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Last chance for the natural gas deposits of Greece

The administration of the Hellenic Hydrocarbon Resources Management S.A. (HHRM S.A.) sends clear messages to the political leadership of the country, the social and environmental bodies regarding the fate of the ambitious plan that was opened a decade ago for the exploration and exploitation of natural gas deposits.

Romania grabs 5 gold, 5 silver medals at European Rowing U-23 Championships of Kruszwica, in Poland

Romania won ten medals, 5 gold and 5 silver, on Sunday at the European Rowing Under-23 Championships in Kruszwica (Poland), and Simona Radis set a world record in women's singles skulls, according to a press release issued to AGERPRES. Romania placed first in the ranking by nation. "The extraordinary performance of the Romanian rowers, as we have already become accustomed to!

Fines of EUR 160 000 per day in Greece for Non-Compliance with COVID Measures

The inspections were carried out mainly by the police

Nearly 160,000 euros are the fines imposed, only on Friday, for non-compliance with the measures against the coronavirus in Greece, reports the publication "Kathimerini", informs BNR.

This happened during inspections carried out mainly by the police.

Turkey nabs 3 suspects trying to flee to Greece

Three people, including two suspected members of the FETÖ, the group behind the 2016 defeated coup in Turkey, were nabbed in northwestern Turkey while trying to escape to Greece, said Defense Ministry on Sept. 4.

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The suspects were nabbed by Turkish border guards in the province of Edirne, bordering Greece, the ministry said.

Ban on most single-use plastics takes effect

Ljubljana, 4 September – Most single-use plastic products bar a few exceptions are banned as of today under a recently adopted government regulation. The new rules also set down the labelling of certain single-use plastic items and their packaging to inform consumers about ways to recycle them.

Bulgaria Ranks First in COVID Mortality in Europe

Bulgaria ranks first in Europe in mortality with COVID-19, according to data from the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control. It is as of Thursday (September 2), and mortality is measured as the number of deaths infected with coronavirus per 1 million people in two weeks.

Mitsotakis in Marseilles for summit on Med biodiversity, viable development

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis travelled to Marseilles on Friday for a mini summit hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron on biodiversity in the Mediterranean, a gathering also attended by ECB Managing Director Christine Lagarde and Hollywood star Harrison Ford, in his capacity as the vice-president of the group Conservation International.

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