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Protesters Boo, Jeer Greek Minister Over 'Macedonia' Deal (video)

Dozens of demonstrators have booed and jeered a government minister over the 'North Macedonia' deal during a solemn wreath-laying ceremony in the northern town of Serres. Protesters booed, shouted “traitor” and demanded that Shipping Minister Panagiotis Kouroumblis and a local SYRIZA lawmaker...

Greece Probes Reports of Negligence in Migrant Tragedy

Greece is investigating reports that the authorities may be guilty of negligence in the case of the sinking of a migrant boat off the island of Agathonisi that claimed the lives of 16 people, including seven children, on March...

Shipping Minister Orders the Recovery of Sunken Cruise Ship 'Sea Diamond' in Santorini

Shipping Minister Panagiotis Kouroumblis ordered on Friday the salvaging of the cruise ship "Sea Diamond" which sank off the port of Santorini ten years ago, in a relevant order directed to the Municipal Harbour Fund of Thira and the...

Under Fire Greek Shipping Minister Admits Leaving Greece After Sinking of Tanker

Bewildered Shipping Minster Panagiotis Kouroumblis admitted that, during the first crucial hours after the sinking of the Greek tanker near Salamis, he got into a plane and flew to London. Kouroumblis is under intense pressure from the opposition to resign following...

Greek Opposition Leader Demands Minister’s Resignation over Oil Spill

Leader of New Democracy (ND) Kyriakos Mitsotakis has asked Shipping Minister Panagiotis Kouroumblis to resign, due to the delays and oversights in the government’s response to the oil spill in the Saronic Gulf. Speaking at an emergency session of the Environment...

Greek Minister Offers to Resign as Experts Warn of Long-Term Damage from Oil Spill

On Thursday, the Minister of Shipping, Panagiotis Kouroumblis, said that he has offered his resignation to PM Alexis Tsipras, following the oil spill that coated many beaches around Saronikos Gulf, south of Athens. The spillage was caused by the sinking...

Greek Shipping Minister Proposes Duty-Free Port for Cruise Tourists

Minister of Shipping and Island Policy Panagiotis Kouroumblis expressed the view that a port which would offer duty-free shopping to cruise ship tourists, would boost the Greek economy. Speaking on the Athens Macedonia News Agency radio 104.9 FM on Tuesday,...

PNO Extends Seamen's Strike by Two Days

  The Greek seamen's union federation PNO on Thursday decided to extend ongoing labor mobilizations with another 48-hour strike beginning at 6 a.m. on Friday and ending on Sunday morning. The strike has left ships moored in their docks and...

Seamen to Continue Strike After Talks With Minister Break Down

The Greek seamen's union federation PNO on Monday said it will continue strike action after the breakdown of talks with Shipping and Island Policy Minister Panagiotis Kouroumblis to end their 48-hour strike. The strike began at 6 p.m. on...

Silent Grief for 18-year-old Muslim Boy Shot in Munich

Silent grief and mourning filled the Rodopi village of Aratos on Wednesday, where the body of 18-year-old Hussein Daiyicik returned for the last time to be buried, after his death in a killing spree unloosed by a single gunman...