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Anarchists Storm Office of Greek Opposition Lawmaker (video)

The office of an opposition lawmaker was stormed by a group of anarchists on Thursday evening in central Athens. Around 30 anarchists broke into the office of New Democracy lawmaker Miltiadis Varvitsiotis, spray-painting slogans and scattering fliers in solidarity with...

ND Officials Criticize Government for Missing Civil Servants Hired to Work in Hot-Spots

Two New Democracy (ND) officials accused the government on Monday of hiring thousands of civil servants to work in island hotspots, many of which appear to have never showed up, as it was revealed by a minister on Monday. Deputy...

Pontic Community Calls for Protest in Athens as Pontic Genocide is Removed From High School Curriculum

The Greek government is under fire for its attitude toward the Pontic Genocide after the Education Minister's comments were followed by revelations that high school students in Greece are no longer being taught about the genocide. New Democracy MP Miltiadis Varvitsiotis...

42 Greek 'Norman Atlantic' Rescuers Receive Medal

The men who responded to the distress signal sent by passenger ferry “Norman Atlantic” on December 28 when it caught fire, received a medal for their service and bravery by the Greek Minister of Mercantile Marine, Miltiadis Varvitsiotis, and the Greek Minister...

Airlift Operation Overnight for Hundreds Trapped in Burning Ferry Off Greece, One Dead [video]

Some 165 passengers have been rescued so far from the Italian-flagged burning ferry-boat "Norman Atlantic," which belongs to the Greek ferry line ANEK, sailing from Patras in western Greece to the Italian port of Ancona and was replacing the...

First Greek Hydroplane Airport to Be Built in Corfu

The decision for the establishment of Greece’s first hydroplane airport was signed on Monday, December 22, by the Minister of Mercantile Marine and Aegean, Miltiadis Varvitsiotis, and the Deputy Minister of Infrastructure, Transportation and Networks, Michalis Papadopoulos. The hydroplane airport will be built in...

Piraeus Port Authority and Cosco Sign New 230-Million-Euro Agreement

Piraeus Port Authority (OLP) and Piraeus Container Terminal (PCT), part of Chinese company Cosco Pacific Limited, signed today a new revised agreement which envisages a 230-million-euro investment plan in the Greek port. The plan was already approved by the Piraeus port...

Greek Govt Ministers Preparing for Upcoming Greco-Turkish Cooperation Council [Video]

Under the presidency of Greece’s Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and his Turkish counterpart Ahmet Davutoglu, the third Supreme Council of Greek–Turkish Cooperation will meet on December 5 and 6 in Athens and government Vice President and Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos asked the...

Greek Coast Guard Picks up 237 Migrants in Eastern Aegean

A total of 237 undocumented migrants and three human traffickers were intercepted within 24 hours in several incidents in eastern Aegean Sea islands, the Greek Coast Guard said on Friday. The three suspects were arrested when they allegedly attempted to...

Sharp Rise in Illegal Migration Flow in Eastern Aegean

Greek Coast Guard forces in the eastern Aegean sea have been put on high-level alert in order to deal with an increase in migration flow in the area. This is a result of the increased armed conflict in Syria and Iraq,...