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Nine in ten exporters facing problems from cancelation of night shift in Thessaloniki port-report

Businesses and exporters in Northern Greece are facing serious problems by the cancelation of the night shift in Thessaloniki port's Gate 16, where containers and international trade are handled, including higher costs and a...

The government celebrates as the Greek people suffer, says Staikouras

The government is celebrating and the Greek people are suffering, main opposition New Democracy shadow finance minister Christos Staikouras said on Wednesday in comments on the state budget tabled in Parliament on Tuesday. ND deputy...

European Parliament committee to discuss Greek floods and EU aid on Thursday

The European Parliament Committee on Regional Development (REGI) will discuss on Thursday at 10:15 the deadly floods in western Attica and the need for the immediate disbursement of EU aid funds. According to a tweet...

Foreign ministry appeals to opposition to refrain from leaking classified secrets

In a public appeal to Greece's opposition parties on Wednesday, the Greek foreign ministry urged them to "behave responsibly" and refrain from leaking classified secret documents in ways damaging to the nation's interests, in...

PM Tsipras to meet Macron on Friday, during Paris visit

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is scheduled to meet French President Emmanuel Macron for a working breakfast on Friday morning, during his visit to Paris. The prime minister, who arrives in the French capital on...

Parliament postpones debate on Saudi arms deal question until Monday

The Conference of Parliament Presidents on Wednesday announced that a question about Greek arms sales to Saudi Arabia, tabled for Defence Minister Panos Kammenos by main opposition New Democracy, will be discussed in Parliament...

Tsipras: Athens floods show criminal political choices in construction, town planning

The deadly floods that killed 20 people and wrecked houses, businesses and infrastriucture in western Attica last week is the result of "criminal and inexcusable" construction and town planning of the past decades, Prime...

President Pavlopoulos meets Polish counterpart Duda

The Greeks are faithful to the European course and they are determined to contribute to the creation of a strong European Union, because they are real Europeans, Greek President Prokopios Pavlopoulos said on Monday...

Tsakalotos: Financial aid to low-income households is part of government plan to tackle poverty

The one-off payment to low-income earners and pensioners is not the government's main strategy to tackle poverty in Greece but part of an overall plan for people who have lost 25 percent of their...

Mitsotakis: ND will vote for ‘social dividend’, but gov’t is still lying about source of surplus

Main opposition New Democracy (ND) leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis charged the government with "taking money out of one pocket and placing it in the other" during a debate in Parliament on Monday on the so-called...

Interior minister approves 900,000 euros in emergency aid for Mandra, Megara

Interior Minister Panos Skourletis on Monday approved the disbursement of 900,000 euros in emergency financial aid for the flood-stricken towns of Mandra and Megara, to restore infrastructure damaged in last week's deadly flash floods...

Amsterdam selected as new home of European Medicine Agency

Amsterdam will be the new seat of the European Medicines Agency (EMA), after winning over Milan and Copenhagen in the second and third round of balloting in Brussels on Monday. Milan and Amsterdam tied in...

Six refugees are charged after breaking into a greenhouse on Chios

Six refugees who broke into a greenhouse on the island of Chios to steal vegetables, were charged with a felony and a misdemeanor by a prosecutor on Monday. Police arrested the six as well as...

Woman injured during Exarchia rioting in ‘stable but still serious condition’

GENERAL /Monday 20 November 2017, 16:10:00 / Source: ANA-MPA The 55-year-old woman lawyer injured by a flare during clashes in Athens on Friday night remains unconscious in an ICU following surgery, according to a hospital...

Polish president’s visit to Greece a ‘milestone’ in bilateral relations, PM Tsipras says

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Monday received visiting Polish President Andrzej Duda at the Maximos Mansion in Athens, noting that his visit was an opportunity to highlight the long ties of friendship between the...

General strike on Lesvos over migrant issue

Today, Lesvos will come to a complete standstill as the island attempts to "escape the noose that has been passed around our neck," Lesvos Mayor Spyros Galinos said, referring to a general strike called...

