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  1. Off-grid politics

    The Kalamata Municipal Council’s decision to block the installation of a 5G wireless network in the southern Peloponnese city on public health grounds, with a majority of 16 against 13, sent shock waves through social media and the local community so strong they were felt across the country.

  2. Reversing the brain drain

    The findings of the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV), according to which four in 10 enterprises suffer from a significant shortage of well-trained staff, simply serve to confirm what many entrepreneurs have already experienced.

  3. Primary residence protection extended by four months

    The current legal debt settlement framework for outstanding loans and mortgages given to loanees on guarantee of their primary residence, is being extended to April 30, 2020, the finance ministry announced on Saturday.

  4. ‘Constructive talks’ fail to ease migration worries

    Amid mounting concern over the fate of an agreement between the European Union and Turkey to stem migrant flows to the continent, European Commission Vice President Margaritis Schinas and Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson held a “constructive day of talks” in Ankara on Friday with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

  5. Goran Bregovic | Athens | December 10 & 11

    Composer and musician Goran Bregovic has added a new date in Athens after his December 11 concert sold out. The renowned Serbian artist will be appearing on stage  at the Galatsi Olympic Hall as part of the Christmas Theater.

  6. Thessaloniki bus drivers plan protest on Monday

    Bus drivers in the northern port city of Thessaloniki are planning a rally at the OASTH transport organization’s downtown headquarters at 11 a.m. on Monday.

  7. Moderate tremors hit Crete, no damages reported

    Crete on Saturday was hit by a new earthquake measuring 4.4 on the Richter scale, according to a preliminary reading of the Athens Institute of Geodynamics.

  8. Drunk driver handed suspended sentence, license revoked for six months

    A 50-year-old man from Volos, central Greece, was given a 21-month suspended prison sentence, fined 1,200 euros and had his driving license suspended for six months after an alcohol-test revealed that he was more than 10 times over the limit, reports said on the weekend. 

  9. Christmas tree to be lit on Monday

    Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis will be turning the lights on the Greek capital’s Christmas tree on Syntagma Square on Monday, launching a series of festive events ahead of the holiday season. 

  10. Ahead of vote, gov’t stresses need for unity

    Ahead of an expected vote in Parliament on Wednesday on a bill aimed at granting full voting rights to Greeks living abroad ahead, Interior Minister Takis Theodorikakos said on Saturday that the government has done all it can to secure a broad majority for the legislation. 

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