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Angeliki Koutantou

EU's Mediterranean states demand global action on climate crisis

Sep 17 2021

ATHENS (Reuters) -Leaders of the EU's bloc of nine southern European members on Friday demanded urgent global action to combat a worsening climate crisis and build a sustainable future for the Mediterranean region.

Greek PM sacks public order minister after wildfires

Aug 31 2021

ATHENS (Reuters) -Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis replaced his public order and tourism ministers on Tuesday and created a new civil protection post following sharp criticism of the government's response to a spate of summer wildfires.

Wildfires roar back to life near Athens as heat fans flames

Aug 06 2021

ATHENS (Reuters) -Wildfires north of Athens leapt back to life on Thursday as searing conditions persisted and emergency crews battled blazes across Greece for a third day running. | Video

Hundreds evacuated by sea from island as Greek wildfires rage

Aug 06 2021

ATHENS, Aug 6 Hundreds of people were evacuated by boat from an island near Athens as Greece braced for a fourth day of wildfires on Friday with emergency services forecasting strong winds and searing temperatures.

RPT-Greek tourism faces tense 'summer of patience'

Jul 27 2021

ATHENS, July 27 For two balmy weeks in July, hotel manager George Tselios dared to hope his pandemic nightmare was behind him. He was getting 100 bookings a day for his Rhodes seaside resort - "unthinkable numbers" for the past year and nearing normal levels.

Greek tourism faces tense 'summer of patience'

Jul 26 2021

ATHENS, July 26 For two balmy weeks in July, hotel manager George Tselios dared to hope his pandemic nightmare was behind him. He was getting 100 bookings a day for his Rhodes seaside resort - "unthinkable numbers" for the past year and nearing normal levels.

Floods wreck towns, but Europe's wind power goals tangled in red tape

Jul 21 2021

EVIA, Greece Climber Tassos Baltas points up at a 22-metre high mast which is monitoring wind speeds on the summit of a rocky hillside on the Greek island of Evia and declares, "This mast which has been installed next to us is an omen of catastrophe."

China's COSCO hopes for Greek deal on Piraeus despite delay -official

May 28 2021

ATHENS Chinese shipping group COSCO hopes to reach a deal with the Greek government to complete the purchase of an extra stake in Piraeus, despite running out of time to fulfil a key condition, a top official at the port said.

Greek environmentalists fear windfarm scars on mountain forests

May 26 2021

EVIA, Greece Greek environmentalists are protesting against a flagship windfarm project whose giant turbines they say will ruin acres of ancient forests - underlining the tough choices the government faces in implementing a green energy drive.

Greece evacuates more villages as forest fire spreads to Attica region

May 20 2021

ATHENS (Reuters) -Greek authorities ordered the evacuation of more villages threatened by a forest fire on Thursday as winds strengthened and firefighters battled the blaze, which had already scorched 20 square kilometres of woodland.

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