Greek current account balance in surplus in Jan-Sept

Greece's current account showed a surplus of 1.3 billion euros in the January-September 2017 period, double the surplus recorded in the same period of the previous year, the Bank of Greece said on Monday. The...

Greek bond swap plan credit positive, Moody’s says

Greece's latest offer for a bond swap is another step towards restoring its access in capital markets and it is credit positive, Moody's said on Monday. The credit rating agency, in an announcement, said that...

PM Tsipras congratulates Gennimata on winning new centre-left leadership election

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Monday spoke on the phone with the winner of centre-left leadership election Fofi Gennimata to congratulate her on her victory. "The significant participation of citizens in political procedures is a...

Government announces relief measures for flood victims

The government has taken a series of relief measures for those affected by last week's torrential rain in western Attica, government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos said on Monday, adding that a draft law is expected...

Fofi Gennimata elected leader of the new Centre-Left party

Fofi Gennimata was elected leader of the new Centre-Left party, it was announced by the head of the elections organising committee Nikos Alivizatos on Sunday. With 35 percent of the polling stations counted, Gennimata gathers...

No metro on Tuesday due to 24h strike

Athens metro employees have declared a 24-hour strike next Tuesday in protest against the government's plans to include the fixed-rail transport operator STASY in the assets of a new privatisation fund. The employees request an...

Conclusion of third review totally feasible, say sources

The conclusion of the third review and the normal return to the market is totally feasible, said well informed sources on Sunday. It is the first time since 2010 that "Greece is so close" said...

Man’s body found near bus depot in Mandra; death toll from floods climbs to 20

A man's body was recovered dead near the bus depot of the municipality of Mandra. The body is transferred to Thriasio hospital for the identification. The death toll from floods climbed to twenty.

Turkish armed F-16s and CN-235 EWs violate the Greek airspace 25 times

The Turkish Airforce (THK) has repeated for one more day a series of violations of the Greek airspace and the Greek FIR. Two armed F-16 and three Electronic Warfare CN-235s violated the Greek airspace 25...

Greek Parliament approves its 2018 budget

A plenary session on Friday approved the Parliament's budget for 2018, which includes a 0.75% rise in expenditures (to 133,985,000 euros), from 132,985,000 euros in 2017. The 2018 expenditures fully meet the medium-term budgetary targets. Ruling...

Woman injured by flare in Exarcheia is transferred to hospital

A woman who was injured in the knee by a flare in Exarcheia was transferred to ?Evangelismos? hospital on Friday night and is expected to undergo surgery, police sources said. Accoring to sources, her...

Annual 1973 Athens Polytechnic uprising march ends outside American embassy

Thousands of protesters completed on Friday the annual march in central Athens to commemorate the 1973 Athens Polytechnic uprising against the 1967-1974 junta in Greece. Student unions, members of SYRIZA and its youth wing, workers...

Lesvos to hold general strike on Monday to protest overcrowding of refugees

The municipality of Lesvos called a general strike on Monday to protest the overcrowding and living conditions of refugees and migrants on the island. Due to the strike, public services, clinics, pharmacies and shops...

New Democracy, Potami criticise new Rouvikonas incident

The storming of the ministry of defence by the self-proclaimed anarchist group Rouvikonas is a humiliation for the government New Democracy said on Friday, responding to news that the group marched in and threw...

Rouvikonas anarchist group storms into Nat’l Defence ministry

Members of the self-proclaimed anarchist group Rouvikonas stormed into the National Defence ministry on Friday and threw leaflets expressing support for the Palestinian people and condemning imperialists. The group, about 10 to 15 individuals, entered...

Government secures five million euros in emergency funds for flood victims

The economy ministry on Friday announced that it has secured five million euros in emergency funding from Greece's Public Investments Programme, following an interior ministry proposal, to cover the immediate needs of flood and...

Tsipras: Labour and social rights need to be extended to cover atypical forms of work

The current protection framework for labour and social rights needs to be extended to also cover the new and atypical forms of work, Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said at one of the three...

