Showing posts with label Athens. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Athens. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Garbage piling up Greek cities as sanitation workers' protest continues

Tones of garbage are piling up in Athens and other major cities as a nationwide protest against job cuts called by unions representing municipal sanitation workers entered its second week on Monday.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Greek police fire tear gas as thousands protest during Obama visit

Some 7,000 people, many of them members of the Communist-affiliated group PAME, took to the streets in Athens on Tuesday mere kilometers away from the presidential mansion that was hosting a state banquet for US President Barack Obama.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Friday, February 26, 2016

Österreichs Innenministerin in Athen nicht willkommen

In der Flüchtlingskrise wachsen die Spannungen zwischen Griechenland und Österreich. Athen habe einen Wunsch der österreichischen Innenministerin Johanna Mikl-Leitner abgelehnt, Griechenland zu besuchen, um sich dort in der Flüchtlingskrise selbst ein Bild von der Lage zu machen.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Monday, August 10, 2015

Refugees reaching Greece after dangerous journey want to leave for other EU countries

Around 500 refugees of Afghan, Iraqi and Syrian origins sheltering in an Athens park say they have no wish to stay in Greece and are hoping to move on to greener EU pastures as soon as they acquire documents.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Russian representative: difficult decision for EU if to exclude Greece from eurozone

Exclusion of Greece from the eurozone would be a difficult decision for the European Union and the eurozone itself, after billions of euros were provided for the country in loans, Russian permanent representative to the EU Vladimir Chizhov told TASS.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Fidel Castro non è morto: arriva la smentita ufficiale

Fidel Castro è vivo e sta bene. Ad annunciarlo, e a smentire le voci sulla sua morte che si erano diffuse nella mattinata italiana sul web a macchia d’olio, Alejandro Castro Espin, figlio del presidente cubano in carica Raul Castro, fratello di Fidel, che si trova in questi giorni ad Atene.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Greek Airlines suspends Israel-bound flights over safety concerns. (flights between Athens and Tel Aviv)

Greece's Aegean Airlines joined other major European and US airliners on Wednesday in canceling flights to and from Israel over safety concerns after a rocket landed near an airport in Tel Aviv.

The Greek airline suspended flights between Athens and Tel Aviv, the second most populous city in Israel, during a spate of similar cancellations by others, including London-based Easyjet and several US airlines. It is unclear how long the suspensions will last.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Bomb alert in Acropolis museum proves false

A bomb alert at the New Acropolis Museum in the centre of Athens on Friday noon was proven to be a false alarm, Greek police said.

The museum was evacuated after an unidentified person made a warning telephone call to a local news website about an explosive device which would go off within a few minutes.

A counter-terrorism squad investigated the area before the museum's doors opened again for visitors.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

By Zeus!. -Greek Independence Day

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Greek army helicopters fly over the Temple of Olympian Zeus in central Athens during a military parade marking Greek Independence Day on Tuesday. Thousands of police were on security mobilization ahead of the national parade. Photo: AFP
globaltimes.cn
25/3/14

Friday, February 21, 2014

Visits by Greek Cypriot Negotiator to Ankara and Turkish Cypriot Negotiator to Athens. -Press Statement, Marie Harf, Deputy Department Spokesperson


Office of the Spokesperson,Washington, DC. -
"The United States welcomes the announcement of the February 27 visits by the lead Greek Cypriot negotiator to Ankara and the lead Turkish Cypriot negotiator to Athens. 

These unprecedented visits, following the agreement on a Joint Declaration and the resumption of negotiations last week, represent another important step forward in achieving a just and lasting Cyprus settlement.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Plane of Syrian delegation delayed in Greece

A plane carrying the Syrian delegation to the Geneva peace talks was “prevented from refueling” after it landed at Athens airport, the state television reported.
The delegation’s plane landed at Athens international airport and was prevented from refueling,” Syrian television said, adding that all airspace permissions had previously been granted for the flight.
An official Syrian source confirmed to report to AFP. “The plane carrying the official Syrian delegation has been blocked for three hours at Athens airport because the Greek authorities refuse to provide it with fuel,” the source said.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Athens changes mood to celebrate Christmas despite economic difficulties (video Reuters)

With Christmas drawing closer, Athens changes mood to celebrate despite the difficulties of the ongoing economic crisis.

"Athens changes mood, Athens celebrates,"is the main slogan of the program of events organized by the Municipality of Athens this year for residents and foreign visitors over the next three weeks.

Running on a dramatically reduced budget compared to previous years, the festive program does not include impressive Christmas trees and other glitzy holiday decorations across central squares and avenues.

Monday, December 2, 2013

AKP official: Halki Seminary will remain closed until the mosque in Athens opened. -Turkey has been insistent on reciprocity on the issue

The Greek Orthodox Halki Seminary in Istanbul 
(Constantinople) will not be re-opened until the Fethiye Mosque in Athens is opened for prayers, a senior figue of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has said.

“Do not have a doubt, Turkey has not taken a step to re-open Halki Seminary and it will not take a step until Greece, who did not hold up the promise it gave in Lausanne, opens Fethiye Mosque in Athens,” Metin Külünk, deputy chair of the party’s Foreign Affairs and Istanbul deputy, said Dec. 1 in Germany’s Witten, where he attended a meeting held by Western Thrace Turks Solidarity Association.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Government of Greece and TAP sign host government agreement


Photo:  balkaneu.com
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The Greek Government (the Ministry of Energy, Environment and Climate Change – MEECC) and the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) project have today signed the Host Government Agreement (HGA) in Athens, agreed in principle last week.

The HGA sets out the framework by which the project will be realized and operated on Greek territory. This includes processes related to land easement and acquisition, the implementation of technical, safety, environmental and social standards and permitting.

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