Latest News from Greece

Rescue operation underway for stranded ‘Odontotos’ passengers

An operation was launched on Monday to rescue approximately 90 passengers who were stranded on a train along the Diakopto-Kalavryta rack railway (known in Greek as the "Odontotos"), situated in the Peloponnese region. The train had come to a halt due to landslides near the Niamata area.

Tempe rail crash: Top prosecutor urges scrutiny amid speculation

Supreme Court Prosecutor Georgia Adeilini has issued an order to the prosecutor's office in the appeals court of Larissa, in central Greece, which oversees the investigations into last year's deadly railway crash in the nearby Tempe Valley, to comprehensively clarify "every claim and every allegation" regarding the disaster to ensure there is no shadow over the investigation.

Bursting with tourists and running out of water

Several Cyclades islands are among the most popular destinations in Greece. They are also running out of water.

It's not just the increased consumption that the crowds of visitors bring. The islands are going through a period of drought. 

Turkey cooperating on migration, says minister

Communication with Turkish authorities is constant and cooperation is smooth, Maritime Affairs and Island Policy Minister Christos Stylianides tells Kathimerini in an interview. But the continuing upheaval in the Middle East will test the two countries' and, consequently, Europe's ability to deal with a possible spike in migrant flows, he adds. 

Tempe: A year later, closure is still far away

A year after the deadly train crash near the Vale of Tempe, which left 57 dead, it is clear that the relatives of the victims and survivors will wait a long time to see justice done.

It's not that the investigation is lagging, but, with each aspect of the accident examined, more people come under scrutiny and more are likely to be charged.

Tempe rail crash anniversary to dominate this week’s agenda

This Wednesday marks the one-year anniversary of the deadliest train disaster that shook Greece. Federations have called for strikes and organized rallies to protest what is perceived as a systematic attempt to obscure the circumstances of the tragedy and cover up responsibilities.

PM to attend Ukraine summit on Monday

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will be attending a meeting of European leaders and government representatives in Paris on Monday to discuss Ukraine, his office said.

The summit will be hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron, in an effort to send a message to Moscow that there is no "Ukraine fatigue" in Europe.

PM affirms commitment to dialogue with farmers, advocates for CAP reform

The government remains committed to engaging in dialogue with the farmers, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis assured during his weekly review of government initiatives, as farming unionists revved up their tractors in preparation for further action.

Weather service warns of rainstorms in coming hours

Significant rain will hit large parts of Greece from late Sunday to Monday afternoon, the National Meteorological Service (EMY) says, updating its weather forecast.

Rains and storms will start in western and southwestern Greece late Sunday and, by early morning, will also engulf most of the mainland, except for the region of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace in the northeast.

Oenorama wine fair set to open in Athens

Oenorama, Greece's biggest wine and drinks exhibition, opens this year at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 1, celebrating its 30th anniversary.

The wine fair is hosted at Zappeion, central Athens, until Monday, March 4 and will offer visitors the chance to taste more than 2,500 wines.

To find out more, visit oenorama.com/en. 

Bill to tax multinational firms

The Greek government is proceeding with the imposition of an additional tax at a rate of 15% on multinational companies and subsidiaries operating in Greece with annual revenues exceeding 750 million euros, from which they estimate that they can collect the amount of €80 million.

Greece to introduce infant formula price measures next month

Government spokesperson Pavlos Marinakis told Mega TV on Saturday that the measures designed to lower the price of infant formula will begin to be applied in March.

He also referred to the "Field to Shelf" measure and the previous measures for reducing food prices, saying the government was waiting to see their results.

Golden Cargo gearing up for Posidonia

As Golden Cargo SA carries out its plans for Posidonia 2024, the company looks forward to engaging with industry peers, showcasing its innovative solutions, and charting new horizons in the world of maritime logistics.

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