People slowly gathering at Athens Polytechnic to honour 1973 student uprising

Citizens and representatives of agencies and organisations have been laying wreaths and flowers before the monument in the Athens Metsovion Polytechnic since early on Friday morning to commemorate the student uprising against the junta...

Over 450 migrant-refugee arrivals on the Aegean islands in last 48 hours

A total of 456 migrants and refugees arrived on the northern Aegean islands in the last 48 hours, it was announced on Friday. More specifically, 310 arrived on Lesvos, 111 on Chios and 35 on...

UN mediator Nimetz to meet Greece, FYROM negotiators

The UN mediator in the name dispute between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), Matthew Nimetz, will meet with the Greek and FYROM negotiators, Adamantios Vassilakis and Vasko Naumovski, respectively, on...

Gov’t will rapidly compensate flood victims and restore damages, says Tzanakopoulos

The goverment will immediately proceed to restore damages and compensate flood victims in western Attica, as soon as there is a complete picture of the situation in the affected areas, State Minister and government...

Now is not the time to attribute responsibilities for Attica floods, ND leader says

Main opposition New Democracy (ND) leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Thursday announced the formation of a party committee that will seek actions and solutions in the wake of the disaster in western Attica and, at...

Responsibility for west Attica flood tragedy ‘extends over time’, Skourletis says

"Clearly, when flooding in an area does not appear for the first time but has happened before with the loss of human lives, responsibility for this extends over time and concerns many," Interior Minister...

Athens Metro to shut down selected stations on Friday

Athens Metro stations in the center of Athens and along the route of the march commemorating the November 17 student uprising will be shut down on Friday, according to transportation sources. According to the transportation...

Six people still missing in areas stricken by the floods

Six people are still missing in the areas stricken by the floods, according to a fire brigade announcement on Friday. Four of them were reported missing on Wednesday while two other men, a hunter and...

Government secures five million euros in emergency funds for flood victims

The economy ministry on Friday announced that it has secured five million euros in emergency funding from Greece's Public Investments Programme, following an interior ministry proposal, to cover the immediate needs of flood and...

Archaeologists unearth ‘masterpiece’ sealstone in Greek tomb

In the more than two years since University of Cincinnati researchers unearthed the 3,500-year-old tomb of a Bronze Age warrior in southwest Greece, an incredible trove of riches has emerged, including four gold signet...

Gothenburg summit a chance to discuss a new social model for Europe, Tsipras says

Arriving for the Social Summit for Fair Jobs and Growth taking place here on Friday, Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras highlighted the significance of the summit as a chance to discuss necessary changes to...
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Initial results show Gennimata ahead in leadership race participation exceeds 200,000

PASOK leader Fofi Gennimata appeared to gather most votes in the nationwide elections that were held on Sunday to choose a leader for the new centre-left coalition party, and is very close at securing...

CoS upholds ruling awarding 260,000 euros to family of boy in misdiagnosis case

The Council of State upheld an appeals court ruling awarding 260,000 euros to the family of a 14-year-old boy who died of meningococcal septicemia in 1998 because the doctor who treated him misdiagnosed his...

Tsakalotos: There is will to achieve staff-level agreement as soon as possible

Greece and its creditors have the will to achieve a staff-level agreement as soon as possible and within the timetable, Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos told the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA) in an interview on...

Athens Marathon: Kenya’s Samuel Kalalei snaps gold

The 35th Athens Marathon race was a Kenyan affair on Sunday, with the country's athletes topping the race for both men and women. Samuel Kalalei won the Gold medal with a time of 02:12:17. In...

Over 170,000 have voted so far in centre-left electoral process

The voting process for the election of the leader of the under formation new centre-left political party has been continuing without any problems since the morning of Sunday, November 12. According to the latest...

Voutsis: Tax havens are a refuge for ‘timeless immorality’ in politics and economy

Tax havens have formed a refuge for a "timeless immorality" in politics and the economy, Parliament President Nikos Voutsis said in an interview with "Nea Selida" newspaper, published on Saturday. "Every political party, every politician...

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