Posts tagged as Athens

Estonian President Kaljulaid is attending the meeting of the Arraiolos Group in Greece

Friday, October 11, 2019

Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid is on a one-day working visit to Athens today to discuss security, economic and migration issues with the heads of state belonging to the Arraiolos Group. In addition, the Estonian Head of State will have a bilateral meeting with Michael D. Higgins, the President of Ireland, to talk about the climate crisis, multilateralism and Brexit. The Arraiolos Group is known as a series of informal meetings that began…

airBaltic extends operating season of flights to Athens and Reykjavik

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Latvian airline airBaltic announces extension of the operating season of its flights from Riga to Athens, Greece and Reykjavik, Iceland. Flights to Reykjavik will be operated until January 31, 2020 and restart on March 3, 2020, but the flights from Riga to Athens will continue until December 1, 2019 and restart on March 4, 2020. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “We see a growing demand from our passengers…

Strong quake hits near Greek capital of Athens, sparks fear

Friday, July 19, 2019

A strong earthquake hit Friday near the Greek capital of Athens, causing residents to run into the streets in fear and firefighters to check for people trapped in elevators. The Athens Institute of Geodynamics gave the earthquake a preliminary magnitude of 5.1 but the U.S. Geological Survey gave it a preliminary magnitude of 5.3. The Athens Institute says the quake struck at 2:13 p.m. local time (1113 GMT) about 26…

Bomb explosion rips through Athens TV station

Monday, December 17, 2018

A bomb explosion ripped through the offices of Greek television station Skai TV in Athens in the early hours of Monday morning. No injuries were reported, however, the force of the blast caused “extensive damage” to the station, Skai TV reported. Two other broadcast stations, Zougla.gr and ANT1, said they received anonymous phone calls at 1.45 a.m. local time, warning that a bomb would explode at the Skai TV office in a further 45 minutes.…