Municipal sanitation employees extend labour action until June 29

Municipal employees working in sanitation announced on Thursday to escalate their labour action, a decision that will worsen the situation in Greek cities where garbage piled up. Their union is protesting against a Court of Audit ruling which [...]

Border police ‘lay down the law’ for Albanian …herb tea smugglers

Border police in Florina and Kastoria have arrested more than seven Albanian nationals in the last month for illegal smuggling in the Prespes region, confiscating more than 200 kilos of contraband goods. Instead of the usual drugs or cigarettes, [...]

Minister says village destroyed by earthquake in Lesvos will ‘become as it was’

A village in southern Lesvos flattened by a 6.1-magnitude earthquake that struck last week will become as it was, Infrastructure Minister Christos Spirtzis said on Thursday, during a meeting with local authorities in Mytilene on how to tackle [...]

Charges against former GenSec for Public Revenues Katerina Savvaidou dropped

An Appeals Justices’ Council on Thursday decided to drop all charges against the former general secretary for public revenues Katerina Savvaidou for attempted breach of trust, in spite of a public prosecutor’s recommendation that [...]

Infrastructure Min Spirtzis visits Mytilene

Infrastructure and Transport Minister Christos Spirtzis will visit Mytilene on Thursday to chair a meeting on the next steps to address the problems of the earthquake that hit the island. At the same time, the government is preparing measures [...]

Crew of cigarette-smuggling ship remanded in custody

The six Ukrainian crew members of the Tanzania-flagged freighter “Golendri” were remanded in custody on Wednesday, after testifying before a Piraeus prosecutor and examining magistrate. The six were arrested last Saturday after the [...]

4.3-magnitude tremor shakes southern Crete

An earthquake measuring 4.3 on the Richter scale shook the sea area three kilometers south of Rethymnon on Wednesday afternoon, according to preliminary data of the Athens Institute of Geodynamics. The tremor’s focal point was at 48 klm. No [...]

Over 30 mln tourist arrivals expected in 2017, says Tourism Minister Kountoura

If everything goes well, then we will have over 30 million tourist arrivals in 2017, said Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura in her address on Wednesday at the Panhellenic Exporters Association conference that is held in Athens. She stressed that [...]

Culture minister accompanies refugee children on Acropolis Hill

Culture Minister Lydia Koniordou accompanied refugee children from the accommodation center of Schisto to the Acropolis Hill on Tuesday, to mark World Refugee Day. Koniordou spoke about the values of freedom and democracy this monument represents, [...]

‘The Odyssey’ reading at National Archaeological Museum this Sunday

The 11th and 12th rhapsodies of the “The Odyssey” will be presented at National Archaeological Museum this Sunday, as part of its audience participation public readings programme “Let’s read the Odyssey”. The programme [...]