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Storm ''Hephaestion'' Leaves Behind Widespread Disruption and Power Cuts

Greece's most recent winter storm, dubbed ''Hephaestion,'' which brought extensive snowfall, frost and extremely forceful winds to many parts of Greece, is now gradually moving eastward and away from the country. The Aegean islands of Tinos and Andros were left...

PPC Unions End Strike at Midnight

Public Power Company (PPC) union GENOP decided on Sunday to end their rolling strikes at midnight. After the strike was ruled illegal by Greek courts and the government handed out papers for the requisition of their services, PPC workers...

Government Orders Electricity Workers Back to their Jobs

The Administrative Court of First Instance of Athens, Greece ruled on Friday night that the strike by Public Power Corporation (PPC) workers is illegal and abusive. Greek government ordered electricity workers back to their jobs on Saturday, by issuing a "civil mobilization...

Power Cuts Without Warning in Greece

Hellenic Electricity Distribution Network Operator S.A. (HEDNO) repeated warnings that a strike by Public Power Corporation (PPC) workers on Thursday may necessitate rolling blackouts, if the power system is threatened with collapse. From the beginning of the strike action (midnight),...

Chaos in Apt Buildings Over Maintenance Fee Collections

Apartment building managers in Greece are striving to collect the unpaid maintenance fees as the residents cannot repay their debts because of the economic crisis. The condition in numerous apartment buildings in Greece is dramatic. Many of them don’t have...

Heavy Snowfall Causes Several Problems Around Greece

A sudden wintry change in the weather conditions since Wednesday, forced hundreds of drivers to remain trapped along the Egnatia Highway near Kozani and Grevena for several hours on Friday. Emergency rescue teams rushed to aid the trapped people, while...