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Road worthy tests for michanakia

Scooters and motor cycles in Greece will be required to undergo a roadworthiness test every two years as of 2010.

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Avramopoulos quick steps on swine flu

The swine flu outbreak has prompted a quick response by the Greek government with measures introduced at Greek airports.

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Smoking goes up in puff of smoke

A nationwide anti-smoking campaign promoting the new restrictions on smoking in public places was launched by the Greek Health Minister.

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Support for building and construction in Greece

New measures aimed at boosting investment and protecting jobs in the country’s ailing construction industry, including subsidizing mortgages and increasing tax benefits were announ

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European Union court orders Poms: Pay for or return occupied land

A European Court of Justice ruling could leave thousands of Britons with homes in northern Cyprus liable to return their properties to Greek Cypriots or to pay them compensation.

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Pavlidis inquiry undecided

The parliamentary committee of inquiry into the Pavlidis affair was split on whether the former Minister should have his political immunity removed and face corruption charges.

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Aristotle’s park

Steps have been taken by the Greek government to protect the archeological park where the philosopher Aristotle had his wrestling school.

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2009 Tourism ads refreshed

Greece’s new international tourism campaign for 2009 was launched last week by the Tourism Development Minister Costas Markopoulos.

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Inbound arrivals drop 16 percent

Athens Airport has suffered a significant decrease in inbound tourism over the last 12 months.

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Six games star in Games Festival

The First Games Festival which will celebrates games such as chess, bridge, scrabble, darts and sudoko opened in Thessaloniki over the weekend.