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Forest fire in Dervenochoria splits into two fronts

A large fire that broke out on Saturday night in a pine forest in Dervenochoria, an area of the prefecture of Viotia, north of Athens, has split into two fronts, making firefighters’ job that much harder, authorities said on Sunday evening.

NEWS Politics

Tsipras to propose proportional representation

After a round of talks with the leaders of all the opposition parties represented in Parliament, bar Golden Dawn, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is expected to propose that Greece’s electoral system change to one of proportional representation.

NEWS Politics

Call for unity on center-left

Democratic Left (DIMAR), the small center-left party that ran on the same ticket as PASOK in last year’s general election, has called on Greece’s social democratic parties to unite.

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Athens braces for Brexit impact

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras spoke with French President Francois Hollande on Saturday as the Greek government started to gauge the mood within the eurozone in the wake of the United Kingdom voting to leave the European Union, a result which Athens fears will make its life more difficult in the months ahead.

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Two new navy submarines christened

President Prokopis Pavlopoulos stands for the flag-raising and christening ceremony of Type 214 submarines Matrozos and Katsonis at the Skaramangas shipyard, west of Athens, Thursday. The ceremony was also attended by the ministers of defense and shipping, Panos Kammenos and Theodoros Dritsas, respectively, as well as European Commissioner for Migration Dimitris Avramopoulos. The two submarines are already a part of the Hellenic Navy fleet and have participated in NATO exercises in the Mediterranean. [ANA-MPA/Ministry of Defense]