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AI voices concern over inmate on 34th day of hunger strike; Costas Sakkas in 2.5-year detention without trial

Amnesty International’s Greek branch has expressed concern about the continued detainment of 29-year-old student Costas Sakkas, who was on the 34th day of a hunger strike on Monday in protest at his continued detention without trial. Sakkas, who is being treated at Nikaia General Hospital near Piraeus, is accused of …

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Greek mayors threaten with mass resignations over workers lay-offs, while municipalities stink

Municipality workers are on strike again on  second consequently day. Thousands of angry workers and municipality policemen marched in downtown Athens again on Tuesday to protest the upcoming mass lay-offs in the Greek public sector. Samaras’ government has no other choice but to finally proceed to the much-needed and much-demanded, …

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Athens: public bus stop for …climbers

Eternal Greek innovation and improvisation. The public bus crosses the Athens/Attica highway. At the area of Agios Stefanos in the northern of Greek capital the bus stops only for passengers with a full training in climbing, mountaineering or 110-meter-hurdles. The metallic parapet that separates the highway from the parallel street is …

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Greece secured next bailout tranche: €6.8bn in sub-tranches

The finance ministers of Eurogroup and Greece’s international lenders approved on Monday evening the next bailout tranche for the debt-ridden country. A total of 6.8 billion euro are to come to Greece in three aub-tranches and be immediately forwarded to anybody else except the average Greek. The money will only make …

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