News archive of February 2024

Bad weather just around the corner

Greece's National Meteorological Service (EMY) issued a weather bulletin on Thursday, warning of stormy weather in the coming days, including a high frequency of lightning and possibly hailstorms.

Names of Tempe train crash victims written on Syntagma square erased

A decision to wipe away the names of the 57 victims of the 2023 train crash at Tempe which had been written in red on the pavement of Syntagma Square, central Athens, during a rally on Wednesday to mark the one-year anniversary of the accident triggered angry reactions from the public. 

Woman in northern Greece with 54 dogs fined

A woman providing shelter to 54 dogs was handed a 2,000-euro fine for not securing a hygienic environment and not ensuring the well-being of the animals.

The woman hosted 16 dogs in her house, while she took care of another 38 on an adjacent plot in the area of Litis, near Thessaloniki in northern Greece.

Strong winds suspend Rio-Antirrio ferry service

The Rio-Antirrio ferry service was suspended on Thursday due to strong winds in the area.

For the same reason, empty trucks, motorcycles and bicycles were barred from crossing on the Harilaos Trikoupis bridge linking Rio with Antirrio.

Absorption of EU funds gets ever tougher

The awarding of the contracts of several major projects, as well as the achievement of progress on the Exoikonomo subsidy program are the biggest issues pending for the submission of the fourth request for payments from the European Union's Recovery and Resilience Fund, now set by the government in April.

Spending on property accounted for 45% of FDI last year

Foreign direct investment would have amounted to less than 2.5 billion euros in 2023 were it not for the real estate market, which is estimated to have registered an over 45% share last year in all investments from abroad.