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Wildfire rages in Spetses; firefighters operating in Anavyssos and Kalyvia

Firefighters are struggling to contain a wildfire that broke out on the island of Spetses on Tuesday afternoon and stop it from reaching houses, the fire department said. The blaze, which is burning a pine forest in the area of Aghii Anargyri, [...]

Prince Charles and Camilla staying at Rothschild Villa in Corfu

The Prince of Wales has once again returned as a guest to the Rothschild Villa on the island of Corfu, where he arrived on Wednesday night with his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. The royal couple arrived on the island on Wednesday afternoon [...]

Total of 45 buildings found unsafe to inhabit on Kos, following earthquake; inspections continuing

Infrastructure and transport ministry inspection teams had designated 45 buildings on the island of Kos unsafe to inhabit on Monday, following the strong 6.6-Richter earthquake on the island last Friday. The teams carried out 140 inspections [...]

Post-seismic progression on Kos unfolding normally, seismologists say

The post-quake aftershocks and tremors that followed Friday’s strong 6.6-Richter magnitude earthquake on Kos are showing normal progression, seismologists said on Saturday. There were several aftershocks during the night, some of which [...]

Human Rights Watch: Greek authorities on Lesbos have failed to protect unaccompanied children

Greek authorities on Lesbos Island have failed to protect unaccompanied children from abuse by placing them in refugee camps with unrelated adults, says Human Rights Watch (HRW). By misidentifying the children and classifying them as adults, [...]

Weather expected to deteriorate, with storms and hail from Saturday night

The weather in Greece is expected to deteriorate sharply from Saturday night, with last week’s mini-heatwave giving way to strong rain and winds, storms and possibly hail. The bad weather will sweep across the country from the north on [...]

Commission calls on Greece to fully apply rules for passengers travelling by sea and inland waterways

The Commission requested Greece to fully apply EU rules on the rights of passengers travelling by sea and inland waterways in the EU (Regulation 1177/2010). Currently, the Greek national legislation prevents passengers to fully benefit from [...]

Unions launch ‘no shopping – no working’ strike and boycott campaign against Sunday opening

The General Confederation of Employees of Greece (GSEE), the largest umbrella trade union organisation for private sector staff, and the Association of Employee Consumers of Greece (EEKA) on Wednesday urged shop staff to go on strike and consumers [...]

Fire in northern Zakynthos causes power cuts, burns pine forest

More than 100 hectares of pine forest have burned near the village of Orthonies in Zakynthos, in the northern part of the island, after a new fire broke out on Tuesday afternoon. The blaze stretches over several kilometers and access to the [...]

Temperatures to flirt with 40C as mini-heatwave hits Greece mid-week

Temperatures will start to climb from Tuesday, reaching as high as 40-41C in some parts of the country by Thursday this week, the weather service has warned. The mini-heatwave will sweep over Greece gradually, with mainland temperatures reaching [...]