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Bear caught with hand in the honey jar in northern Greece
A bear conservation group has released camera footage showing an adult bear raiding a bee farm on Mount Paiko in northern Greece and is advising beekeepers to keep a radio playing near their hives.
Gov’t looks to Constitution to stop Kasidiaris party from running for election
The government will exhaust the possibilities provided by the Constitution to secure a broad political understanding so that criminal organizations are not represented in the Greek Parliament, according to government sources cited by the Athens-Macedonian News Agency, referring to efforts to stop the Ellines party led by the imprisoned Ilias Kasidiaris, a former leading member of the outlawed n
The Finance Ministry’s 10 goals and challenges in 2023
Prudent fiscal management and the best use of available funds will allow Greece to face uncertain times effectively and achieve investment-grade status, which is the central national goal for 2023, Finance Minister Christos Staikouras has told the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (AMNA).
Retail stores looking forward to Black Friday on Nov. 25, welcome end of interim sales
'Black Friday', the next retail sales, will take place on November 25 this year and will include major offers, market representatives said, who also welcomed the end of the interim sales that used to take place in the beginning of November.
Former EU Commission leader: Greece has nothing to fear in terms of security
Greece must feel absolutely peaceful and secure in terms of Turkish aggression, former Italian prime minister and former European Commission president, Romano Prodi, told the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA-MPA), on Friday.
Higher minimum wage from May 1
As of Sunday, May 1, the minimum wage increased by 7.5 pct, on top of the 2 pct increase introduced in January 2022, rising to 713 euros per month from 663 euros previously. The corresponding minimum daily wage will increase to 31.85 euros from 29.62 euros.
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Another Powerful Earthquake with Different Epicenter Rocks Greece
A new earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale shook central Greece at 20:38 on Thursday.
The epicenter was near the town of Elassona, which was hit on Wednesday by an earthquake measuring 6.0.
The National Observatory of Athens' Institute of Geodynamics reported that the new quake's epicenter was 16km southwest from Elassona proper, close to Larissa.
Primary residence protection set to stop after May 31
The government and its creditors have clinched an agreement that will remove restrictions on foreclosure auctions for all properties on June 1, including primary residences, sources told the Athens-Macedonian News Agency on Sunday.
Waste analysis shows viral load doubling in Thessaloniki
After scientists in Athens sounded the alarm on Monday over a 205% increase in the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes Covid-19 in raw sewage in the Greek capital scientists from Aristotle University said on Tuesday that a similar trend is emerging in the northern port city of Thessaloniki as well.
One killed, 10 injured in suspected migrant smuggling van crash
A van suspected of smuggling migrants in Kozani, northern Greece, crashed during a police chase in the early hours of Friday, with preliminary reports saying that one passenger was killed and 10 injured.