Tagged: Thessaloniki

French giant CMA CGM to join race for Thessaloniki Port stake

The interest of the world’s third biggest container shipping company in a 67 percent stake in Thessaloniki Port Authority (OLTH) has created fresh momentum in the project. French firm CMA CGM has agreed to take part in a consortium that will bid for the stake through its Terminal Link subsidiary. It will join forces with […]

Pensioner shoots lawyer in Thessaloniki

A 70-year-old pensioner shot his lawyer in the latter’s Thessaloniki office on Thursday, with the victim currently undergoing surgery at a hospital in the northern port city. According to initial reports, the 70-year-old gave himself up to police after shooting the lawyer, who is said to be aged 40-45 and is a vocal proponent in […]

Thessaloniki metro ready in 2020, says Transport Min Spirtzis

The completion of the opening of the first tunnel on Thessaloniki’s main metro line is a proof that progress has been made, Transport Minister Christos Spirtzis said in statements to the radio station Praktoreio 104.9 FM. Spirtzis stressed that the Thessaloniki metro will be ready in 2020 and then a series of works for the […]

Thessaloniki still suffering water shortages due to cold weather

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 city’s water tanks were back to normal. According to the Thessaloniki Water Company (EYATH), pipes remain frozen, while water supply at higher altitudes in the city is taking […]

Entire 67 pct stake in Thessaloniki Port up for grabs

The stake of 67 percent in Thessaloniki Port Authority will be immediately conceded in its entirety to the winning bidder of the tender, according to the draft contract forwarded to short-listed candidates. The original plan had been for the concession of 51 percent at first and the remaining 16 percent at a later date. The […]

Four tons of garbage found in Thessaloniki apartment

Six individuals have been arrested after about four tons of garbage was found in their semi basement apartment in the area of Toumpa in Thessaloniki. The arrests came after complaints were filed at the local police department for the possibility of a major source of pollution. Upon inspection with a judicial officer and municipal sanitation […]

Thessaloniki bus workers walk off the job for 11th day in a row

Thessaloniki bus workers walked off the job for the 11th day in a row on Tuesday, demanding three months in unpaid wages. Responding to the protracted action, the Transport Ministry said that, in association with the Thessaloniki urban transport organization (OASTH), it would pay protesting workers a month in pending wages. Unionists say the employees […]

Bus drivers strike for 10th day in Thessaloniki, demanding unpaid wages

Thessaloniki bus workers walked off the job for the 10th day in a row on Monday, demanding three months in unpaid wages. The workers gathered outside the offices of the Thessaloniki urban transport organization (OASTH) to protest. In comments to the Athens-Macedonia News Agency, the head of the workers’ union Dimitris Tsermenidis said employees have […]

Suspected migrant smuggler nabbed in Thessaloniki

Police in Thessaloniki, northern Greece, have arrested a 32-year-old Afghan national who allegedly attempted to smuggle 12 migrants – including four minors – out of the country. The suspect, who is believed to be a member of a human smuggling ring, faces charges of facilitating the illegal departure of foreign nationals from the country, membership […]

Drug suspects arrested in police raid on grounds of Thessaloniki university

Police in Thessaloniki on Thursday arrested 10 people following a raid on the grounds of the city’s Aristotle University and surrounding streets, most of them on drug-related charges. One of the detainees, arrested in the university’s courtyard, is a suspected drug dealer. The 21-year-old had drugs and cash on him, police said. The suspects will […]

Thessaloniki bus service employees call off strike actions

A meeting has been arranged for noon on Thursday at the Ministry of Labor between General Secretary Andreas Nefeloudis and the employees at OASTH, the Thessaloniki Urban Transport Organization. The General Secretary from the Ministry of Transport Theopisti Perka will also participate in the talks. The OASTH employees had previously threatened to begin strike actions, […]

Migrants Rescued from Fire at Refugee Camp in Thessaloniki

Authorities in Thessaloniki are investigating the cause of a fire that broke out Saturday at a migrant reception center near the Thessaloniki Port Authority. Twelve firefighters along with members of the Greek Coast Guard joined forces to rescue some dozens of migrants from the flames. There were no serious injuries reported and only one migrant […]

Environmental terms for Thessaloniki hydroplane airport approved

The Ministry of Environment and Energy has issued a decision approving the environmental terms for the creation of a hydroplane port in Thessaloniki. Aside from Thessaloniki, environmental licenses have been approved for creating hydroplane airports in Agia Marina in Grammatiko, Alonnisos, Volos, Paxos, Patmos, Patra, Rethymno, Skopelos, Skyros and Tinos. According to the Ministry additional […]

Thessaloniki university accuses Gov’t of turning blind eye to vandals

The Aristotle University of Thessalomiki (AUTH) administration accused the Greek government fof negligence regarding vandalism on the premises during a sit-in. Hundreds of anarchists from Greece and Europe have occupied the AUTH campus without permission, setting up a so-called “No Border Camp”, it was during the sit-in that the university administration discovered the occupiers had […]

Police evacuate illegally occupied Thessaloniki property

Police on Saturday forcefully evacuated a property in the Toumba district of Thessaloniki, northern Greece, that had been illegally occupied. Fourteen foreign nationals, aged between 16 and 46, and one 28-year-old Greek woman were detained and all face charges of disturbing the peace. According to a police statement, the building is private property and the […]