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Greek wanted on European warrant for drug trafficking arrested in Thessaloniki

Α 35-year old Greek man wanted on a European warrant issued by German authorities has been arrested in Thessaloniki, authorities announced Thursday.The 35-year-old has been charged with trafficking in cocaine and attempts to smuggle quantities of the drug from Latin America into Greece. The police officers that arrested him found a number of...
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Passenger ferry “Nissos Rhodos” returns to Piraeus after engine failure

Passenger ferry “Nissos Rhodos” returned to the port of Piraeus on Wednesday night after a mechanical failure appeared in the left main engine.The ship had sailed from Piraeus at 21:00 this evening for Chios and Lesvos with 416 passengers, 91 trucks, 43 cars and 5 motorcycles on board.Crews will have to fix the engine failure and present a...
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Crews in FYROM start removing ‘Alexander the Great’ road signs

A crew of FYROM’s state-owned company that manages the country’s road network started removing on Wednesday road signs on the motorway formerly known as “Alexander the Great”.The crew removed the first out of 19 signs along the motorway linking FYROM’s border with Serbia with its border with Greece and will replace them with signs inscribed with t...
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Alleged mediator in scrapped Saudi arms deal appears before prosecutor

The owner of a private Greek munitions factory, Vassilis Papadopoulos, who appeared as the mediator in a thwarted Greek-Saudi arms sale last year, appeared before corruption prosecutors on Wednesday, many months after he was initially requested to provide a statement on the case.The case concerns the purchase by Saudi Arabia of 300,000 tank shells...
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Trade union groups hold protest marches against e-auctions in Athens

Protest marches against e-auctions were organised by various trade union factions in central Athens on Wednesday.A march by the Communist Party-affiliated trade union group PAME started in Omonia and head toward the finance ministry, demanding legal protection for working-class homes and no confiscation of working-class properties to cover debts...
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Turkish military aircrafts violate Athens FIR on Wednesday

Turkish military aircrafts flew over the islets of Makronissi and Anthropofagi of the island complex of Fourni as well as over Agathonissi, infringing on Athens FIR by not submitting a flight plan. The airpanes were recongised and intercepted by Greek aircrafts.According to the Hellenic National Defence General Staff, a Turkish aircraft formation...
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Event on antiquities found during excavations for Thessaloniki metro stations

The Thessaloniki Antiquities Ephorate and Attico Metro are jointly organising an event on the issue “Both antiquities and Metro” that will be held on February 23 at the Museum of Ancient Agora (Roman Forum) of Thessaloniki.The event aims to inform the public on the archaeological finds revealed during the excavations for the metro stations in the...
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Coast Guard locates migrants and refugees on Kos beach

Coast Guard located and arrested 55 migrants and refugees at the coastal areas of Psalidi on Kos island, where they had arrived with a dinghy on Tuesday.The 19 years-old dinghy driver, alleged to be the trafficker, was also arrested.Kos port authorities are conducting an investigation....
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Greek and Polish defence ministers sign cooperation agreement

Greek National Defence Minister Panos Kammenos and his Polish counterpart Mariusz Błaszczak signed on Wednesday a defence cooperation between the two countries. They also agreed on strengthening the cooperation between the state and private industries of the two countries, on the occasion of the first defence conference.The two national defense...
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