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Greek Farmers Revive Protests, Call for EU Policy Change

Greek farmers have reignited their protests in solidarity with fellow farmers in Brussels, urging decisive action from the European agricultural ministers' meeting amid ongoing discontent with EU policies.

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.

Stormy weather to sweep in as of late Sunday

The weather in Greece is set to change as of Sunday night, starting in the west, and spreading to the central and eastern mainland, the Cyclades islands and Crete and, lastly, the Eastern Aegean and Dodecanese Islands.

The bad weather will be accompanied by near-gale-force winds of up to 8 Beaufort and possibly hail.

King Philip or Demosthenes?

As part of the exhibition "Chaeronea, 2 August, 338 BC: A Day that Changed the World," the Cycladic Art Museum hosted a speech Friday titled "The Great Question: King Philip or Demosthenes?" by Oxford University professor Robin Lane Fox, scientific adviser for Oliver Stone's "Alexander."

Illegal economy nearly halved

The illegal economy recorded a significant decline in Greece from 2013 to 2021, excluding the year of the pandemic in 2020, according to a report by researchers at the International Monetary Fund.

Registered unemployment declined 4.7% in January

Registered unemployment in Greece totaled 1,039,475 persons in January, down 4.7% from the same month last year and by 0.03% compared with December 2023, the Public Manpower Agency (DYPA) said in a report on Tuesday. 

A total of 500,459 jobless (48.1%) were long-term unemployed (more than 12 months). 

Farmers insist on bringing tractors to Athens

As farmers plan to descend on Athens on Tuesday, Citizen Protection Minister Michalis Chrysochoidis has reportedly expressed his opposition that they do it with tractors, but is not against the use of cars and buses. 

President visits ‘A day that changed the world’ exhibition

President Katerina Sakellaropoulou looks at ancient helmet in the exhibition "Chaeronea, August 2, 338 BC: A Day that Changed the World," at the Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens. The Battle of Chaeronea was fought in 338 BC, near the city of Chaeronea in Boeotia, between Macedonia under Philip II and an alliance of city-states led by Athens and Thebes.

Athens car chase leads to arrest of 12 immigrants, trafficker

A car chase in central Athens on Tuesday morning led to the arrest of 12 migrants and their trafficker, Greek police said.

The suspect's vehicle, was deemed suspicious due to the excessive number of passengers and was chased by police, after the driver did not respond to police signals.

Two fireboats launched as part of 2.1-billion-euro investment in civil protection

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis attended the official launch of two fireboats on Wednesday, describing it as a significant step in a 2.1-billion-euro investment in its fire service and civil protection. The two vessels were commissioned into service during a ceremony held at Piraeus Port near Athens.

Thessaloniki airport sees increased number of tourists

The number of international arrivals at Thessaloniki's Makedonia Airport posted a significant increase last year compared with 2022, while the tourism season launched earlier for the cruise sector in the northern port city this year and the prospects are very encouraging for 2024, Deputy Tourism Minister Elena Rapti announced in a video call at a conference organized by the Regional Union of Mu

Farmers continue to escalate protests

Protesting farmers have continued to mobilize across the country ahead of a meeting with the prime minister in Athens on Tuesday.