2014 in Greece

The following lists events that happened during 2014 in the Hellenic Republic.

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2014
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Greece

Decades:
See also:Other events of 2014
List of years in Greece

IncumbentsEdit

EventsEdit

MayEdit

  • May 5 – At least two people are dead and 30 missing after two boats carrying illegal immigrants collide in the Aegean Sea off the coast of Greece.[1]
  • May 24 – The 6.4 Mw Aegean Sea earthquake shook the area with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe), causing 324 injuries and $450 million in damage.
  • May 25 – Greece votes in European and second-round local elections.[2]

NovemberEdit

  • November 27 – Greek labor unions begin a general strike to protest ongoing government austerity measures shutting down public medical, educational, and transportational services.[3]

DecemberEdit

  • December 5 – The British Museum announces that it will loan one of the Elgin Marbles in its collection, originally taken from Greece, to the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg. Greece's Prime Minister Antonis Samaras calls the move "a provocation to the Greek people."[4]
  • December 23 – The Greek parliament fails to elect a new president in the second round of voting.[5]
  • December 28 – The Italian-owned MS Norman Atlantic catches fire on a ferry run from Greece to Italy 44 nautical miles northwest of Corfu, with 222 vehicles, 411 passengers and 5 crew on board. Greek and Italian officials report at least one person is dead.[6]
  • December 29 – Snap elections are to be called after the Hellenic Parliament fails to elect a new Greek president.[7]

DeathsEdit

17 May – Anna Pollatou, rhythmic gymnast (born 1983)[8]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "18 migrants die, others believed missing after smuggling boats capsize in Greece's Aegean Sea". 5 May 2014. Retrieved 15 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Greece votes in European and second-round local elections". 25 May 2014. Archived from the original on 31 May 2014. Retrieved 15 January 2015.
  3. ^ "General strike shuts down services across Greece". 27 November 2014. Retrieved 15 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Amid sanctions, British Museum lends Russia controversial Elgin Marble". 5 December 2014. Retrieved 15 January 2015.
  5. ^ "Greek presidential vote goes to third round". 23 December 2014. Retrieved 15 January 2015.
  6. ^ "Italy ferry fire: Evacuation hampered by winds". 28 December 2014. Retrieved 15 January 2015.
  7. ^ "Greece faces early election after PM loses vote on president". 29 December 2014. Retrieved 15 January 2015.
  8. ^ "Anna POLLATOU - Olympic Gymnastics Rhythmic | Greece". International Olympic Committee. 24 January 2021. Retrieved 24 January 2021.