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Search for migrant boat under way off Cephalonia

Sokratis - Apr 15, 2017

Three Greek coast guard vessels and a team of Frontex European border patrol officers were on Saturday looking for a migrant boat that issued a distress signal…

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Streets in downtown Athens to close Sunday morning for race

Sokratis - Feb 04, 2017

A running event to be held in downtown Athens on Sunday will result in traffic restrictions in the city center from 6 a.m. to noon. Vehicles will…

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After Eurogroup upset, government looks for way forward

Sokratis - Jan 28, 2017

The government is mulling the way forward after Thursday’s Eurogroup, which piled more pressure on Athens to legislate measures now for the period after 2018, when the…

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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…

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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…

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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…

GREECE
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Crucial week looms for government and SYRIZA

Sokratis - Oct 08, 2016

The government faces a challenging week, beginning on Monday when eurozone officials are to decide whether to unlock 2.8 billion euros in loans to Athens and culminating…

GREECE
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Public properties being sold for a fraction of their actual value

Sokratis - Sep 17, 2016

Public properties, including real estate assets, are very often sold for extremely low prices, as the political risk factor supersedes even the crucial financial risk that comes…

GREECE
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Judges, prosecutors brace for a heavy season of trials

Sokratis - Sep 10, 2016

Judges and prosecutors are to return to work in the coming days with a mountain of cases, many that have dragged on for months – if not…

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Three people arrested for blackmail on Crete

Sokratis - Aug 27, 2016

Police in the town of Rethymno on Crete have arrested a 68-year-old man and two accomplices for allegedly blackmailing a woman, 34, and a man, 38, on…