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Greek Journos Union condemns death threats against UNFOLLOW reporter

Greek Journalist Union ESHEA condemned death threats against  Lefteris Charalambopoulos, reporter of monthly magazine UNFOLLOW , who recently published a report about oil smuggling. In a statement ESHEA condemned the threats against Charalambopoulos, stressing “an increase of dangerous pressure and threats against journalists”. At the same time, ESHEA calls on all …

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Volos: Man, 63, jumps to death from the roof of insurance fund building

Volos, Monday, 2 p.m.: A 63-year-old man entered Greece’s biggest insurance fund IKA branch in Volos, went up to the roof of the building and jumped to death. Without leaving a notice, without to have previously contacted any of the IKA services. According to information of local media, the man …

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Greek Public Order Min: Photoshop on suspects’ pictures neccessary for recognition by the public

The turmoil over the alleged torture of the four young men arrested for bank robbery and links to terrorism and the photoshoped pictures continues on Monday. While the prosecutor ordered an investigation over the torture allegations of the men’s parents and lawyers,  Minister of Citizen protection & Public Order, Nikos Dendias, justified …

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Greek health care: EU-citizens and third-country nationals to pay double prices for hospital treatment

The decree issued last October by Greek health ministry separates patients into two categories: Greeks and foreigners. This health care scheme separating patients in two classes will charge foreigners receiving treatment in public hospitals with double prices and thus for the same service received by the Greeks. According to the controversial decree, the daily fees …

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Patras: tenants burn home and cupboard doors for heating

Poverty has no borders and scruple. A home owner in Patras, western Greece, was complete astonished to find out, his former tenants had used some of the doors of the house but also the doors of kitchen cupboards to feed their stove. Apparently because the tenants family had no money to …

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