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Work stoppages at Athens public transport on Dec 14 general strike day

Workers at public transport means in Athens will join the general strike of public and private sector unions on December 14th 2017. Transport means workers will launch work stoppages next Thursday, mainly in order to allow unionists to join the big protest rally again austerity measures. According to an announcement …

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Tusk to propose scrapping refugee quotas scheme, EU may accept

European Council president Donald Tusk is to tell the EU summit on Thursday that the mandatory quotas for refugees relocation have been ‘divisive and ineffective’ and they should be abolished. The plan comes just days after the EU took three member states, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland to court …

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Greece’s impressive “Christmas Home” is in Kozani (video)

Greece’s “Christmas Home” is in Kozani, Western Macedonia. Thousands of lights are lit every evening for the pleasure of the home owners and the neighbors. The owners told kozanilife.gr, that the whole procedure of decoration that takes several days provides them so much joy that they pit aside any economic …

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Justice Minister, CoS clash over wealth disclosure statements for judges

Justice Minister Stavros Kontonis and the President of the Council of State Nikolaos Sakellariou clashed on Sunday over the wealth statements of Greece’s judges who are supposed to disclose their assets. Recently the Council of State had frozen the Law requirement for judges to submit wealth statements. Kontonis attacked saying …

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Christmas Bazaar for Greece’s Strays Dec 9-10 in Athens

The volunteers of Greek Animal Protection and Welfare non-profit organization Stray.gr hold their 14th Christmas Bazaar over the weekend December 9 and 10 2017. Visitors can purchase Christmas presents for the two- and four-legged friends, good luck charms 2018 and calendars for the new year, new and used books, accessories, …

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Ferries and ships to remain docked as seamen join 24h general strike

Ships and ferries will remain docked on Thursday, December 14th 2017, after the Greek Seamen Federation declared that they will join the 24-hour general strike to be launched by private sector union GSEE and public sector union ADEDY. The Seamens’ strike will start at 1:00 a.m. Thursday and will conclude …

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