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Migration Min. Vitsas: “I keep an open communications channel with my Turkish counterpart”

“I keep an open communications channel with my Turkish counterpart as well as with EU Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos,” Minister for Migration Policy Dimitris Vitsas said on Wednesday in an interview at Real FM, regarding the increase in refugee and migrants arrivals.“The problem is that they have elections in Turkey,” he said, adding that some...
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Railway workers suspend Thursday’s work stoppage

The Panhellenic Federation of Railway Employees on Wednesday decided to suspend the work stoppage declared for Thursday from 11:00 to 15:00 in urban railway (proastiakos) and on all other national railway routes. Trains will run as usual....
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Rhodes recognises repeat visitors to the island with “fan” awards

A tourist couple from Israel, Arnold and Esther Holtzman, were presented with a special “fan of Rhodes island” award by the municipality of Rhodes to recognise the fact they have visited the island over sixty times so far.At the same event, the deputy mayor for tourism Mariza Hatzilazarou also presented the award to British tourist Bridie Lacey,...
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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew meeting with Turkish President in Ankara

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew is scheduled to meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the presidential mansion in Ankara today, Wednesday.Topics expected to be discussed at the meeting, scheduled for 16:30, include the patriarchate and Greeks living in Turkey, interfaith dialogue and the refugee issue....
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Turks driving into Greece up 14% in the first three months of the year

The number of Turks crossing into Greece by road rose 14% in the first three months of the year, with growth coming mostly from Istanbul residents, showed data on Monday from the Federation of Commerce and Entrepreneurship of Thrace.“Just about 126,500 Turks, 15,787 more than the first quarter of 2017, visited our country in this period. At a time...
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Six power stations offline due to strike; no major problems in power supply

Six power stations went offline on Monday as a series of rolling 48-hour strikes by the Public Power Corporation’s staff union GENOP began after midnight, centred mainly on the steam-electric power stations of Western Macedonia. The strike was called in protest against plans for the privatisation of PPC and a draft bill for the sale of its lignite...
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Mid-season spring sales from May 1 to May 15

The mid-season spring sales begin in Greece on May 1 and end on May 15.Shops are allowed to stay open for on Sunday, May 6, from 11:00 to 20:00.During the sales, shops display the new price and the old price, as well as to advertise and display the percentage discount given on items....
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