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Turks driving into Greece up 14% in the first three months of the year

The number of Turks crossing into Greece by road rose 14% in the first three months of the year, with growth coming mostly from Istanbul residents, showed data on Monday from the Federation of Commerce and Entrepreneurship of Thrace. “Just [...]

Six power stations offline due to strike; no major problems in power supply

Six power stations went offline on Monday as a series of rolling 48-hour strikes by the Public Power Corporation’s staff union GENOP began after midnight, centred mainly on the steam-electric power stations of Western Macedonia. The strike [...]

Mid-season spring sales from May 1 to May 15

The mid-season spring sales begin in Greece on May 1 and end on May 15. Shops are allowed to stay open for on Sunday, May 6, from 11:00 to 20:00. During the sales, shops display the new price and the old price, as well as to advertise and display [...]

Protesting migrants forced to return to Moria hotspot after clashes with far-right militants

A night of violence ended in the capital of Lesvos, Mytilene at 5:30 on Monday morning when police forced protesting refugees and migrants camped out in Sappho Square onto a bus that took them back to the Reception and Identification Centre [...]

Reservations for Greece post already 70 pct increase, says Studiosus’ Thomas Graune

The prospects for Greece are rosy; Greece is again top destination after the years of the crisis, stated Studiosus responsible for Greece Thomas Graune to Athens Macedonian News Agency on Sunday. Last year we had a 60 percent increase in the [...]

Single engine aircraft crashes in Fokida, central Greece; one dead

One man was killed and a second injured on Saturday when the single engine aircraft they were travelling in crashed in the area of Skaloma, in Fokida, central Greece. Twelve firemen with four vehicles are on the spot.

4.6 Richter earthquake shakes northern Greece, no reports of damages

An earthquake measuring 4.6 on the Richter scale shook central Macedonia early Saturday, according to the Institute of Geodynamics at the National Observatory of Athens. The announcement said the tremor struck at 3:20 at a point 218 kilometers [...]

Athens Urban Transport Organisation readies order for 92 new buses

The Athens Urban Transport Organisation (OASA) is going ahead with an important step in upgrading its services. After introducing the telematics system and electronic ticket services, the organisation is going ahead with the acquisition of 92 [...]

Trial of 35 migrants over Moria incidents to continue on Monday

The trial of thirty-five migrants arrested during incidents at the Moria hotspot on Lesvos on July 18 will continue on Monday at the criminal court of the North Aegean, at its interim base on the island of Chios. The trial opened on Friday morning [...]

Nigerian arrested at the Athens International Airport with 1.1 kg of ingested cocaine

A 40-year-old Nigerian national was arrested at the Athens International Airport by the drug squad for importing cocaine. According to police, the man arrived from Brussels and had ingested 67 packages of cocaine weighing a total of 1.1 kg. The [...]