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  1. Probe into Thessaloniki municipal corruption targets accountantsRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | EKathimerini

    Thessaloniki-based corruption prosecutor Argyris Dimopoulos on Thursday ordered a preliminary investigation into whether any of the chartered accountants who had been responsible for overseeing the coffers of the northern portA's municipal authorities between 1998 and 2004 should face criminal charges for embezzlement or mismanagement of funds. The probe comes as former Thessaloniki Mayor Vassilis Papageorgopoulos, who is serving a 12-year prison sentence for the embezzlement of nearly 18 million euros in municipal funding, is to face new charges over another 1.1-million-euro hole in the cityA's coffers.

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  2. Suspected migrant trafficker caught in northern GreeceRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | EKathimerini

    Police in Katerini near Thessaloniki on Thursday arrested a 21-year-old Egyptian national believed to belong to a criminal racket that has been trafficking undocumented immigrants. The 21-year-old was detained near Katerini railway station after a police inspection determined that the four migrants with whom he had been due to travel to Italy were in possession of forged documents.

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  3. TAP invites companies to pre-qualify for line pipes and bendsRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Trend

    Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG launched its pre-qualification process for onshore line pipes and bends, TAP reported on December 18. The scope for this contract has been divided into six lots which will be delivered to marshalling yards in Kavala and Thessaloniki in Greece and Durres in Albania. The total length required for the line pipes will be approximately 780 km, totalling approximately 443,000 tonnes in weight, with a diameter of 48 inches and 36 inches respectively.

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  4. Absurd And UnrealRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 14, 2013 | Baltimore Jewish Times

    That was the message Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, delivered regarding the recent vocal surge of anti-Semitic sentiments in Greece, mainly through the Golden Dawn Party, which now hold seats in the Greek Parliament. But Rabbi Cooper painted a picture that is both strikingly concerning and also improving, one in which there is much anti-Semitic talk on the one hand and blossoming Greek-Israel relations on the other.

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  5. Thessaloniki metro off track againRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | EKathimerini

    The troubled project to construct a metro system in Thessaloniki, which is already several years behind schedule, could be set for another blow as the consortium building the underground transport system on Wednesday asked for its contract to be torn up. The consortium, made up of Greek and Italian companies , made the move after a court of arbitration ruled earlier this year that it had the right to ask for the contract to be scrapped.

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  6. Universities ask state to reverse mobility schemeRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | EKathimerini

    Rectors representing the countryA's largest universities on Wednesday appealed to the government to take immediate action to relieve operational problems at the institutions that have been caused by troika-mandated funding cuts, a rash of student transfers to the big universities and staff cutbacks. As administrative staff at Greek universities launched a two-day strike on Wednesday, protesting forced transfers and layoffs, the rectors gave twin press conferences A- in Athens and in Thessaloniki.

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  7. Greece's three-year yield drops 21 bps to 10.63 pctRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | EKathimerini

    GreeceA's three-year yield dropped 21 basis points to 10.63 percent after jumping 57 basis points on Tuesday.

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  8. More Britons and Americans eyeing Greece for vacationsRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | EKathimerini

    Greece enjoyed the fifth-biggest increase in Google searches from the UK market this year in the category of emerging holiday destinations, according to a chart published by the worldA's biggest online search engine. Meanwhile the Hellenic American Tourism Chamber described as promising GreeceA's prospects of absorbing a greater share of US tourists after Delta AirlinesA' recent decision to increase its services to Athens, reaching up to 11 flights per week.

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  9. European Space Imaging and TotalView Provide Satellite Imagery for Greek LPIS 2014 ProjectRead the original story

    Wednesday | Wireless Developer Network

    European Space Imaging and TotalView successfully completed the provision of DigitalGlobe's satellite imagery products for the Land Parcel Identification System 2014 project in Greece. The project "Digital Services in the Single Application Renewed Land Parcel Identification System" project was announced by the Greek Payment and Control Agency for Guidance and Guarantee Community Aid and required the provision of 39,600km2 of Greece.

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  10. Truck carrying chemicals overturns near ThessalonikiRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | EKathimerini

    A truck with Bulgarian license plates overturned on the Egnatia Highway, near the junction for Thessaloniki, early on Wednesday, shedding large quantities of hospital supplies including chemicals onto the road surface. The truck driver, who lost control of his vehicle under circumstances that remained unclear, was hospitalized for treatment to minor injuries.

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  11. Article ImageRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | This Is Leicestershire

    An Uppingham businessman has completed a 12,000-mile, 10-day mission to re-home a tiger from a Greek zoo in a purpose-built sanctuary for big cats in the US. David Barnes first came across Phevos in 2001 when he helped place him with Athena, a female companion in a zoo in Trikala after the Greek authorities seized the two tigers from a travelling Italian circus.

