Greek authorities arrest 32-year-old Syrian suspected of links to terrorism

A 32-year-old Syrian man will be led before a public prosecutor in Alexandroupolis on Friday, following his arrest by Alexandroupolis police for outstanding administrative penalties that included a ban forbidding his entry into Greece. According [...]

Migrants gradually transferred out of Moria hotspot to defuse overcrowding stress

State and local authorities continued the transfer of migrants and refugees from Lesvos (Mytilini) to other locations in Greece on Thursday, to relieve overcrowding in the island’s hotspot, Moria. Over 5,500 migrants are crowded into facilities [...]

First migrant whose refugee application was rejected in an EU country to be returned to Greece by end-October

The return to Greece of the first migrant whose refugee application was rejected by another EU country will take place by the end of October, following the provisions of the reactivated Dublin Regulation, Greek Asylum Service sources said to [...]

Avoiding long lines for transport e-cards: Documents can be dropped off at stations as on Monday

Passengers using any of the Athens urban system (OASA) means who want to avoid long lines and receive the new electronic transport cards at home – which they can then charge at a subway station – may submit the needed paperwork in [...]

Prominent lawyer shot and killed in central Athens

A prominent lawyer was shot and killed by unknown individuals in his office in central Athens on Thursday evening, police said. Mihalis Zafiropoulos, aged 52, was the son of former New Democracy MP Nontas Zafiropoulos, and specialized in cases [...]

Greece ranked lowest in EU in updated Gender Equality Index for 2017

Europe is making progress on gender equality but “at a snail’s pace,” according to the updated gender equality index for 2017 issued by the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) on Wednesday. The European Union as a [...]

Doctors, nurses in Attica to hold work stoppage on Wednesday

Doctors and registered nurses will hold a work stoppage in Attica from 08:00-13:00 and a 24-hour strike in the rest of the country on Wednesday, protesting against a public sector staff evaluation, their unions announced on Tuesday. The Panhellenic [...]

Annual ‘flu shots strengthen the immune system, doctors say

While annual influenza vaccinations cannot fully prevent seasonal flu, they help to strengthen the body’s immune system so that patients’ symptoms are milder if they fall ill, Dr Athina Pyrpasopoulou of Thessaloniki’s Ippokratio [...]

Air China’s Beijing-Athens direct flight landed at Athens International Airport

The first direct AIR CHINA flight linking Athens with Beijing was carried out on Saturday. Delegations from Greece and China welcomed the Air China crew at the Athens International Airport Elefhterios Venizelos. Infrastructures and Transport [...]

Cases of measles reach 196 in Greece; 350,000 children not vaccinated-data

Health authorities have recorded 196 cases of measles in Greece, with 30 cases added in the last week, the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (KEELPNO) said on Thursday. The majority of the cases concern Greek citizens and mainly children [...]