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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.

This is the palace where Alexander the Great was made king more than 2,300 years ago

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.

The Palace of Aigai in northern Greece was fully reopened Friday following a 16-year renovation that cost more than 20 million euros and included financial support from the European Union.

PM hails Macedonia’s ‘timeless Greek identity’

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis (third from left) stressed on Friday that the Palace of Aigai in northern Greece is testimony to the "timeless Greek identity of Macedonia through the ages." Attending the inauguration of the recently restored Palace of Aigai, Mitsotakis noted the "great honor" he feels as prime minister to associate his name and that of his government with the emblematic rest

In first foray beyond Athens in 2024, PM voices optimism about the future

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis asserted that his conservative government is dedicated to improving the living standards of the people and expressed optimism for the new year during his visit to the town of Meliki in central Macedonia on Friday. Marking his first visit outside Athens for 2024, Mitsotakis is scheduled to inaugurate the recently restored Palace of Aigai later in the day.

Warmest December in 15 years in half the country

Last December was unusually warm in Greece, while in almost half of the country it was the hottest in 15 years. This was the case in Thessaly, Macedonia and Thrace, Crete and the Aegean islands, while overall, at the national level, the heat was at "extremely high levels" compared with the 2010-2019 average, Meteo.gr reported.

42-year-old detained on drug charges under European warrant

A 42-year-old man was arrested in the town of Florina, northern Greece on drug-related charges on Wednesday. 

The arrest followed a coordinated operation, as the suspect was wanted under a European arrest warrant. 

The apprehended individual was brought before the Public Prosecutor of the Court of Appeals of Western Macedonia.

Alexander the Great burial claim refuted by expert

The head of the Ephorate of Antiquities of Imathia, Angeliki Kottaridis, has refuted a claim this week by influential Byzantine scholar Helene Glykatzi-Ahrweiler that the tomb in Vergina, in northern Greece, is not that of Philip II of Macedonia but of his son, Alexander the Great, the 4th century BC warrior king.

Tourism contributed 24 bln euros to Greek GDP last year

The direct contribution of tourism to Greece's GDP is estimated to be close to 24 billion euros, or 11.5% in 2022, with five regions representing almost 90% of the country's receipts, three of which are purely tourist regions.

November records a 14.2% month-on-month increase in unemployment

Registered unemployment reached 1,028,123 individuals in November, reflecting a 14.2% month-on-month increase (127,826 people), as reported by the Public Employment Service on Wednesday.

However, there was a 3.1% year-on-year decrease (33,296 individuals) in registered unemployment for November.

Santa's Festive Tram Delights Sofia's Streets for Christmas

A retro vintage tram is back on Sofia's streets, ushering in the festive spirit for the holiday season.

Starting today, December 18, at 3:00 PM, the Christmas-themed tram departed from "Vazrazhdane" square, as announced by the Urban Mobility Centre.

Here's where school bomb threats come from

Also this morning, reports of planted bombs were received at primary and secondary schools throughout Belgrade, and the police carried out checks at those locations. Children and employees have been evacuated from schools, and while some are waiting to return to classes, some schools have sent notices to parents to pick up their children.

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