Articles | Giorgos Lialios | authors | ekathimerini http://www.ekathimerini en null null Wed, 26 Aug 2020 01:59:11 GMT 2020-08-26T01:59:11Z en null null ekathimerini http://www.ekathimerini http://www.ekathimerini Disposable plastic items on the way out in 2021 http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/disposable-plastic-items-on-the-way-out-in-2021

The distribution of disposable plastic products on the market will be made illegal as of July 3, 2021, according to a law drafted by the Environment Ministry.

Tue, 25 Aug 2020 18:56:17 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/disposable-plastic-items-on-the-way-out-in-2021 2020-08-25T18:56:17Z
Bid to halt illegal building on Mykonos, Santorini  http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/bid-to-haltillegal-building-on-mykonos-santorini

The Environment Ministry has announced plans to crack down on illegal construction on Mykonos and Santorini. 

Mon, 24 Aug 2020 07:41:37 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/bid-to-haltillegal-building-on-mykonos-santorini 2020-08-24T07:41:37Z
METKA gets its first ever road project http://www.ekathimerini daily/business/metka-gets-its-first-ever-road-project

METKA, the construction arm of Mytilineos Group, will undertake to build a segment of the Ionian highway in Western Greece.

Mon, 24 Aug 2020 06:45:56 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/business/metka-gets-its-first-ever-road-project 2020-08-24T06:45:56Z
Weekend fire at warehouse dismays Cancer Society http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/weekend-fire-at-warehouse-dismays-cancer-society

Last weekend’s fire at a plastics warehouse in the northern Athens suburb of Metamorfosi was particularly serious for public health, according to the Hellenic Cancer Society, which stressed that such facilities must operate outside densely populated areas, with strict safety standards.

Fri, 21 Aug 2020 08:17:05 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/weekend-fire-at-warehouse-dismays-cancer-society 2020-08-21T08:17:05Z
Scientists seeking medical potential of invasive fish  http://www.ekathimerini daily/community/scientists-seekingmedical-potential-ofinvasive-fish

In response to the spread of invasive alien species of fish in Greek seas, a research project will be launched next month to harness their commercial and medical potential and, by extension, control their population.

Thu, 20 Aug 2020 14:15:02 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/community/scientists-seekingmedical-potential-ofinvasive-fish 2020-08-20T14:15:02Z
Fines being mulled as land registry completion lags http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/fines-being-mulled-as-land-registry-completion-lags

The completion of the project to record all of the country’s properties in a national cadastre is moving at two speeds, according to data from the Hellenic Land Registry.

Mon, 17 Aug 2020 10:30:22 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/fines-being-mulled-as-land-registry-completion-lags 2020-08-17T10:30:22Z
Disaster-stricken villages picking up the pieces http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/disaster-stricken-villages-picking-up-the-pieces

In the aftermath of last Sunday’s devastating rainstorms and flooding in parts of the island of Evia off central Greece, the restoration of the water supply and electricity in the affected areas is the most serious problem faced by the local authorities.

Thu, 13 Aug 2020 07:00:41 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/disaster-stricken-villages-picking-up-the-pieces 2020-08-13T07:00:41Z
Closing construction loopholes http://www.ekathimerini daily/business/closing-construction-loopholes

The Environment Ministry on Thursday announced that within two years it will have abolished all exceptions to the rules on structures outside of town planning, which will only be allowed on plots in excess of 4,000 square meters.

Fri, 31 Jul 2020 07:08:14 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/business/closing-construction-loopholes 2020-07-31T07:08:14Z
Bid to raise Samina ferry, 20 years after tragedy http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/bid-to-raise-samina-ferry-20-years-after-tragedy

Twenty years after it sank off Paros, causing the loss of 81 lives, the Express Samina ferry is to be lifted off the seabed following reports of a fresh leak.

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 15:57:36 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/bid-to-raise-samina-ferry-20-years-after-tragedy 2020-07-09T15:57:36Z
Outlook unclear for wind generators amid objections http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/outlook-unclear-for-wind-generators-amid-objections

Plans to install 106 wind turbines on 14 small islets of the Aegean are in question after a committee of experts assigned by the Environment Ministry to assess the project deemed that it would have irreversible environmental repercussions. 

Sat, 04 Jul 2020 17:30:51 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/outlook-unclear-for-wind-generators-amid-objections 2020-07-04T17:30:51Z
Food packaging and coffee cups to face plastic tax http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/food-packaging-and-coffee-cups-to-face-plastic-tax

Disposable coffee cups and takeaway boxes will be hit with a 0.04-euro (plus VAT) environmental tax as of January 1, 2022, the government has said.

