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Theft at the British Museum puts spotlight on the Parthenon Sculptures

This summer it became known that more than 2,000 items were stolen from the British Museum over a long period of time.

Europe heads more comfortably into winter without Russia’s Nord Stream gas

High levels of gas storage, lower energy prices and new sources of fuel mean Europe is heading into a second winter with scarce Russian gas in a more comfortable position than a year ago.

A third of underground water is of poor quality

Over a third of Greece’s underground water is of poor quality, according to the 2022 annual report from the Hellenic Survey of Geology & Mineral Exploration (EAGME).

New SYRIZA leader faces pushback

The new leader of the opposition, Stefanos Kasselakis, began his tenure as leader of the left-wing SYRIZA party by making some modest personnel changes that have already resulted in pushback.

SEV commits over €50 million for Thessaly reconstruction efforts

The Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV) made an announcement on Wednesday, pledging over 50 million euros for the reconstruction efforts in response to the devastating floods that struck Greece’s Thessaly region.

Flooding strikes northern Evia

Heavy rainfall from the Elias weather system has struck parts of northern Evia, Greece’s second largest island located east of Athens, where over 50,000 hectares of forest were devastated by massive wildfires in 2021.

Checking 40,000 property sales

The tax administration is launching audits and cross-checking to establish the origin of 462 million euros spent on the all-cash purchase of more than 40,000 properties.

Small explosive device goes off outside Galatsi apartment block

Police are investigating an attack with a homemade explosive device made of gas canisters at the entrance of an apartment building in the Galatsi district of northern Athens early Wednesday morning.

Seizing opportunities amid heightened US ties

Katerina Sokou, a Theodore Couloumbis Research Fellow specializing in Greek-American relations at the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP), has unveiled her policy paper concerning the prospective trajectory of Greece’s bilateral relationship with the United States.

Seeking migration deal with Turkey

Migration was at the top of the agenda at Tuesday’s meeting of the Council for Foreign and Defense Affairs (KYSEA), the government’s top decision-making body on foreign, defense and security affairs.

Conviction based on app use violated Turkish teacher’s rights, European court says

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled on Tuesday that a Turkish teacher convicted in 2017 of terrorism offenses had his rights violated because the case against him relied mostly on his use of an encrypted messaging application.

British Museum seeks help recovering missing treasures

A Hellenistic plasma intaglio, engraved with a young warrior seated on a rock (323-31 BC), is among the items stolen from the British Museum.

Fire damages pedestrian walkway near Piraeus port

A fire erupted on the escalators of the pedestrian walkway located outside the terminal station of the ISAP electric railway and metro in Piraeus in the early hours of Wednesday.

Probe launched into Kolonaki weapons stash

Police in Athens have launched an investigation after an arsenal of weapons was uncovered in a ground-floor warehouse in the upmarket district of Kolonaki.

Storm Elias hits Attica and Central Greece

Attica and a significant part of central Greece were battered by severe storms, intense lightning activity, and flooded streets early on Wednesday. The adverse weather system named Elias is sweeping across the region, causing concern that lingers until Thursday.
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