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Golden Dawn raids elementary school, harasses teachers, parents

A group of around twenty members of right-wing extremist Golden Dawn led by MP Yiannis Lagos raided an elementary school in Perama on Tuesday morning and bullied teachers and parents in an attempt to stop refugee children attending classes. The mob forced its way to 1. Elementary School Neo Iconio …

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Shortage of oncology drugs and IC units in Greece’s public hospitals

Shortcomings in public hospitals postpone scheduled treatments that are life saving for several groups of patients like those suffering from cancer. According to a statement issued by the Athens Medical Association (ISA),  medical staff and patients at Laiko Hospital in Athens informed the ISA of the frequent  shortage of oncology …

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Greece favors IMF withdrawal from bailout, Govt spokesman says

Greece’s left-led government says it would welcome a decision by the International Monetary Fund to pull out of the country’s bailout program, which is bogged down in disagreements on further spending cuts. Government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos is blaming the Washington-based fund for “pointless delays” in the negotiations. Athens hopes a …

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Greek granny, 106, reveals her secrets for long and healthy life

Granny Stavroula Katsarou just entered the 107th year of her long and fulfilled life. She lives in a small picturesque house in the village Ano Myrtia in the prefecture of Aitoloakarnania in Western Greece. She lives in the so-called other Greece of fresh air, locally produced food, less stress. Not …

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Greece’s wild beauties: Wild, wild horses in the snow (video)

Wild, wild horses can’t drag me away… Wild, wild horses in the snow up in the mountains of Epirus in North-Western Greece. Wild horses enjoy the snow in the rough beauty of Mpaltenezi (Baltenezi) mountains, commonly known as Thesprotian Mountains (1274m.)  in the prefecture of Preveza. The horses graze, play …

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Greece’s banks to radically modernize ATMS

ATMs in Greece are to be radically modernized and offer a series of transactions possibilities that are currently being offered only at the bank counter. The country’s banks plan to replace the ATMs inside and outside the bank branches with a new generation of automated teller machines offering multiple transactions …

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CoS rules opening shops on Sundays is against the constitution

Greece’s Council of State ruled that opening shops on Sundays was against the constitution and the right of workers to relax and families to bond. The Assembly of the Council of State ruled about the decision of 7. July 2014 issued by the Ministry of Development to have shops open …

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Europeans sent more than 4,000 requests to have refugees back to Greece

European countries deliberately delaying the program of refugees’ relocation, while at the same time want to send more than 4,000 asylum seekers back to Greece. According to Director of Greece’s Asylum Service, Maria Stavropoulou, there are currently 4,415 requests from European countries (mainly Hungary) that want to return refugees back …

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Schaeuble warns Greece on what happens if IMF leaves.

Another warning by the man who never smiles. Another warning to Greece by the man who has nothing better to do than add 0.00002 + 0.00001/2 and double check to verify and confirm the result. Another warning by the bitter man who warns others but himself remains bitterly relaxed. Schäuble …

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For the first time, Greece accepts utility, phone bills for tax discount

The Finance Ministry issued a list detailing the types of electronic spending – credit and debit cards, e-banking and money forwarding – that will count toward the income tax discount granted to most taxpayers as of this year. Just a handful of expenses are excluded, meaning that the threshold will …

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Defense Minister surprisingly replaces Chiefs of Army, Navy, Air Forces

In a surprise move the highest council KYSEA conveyed to change the chiefs of Greece’s Armed Forces on Monday morning. The head of Land Forces, Navy and Air Force were sent to retirement and new generals were appointed. Media describe the decision as “hasty” and puzzle over the reasons for …

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