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# greece - Sunday 20 February, 2022

Greek rescuers find first ferry blaze victim, hours after another man is found alive
# Corfu
# Corfu

Greek rescuers find first ferry blaze victim, hours after another man is found alive

Updated Feb 20th 2022, 7:05 PM 29,966 Views 3 Comments

The 58-year-old Greek victim was one of 11 truck drivers who are missing.

# greece - Friday 18 February, 2022

Eleven people missing after passenger ferry catches fire near Greece
# Ionian Sea
# Ionian Sea

Eleven people missing after passenger ferry catches fire near Greece

Feb 18th 2022, 4:20 PM 14,539 Views 2 Comments

Several people are still unaccounted for.

# greece - Wednesday 2 February, 2022

Complaint filed with United Nations over torture of asylum seeker in Greece
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Complaint filed with United Nations over torture of asylum seeker in Greece

Feb 2nd 2022, 2:48 PM 7,137 Views 2 Comments

The woman says she suffered abuse and witnessed the beating of children and a pregnant woman.

# greece - Wednesday 26 January, 2022

Backlash in Greece over snow storm 'fiasco' as thousands of cars left stranded
# Snowstorm
# Snowstorm

Backlash in Greece over snow storm 'fiasco' as thousands of cars left stranded

Jan 26th 2022, 12:14 PM 18,013 Views 10 Comments

The army was brought in to help police, fire and state crews extricate some 3,500 stranded motorists.

# greece - Saturday 25 December, 2021

At least 30 dead in migrant boat sinkings along the coast of Greece
# Greece
# Greece

At least 30 dead in migrant boat sinkings along the coast of Greece

Dec 25th 2021, 10:07 AM 16,165 Views 9 Comments

The incidents have happened near the island of Paros.

# greece - Sunday 5 December, 2021

Pope calls Europe's neglect of migrants 'the shipwreck of civilisation' during Lesbos visit
# Greece
# Greece

Pope calls Europe's neglect of migrants 'the shipwreck of civilisation' during Lesbos visit

Dec 5th 2021, 7:34 PM 16,046 Views 46 Comments

The pontiff said Europe was “torn by nationalist egoism”.

# greece - Thursday 18 November, 2021

Widely criticised trial of Irishman in Greece adjourned, moved to appeals court
# Sean Binder
# Sean Binder

Widely criticised trial of Irishman in Greece adjourned, moved to appeals court

Updated Nov 18th 2021, 2:16 PM 69,795 Views 0 Comments
  • Human rights organisations have accused Greece of attempting to criminalise aid work for migrants, Michelle Hennessy reports.
  • A protest in Brussels this week called for authorities to drop the charges.

# greece - Wednesday 10 November, 2021

Hospitals starting to buckle under pressure in Greece as Covid-19 cases spike
# Fourth Wave
# Fourth Wave

Hospitals starting to buckle under pressure in Greece as Covid-19 cases spike

Nov 10th 2021, 7:41 AM 16,888 Views 6 Comments

The country notched up a record 8,613 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours.

# greece - Wednesday 3 November, 2021

Greek health workers protest over mandatory Covid vaccinations
# Greece Protests
# Greece Protests

Greek health workers protest over mandatory Covid vaccinations

Nov 3rd 2021, 1:10 PM 19,162 Views 30 Comments

The country yesterday reported a record number of new daily Covid-19 cases

# greece - Tuesday 2 November, 2021

Tighter restrictions announced for non-vaccinated in Greece as daily cases surge
# Greece
# Greece

Tighter restrictions announced for non-vaccinated in Greece as daily cases surge

Nov 2nd 2021, 5:38 PM 22,983 Views 66 Comments

The new measures come in this weekend.

# greece - Monday 18 October, 2021

Protesters denounce China at Winter Olympics flame-kindling ceremony in Greece
# Winter Olympics
# Winter Olympics

Protesters denounce China at Winter Olympics flame-kindling ceremony in Greece

Oct 18th 2021, 12:10 PM 9,422 Views 3 Comments

Three activists were restrained by police after holding a banner saying: ‘No genocide games’.

# greece - Friday 1 October, 2021

Greek PM says migrant smugglers have been ‘crushed’ as he views new camp
# Greece
# Greece

Greek PM says migrant smugglers have been ‘crushed’ as he views new camp

Oct 1st 2021, 3:43 PM 9,742 Views 3 Comments

Migrant entries into Greece have fallen by about 90% compared with those of 2019, the prime minister noted.

# greece - Monday 27 September, 2021

Man dies and nearly a dozen injured after strong quake on Greek island of Crete
# Greece
# Greece

Man dies and nearly a dozen injured after strong quake on Greek island of Crete

Updated Sep 27th 2021, 3:45 PM 26,310 Views 7 Comments

The quake struck at 7.17am Irish time and measured a magnitude of 5.8.

