Tests on air pollution levels in eastern Attica after summer fires are clear

Initial tests conducted on air pollution levels in eastern Attica, where the devastating fires took place, show no results for concern, said the National Observatory of Athens on Monday. The observatory is continuing its collection and analysis [...]

Police arrested two traffickers and 50 migrants in northern Greece

Two individuals were arrested in Evros river on Sunday for attempting to bring illegally to Greece nine migrants with a dinghy from Turkey. According to police the arrest intercepted the illegal entrance of roughly 10 people that were waiting [...]

Women sought for smearing oil on museum exhibits arrested on Sunday

Two women sought by Greek authorities for vandalising museum exhibits by smearing them with an oily substance were arrested at the National Museum of History on Sunday after they were recognised by a guard. The two women, identified as Roma [...]

Man arrested with statuette stolen from Prehistoric Museum of Thera

Police arrested a 46-year-old man in Loutraki, Corinth prefecture, on Wednesday for illegal possession and sale of stolen antiquities. Two of his accomplices have been identified and are being sought. The man had in his possession a marble statuette, [...]

Relatives of fire victims in Mati sue authorities

The relatives of eight victims of the July 23 fire in Mati on Tuesday filed a suit against the leadership of the Greek coast guard, fire brigade and the regional and municipal authorities in Rafina and Marathonas. The suit is signed by 16 relatives [...]

Fire on “Eleftherios Venizelos” passenger ferry extinguished

The fire that had been burning on the “Eleftherios Venizelos” passenger ferry for the last four days has been extinguished, authorities said. The fire broke out on Tuesday night after the ship set sail from Piraeus, possibly due [...]

Small fires still burning in ‘Eleftherios Venizelos’ ferry

Small fires were still burning on the vehicle deck of the passenger-car ferry “Eleftherios Venizelos” on Friday, three days after the fire broke out. Meanwhile, a list caused by the water pumped into the ship to put out the fires [...]

Power outage in Pallini station affects Athens and suburbs, including Metro Line 2

A failure in the high-voltage system in Pallini, a major electricity station north of Athens, affected the Athens Metro system, traffic lights and buildings in sections of Athens on Wednesday. Power failure has affected sections of Line 2 of [...]

Culture Minister calls for resumption of talks on return of Parthenon Marbles

Greek Culture Minister Lydia Koniordou has formally requested the resumption of talks for the return of the Parthenon Marbles by the British Museum. According to a ministry statement on Monday, Koniordou made the request through a letter to [...]

SNF to donate 25 million euros to fire brigade

In the wake of the devastating wildfires in eastern Attica, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) on Monday announced its decision to donate a grant of 25 million euros to the Greek fire brigade to “assist in the difficult task of the [...]