Subdivisions of Greece

Supreme Court prosecutor intervenes in Koufodinas case

As a Greek judicial council on Friday turned down an appeal for a fresh furlough by convicted November 17 hitman Dimitris Koufodinas, Supreme Court prosecutor Xeni Dimitriou said she would be reviewing the decision.

She also requested for Koufodinas' medical record and the report compiled by the social worker overseeing the jailed terrorist at the Volos prison in central Greece.

Body found in burned car in Arcadia

Police and the fire service are investigating a fire that destroyed a car on the old Megalopolis-Kalamata national highway in Arcadia, after finding a burned body in the driver's seat, state-run news agency ANA-MPA reported Tuesday.
According to information, the car had been parked at the highway exit leading to Megalopolis.

Two killed in Imathia train crash

Two people were killed on Saturday when the car they were in crashed with an oncoming train as it attempted to pass through an unmanned level crossing in a rural part of Imathia in northern Greece.

According to local news site, the driver of the car was a 54-year-old local resident, while his passenger was a 74-year-old woman.

Water’s circular economy project making headway on three islands

Greece is taking a lead in developing a circular economy through the European Union-funded Hydrousa project, a scientific program aimed at the extraction of water from unconventional sources to be used for irrigation and even for human consumption on the country's islands. It is now moving on from the designing stage to licensing.

Migrant arrivals on islands peak as weather improves

The influx of undocumented migrants to the Aegean islands from neighboring Turkey intensified last week as the weather improved, even as reception centers remain overcrowded.
A total of 662 people arrived on the islands of the eastern Aegean last week, compared with 444 the week before that. Overall 1,866 landed on the islands of Lesvos, Samos, Chios, Kos and Leros last month.