# greece - Monday 13 September, 2021

Eleven families arrive in Ireland from Moria refugee camp in Lesbos
# Greece
# Greece

Eleven families arrive in Ireland from Moria refugee camp in Lesbos

Sep 13th 2021, 10:51 PM 27,009 Views 29 Comments

Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman said their arrival had taken ‘longer than hoped’ due to Covid-19.

# greece - Wednesday 1 September, 2021

Man arrested over Limerick student's death to appear before Greek judicial investigator
# Niall O'Brien
# Niall O'Brien

Man arrested over Limerick student's death to appear before Greek judicial investigator

Sep 1st 2021, 4:10 PM 26,105 Views 0 Comments

The 20-year-old Irish suspect may be sent to jail before a trial.

# greece - Tuesday 31 August, 2021

Man arrested in connection with death of 22-year-old Limerick man in Greece
# Castletroy
# Castletroy

Man arrested in connection with death of 22-year-old Limerick man in Greece

Aug 31st 2021, 1:36 PM 75,683 Views 0 Comments

Niall O’Brien died on the Greek island of Ios after being struck by another male, police said.

# greece - Monday 30 August, 2021

Tributes paid to Limerick sportsman who died overnight on Greek island

Tributes paid to Limerick sportsman who died overnight on Greek island

Aug 30th 2021, 6:47 PM 62,748 Views 6 Comments

Niall O’Brien, aged in his 20s, died after sustaining serious head injuries.

# greece - Wednesday 18 August, 2021

Greek megafires highlight failure to prepare, experts say
# Extreme Weather
# Extreme Weather

Greek megafires highlight failure to prepare, experts say

Aug 18th 2021, 7:48 AM 7,103 Views 4 Comments

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis described the blazes as an “ecological disaster”.

# greece - Monday 16 August, 2021

Firefighters grapple with more wildfires near Greece’s capital
# Athens
# Athens

Firefighters grapple with more wildfires near Greece’s capital

Aug 16th 2021, 5:32 PM 6,502 Views 0 Comments

A number of villages near Athens have been evacuated.

# greece - Friday 13 August, 2021

New blaze breaks out on Greek island of Evia ravaged by wildfires
# Greece
# Greece

New blaze breaks out on Greek island of Evia ravaged by wildfires

Aug 13th 2021, 1:16 PM 6,386 Views 1 Comment

Four water-dropping aircraft and six helicopters have been sent to control the new fire.

# greece - Wednesday 11 August, 2021

Almost 100,000 hectares of forest burned in Greece in less than two weeks
# Greece
# Greece

Almost 100,000 hectares of forest burned in Greece in less than two weeks

Aug 11th 2021, 9:20 PM 9,431 Views 13 Comments

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mistotakis described the 586 fires as “a natural disaster of exceptional magnitude”.

# greece - Tuesday 10 August, 2021

Hundreds of Greek firefighters battle to protect town from ferocious blaze
# Greek Fires
# Greek Fires

Hundreds of Greek firefighters battle to protect town from ferocious blaze

Aug 10th 2021, 8:33 PM 12,025 Views 4 Comments

Almost 900 firefighters, backed up by international reinforcements, are battling the blaze.

# greece - Monday 9 August, 2021

Firefighters battle blazes on Greek island of Evia for seventh consecutive day
# Wildfire
# Wildfire

Firefighters battle blazes on Greek island of Evia for seventh consecutive day

Updated Aug 9th 2021, 10:17 PM 20,250 Views 3 Comments

Greece and neighbouring Turkey have been battling devastating blazes for nearly two weeks.

# greece - Sunday 8 August, 2021

Reinforcements called in as Greece continues to battle huge wildfires
# Burning
# Burning

Reinforcements called in as Greece continues to battle huge wildfires

Aug 8th 2021, 10:09 AM 12,102 Views 8 Comments

One volunteer firefighter died after suffering a head injury from a falling electricity pole.

# greece - Saturday 7 August, 2021

Firefighter dies as Greece continues to deal with widespread blazes
# Heat Wave
# Heat Wave

Firefighter dies as Greece continues to deal with widespread blazes

Aug 7th 2021, 12:24 PM 8,902 Views 6 Comments

Thousands of residents and vacationers have fled approaching flames by land and by sea.

# greece - Friday 6 August, 2021

'We're talking about the apocalypse': Thousands flee wildfires burning out of control in Greece
# Athens
# Athens

'We're talking about the apocalypse': Thousands flee wildfires burning out of control in Greece

Aug 6th 2021, 10:14 PM 36,854 Views 27 Comments

Firefighters are battling 56 active wildfires, Civil Protection chief Nikos Hardalias said.

# greece - Sunday 1 August, 2021

Fires rage across southern Europe, forcing hundreds to evacuate
# Wildfires
# Wildfires

Fires rage across southern Europe, forcing hundreds to evacuate

Aug 1st 2021, 4:17 PM 27,782 Views 9 Comments

This year’s fire season has been significantly more destructive than previously, according to EU data.

