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Austerity's Harsh Impact on Greece's Public Services Revealed

According to data released Thursday by the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV), significant declines in state funding for public services were recorded between 2015 and 2016. During this period, the Greek state invested just €3 million ($3.4 million) in...

Greece Assists Albanian Firefighting Efforts with Two Planes

According to a press release of the European Commission, Greece has contributed two airplanes to combat the wildfires that are blazing in the southern part of the country. The Greek assistance comes through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism, after Prime Minister...

Fire Spreads Out of Control in Dervenohoria, Arson Could be to Blame

Raging fires burned out of control in Dervenohoria, on the border between Attica and Viotia, on Sunday. The forest fires, near Mount Parnitha, began at 22:40 and quickly spread as they were fanned by winds of 7 on the...

Canadair Falls While Fighting Fire at Viotia, Pilots Safe

A firefighting Canadair CL-215 fell while on duty, 1km north of the Titan cement factory on the border between the region of Attica and Viotia, central Greece. The pilots had to conduct an emergency landing on Sunday morning while...