, 2017

Authorities in both Greece and Cyprus sought to give positive signals over the weekend about the prospects for a resolution to the longstanding division of the island…

Roupa, Maziotis call for release of 5-year-old son
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Roupa, Maziotis call for release of 5-year-old son

Sokratis - Jan 07, 2017

Authorities are expected to decide next week on the fate of the 5-year-old son of Panagiota Roupa, a leading member of the Revolutionary Struggle guerrilla group who…

Winter sales at local stores to last until February 28
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Winter sales at local stores to last until February 28

Sokratis - Jan 07, 2017

Winter sales get under way at retail stores across the country Monday and are scheduled to last through February 28. Stores will be allowed to open on…

Father and daughter died in Kifissia crash
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Father and daughter died in Kifissia crash

Sokratis - Jan 07, 2017

According to DailyHellas, a man and his daughter died after their vehicle collided with a van on Kifissias Avenue, near KAT hospital, in Kifissia, northern Athens, on…

Activists, migrants squatting in city buildings
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Activists, migrants squatting in city buildings

Sokratis - Jan 07, 2017

Residents and shop owners in parts of central Athens have told Kathimerini that an increasing number of derelict buildings are being occupied by activists and refugees and…

UNHCR concerned over refugee conditions on Greek islands
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UNHCR concerned over refugee conditions on Greek islands

Sokratis - Jan 07, 2017

The United Nations refugee agency is urging Greek authorities to quickly move asylum-seekers to the mainland from overcrowded facilities on Greek islands, saying conditions remain bad and…

Tsipras sends firm message to Ankara during annual ceremony
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Tsipras sends firm message to Ankara during annual ceremony

Sokratis - Jan 07, 2017

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Friday sought to send a message of unity during the annual Blessing of the Waters ceremony while sending a clear message to…

Police believe Greece’s ambassador to Brazil killed near Rio
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Police believe Greece’s ambassador to Brazil killed near Rio

Sokratis - Dec 31, 2016

Authorities believe that Greece’s missing ambassador to Brazil was killed at the home that his wife kept in the Rio de Janeiro area, a police investigator said…

Berlin gives Tsipras the cold shoulder
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Berlin gives Tsipras the cold shoulder

Sokratis - Dec 17, 2016

Greek hopes of a political solution to the standoff between Athens and the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) with the help of Angela Merkel were dashed yesterday after…

Cancer-related deaths on the rise in Greece
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Cancer-related deaths on the rise in Greece

Sokratis - Dec 17, 2016

One in 10 deaths recorded in Greece in 2014 were due to blood circulation complications, while one in four were due to cancers, according to a report…

Greek ferry strike called off, for now
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Greek ferry strike called off, for now

Sokratis - Dec 10, 2016

The Greek seamen’s union (PNO) “temporarily” suspended its strike on Saturday, in anticipation that the government will stick to its pledge not to hike taxes in their…