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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…