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51 rescued, one missing when boat capsizes off Lesvos

A dinghy carrying 52 refugees and migrants of various nationalities capsized on Wednesday in waters to the northeast of the island of Lesvos. The Coast Guard has so far rescued 51 of the people on board, while a 15-year-old girl is missing. [...]

Strong winds keep ships docked at ports

Strong winds reaching up to 10 Beaufort have kept ships docked at the ports of Piraeus, Rafina and Lavrio. Authorities have also shut down the ferry links Pahi Megaron-Fanaromeni Salaminas, Oropos-Eretria, Kavala-Prinos as well as Alonissos-Volos. Ferry [...]

Light tremor measuring 3.7R jolts the island of Rhodes

A light tremor measuring 3.7 on the Richter scale was felt on the island of Rhodes at 18:38 on Monday. The earthquake’s epicentre was located in the sea region 64 km east of Rhodes, at a focal depth of 8.3 km.

Police investigating reported robbery of Cote d’Ivoire honorary consul in Syntagma

Two unknown perpetrators stole the bag and passport of a 72-year-old woman serving as the honorary consul of the Cote d’Ivoire in Greece, according to a report filed at the Syntagma police station on Monday. According to the victim, the [...]

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki cooperates with historic foundations for the establishment of a European University

Through the consortium of eight major universities – among which the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki – France, Germany, Holland, Austria, Poland and Greece will cooperate to lead the developments in higher education and propose [...]

New draft amendment to ban Czech Republic dairy industry from calling local yoghurts ‘Greek’

In a victory for Greece’s dairy industry and farmers within the European Union, the Czech Republic has sent the European Commission a draft amendment to its national laws that will prevent Czech dairies from marketing products that are [...]

New Democracy lifts ban on appearances on state television ERT

New Democracy officials and MPs are henceforth free to take part in political debates on state television ERT after the conservative party leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis lifted a ban that was imposed in September after ND accused the broadcaster [...]

Ministry of Culture registered itself as ex lege rightful owner of the Acropolis

The Ministry of Culture said on Tuesday it had registered itself as ex lege rightful owner of the Acropolis, putting to rest “the false issue” of whether property rights to ancient monuments have been turned over to foreign entities [...]

Tasting event for Greek spirits and liquors ‘Elliniko Apostagma’ at Zappeion on Sunday

The tasting event “Elliniko Apostagma” featuring Greek liquors and spirits, organised by the company Vinetum, will be held on Sunday, February 10 at the cafe-restaurant Aigli, next to the Zappeion Mansion. The event is being held [...]

Athens International Airport wishes travellers ‘Happy Chinese New Year’

Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” (AIA) and Air China will be partnering to celebrate the Chinese New Year this month, it was announced on Wednesday during an event at the AIA inviting passengers to get acquainted [...]