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Sun, Oct 20, 2019
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  1. Families escape from Turkey, but at what cost?

    Fleeing the Erdogan regime, seven out of a group of 18 people hoping to build new lives in Europe drown on the crossing to Greece.

  2. Burglary gang busted

    Police have dismantled a gang that committed at least 166 burglaries, mainly of homes, in central and northern Greece between 2016 and 2018. 

  3. Trolley work stoppage on Wednesday

    There will no trolley bus services in Athens from noon to 4 p.m. on Wednesday because workers will be attending their general assembly.


  4. Protesting workers unload garbage outside ministry

    Municipal workers marched toward Parliament on Saturday and, on the way, emptied garbage dumpsters outside the building of the Interior Ministry. The workers were protesting an article in the government’s growth bill which allows mayors to sign public contracts with the private sector for cleaning, lighting and other services. According to the union representing local authority workers (POE-OTA), this would lead to a deterioration in the services provided to citizens and an increase in municipal fees, as well as the layoff of workers. [InTime News]

  5. 13 migrants injured in road accident

    Police say 13 people were injured when a vehicle crammed with undocumented migrants overturned in northern Greece. 

  6. Kotzias laments EU snub for North Macedonia

    Ex-foreign minister Nikos Kotzias, the architect of the Prespes accord between Greece and North Macedonia, has slammed the “irresponsible” European Union leaders for failing to give the Balkan state a date to start talks on joining the bloc.

  7. Recycling anniversaries

    The worst thing about rebooting a country after it has suffered a crisis with tectonic consequences is the feeling that things are being recycled, the feeling that the country is trying to stand on the precarious remnants of yesteryear. This process involves a ritual that is known to be ineffective: the reuse of symbols – preferably national symbols. 

  8. Wrong decision

    Regardless of what one believes about the Prespes agreement, the contentious name deal signed between Athens and Skopje has created a new reality on the ground.

  9. Problems in settling social security debts

    Thousands of self-employed professionals, including doctors, engineers and lawyers insured with the former ETAA fund, run the serious risk of being ejected from the social security settlement program where debts can be repaid in up to 120 installments, even though they submitted their applications on time.

  10. Epiphanius commemorated, much to Moscow’s chagrin

    Visiting Istanbul-based Ecumenical Patriarch Vartholomaios and Greek Archbishop Ieronymos held a joint church service on Saturday in which they commemorated the name of Metropolitan Epiphanius of Kiev, despite the vehement opposition of the Russian Patriarchate.