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Greek passport one of the strongest

Greece’s economy might be struggling but its passport is in the top ten most powerful passports in the world allowing its holders to travel to 174 countries without requiring a …

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Government expected to double Greece’s monthly cash withdrawal limit

In a sign of a strengthening economy, Greece’s capital controls are set to ease even further with the government expected to increase the amount residents can withdraw from their bank …

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Thessaloniki mayor’s attackers avoid jail time

Three of the four suspects arrested following the attack of Thessaloniki mayor Yiannis Boutaris have been brought to trial, and managed to avoid jail time. One of the 20-year-old men …

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WATCH: Athens’ Council of State building vandalised by anarchist group Rouvikonas

The Council of State headquarters in Athens was raided and vandalised on Monday afternoon after being set upon by some 70 members of anarchist group, Rouvikonas. As a result, the …

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Sikinos is Greece’s first island to eliminate single use plastic straws

Awareness is steadily growing around the impact of single use plastic on the environment, and straws in particular, which used daily, contribute to landfill and have a negative impact on …

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Four charged over attack on Thessaloniki mayor

Four men were charged on Monday over an attack on Thessaloniki’s mayor, Yiannis Boutaris. The 75-year-old was attacked on Saturday during a ceremony in the city, honouring the 353,000 victims …

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Greek comedian Harry Klynn dies, aged 78

Popular Greek comedian, Harry Klynn (née Vassilis Triantafyllidis), has died at age 78. Born in 1940 to Pontic Greek refugees in Kalamaria, Thessaloniki, he experienced poverty during his childhood before …

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Outstanding owed wages could see Loutraki Casino shut down

Loutraki Casino has come under fire over its failure to pay employees on time, and could face closure as a result. According to Kathimerini‘s sources, two-and-a-half months worth of salaries …

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Greece says no to Republic of ‘Ilinden Macedonia’

Despite hopes expressed by US Vice President Mike Pence that Greece and FYROM are faced with a historic opportunity to settle the ‘Macedonia’ name dispute, Athens rejected Skopje’s proposal to …

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FYROM has “no alternative to NATO and the EU”

As Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), get ready for the defining moment for their strained relationship, Zoran Zaev expressed his country’s commitment to join NATO and …