Peloponnese eyes waste management

Work begins on Saturday on the new waste management system in the Peloponnese, the biggest of its kind in Greece.

Friday will see the signing of the concession agreement, granting Terna Energy the rights to start operating the system managing the waste of Corinthia, Arcadia, Argolida, Messinia and Lakonia in 10 months' time.

Farming cooperative with a private investor

The Agricultural Development Ministry has approved the charter for the creation of the first agricultural cooperative in Greece with a private investor in its share capital. 

The approval came on Thursday in response to a request by the Parnon Agricultural and Dairy Cooperative of Monemvassia, which is based at Molaoi in Laconia in the southern Peloponnese.

Wintry weather comes storming back

Seagulls fish in the surf beneath an overcast sky at sunset in Faliro Bay, on Athens' southern coast, on Thursday. A storm earlier flooded streets and created bottlenecks on many main roads of the Greek capital, while other regions reported damage from hailstorms as a wet weather front swept across the country.

Drug hauls on land and sea

Port authorities in Gytheio, southern Greece, confiscated 1.067 tons of unprocessed cannabis that was found on board a Delaware-flagged yacht called My Dream sailing in the Gulf of Laconia on Wednesday morning.
According to authorities, two foreign nationals, aged 42 and 28, were arrested.

Camping, hotel evacuated in Elafonisos due to blaze

Tourists at a camping site and a hotel on the island of Elafonisos, southern Peloponnese, were told to evacuate due to a fire that broke out on Saturday morning.
The evacuation was ordered for precautionary reasons and no settlements were currently at risk, the deputy regional governor of Lakonia, Adamandia Tzanetea, told state-run news agency ANA-MPA.

Ambassador Pyatt breaks both legs in bicycle accident

US Ambassador in Athens Geoffrey Pyatt is recovering from a serious bicycle accident he suffered on Friday in the southern Peloponnese, with reports speaking of bone fractures in both his legs.

Skai radio reported that during an excursion to Mani, Pyatt lost control of his bicycle under conditions yet to be determined, to injure his legs.

Storm hits Greek capital with downpours, gale-force winds as it continues east [Live]

Mediterranean cyclone "Zorbas" shifted deeper into Greece on Saturday afternoon, bringing showers and gale-force winds to Athens, the central and northeastern Peloponnese and Evia, after tearing up trees and disgorging fishing boats and pleasure yachts across the coast of the southern Peloponnese.