Latest News from Greece

Woman killed in train-car collision near Diavata, northern Greece

A pregnant woman was killed when a train collided with a car on the section of the intercity railway network near Diavata, in northern Greece, shortly before 3 p.m. on Monday, a local news website reported.
The train had been conducting the Alexandroupoli-Thessaloniki service when the collision occured. 

Financial police record labor, tax violations at bars, cafes

Officers of the Financial Police and the Greek Police conducted a sweep on cafes and bars at holiday resorts on the island of Salamina and in Halkidiki, northern Greece, over the weekend, recording several violations of labor and tax laws. 

Plenty of growth prospects seen in online food orders

Food delivery is a 1.5-billion-euro business in Greece. Of that, online orders account for 20 percent of the market, or 300 million euros.

The online delivery business is an oligopoly. The market is currently controlled by two businesses, the German-based Online Delivery and the Patra, Greece-based Delivery.

Iranian tanker sought by US heading toward Greece

An Iranian supertanker with $130 million worth of light crude oil that the US suspects is tied to a sanctioned organization has left Gibraltar and is heading east into the Mediterranean Sea, with its next destination reported to be Greece. 

A celebration that could serve as a catalyst

The bicentennial of the start of the Greek War of Independence, which Greece will mark in 2021, is indeed important and we ought to celebrate it. It could also serve as a catalyst to bring Greeks of the diaspora closer to the homeland and an opportunity to rebuild the Greek brand, which has suffered tremendously as a result of the financial crisis.

Temperatures to rise again, with cloudy skies in parts

The coastal town of Posidi, on the Kassandra peninsula of Halkidiki in northern Greece, is seen in an aerial photo taken on Saturday. The tourism season peaked last week with thousands of Greeks taking advantage of the August 15 national holiday.

Amid fire probe, debate about joint EU force

As Greek authorities continued with an investigation into the causes of a large wildfire that razed hundreds of hectares of forestland on the island of Evia last week, debate is intensifying about the need for a joint European firefighting fleet.

Turkish planes enter Greek airspace

Greek defense officials were on standby over the weekend after a series of violations of Greece's national airspace by Turkish aircraft.

Turkey prevents 330 migrants from crossing into Lesvos

Turkish authorities announced Sunday that they had arrested 330 migrants attempting to cross into the Greek island of Lesvos, opposite Turkey's western coast overnight Saturday.

The arrested migrants, in seven separate operations, were from Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq and Syria.

Bishop Amvrosios of Kalavryta resigns

The Metropolitan Amvrosios of Kalavryta, a fiery conservative Greek Orthodox bishop known for criticizing, often in intemperate terms, those who he believed acted in a "non-Christian" or "non-Greek" way, including gays, migrants and politicians, resigned Sunday.

Revenue exceeds government target in first seven months

Revenues for the first seven months of the year have exceeded targets, and there is an excess surplus, making the government optimistic that it will reach the primary surplus budget target of 3.5 percent of gross domestic product.

Electricity restored to Skiathos after power cut

Electricity was gradually restored to the popular holiday destination of Skiathos on Saturday following a blackout on Friday night that had left parts of the island without power.

Antetokounmpo shines in match against Italy in Athens

Greece's Giannis Antetokounmpo, of the Milwaukee Bucks (center) looks to pass the ball, between Italy's Giampaolo Rice (right) and Paul Biligha, during a game at the Acropolis basketball tournament in the indoor Olympic stadium of Athens on Friday. Greece won the game 83 to 63. [Yorgos Karahalis/AP] 

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