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Overweight tourists hitching a ride on a donkey in Santorini could face thousands of euros in fines

Tourists seen riding donkeys on Santorini who are classed to be too heavy a load for the animal to comfortably carry, could now face fines in the thousands. “In the …

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New European Economic Bank boss Lagrande impressed with Greek recovery

The recently appointed president of the European Central Bank (ECB), Christine Lagrande, said that she was impressed by Greece’s growth rates and its fiscal position. Ms Lagrande spoke about Greece’s …

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Antonis Diamataris’ heartfelt words as he hands over portfolio for Greeks abroad

Antonis Diamataris handed over his portfolio to the new Deputy Foreign Minister for Greeks Abroad Kostas Vlasis. He posted a photo of the handover on social media with heartfelt words …

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288 Greek lawmakers said ‘yes’ to voting rights for Greeks abroad

Greek Parliamentarians debated the bill on the voting rights of Greeks abroad from their place of residence on Wednesday until late into the evening. They finally voted the bill in …

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It’s “the economy, stupid” for Greeks in EU-wide poll, not climate change

While the rest of European Union expressed concern about climate change, 46 per cent of Greeks are more concerned about economic issues and want their European Parliament representatives to adopt …

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Turkey deports Greek-Australian national suspected of being a member of Islamic State

A woman, 50, suspected of being a member of the Islamic State was deported by Turkey back to Greece as part of a program to extradite “foreign terrorist fighters”. The …

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Greece’s population is in decline

Greece’s population has been dropping since 2011, which was the first year when a negative birthrate was recorded since 1944. Obstetrician/gynaecologist Stefanos Chandakas, the founder and CEO of HOPEgenesis, a …

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Greece swims its way up the ranks at European short-course championships

Greece was one of the major movers up the rankings at the 25th European Short Course Championships in Glasgow which finished yesterday. When the dust had settled on the competition …

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Greek police on manhunt for murderers of woman outside her holiday home

Greek police are investigating the murder of a woman on Sunday morning at Agios Theodoroi, a seaside town 12km east of Corinth. The attack took place outside the holiday house …

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Meet Kostas Vlasis, the new minister representing Greeks abroad

Dr Kostas Vlasis, New Democracy MP in the regional unit of Arcadia, Peloponnese, has been appointed the new Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister responsible for Greeks Abroad following the resignation of …