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Archive - Aug 2014

August 25th

1,800 uninhabited houses in Athens to be demolished

24 August 2014 / 22:08:31  
According to a senior official of the Ministry of Environment, it is considered that about 500 buildings can be saved that will eventually be converted into public buildings.

The romance of Monemvasia

24 August 2014 / 21:08:38  
Five things worth seeing in this small historic town in the eastern Peloponnese

August 24th

Terrorists and mobsters behind the bank robbery in Distomo

24 August 2014 / 20:08:07  
An old acquaintance of the police took an active part in the robbery carried out like a movie bank heist on Friday in Distomo. He is No. 1 on the “wanted list” Giorgos Petrakakos, who is considered one of the closest associates of mobster Nikos Maziotis.

August 23rd

The common destiny of Greece and Italy in the National Archaeological Museum

23 August 2014 / 18:08:52  
New exhibition opens in Athens on 28th August.

Macedonians buy property in Greece with Bulgarian passports

23 August 2014 / 15:08:29  
According to a Macedonian newspaper, resort Perea near Thessaloniki turns into a "Macedonian" suburb.

Greek banks face new stress test

23 August 2014 / 13:08:55  
Despite the general optimism that Greek banks will cope in the best possible way in the inspection by the European Central Bank, a publication in the New York Times indicates that the stress tests will result in additional capital needs in the range of 5 to 8 billion euros.

August 22nd

Armed bank robbery with a hostage

22 August 2014 / 16:08:30  
The attackers stole 300,000 euro and then fled in a jeep and boat. Their modus operandi reminds a lot of the bank robbery that was carried out in 2012 by the group of recently captured terrorist Nikos Maziotis.