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  12. Greece's three-year yields jump 64 bpsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | EKathimerini

    Former mayor of Thessaloniki Vassilis Papageorgopoulos, who is serving a 12-year prison sentence for the embezzlement of nearly 18 million euros in municipal funding, is to face new charges ... Civil servantsA' union ADEDY has called a three-hour Attica-wide work stoppage, from noon Thursday, demanding the rehiring of dismissed public sector workers and the abolition of a troika-man... A 10-year-old Irish fan of Greek striker Georgios Samaras was in Athens on Monday at the invitation of the Greek Sports Journalists' Association, which honored outstanding achievements in sp... A row has broken out between the national weightlifting federations of Greece and Albania following claims over the weekend that the former Greek Olympian and current national squad coach, L... In the adventures of Asterix the Gauls have only one fear: that the sky may fall on their heads.

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  13. Investors see eurozone immune to Greek upheavalRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | EKathimerini

    GreeceA's future in the eurozone may hang in the balance once more, but investors believe the market fallout from any current political turbulence can be insulated, unlike during the regionA's sovereign debt crisis of 2012. Investors are betting that a rout in Greek markets, sparked by the latest political upheaval in Athens, will not spread, placing their faith in firewalls built following the eurozone debt crisis.

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  14. Ghost airports drain EU taxpayers' moneyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | EUobserver

    A report out Tuesday by the European Court of Auditors found that €255 million - more than half of the EU funds audited - went into unnecessary expansion projects. Vanity projects in small regional airports, shoddy oversight by the European Commission, no local quality control checks, and overoptimistic passenger number forecasts are among the list of problems to have helped sap public coffers dry in times of economic crisis.

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  15. New Market Research Report: Greece Infrastructure Report Q4 2014Read the original story

    Tuesday Dec 16 | PR-inside.com

    The b oost from the co nstruction of TAP pipeline and large scale privatisations of transport assets, on the cusp of materialising after years of delays, will provide further upside to our transport forecasts. Key Areas Offering Growth Potential Kasteli Airport PPP tender; Elliniko EUR7bn mixed used development; TAP gas pipeline to enter construction in 2015; European projects of common interest in energy; Ports privatisations - Thessaloniki and Piraeus; Full Report Details at -

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  16. Court of auditors finds EU funds wasted on three Greek regional airportsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | EKathimerini

    The European Court of Auditors concluded on Tuesday that millions of euros in European funding has been wasted on 20 regional airports in the bloc, three of which are located in Greece. In a special report titled "EU-funded airport infrastructure: Poor value for money," the Luxembourg-based body found that "some airports were not profitable in the long term, some were underused and some were not used at all," citing in particular the example of Kastoria airport in northern Greece.

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  17. EU millions wasted on white elephant airports, say auditorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | EurActiv.com

    Many of the investments in airport infrastructure were too big for the numbers of planes and passengers involved, the auditors said. [David Leiser/Flickr] Millions of euros of EU money was wasted on too many airports, on airports that are too close together and do not attract enough passengers, the European Court of Auditors has found.

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  18. Showers, storms roll in from the westRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | EKathimerini

    A wet front sweeping in from the west will bring showers and the occasional storm on Tuesday and Wednesday, starting in the islands of the Ionian on Tuesday and spreading across the mainland. Southerly winds will be blowing at speeds of 3-4 Beaufort in most parts of the country, picking up to 6 or 7 Beaufort in the northern Ionian, while average temperatures will reach a daytime high of 12 Celsius in northern Greece, 15-16C in western and mainland Greece, and 16-17 degrees Celsius in the Aegean.

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  19. Exclusive Christmas offers at Thessaloniki's City HotelRead the original story

    Monday Dec 15 | PR Log

    Christmas - a wonderful time of year wherever in the world one may be, is especially beautiful in Greece's foremost northern city, Thessaloniki. s City Hotel through any one of its phenomenal enchanting Christmas offers.

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  20. Greece's Syriza prepares for powerRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | BBC News

    A large portrait of Marxist revolutionary Rosa Luxemburg hangs in the Thessaloniki office of Nikos Samanidis, a founder member of Greece's Coalition of the Radical Left, better known as Syriza. With many Greeks exhausted by five years of recession, tax hikes and record unemployment rates, Syriza and its firebrand leader Alexis Tsipras are tipped to win the early elections that must be called, according to the Greek constitution, if parliament fails to elect a new head of state by 29 December.

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