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Athens Macedonian News Agency: News in English, 16-08-08

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

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  • [01] Thessaloniki waterway receives environmental approval
  • [02] 126 refugees and migrants arrived on the Greek islands in the last 24h
  • [03] Charter flights to Kos airport 13 pct down in July

  • [01] Thessaloniki waterway receives environmental approval

    The approval of the environmental conditions for the establishment of a waterway in Thessaloniki was issued on Monday, said the Environment Ministry.

    The ministry in its announcement reminds that the 11 approved environmental licences that have already been signed refer to the creation of waterways in the area of Aghia Marina in Grammatiko, in the island of Alonissos, Paxi, Patmos, Skopelos, Skyros and Tinos as well as in the cities of Volos, Patra, Rethymno and Thessaloniki.

    [02] 126 refugees and migrants arrived on the Greek islands in the last 24h

    57,047 identified refugees and migrants were on the Greek territory on Monday while 126 arrivals were reported in the last 24 hours.

    According to the Refugee Crisis Management Coordination Body's figures, 21,742 of the refugees are in northern Greece, 10,106 are hosted in the region of Attica and 2,752 are hosted in facilities of central and southern Greece. 7,469 refugees and migrants are hosted in several facilities rented by the UNHCR, 2,859 in non-organised facilities 2,200 persons are living outside organised facilities.

    9,919 refugees and migrants were recorded on the eastern Aegean islands.

    [03] Charter flights to Kos airport 13 pct down in July

    Charter flights arrivals at Hippocrates airport of Kos posted a 13 pct decline in July. The decline is mostly attributed to migrants and refugees arrivals and had a negative affect to the islands' tourist image.

    According to Civil Aviation Service date, the passengers were 28,838 less in comparison with the relative period in 2015.

    Arrivals from Poland were 27 pct down, Netherlands (-19 pct), Denmark (-37 pct), Austria (-28 pct) and Belgium (-34 pct).

    On the contrary arrivals from Russia posted an 18 pct increase, from Switzerland 6 pct rise and from Israel were up 18 pct.


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