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Storm shuts down schools, roads; at least one dead

Schools in Attica will remain closed Monday until 10 a.m. due to problems raised by a storm, authorities say.

Heavy rain and debris have shut down both the Athens-Corinth highway, near Elefsina, and the old road connecting the two cities. Authorities say the highway to Athens is expected to open between 9-10 am, while the section to Corinth between 12-1 pm.

More trains scheduled for elections, toll charges waived for voters

The Hellenic Railways Organization's operating arm Trainose is to boost services on the Athens-Thessaloniki route between Thursday and Tuesday, May 28, in a bid to help those traveling to their constituencies to vote in Sunday's local authority and European Parliament elections.

Pyrgos-Patras motorway gets green light from Commission

A motorway linking the cities of Pyrgos and Patras in the northwestern Peloponnese will be funded with 293 million euros from the EU's Cohesion Fund, after the project received the green light from the European Commission on Wednesday.

Located on the Trans-European Transport network (TEN-T), the new road will ensure faster and safer travel, the Commission said in a press release