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Greece Denies Accusations of Delaying Turkish Delegation

It was reported yesterday in the Turkish media that Greek authorities delayed 120 Turks from reaching Thessaloniki in time to pay their respects at the birthplace of their Nation’s Founder, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk on the 75th Anniversary of his...

Athens-Volos in Three Hours

Starting 2016, passengers will need only three hours and 10 minutes (from four hours and 40 minutes now) to travel from Athens to Volos in central Greece and two hours and 10 minutes to travel from Thessaloniki to Volos,...

Roma Set Fire in Menidi

The decision of the Municipality of Acharne in Athens to demolish illegal properties in the area, most of which belong to the Roma, caused their intense reaction. The tension lasted 24 hours. The Mayor of Acharne, Sotiris Douros, said that...

Troika to Shut Down OSE

Greece's European lenders estimate that the country needs an even smaller government and a new tax system, and for this reason they are hardening their measures in view of the quarterly audit which will be the "key" to the...

Greece Puts Railways Up For Bid

Still reeling from setbacks in its lagging privatization program, Greece has invited bids on its notoriously-inefficient and antiquated state-operated railway operator Trainose, the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (HRADF) said. The deadline for interested parties to submit binding offers for...

Ship, Train Workers Join May Day Strike

With a general strike of private sector workers looming for May 1 to protest ongoing austerity measures, the Pan-Hellenic Seamen’s Federation (PNO) together with the Hellenic Railways Organization (OSE) said its workers will join in and stop working. That comes...

More Transport Strikes Hit Greece

With Greece beginning high hopes for a better tourist season after disappointing results in 2012, more strikes have begun, this time closing ferries to the islands on April 16 with sea men protesting a bill they said could lead...

Greek-Russian Exchanges

Tourism, construction, investments, gas and railways are just some of the areas of cooperation between Greece and Russia. This arose from the results of the 8th Congress of the Joint Commission on Economic, Industrial, Scientific and Technical Cooperation which...

Tsipras Says Samaras Surrendered To Troika

Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) leader Alexis Tsipras said that Prime Minister Antonis Samaras' coalition government's constant relenting to demands from international lenders is proof that the country needs new leadership and accused the New Democracy Conservative leader...

Greek Railways Set To Be Sold Off

Under pressure from international lenders to speed the pace of privatization, the Greek government said the tender for the sale of a 100 percent stake in the Hellenic Railways Organization (OSE) is to start by the end of the...