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General Strike paralyzes Greece, disrupt flights and transportation

The 24-hour general  strike organized by unions of the public and private sector ADEDY and GESEE will paralyze the country and disrupt transportation, including flights. General strike on 14. December 2017 All public services including schools will be closed. Public hospitals will operate only with emergency personnel. Ferries and ships …

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Christmas Tree lighting brings festive mood in Athens

Greek capital Athens is officially in Christmas mood. Mayor Giorgos Kaminis lit the Christmas tree in Syntagma Square in the center of the city, at 7 o’ clock on December 12th 2017. Sixteen meters long, more than 4,000 Christmas lights. “Christmas and New Year days are days of joy, hope …

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Greece’s Drug Organization orders withdrawal of Lactalis baby formula amid global salmonella fears

Baby formula is being pulled from shelves around the world after French authorities ordered a leading dairy company to stop selling hundreds of products because of concerns about food safety. Greece’s National Drug Organization ordered the temporary withdrawal of Lactalis “Frezylac” Monday noon. French firm Lactalis is recalling formula destined …

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69-year-old US national missing on the island of Tinos

A 69-year-old American citizen who has been living on the island of Tinos in the Cyclades group in the Aegean sea has been missing since November 19th 2017. According to local media cyclades24.gr, Bob Meyer has been missing since Sunday noon, Nov 19th. He was last seeing in Agios Fokas …

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Greek academic at UCL in racist rant against Antetokounmpo

A Greek academic local media describe as “professor” caused a social media outcry after describing National Basketball Association (NBA) sensation Giannis Antetokounmpo as “a black guy pretending to be Greek.” The man is reportedly employed at the University College of London. Evangelos Markopoulos made his comment on Facebook in a …

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37.5% of Greece’s children are at risk of poverty, says Eurostat

Year in, year out since 2010, the number of children at risk of poverty is continuously increasing in Greece. With 37.5 percent, Greece is tops among members of the eurozone and third after Romania and Bulgaria within the European union. Four in 10 children aged up to 17 years old …

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Help for flash floods victims: Mandra Municipality appeals for food & other items, donations, volunteers

The Municipality of Mandra in West Attica has issued a call for help for the flood victims. Food, drinking water, medicine, clothing and footwear but also sleeping bags and blankets are needed for the thousands of families affected by the floods, exposed in cold and decreasing temperatures in houses and …

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Workers at Athens Metro to launch 24h strike on Tuesday

Workers at Athens Metro will launch a 24-hour strike on Tuesday, November 21st 2017. The strike will affect Metro lines <2> and <3>. The rest of public transport means in Greece’s capital are expected to operate as usual.

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