Farmers planning blockade of national road on Jan. 28

Farmers of Larissa and Karditsa in central Greece will block parts of the national road on Monday, January 28, they said on Wednesday. Part of actions coordinated by the National Committee of Blockades, the farmers are protesting among other [...]

ADEDY calls strike in public sector on Thursday

The Civil Servants’ Confederation (ADEDY) has called a 24-hour national strike on Thursday, January 17 to demand the revocation of the new system of teacher appointments, contained in a bill currently in parliament. In a statement on Tuesday, [...]

New cold spell forecast in Greece from Monday afternoon

Another bout of severe bad weather, including snow in several parts of the country, is forecast to affect Greece between Monday afternoon and Wednesday morning, the National Meteorological Service warned. The new cold front will bring heavy [...]

City of Athens to usher in New Year with event at Thissio

The New Year party organised by the Athens municipality will be held in Thissio this year, with the actor Vassilis Haralambopoulos acting as the ‘host’ of the evening. According to a newscast by the municipal radio station Athina [...]

Innovation made in Greece

Electronic dogs that guide the blind, special gloves that allow them to touch the Acropolis and the White Tower and specially designed maps are some of the tools for blind people developed by the University of Macedonia. “We aim to be [...]

Turkish fighter jets fly over Kastellorizo island for third time on Thursday

Turkish fighter jets flew over Kastellorizo island for the third time on Thursday. According to the Greek National Defence General Staff a pair of Turkish military aircrafts entered Athens FIR without submitting a flight plan at 14:10 and flew [...]

Social solidarity and health ministers present three-year plan to fight homelessness

Alternate Labour, Social Insurance and Social Solidarity Minister Theano Fotiou on Tuesday presented the government’s three-year action plan and national strategy to alleviate and prevent homelessness. The minister said that this will [...]

Drug trafficking ring arrested in Thessaloniki to appear before Magistrate

A drug “super market” was operating inside the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh) it was announced on Wednesday, following the dismantling of a major drug ring by Hellenic police the previous day. The drug organisation, 34 members [...]

The struggle for human rights is endless, Human Rights gen sec says

“The struggle for human rights is endless,” General Secretary for Human Rights, Maria Giannakaki, said on Monday in an interview with the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA), on the occasion of the World Human Rights Day. Regarding [...]

Drones, helicopter and over 5,000 policemen deployed for anniversary of Grigoropoulos murder

Greek police will be on alert ahead of Thursday, December 6 and the rallies being organised to mark the anniversary of the murder of 15-year-old Alexis Grigoropoulos by a police special guard in the Athens district of Exarchia in 2008. According [...]