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Athens Braces for Transport Strike as Unions Protest Social Security Reforms

Buses, trolleys, trams and metro transportation will be out of operation in Athens on February 18, as employees will be taking part in the 24-hour strike against the new social security bill expected to be brought before Parliament on...

Greek Post to Charge 15 Euros For Parcels Sent From Non-EU Countries

The Hellenic Post (ELTA) announced last week that it has began charging at least 15 euros for each parcel with a customs declaration received from a non-European Union country. This new decision will hit customers who buy electronically from countries...

Elon Musk's Tesla Plans "Electric Highway" in Greece

Tesla Company executives are discussing with Greek authorities their plans to include the country in a mega-project to build vehicle superchargers along an already-existing route which starts in Portugal and ends in Turkey, reports say. Elon Musk's executives are already...

Thessaloniki Among Handful of European Cities to Enforce Innovative CO2 Reduction Plan

Greece's second-largest city of Thessaloniki announced on Monday that it will be among at least five European cities which will participate in the EU's ''2050 Climate-friendly Mobility in Cities" project. The aim of this ambitious environmental program is to reduce the carbon...

EU Announces Funding for New Highway in Thessaly, Central Greece

The European Commission announced on Friday that it approved a 255-million-euro investment for the construction of a highway section in Thessaly, central Greece. The Cohesion Fund resources of the EU will be used to complete the link between the cities...

Safety Concerns Raised Over One of Greece's Longest Bridges

Authorities imposed traffic restrictions earlier in the week on the Lake Polyfytos Bridge, in northern Greece one of the longest bridges in the country, following a warning that it is suffering from structural problems. Stergios Mitoulis, a civil engineer and...

Greek Environmental and Energy Ministry Buys Electric Cars and Bicycles for Staff

Greece's Environment and Energy Ministry received the first electric cars and bicycles that will be used exclusively by the ministry's staff on Friday. Environment and Energy Minister Kostis Hatzidakis stated "We have an ambitious green agenda and we must prove...

Athens Airport Has Ten Potential Bidders for a 30% Stake

Greece’s privatization agency announced on Tuesday that ten investment consortia have submitted expressions of interest for a 30 percent stake in Athens' Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport (AIA). The nation of Greece holds a 55 percent stake in the airport. Germany-based...

New Athens Metro Line Given the Go-Ahead

The Council of State, Greece's highest administrative court, on Tuesday gave the go-ahead for Line 4 of the Athens metro, which will start in the Alsos Veikou district and run to Goudi. There are two bidders for the project who...

Thessaloniki Metro Will be Ready in 2023, Says PM Mitsotakis

The metro system in Greece's second largest city, Thessaloniki, which is currently under construction, will be ready for public use in its entirety by April of 2023, said Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis in Thessaloniki on Tuesday. The PM's statements came...