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Death Toll from Greece’s Blaze Rises to 90

An 85-year-old man who was being treated in the intensive care unit of Athens’ Evangelismos hospital for burns suffered in July’s deadly blaze passed...

Human Rights Watch: Greece is Blocking Sick Refugee Children’s Access to Care

This week the NPO Human Rights Watch (HRW) made statements criticizing the Greek authorities and bureaucracy in place that is responsible for detaining refugee children...

Outcry as November 17 Killer Gets Transfer to Prison Farm

The decision by the Greek prison authorities to transfer November 17 hitman Dimitris Koufodinas to a prison farm near Volos in central Greece has...

Fire-Stricken Mati Residents Face Hardships

The fire-stricken residents of Mati struggle to bring their lives back to normal, but it is a process that moves agonizingly slow. The magnitude and...

Government Accused of ‘Misleading’ Greeks as First Illegal Structure Demolished

As Greek authorities demolished a wall blocking access to the sea in their drive against illegal structures, Greece's main opposition has produced documents that...

Ten Thousand Migrants Crossed Greece’s Evros Border in 2018

More than 10,000 refugees and migrants have crossed into Greece illegally through the Greece-Turkey border at Evros in the first half of 2018, with...

Greece Plans to Demolish More Than 3,000 Illegal Buildings

The Greek government has vowed to demolish 3,185 illegal constructions, built in forests and along the coastline of Attica, following the deadly fire at...

Greece’s President Visits Fire-Stricken Town 10 Days After Disaster

President of the Republic Prokopios Pavlopoulos paid a visit to the fire-stricken areas of eastern Attica on Wednesday morning, talking with local residents and...

Greece Promises Swift Payment of Disaster Relief to Fire Victims

The Greek government will pay out the emergency relief subsidy to fire victims as quickly as possible, Infrastructure and Transport Minister Christos Spirtzis said. The...

Greece Fires: Greeks Hold Candlelight Protest Vigil for Victims

Hundreds of people holding a candle gathered in front of the Greek parliament in Syntagma Square to pay their respects to the 90+ victims...

Rafina Mayor: There was No Time or Order to Evacuate as Fire Approached

There was no order from the competent authorities, nor time, to evacuate when the fire front turned towards Mati, said Rafina Mayor Vangelis Bournous. Speaking...

Greek Firefighters and Rescuers Criticize Government on Deadly Fires Response

The head of Greek firemen federation and the leader of a coast guard rescue mission criticized the government for responding slow and misinforming the...

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