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Casein was detected in biscuits sold in JUMBO toys stores

The Greek Food Standards Agency (EFET) informed via the Early Warning System for Food and Feed (RASFF) on the movement of chocolate biscuits, in which the presence of milk ingredient (casein) was detected. This substance, however, was not indicated on the product label. Casein is a component that can cause health problems to people who are allergic or intolerant to ...

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The Francophone Film Festival kicks off this Thursday

The Francophone Film Festival returns to Athens and Thessaloniki for a 17th year, featuring a wide range of interesting synergies. The annual event kicks off on April 7 at the Onassis Cultural Center (107-109 Syngrou), with the Greek premiere of the 2015 romantic drama “Mon Roi.” Director and actress Μaïwenn Le Besco also directed award-winning “Polisse” — a film that was ...

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No flights to/from Athens on Thursday due to 24-hour union strike

No commercial flights will arrive at or depart from Athens International Airport on Thursday due to the participation of the Hellenic Civil Aviation Employees’ Unions’ (OSYPA) , which includes air traffic controllers, in a nationwide strike called by the country’s public sector union, ADEDY, to protest the government’s pension reform plans. On Monday, the Greek Civil Servants’ Confederation (ADEDY) published ...

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Greek civil servants on strike next Thursday

The Greek civil servants’ union federation ADEDY announced a 24-hour strike on April 7 against planned social security reforms. It will also hold a rally at Klafthmonos square, at 11 am. ADEDY issued a statement calling employees from all sectors to join the strike actions, in order to protest the government’s pension system reform plans, which it claims will bring ...

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No Aegean flights to/from Brussels until next Wednesday

Aegean Airlines announced on Saturday the cancellation of all scheduled flights to and from Brussels until Wednesday, March 30 as the airport will remain closed. The airline said that it will instead carry out emergency flights to and from Lille airport in northern France on March 29-30, in order to facilitate its passengers. The flights will take place on the ...

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No metro service in Athens on Thursday

Athens will be without metro service on Thursday due a twenty-four hour strike called by Athens Metro Association of Workers. Metro workers complain about the constant undermining of infrastructure and the targeting of individual colleagues such as ticket inspectors. According to their union, current events may lead to privatization of the service and a subsequent increase in ticket price. Events ...

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No railway strikes on Tuesday and Wednesday

The Panhellenic Federation of Rail workers has decided to cancel the wildcat strikes scheduled on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 22 and 23 respectively, following the announcement of the Fund for the Privatization of Public Property which stated that all binding offers for TRAINOSE and EESSTY are postponed. However, in their press realease, workers say they will continue to struggle against ...

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Homemade food for everyone at 2.70 euros in 14 municipalities!

Freshly cooked, homemade food daily, at 2,70 €. Is it possible? It becomes, in 14 Athenian municipalities that offer the opportunity to everyone to have a savoury yet cheap meal. Below, you will find all the addresses and points of distribution of freshly cooked food, along with their opening hours, so that you can find the nearest to your home ...

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Read all the changes to capital controls in Greece

Relaxation of capital controls on three fronts was decided by the Greek Finance Ministry, after a long study of their impact on the finance system. The three key changes that will be applied with the respective ministerial decision have to do with the premature breaking of time deposits, loan repay and remittances to other countries. Specifically: – Breaking of time ...

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Here comes the coldest Easter in recent years!

Storms, snow and cold will make us company during the following days, as this year’s Easter, according to scientists studying the data, is expected to be the coldest in years. Despite the fact that this year’s Easter comes slightly late and coincides with the first of May, the weather conditions will be mainly reminiscent of winter, not spring. Accrding to the ...

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