Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki also known as Thessalonica, Salonika or Salonica, is the second-largest city in Greece and the capital of the region of Macedonia. Greeks consider it like συμπρωτεύουσα (the associated-capital) of the Northern Greece. Indeed, Thessaloniki was already the largest city of the Byzantine Empire after Constantinople.

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Country: Greece Population: 385 406

Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire suspect arrested over bail violation

Police in Dimitsana, in Arcadia in the Peloponnese, on Thursday arrested Stella Antoniou, who is facing charges of involvement in the urban guerilla group Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire, for failing to comply with her bail conditions. Antoniou had been arrested over similar charges in the northern port city of Thessaloniki in July.

Serbia asks U.S. to support region financially

BELGRADE - The United States should financially support major infrastructure projects in the region, Serbian officials told U.S. Senator Christopher Murphy during his visit to Belgrade, reads the Friday issue of the Belgrade-based daily Blic.

Chairman of the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on European Affairs Murphy visited Belgrade on Wednesday as part of his tour of the Western Balkans.

Thessaloniki police bust bootleg liquor racket

Two men were arrested in the northern port city of Thessaloniki over the weekend on charges of running a contraband alcohol racket.

Investigators said that a company owned by one of the two suspects, aged 49, and which officially traded in detergents, had been transformed into a contraband alcohol bottling unit.

Former Thessaloniki mayor rushed to hospital from prison

Former Thessaloniki Mayor Vassilis Papageorgopoulos, currently serving a 12-year sentence for embezzling nearly 18 million euros from municipal coffers, was hospitalized on Monday after complaining of chest pains.

The 67-year-old was rushed from Diavata Prison in Thessaloniki to a nearby hospital for tests.

Ex-mayor rushed to hospital from prison after complaining of chest pain

Former Thessaloniki Mayor Vassilis Papageorgopoulos, currently serving a 12-year sentence for embezzling nearly 18 million euros from municipal coffers, was hospitalized on Monday after complaining of chest pains.

The 67-year-old was rushed from Diavata Prison in Thessaloniki to a nearby hospital for tests.

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