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Captain and company manager of explosives-carrying “Andromeda” surrenders to authorities

The captain of the Tanzania-flagged freighter “Andromeda”, which was seized with 410 tonnes of explosives off the coast of Crete, gave himself up at the port of Piraeus police on Tuesday night and will be led before the prosecutor [...]

Court upholds police decision to detain Turkish co-pilot in custody

An Athens administrative first-instance court on Tuesday upheld a decision to detain Turkish military pilot Suleyman Ozkaynakcim in custody, finding that it was lawful. Ozkaynakcim was the co-pilot of a military helicopter used by eight Turkish [...]

Strikes and protests on Monday against omnibus bill to be voted on at midnight

Greece’s parliament is due to hold a vote at midnight on Monday on the mammoth draft omnibus bill legislating for the prior actions required to conclude the third programme review. Social benefits and a new rule for strikes will dominate [...]

Mass transport strike on Monday; work stoppage to affect flights also

Unions of Athens mass transport means have called a 24-hour strike for Monday, to protest the omnibus bill expected to be voted in Parliament on the same day. Members of unions involving the Athens Metro, the urban rail (ISAP), the tram, buses [...]

November 17 assassin Koufodinas submits new request for furlough

Convicted November 17 terrorist Dimitris Koufodinas has submitted a new request for a short-term leave at the prison council of Korydallos, two months after receiving his first 24-hour furlough since he was jailed in 2003. He will have to appear [...]

Farmers in Larisa announce protest rallies on Jan. 12 and 19 against multi-bill

Farmers in Larisa called on their members to participate in protest rallies on January 12 and 19 against the government’s multi-bill which has been tabled in parliament, saying it will cut their incomes further. They will be joined by [...]

Thousands visit Greece from Turkey and Bulgaria during the holiday season, border data shows

Nearly 80,000 people visited Greece during the holiday season, according to data from three border stations provided by the East Macedonia and Thrace region police on Tuesday. The crossings were reported at the customs stations of Kipoi and [...]

Hellenic Seamen’s Federation declares 24h strike on Friday

The Hellenic Seamen’s Federation has declared a 24 hour strike on Friday, with the option to escalate mobilisations. Ships throughout the country will remained docked from 00.01 until 24.00 on Friday. In an announcement, the Federation [...]

Winter sales start on Monday

Winter sales are starting on Monday in Greece (Jan. 8) and will last until the end of February, according to the the Hellenic Confederation of Commerce and Entrepreneurship (ESEE). The union says stores should include the initial and reduced [...]

The eight Turkish servicemen could be tried in Greece, Justice Minister Kontonis says

The eight Turkish military personnel that fled to Greece after the failed coup attempt in Turkey could be tried in Greek courts, Justice Minister Stavros Kontonis said on Thursday during a press conference Kontonis explained that the government [...]