Attica

Protest in central Athens over Exarchia squat evictions

Around 1,000 protesters marched in downtown Athens on Saturday in a rally organized by several anti-establishment groups protesting the evacuation last month of three squats in the central district of Exarchia that had been home to dozens of refugees and migrants, including families with small children.

Waste management plans to be reviewed, ministry official says

The Environment Ministry aims to review plans for waste management in Attica and at the national level, Kathimerini understands, though certain critical projects - such as the extension of the capital's main landfill - are to continue as scheduled.

The new plans will be drafted on the basis of proposals by the Attica regional council, which is expected to convene in due course.

Two questioned over Korydallos murder

Police in Attica were Thursday questioning two Greek men, aged 43 and 46, in connection with the killing of a 68-year-old foreign national in Korydallos, near Piraeus.
The man was found in the company where he worked as a security guard with serious injuries on June 17 after apparently having suffered a serious beating.
A coroner's report showed that he died of heart failure.

Civil protection agency warns of high fire risk in six regions

The General Secretariat for Civil Protection has warned that the risk of wildfires would remain very high on Wednesday in six of the country's regions: Attica, the northern Aegean, the Peloponnese, mainland Greece, western Greece and eastern Macedonia and Thrace.

The agency said it has briefed regional and local authorities to be on standby for fires in those areas.

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