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Thousands of Dead Fish Wash Up Onshore Along Northern Greek River

Shocking images emerged of thousands of dead fish washed up along the shores of several bodies of water in Rhodope, a region in Western Thrace, over the weekend. Veterinary officials from Eastern Macedonia and Thrace located the dead fish in...

What Happened to the Camels in Greece?

Once upon a time, several decades ago, when burning wood was the only means of keeping one's home warm, load-carrying camels were not an uncommon sight in rural Greece. Most of the camels in Greece were found in Thrace, with...

One Dead, Power Outages, Traffic Problems Mark Heavy Snowfall in Greece

The harsh weather conditions of the past 24 hours in Greece have left one man dead, power outages and traffic problems in many areas. On Thursday afternoon a 76-year-old man in Iasmos in the Rhodope region was killed when heavy...

A Member of a Monastery Accused of Abusing a 5-Year-Old in Rhodope

A shocking report was recently published by the newspaper "Foni tis Rodopis", the report details that a member of a monastery sexually abused a five-year-old boy in Rhodope. A court in Rhodope, northern Greece, is to make a decree about the alleged abuse of the 5-year-old...

Farmers Throughout Greece Mobilize Over Pension Reforms; Clashes in Komotini

Farmers protesting against planned pension system reforms on Wednesday carried out a brief half-hour blockade of the customs office in Promahonas, at the border crossing from northern Greece into Bulgaria Tractor convoys had earlier blocked roads at Koboti in Arta...

School Dropout Rates Rise in Greece Amid Economic Crisis

There have been previous concerns from child protection groups about the rising number of children working illegally in Greece. At the same time, Eurostat was reporting that 11.4 percent of the student population had dropped out of school in 2010. As...