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Building materials’ prices up 0.4 pct in March

Building materials’ prices up 0.4 pct in March

Building materials’ prices grew 0.4 pct, for the second month in a row, in March dragged mainly by a rise in diesel oil prices, Hellenic Statistical Authority said on Tuesday.

The statistics service, in a report, said the diesel oil prices rose 22.7 pct in March, copper pipes rose 9.9 pct, iron pipes were up 5.4 pct, steel pipes rose 1.8 pct,

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Chalkidiki fish farming sector exports 95 pct of production

Chalkidiki fish farming sector exports 95 pct of production

Ninety-five percent of production of fish farming companies operating in the Porto Koufo region in Chalkidiki for more than a decade is exported to foreign markets, taking advantage of very favourable climate conditions prevailing in the region, producing excellent quality fish, Costas Gioutikas, vice-regional head of growth and environemnt in

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Greece and Italy examine cooperation opportunities in the shipping sector

Greece and Italy examine cooperation opportunities in the shipping sector

Greece and Italy have a lot to gain in the shipping sector by evaluating opportunities arising, while the cooperation of the two countries will assess risk factors making the sector more competitive in the European Union, a meeting between representatives of Propeller Club from Italy and Greece said.

The meeting held at a special ceremony aboard

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Costa Riviera opens cruise season for the city of Volos

Costa Riviera opens cruise season for the city of Volos

The first cruise ship of the new tourist season docked on Monday at Volos port opening the summer season that will welcome a large number of tourists in the central Greek city of Volos.

Italian-flagged cruise ship Costa Riviera which arrived in Volos had sailed from Costanta, Romania with 1,172 passengers and 566 crew members.

The tourists were

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Research centre for global tourism programme Silk Road

Research centre for global tourism programme Silk Road

The rector of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Periklis Mitkas announced the setting up of a European Research Centre of Silk Road in the framework of the event “Silk Road and Prospects for Tourist Development.”

“Following a proposal by the Department of Economic Sciences, the World Tourism Organization instructed the Aristotle University t

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Rethimno expands to the Polish market

Rethimno expands to the Polish market

In order to attract a larger number of Polish visitors, especially during the low tourist season, tourist representatives in the prefecture of Rethymnon welcome tourist agents and other tourism professionals from Poland ahead of Rethymnon’s participation in GRECKA PANORAMA.

The tourist office of the municipality hosted and toured the

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Charter flights with visitors for Kastoria Fur Fair

Charter flights with visitors for Kastoria Fur Fair

Two charter flights carrying approximately 300 passengers from Moscow and Kiev have been scheduled to land at Aristotelis airport of Kastoria during the 42th Fur Fair that will be held at the Fur Exhibition Centre from May 4 to May 7.

Both aircrafts have been leased by the organisers to bring 174 trade visitors and entrepreneurs from Moscow and 100

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SYRIZA parliamentary spox: Roadmap on debt well on track

SYRIZA parliamentary spox: Roadmap on debt well on track

SYRIZA parliamentary spokeswoman Fotini Vaki on Tuesday in statements to the Athens Macedonian News Agency’s radio station Praktoreio 104.9 FM expressed her optimism over the course of the negotiations.

She explained that the Eurostat data provide a fiscal pillar as well as a strong argument for the government in the negotiations. “Even (German F

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Human skeleton found next to garbage bin

Human skeleton found next to garbage bin

Police investigate all possibilities around the human skeleton that was found early Monday at the Athens district of Kolonos. The skeleton was found inside a bag placed next to a garbage bin.

According to police sources, the skeleton may be the result of a criminal action or the bones may have been uses for medical purposes.

The post mortem

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Athens Newspapers Headlines: Tuesday 25/04 edition

Athens Newspapers Headlines: Tuesday 25/04 edition

The Tuesday edition of Athens dailies at a glance

DIMOKRATIA: A 2.3 trillion billion treasure

ΕTHΝΟS: 9 windows in the forest maps

ΕLEFTHERΙΑ: The death of the national health system

ΕLEFTHEROS ΤIPΟS: Forest maps. How will mistakes be corrected

ΕSΤΙΑ: The obsolete left is defeated

ΕFIΜΕRΙDΑ ΤOΝ SYNTAKTOΝ: The last tango of bipolarism

IMERISSIA: A signal

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Hundreds of Armenians march in Athens to mark 102th Genocide anniversary

Hundreds of Armenians march in Athens to mark 102th Genocide anniversary

Hundreds of Armenians marched towards the Turkish embassy in Athens on Monday to commemorate the 102th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide – the systematic extermination of 1.5 million Armenians by the Ottoman government carried out during and after World War I.

Young protesters waved a huge Armenian flag at the head of the march and held banners

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Shipping ministry expresses deep sorrow for deadly shipwreck in eastern Aegean

Shipping ministry expresses deep sorrow for deadly shipwreck in eastern Aegean

Greece’s shipping ministry expressed its deep sorrow for the deadly shipwreck in the eastern Aegean on Monday which resulted in 16 deaths.

“The loss of our fellow human beings and especially young children, seeking the opportunity for a better life in another country, affects us all and causes us great pain,” the ministry said in a press release.

“Th

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UNHCR asks for safe routes for refugees after deadly shipwreck off Lesvos

UNHCR asks for safe routes for refugees after deadly shipwreck off Lesvos

The UNHCR’s Representative in Greece Philippe Leclerc urged for the establishment of safe, legal routes so that people who need international protection can reach safety, after 16 people lost their lives in a shipwreck off the coast of Lesvos on Monday.

“The number of people crossing the Aegean fell drastically last year, but this tragic incident s

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FM Kotzias: We can and should continue spreading the values of peaceful culture

FM Kotzias: We can and should continue spreading the values of peaceful culture

Culture is soft power and an economic factor, Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias said on Monday at the closing press conference of the “Ancient Civilizations Forum” held in Athens.

“Culture for us is soft power and an economic factor. It is what humanizes people and enables us to tell the untold in a way that dispels fears and insecurities […] we con

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