Subdivisions of Greece

Jail terms for 12 kidnappers

A court on Crete Thursday convicted all 12 suspects in the abduction of businessman Michalis Lembidakis in March 2017. They received prison terms ranging from 11 to 26 years and four months.

All 12 suspects were convicted of abduction and attempted blackmail.

Jailbreaker and alleged accomplices arrested for armed robbery in northern Greece

Four people were arrested on Thursday, among which a man who had escaped from a prison in the Greek town of Serres in central Macedonia in January this year, after allegedly committing an armed robbery in another town, according to state-run news agency ANA-MPA.

Abandoned house in central Athens collapses; no injuries

An abandoned old house collapsed in Athens' so-called historical centre on Tuesday, private broadcaster Skai reported.

No people appeared to be trapped inside and no injuries were reported from passersby.

The house was located on Iouliou Smith street, right behind the Hill of the Pnyx - an area visited by hundreds of tourists.

Farmers to temporary close national highway at Platykambos junction

Unionists representing farmers in Nikaia, central Greece, are preparing to set up a two-hour roadblock on the national highway linking Athens and Thessaloniki at the Platykambos junction, following a meeting on Monday.

The highway will be closed from 4.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.

About 2,000 migrants arrived on Greek islands in January

Some 2,075 migrants and refugees arrived on the Greek islands in January, according to the latest data by the Hellenic Coast Guard.

In the same month, two traffickers were arrested and seven vessels were confiscated.

The arrivals figure for January was lower than the 3,183 recorded in December but higher than the 1,560 that arrived in January 2018.

Protesting farmers in northern Greece warn of further action

Farmers in northern Greece said on Tuesday they will escalate their protests and invited the ministers of agricultural development and growth and labor to a meeting to discuss their concerns.

Roadblocks have been set up on highways in the prefectures of Imathia, Pella, Pieria and Serres and that connecting Katerini and Thessaloniki.