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Amnesty International calls for shutdown of Elliniko migrant camp
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Amnesty International calls for shutdown of Elliniko migrant camp

Panos - Apr 26, 2017

Amnesty International has made an urgent appeal for the shutdown of the Elliniko migrant and refugee camp on Athens’s southern…

Court rules against extradition of Turkish military officers
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Court rules against extradition of Turkish military officers

Panos - Apr 26, 2017

A Greek court of appeals on Tuesday rejected the Turkish authorities' request for the extradition of three of the eight…

No trolleys in Athens Monday
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No trolleys in Athens Monday

Panos - Apr 26, 2017

Athens will be without trolley-buses on Monday on the occasion of Labor Day, as workers say they will walk off…

Second NOME electricity auction on Wed. as creditors push for partial breakup of Greek power utility
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Second NOME electricity auction on Wed. as creditors push for partial breakup of Greek power utility

Panos - Apr 26, 2017

PPC requests 735 mln€ from state for supplying cheaper electricity to isles, low-income consumers 25/04 17:33 The second NOME electricity…

Single vehicle deaths in Greece are EU’s highest
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Single vehicle deaths in Greece are EU’s highest

Panos - Apr 26, 2017

Greece has the highest rate of deaths in the European Union due to single-vehicle collisions (SVC), or a road accident…

3.1 earthquake strikes off southern coast of Crete
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3.1 earthquake strikes off southern coast of Crete

Panos - Apr 26, 2017

A 3.1 tremor in the Richter scale was felt by the locals in the southern parts of the island of…

Athens hires a chief digital officer
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Athens hires a chief digital officer

Panos - Apr 26, 2017

Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis on Thursday announced the appointment of a chief digital officer, who will be responsible for upgrading…

Greek Council on Foreign Affairs and Defence to address Turkish provocations
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Greek Council on Foreign Affairs and Defence to address Turkish provocations

Panos - Apr 26, 2017

The Greek Government Council on Foreign Affairs and Defence (KYSEA) is scheduled to convene at 9 am, Wednesday to examine…

As bailout negotiations resume, Tsipras tries to sweeten pill
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As bailout negotiations resume, Tsipras tries to sweeten pill

Panos - Apr 26, 2017

As Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos resumed bailout negotiations in Athens with representatives of the country’s creditors, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras…

Weather forecast: Fair
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Weather forecast: Fair

Panos - Apr 26, 2017

Mostly fair weather and winds from variable directions are forecast for Wednesday. Wind velocity will reach 5 on the Beaufort…

Athens Newspapers Headlines
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Athens Newspapers Headlines

Panos - Apr 26, 2017

Direct, indirect tax collection beats targets for Q1 2017; VAT remittances slump
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Direct, indirect tax collection beats targets for Q1 2017; VAT remittances slump

Panos - Apr 25, 2017

Tax revenues exceeded a first-quarter 2017 target by 228 million euros, reaching 9.516 billion euros in total. Based on Greek…

Guardian writer obsessed with Leros
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Guardian writer obsessed with Leros

Panos - Apr 25, 2017

British newspaper Guardian’s writer Hannah Jane Parkinson writes a piece entitled “Island hopping in Greece’s Dodecanese”, where she explains why…

Energy issues on agenda of creditors’ reps in Athens on Tues.
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Energy issues on agenda of creditors’ reps in Athens on Tues.

Panos - Apr 25, 2017

Creditors' top auditors and negotiators return to Athens on Tuesday for high-level talks aimed at finally concluding the second review…

China eyes sending over 1.5 mln tourists in the medium term
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China eyes sending over 1.5 mln tourists in the medium term

Panos - Apr 25, 2017

Beijing is setting a medium-term target for a tenfold rise in Chinese visitors to Greece, who as of this summer…

Proposal for 60,000-euro fine for EU countries refusing to accept asylum applicants
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Proposal for 60,000-euro fine for EU countries refusing to accept asylum applicants

Panos - Apr 25, 2017

The European Presidency of Malta has tabled a proposal that would compel EU member-states to pay a 60,000-euro fine for…

Bill in the works to make state jobs permanent
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Bill in the works to make state jobs permanent

Panos - Apr 25, 2017

The government is preparing to honor a pledge to offer permanent status to civil servants in key posts of the…

Loved by Guests Awards: Top Greek hotels for 2017
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Loved by Guests Awards: Top Greek hotels for 2017

Panos - Apr 25, 2017

Hotels from across Greece were included in the list of “Loved By Guests Awards” compiled by hotel booking agency Hotels.com…

Nursing staff is overstretched, union warns
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Nursing staff is overstretched, union warns

Panos - Apr 25, 2017

One in three full-time nursing positions at Greek state hospitals are vacant, leaving just one nurse to every 40 patients,…

SZ: Schaeuble eyeing ‘European Monetary Fund’ for over-indebted EZ members; default clause included
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SZ: Schaeuble eyeing ‘European Monetary Fund’ for over-indebted EZ members; default clause included

Panos - Apr 25, 2017

Suddeutsche Zeitung on Sunday reported that powerful German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble is promoting the creation of a “European Monetary…