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Municipalities Demand Retroactive Fees from El. Venizelos Airport

The municipalities of Rafina - Pikermi, Markopoulo-Spata and Artemida appealed to the Council of State asking for the international airport Eleftherios Venizelos to pay retroactively from 2008 municipal fees and taxes. They argue that the tax exemption provided essentially by...

ND Regains 2 MP's, Another Wants Golden Dawn

Scraping for every vote he can get with his alliance government holding a slim majority in Parliament, Prime Minister and New Democracy leader Antonis Samaras has taken back two former lawmakers, one who quit the party and another who...

Hellas Gold Skeptical of Skouries Mine

Doubts as to whether the Greek government can manage large investments were expressed by representatives of the companies Hellenic Gold and Gold Mines of Thrace during a press conference for their investment projects in Chalkidiki and Perama of Thrace. Managing...

Greek Gold Mining Plans Raise Hopes, Fears

A gold mining operation planned for northern Greece has sparked a debate between those who see it as potential job bonanza during a period of record unemployment and environmentalists who fear it will ruin the area and hurt tourism. Hellas...

Kammenos Says Samaras Greece's "Chancellor"

Independent Greeks leader Panos Kammenos, struggling to keep his party together in the wake of defections and waning support, lashed out at some of his former members on Dec. 14 and accused Prime Minister Antonis Samaras of following the...

Independent Greeks Spokesman Quits Party

Independent Greeks spokesman Christos Zois left the party on Dec. 11 in the middle of a feud with party leader Panos Kammenos, who earlier in the day ejected one of his lawmakers, Yiannis Manolis as a Member of Parliament...

Greater Athens Crematorium Plan Finally Wrecked

The Greater Athens Crematorium scheduled to be built in Markopoulos region, Athens, was finally abandoned after persistent negative reactions from citizens and environmentalists opposing the municipality plan. The plenary decision of the city council on Wednesday evening against the building...