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Jailed terrorist Dimitris Koufodinas has had another furlough demand rejected by a court in Volos, central Greece, upholding a decision by his prison's parole board.
The hitman of the November 17 terrorist organization, who has been convicted to 11 consecutive life sentences over as many assassinations, had asked to spend Christmas at home in Attica.
Escalating the incendiary rhetoric directed at Athens, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan claimed again, after his return on Sunday from the Berlin conference on Libya, that the southern island of Crete does not have a continental shelf while also slamming Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis for receiving Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar in Athens last week.
The number of early deaths caused by air pollution in Greece is nearly double the European Union average, according to research.
Data from the European Environment Agency show that there were 16,440 early deaths in Greece in 2016 due to exposure to fine particulate matter (PM2.5), nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and ozone (O3).
Greece lags behind its European peers when it comes to electric cars, the latest data suggests.
The high cost of purchasing such vehicles, the scarcity of charging points around the country and the lack of incentives to obtain clean energy autos are considered the main factors that are holding Greece back in this field of technology.
End-of-the-year reports indicate that the Greek economy is moving in the right direction. Poll figures, representing the view of the man on the street, reports from institutions such as the European Central Bank, representing the views of the experts, and lower rates for Greek government bonds, representing the views of the market, agree: Greece is changing course.