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  1. Geolocation boosted in 112 emergency hotline

    The location of people placing calls to the European emergency number 112 was improved as of July 15 after the General Secretariat for Civil Protection deployed the Emergency Location Service (ELS) service for mobile phones using the Android operating system.

  2. Cyprus police helicopters head to Lebanon

    Cyprus' foreign minister says two police helicopters are on their way to the Lebanese capital with 10 emergency response personnel and eight sniffer dogs to help locate survivors in the rubble of buildings destroyed in Tuesday's massive blast.

  3. Traffic at Athens Airport down 70% in July, 66.3% so far this year

    Passenger traffic at Athens International Airport dropped 70% in July, compared to the same month last year. In actual numbers, a total of 894,000 departed from or arrived at AIA, compared to about 3 million in July 2019. International arrivals and departures were, unsurprisingly, more heavily affected, with volume down 76%, whereas domestic flights saw a 56% decline. Overall, in the first seven months of the year, 4.8 million passengers used the airport, a 66.3% drop from the same period in 2019.

  4. Austrian interior minister to visit Greece for migration talks

    Austria's Interior Minister Karl Nehammer will visit Greece on August 25-26 after an invitation by Migration and Asulym Minister Notis Mitarakis, state-run news agency ANA-MPA reported on Wednesday.

  5. Cyprus can help EU fill east Med 'power void'

    The European Union must do more to fill a power vacuum in the eastern Mediterranean brought on by a perceived US disengagement from the region, and Cyprus is ready to host an EU task force to achieve that goal, the island nation's foreign minister said Wednesday.

  6. Bank transactions limited amid coronavirus infection fears

    The number of transactions that can be carried out at Greek banks has been limited as of Tuesday amid concerns of a nationwide rise in new coronavirus infections.

  7. Efforts focus on bringing down R number

    Amid an upward trend in coronavirus infections, Greek health authorities are focusing their efforts on bringing the R number, signifying the rate of transmission, below 1.

  8. No, it won’t be raining money

    The funds allocated to Greece from the European Recovery Fund, 32 billion euros, together with the €20 billion it can get from the European structural and investment funds, provide our country with a historically unique opportunity, not just to recover but to move into a higher orbit.

  9. Eighteen young migrants transferred to Belgium

    As part of a European Union program aimed at relocating 1,600 unaccompanied young migrants out of Greek state facilities, a group of 18 children were transferred to Belgium on Wednesday. 

  10. Storm causes damage to cars, buildings on Corfu

    Heavy rainfall and gale-force winds on the Ionian island of Corfu caused traffic disruptions due to flooding and fallen trees on Wednesday. 

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