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Greek manufacturing on way to recovery

Manufacturing production rose 2.6 percent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2019, following a 2.2 percent rise in the first quarter, according to data provident by Greece's independent statistics authority ELSTAT.

Ferryhopper and Aegean Airlines partner in Book-a-Ferry

In its first two years of operation, ticketing platform Ferryhopper has managed to establish significant partnerships and compete with far more established operators.
Its latest partnership, with Aegean Airlines, is Book-a-Ferry, an online platform that offers Aegean passengers shipping routes where there is no airline connection.

The reason why I have returned to the homeland

After having spent nearly five decades in New York, where I studied, made a career, and created a family, I decided to return to my homeland, at the invitation of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, to undertake the responsibility of Greece's relations with Greeks Living Abroad.

KAS to meet in bid to change rules on Elliniko project

The Central Archaeological Council (KAS), Greece's top advisory body on the protection of antiquities, which has quite a few new faces, may meet as soon as next week to discuss modifications to a joint ministerial decision that will affect the stalled Elliniko investment plan.

Israeli ambassador bids Greeks farewell ahead of departure

As she prepared to leave Athens following a five-year stint in the Greek capital, Israeli Ambassador Irit Ben-Abba bid farewell to Greeks, saying the two countries have achieved a lot.

Section of Struma Highway will Remain Closed to Traffic for at Least 3 Weeks

Struma motorway will be fully open to traffic within three weeks at the earliest, the Road Infrastructure Agency said on August 15. The stretch near Dupnitsa remained closed as a result of the huge fire at a secondary raw material facility in the area. It is unclear how much the repair will cost after the damages caused by the fire on the motorway bridge structure.

North Macedonia applies deal with Greece to statues

Efforts by North Macedonia's government to re-label public statues of historic figures, under a deal with neighboring Greece, have got off to a rocky start.
Overnight, vandals removed plaques installed Thursday on three statues in the capital, Skopje, of ancient Greek warrior-king Alexander the Great and his family, which clarified that they belong to ancient Greek history.

Some Macedonians Praise Destroyers of New ‘Hellenic’ Plaques

Unknown perpetrators in North Macedonia have removed or smashed plaques added to several statues and monuments in Skopje - which explained that they depict historical figures "belonging to the ancient Hellenic history and civilisation and to world cultural and historic heritage".

The action occurred just one day after the authorities put them up.

Kos installs tsunami alert amid complaints from hoteliers

The island of Kos became the first region of Greece to install electronic signs alerting to a possible tsunami, but a local hotelier association complained the signs are "terrorizing" tourists.

Wildfire Still Wreaking Havoc on Greek Island

State television said at least 28,000 hectares of pine forest have been destroyed. About 9,100 hectares of forest were burnt to ashes in the municipality of Dyrfia-Messapia in central Evia by midday Wednesday, according to data from the European satellite Sentinel-2.

Hospital worker fined 100 euros for smoking on premises

Attica public health inspectors have imposed a financial penalty on an employee of the capital's G. Gennimata hospital after she was found to be smoking on the premises during an inspection on August 8, it emerged on Friday. 

NOA counts more than 3,000 lightning strikes in one day

More than 3,000 lightening strikes were recorded Greece on August 15, with the biggest frequency detected in central regions of the country during rainstorms, according to the National Observatory of Athens.