Wed, 01 Jul 2020 07:16:12 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/food-packaging-and-coffee-cups-to-face-plastic-tax 2020-07-01T07:16:12Z
Ministry agency advises against Aegean wind farm projects http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/ministry-agency-advises-against-aegean-wind-farm-projects

Greece’s Environment Ministry has advised against plans for a wind energy project on the Cyclades and Dodecanese islands, saying it will cause lasting environmental damage.

Tue, 30 Jun 2020 16:28:23 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/ministry-agency-advises-against-aegean-wind-farm-projects 2020-06-30T16:28:23Z
Experts launch campaign to clean up polluted Andros seabed http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/experts-launch-campaign-to-clean-up-polluted-andros-seabed

Scientists on the Greek island of Andros will use a submarine equipped with a robotic arm and sonar technology to document the state of the Aegean seabed nine years after the contents of a garbage dump ended up there following a heavy rainstorm.

Tue, 23 Jun 2020 09:44:33 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/experts-launch-campaign-to-clean-up-polluted-andros-seabed 2020-06-23T09:44:33Z
Mandra demolitions to be completed by end-summer http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/mandra-demolitions-to-be-completed-by-end-summer

Regional authorities are aiming to complete the demolition of illegal constructions in dried-out river beds and streams in the region of Mandra, west of Athens, by the end of the summer.

Sun, 21 Jun 2020 09:17:55 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/mandra-demolitions-to-be-completed-by-end-summer 2020-06-21T09:17:55Z
Store, car park owners react to plan for pedestrianized Athens center http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/store-car-park-owners-react-to-plan-for-pedestrianized-athens-center

Small store owners and the owners of car parks in the centre of Athens have expressed their disagreement with a municipal plan to create a large traffic-free zone in the capital, saying it would ruin their business.

Thu, 11 Jun 2020 10:43:45 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/store-car-park-owners-react-to-plan-for-pedestrianized-athens-center 2020-06-11T10:43:45Z
Santorini port cleaned, Andros seabed still a mess http://www.ekathimerini daily/community/santorini-port-cleaned-andros-seabed-still-a-mess

Divers cleaned up the seabed in the old port of Fira on the island of Santorini for the first time on Monday, removing 340 kilograms of waste. The operation was organized by members of the island’s diving centers and volunteers.

Wed, 10 Jun 2020 15:19:13 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/community/santorini-port-cleaned-andros-seabed-still-a-mess 2020-06-10T15:19:13Z
Big cleanup operation planned for Santorini’s old harbor http://www.ekathimerini daily/community/big-cleanup-operation-planned-for-santorinis-old-harbor

A recently founded environmental group, Dive in Action, is organizing an ambitious cleanup of the old Fira harbor that once served as the main port for the popular Greek holiday island of Santorini.

Thu, 04 Jun 2020 13:45:21 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/community/big-cleanup-operation-planned-for-santorinis-old-harbor 2020-06-04T13:45:21Z
Disinfectants causing toll jams http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/disinfectants-causing-toll-jams

With the lifting of the ban on regional travel, there were, as expected, tailbacks at toll stations in Athens and Thessaloniki last weekend, which were, however, exacerbated by the fact that a growing number of drivers paid using cards rather than cash, and because many made excessive use of disinfectants during transactions.

Thu, 28 May 2020 12:01:51 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/disinfectants-causing-toll-jams 2020-05-28T12:01:51Z
Thessaloniki metro run by private entity? http://www.ekathimerini daily/business/thessaloniki-metro-run-by-private-entity

Infrastructure Minister Kostas A. Karamanlis said on Monday that the operation of the metro system being built in Thessaloniki may be conceded to a private entity.

Mon, 25 May 2020 19:44:19 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/business/thessaloniki-metro-run-by-private-entity 2020-05-25T19:44:19Z
Controversial plan for Corfu landfill scrapped http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/controversial-plan-for-corfu-landfill-scrapped

The years-long and sometimes violent dispute between the state and locals over the latter’s opposition to the creation of a landfill near the village of Lefkimi on the Ionian island of Corfu came to an end on Thursday after the Environment Ministry announced it has scrapped the plan.

Fri, 22 May 2020 05:27:07 GMT http://www.ekathimerini daily/news/controversial-plan-for-corfu-landfill-scrapped 2020-05-22T05:27:07Z