# greece - Tuesday 13 July, 2021

Galatasaray fly home from Greece after allegedly refusing further Covid tests
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Galatasaray fly home from Greece after allegedly refusing further Covid tests

Jul 13th 2021, 4:12 PM 5,292 Views 0 Comments

The visitors were due to play against Greek champions Olympiakos on Tuesday.

# greece - Tuesday 15 June, 2021

Greece fumes at North Macedonia over initials on Euro 2020 shirt
# The Name Game
From The42
# The Name Game

Greece fumes at North Macedonia over initials on Euro 2020 shirt

Updated Jun 15th 2021, 5:00 PM 50,225 Views 21 Comments

The initials ‘cannot be accepted’ by Greece, according to Nikos Dendias, the country’s Foreign Minister.

# greece - Saturday 22 May, 2021

'Ecological disaster' feared as Greece battles massive forest fire
# Geraneia Mountains
# Geraneia Mountains

'Ecological disaster' feared as Greece battles massive forest fire

May 22nd 2021, 2:40 PM 13,559 Views 2 Comments

The fire is “one of the biggest in the past 20 to 30 years”.

# greece - Tuesday 11 May, 2021

Greece to fully vaccinate residents on its islands by end of June to boost tourism
# Rhodes To Freedom
# Rhodes To Freedom

Greece to fully vaccinate residents on its islands by end of June to boost tourism

May 11th 2021, 7:31 PM 15,864 Views 11 Comments

The Greek Prime Minister said: “My message is clear. We are open again.”

# greece - Monday 8 March, 2021

Greece mourns the death of baby who died from Covid aged just 37 days old
# Greece
# Greece

Greece mourns the death of baby who died from Covid aged just 37 days old

Mar 8th 2021, 8:13 PM 29,787 Views 12 Comments

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis tweeted “the grief is unbearable”.

# greece - Tuesday 16 February, 2021

Three people dead after heaviest snow in a decade hits Greece
# Medea
# Medea

Three people dead after heaviest snow in a decade hits Greece

Feb 16th 2021, 5:58 PM 25,158 Views 3 Comments

The ‘Medea’ cold front brought gale force winds, resulting in power outages and a delay to Athens’ vaccine rollout.

# greece - Saturday 14 November, 2020

Greece shuts down all schools as hospitals are overwhelmed
# Shutdown
# Shutdown

Greece shuts down all schools as hospitals are overwhelmed

Nov 14th 2020, 11:48 AM 54,464 Views 58 Comments

Schools, kindergartens and daycare centres have all been shut in Greece as cases surge.

# greece - Saturday 31 October, 2020

At least 38 dead and over 800 injured following strong earthquake off Turkish coast
# Earthquake
# Earthquake

At least 38 dead and over 800 injured following strong earthquake off Turkish coast

Updated Oct 31st 2020, 5:45 PM 30,907 Views 3 Comments

The quake toppled buildings in Izmir, Turkey’s third largest city.

# greece - Friday 30 October, 2020

At least 14 dead as strong earthquake hits Turkey and Greece
# Izmir
# Izmir

At least 14 dead as strong earthquake hits Turkey and Greece

Updated Oct 30th 2020, 8:05 PM 27,731 Views 3 Comments

On Samos, two teenagers died after being struck by a wall that collapsed.

# greece - Friday 9 October, 2020

Anger as Turkish army reopens Cyprus resort that has turned into ghost town
# Election
# Election

Anger as Turkish army reopens Cyprus resort that has turned into ghost town

Oct 9th 2020, 8:35 AM 40,645 Views 20 Comments

The move threatened to further inflame tensions in the eastern Mediterranean, where Turkey has been engaged in bitter maritime disputes with Greece and Cyprus.

# greece - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

Greece’s far-right Golden Dawn party found guilty of operating as criminal organisation
# Neo-Nazi
# Neo-Nazi

Greece’s far-right Golden Dawn party found guilty of operating as criminal organisation

Oct 7th 2020, 10:38 AM 16,530 Views 0 Comments

The judgement came to a background of clashes between police and anti-fascist demonstrators.

# greece - Thursday 1 October, 2020

Ireland to resettle 50 people from fire-ravaged Greek refugee camp
# Moria
# Moria

Ireland to resettle 50 people from fire-ravaged Greek refugee camp

Oct 1st 2020, 7:03 PM 27,763 Views 99 Comments

Justice Minister Helen McEntee said today that Ireland will welcome refugee families from Greece under the Irish Refugee Protection Programme.

# greece - Saturday 12 September, 2020

Tear gas fired during migrant protests on Greek island of Lesbos
# Moira Camp
# Moira Camp

Tear gas fired during migrant protests on Greek island of Lesbos

Sep 12th 2020, 5:06 PM 29,628 Views 15 Comments

Asylum seekers have been sleeping rough since Wednesday, when the Moria camp was gutted in apparent arson attacks.

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