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Farmers protest rising production costs in Thessaloniki

Greek farmers and other representatives of the primary sector held a big rally outside the annual Agrotica trade fair in Thessaloniki on Saturday to protest over rising production costs.

PPC signs agreement for Phoibi project

Public Power Corporation SA on Thursday announced the completion of the signing of the syndicated financing of Phoibi Energiaki Sole Shareholder SA, a subsidiary of PPC Renewables, within the framework of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan, Greece 2.0, with Eurobank acting as coordinator and Eurobank and Piraeus Bank as co-organizer.

Protesting farmers dismissive of government’s offer

Protesting farmers who have lined up their tractors outside the annual agricultural fair in Thessaloniki have indicated their intention to escalate their protests, despite the government announcing it will extend a special tax return on agricultural diesel by a year.

Last January was 2nd warmest in 15 years for northern Greece and Thessaly

The average temperatures in January were higher compared to the previous decade, 2010-2019, the National Observatory of Athens, which operates 53 weather stations around the country, reported on Thursday.

Western Macedonia recorded the largest deviations from the norm by up to 3 degrees Celsius on average compared to recent seasonal data.

Hundreds of farmers roll into Thessaloniki as protests intensify

Hundreds of farmers with 300 tractors are expected to meet Thursday in central Thessaloniki, near the iconic White Tower, to line up at the entrance to the Agrotica exhibition, to press demands for greater support of the farming sector.

Infrastructure Min hails progress on E65 highway construction

Progress in construction work for the Central Greece Motorway (E65), connecting Macedonia with southern Greece through western Thessaly and Fthiotida in Central Greece, is "excellent," Infrastructure and Transport Minister Christos Staikouras said on Monday, during an on-site inspection. 

Supreme Court takes action against animal cruelty

The Supreme Court on Monday directed the head of the Athens prosecutor's office to investigate the case of a dog that appears to have been beaten to death with a metal rod in West Attica.

The case in Megara is the latest in a recent spate of particularly horrendous abuse cases against companion and working animals, a trend that has landed Greece on blacklists among European nations.

Vucic In North Macedonia: 'Long Live Serbia!'

"I am not afraid to say that the Macedonians are our closest people, we have no closer people. And I clearly want to say that we do not want anything from North Macedonia. We have no strings attached and expect nothing from you. We only want to build even closer and better relations. We are not asking you to change your constitution, that is your internal business.

Attica braces for winter snowfall in forecast update

From Sunday through to Wednesday, mainland Greece is projected to experience a significant decrease in temperatures alongside local snowfall in its mountainous areas. In Attica specifically, snowfall is predicted to intensify starting Monday afternoon in mountainous and semi-mountainous regions, extending to lower-altitude areas by evening.

Vučić from Skopje: We are building the best possible relations, we need unity

"I am very happy that I could be with our people tonight in North Macedonia. I want to extend my gratitude to the representatives of the Macedonian state. It was a wonderful manifestation. I heard the magnificent speech of Igor Mirovi and I will ask him to prepare something for Candlemas, our National holiday Sretenje. I knew he was a poet, but this is his best speech," said Vui.

Sani Development declared highest bidder for Sani-Kassandra development

Sani Development and Tourism Company SA was declared the highest bidder for the development of the property Sani-Kassandra on the Halkidiki peninsula by the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (TAIPED), a member company of the Growthfund, the National Fund of Greece, on Monday.

Severe weather across Greece on Sunday

Adverse weather conditions are expected across Greece on Sunday with temperature drops, storms and snowfall.  

In Attica, local rainfall is anticipated, with snowfall in the mountainous areas of the region. Temperatures will range from 7 to 9 degrees Celsius with high wind.

Stormy cold front to slide through Greece on weekend

Temperatures will plummet from Saturday along the northern and mountainous regions of the country, the National Meteorological Service (EMY) has said.

The weekend cold front will be accompanied by stormy northerly gales in the Aegean, reaching force eight or nine, with significant rainfall expected along coastal areas.

Christmas tree recycling program for sustainable waste management

The municipality of Thessaloniki, in collaboration with the Regional Association of Solid Waste Management Agencies in Central Macedonia, launched a program for the collection of natural Christmas trees starting on Tuesday.

Greece unveils palace after 16-year restoration

It was the largest building of classical Greece: The palace where Alexander the Great was proclaimed king before he launched a conquest that took him as far as modern-day Afghanistan.