x

Society

Planned Offshore Energy Reforms Trigger Protests in Greece

ATHENS — Environmental groups in Greece are urging the public to join a campaign against plans by the center-right government to overhaul offshore oil and gas exploration rules, which authorities argue will help the country end its dependence on coal.

The proposed changes are due to be put to a vote in parliament Tuesday. They include increasing central government oversight of exploration procedures and the establishment of priority zones for energy activity in protected nature areas.

But on the eve of the vote, Greenpeace and the World Wildlife Fund said they have started an online petition against the draft legislation, which they say would remove vital safeguards for environmental protection.

Greece plans to phase out most lignite-power production by 2023 and fully by 2028, with the additional use of renewable energy sources and natural gas. Authorities argue that the energy reforms will allow them to better target offshore areas that require a high degree of environmental protection. 

RELATED

ATHENS – Leaders of Greece's Roma community called for an end to violent protests that came after a police officer was charged with shooting a 16-year-old Roma boy in the head during a chase after he drove away from a gas station without paying for 20 euros ($21.

Top Stories

Columnists

A pregnant woman was driving in the HOV lane near Dallas.

General News

FALMOUTH, MA – The police in Falmouth have identified the victim in an accident involving a car plunging into the ocean on February 20, NBC10 Boston reported.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.

Video

Warnock or Walker? Georgia Runoff to Settle Last Senate Seat

ATLANTA — Georgia voters on Tuesday are set to decide the final Senate contest in the country, choosing between Democratic Sen.

BOISE, Idaho — Police are asking for help finding the occupant of a car that was seen near where four University of Idaho students were stabbed to death last month, saying that person could have "critical information" about the case.

WASHINGTON — Doug Emhoff, the husband of Vice President Kamala Harris, said Wednesday that he is "in pain right now" over rising antisemitism in the United States but will keep speaking out against it and other forms of bigotry and hate for "as long as I have this microphone.

DECEMBER 11TH: On this day in 1950, Christina Onassis (Andreadis), the American-born Greek heiress (Aristotle Onassis’ only daughter), was born in New York City.

NASHUA, NH – Tracy (Cronin) Pappas of Nashua, passed away peacefully and unexpectedly on November 30, into God’s loving and merciful hands.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. abc@xyz.com

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.