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Doctors of the World leave Chios Hot Spot after clashes among refugees

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Clashes between Syrian and Afghan refugees and migrants in the “detention center” on the island of Chios on Thursday night ended with two people stabbed and many with injuries in the legs and the head and severe damage at the facilities of humanitarian organization Doctors of The World that provides […]





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1
Apr

Hubris! Belgian curator of Athens & Epidaurus Festival excludes Greek artists

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The new curator of Athens and Epidaurus Festival, Belgian Jan Fabre triggered stormy reactions when he decided to exclude Greek artists and dedicate this year’s event to “Belgian spirit.” Belgian artist Jan Fabre and new art director of the Athens and Epidaurus Festival announced this year’s event would focus on […]





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Apr
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Workers at Public Hospitals occupy Health Ministry

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Personnel working at Greek public hospitals symbolically “occupied” the Health Ministry in Athens on Friday morning and closed the entrance with chains. The Panhellenic Federation of Workers in Public Hospitals (POEDIN) said: “A year ago the Prime Minister promised 4,500 recruits and increased funding. Nothing was materialized, funding declined, while […]





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31
Mar
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EU confident 500 migrants will be sent back to Turkey on April 4/2016

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The European Commission is confident that re-admission of migrants and Syrian refugees who arrived in Greece after March 2oth 2016 will begin next Monday, April 4th 2016, exactly as it stands of EU-Turkey deal. AN EU official who spoke to Ajanse France Press under condition of anonymity said that “500 […]





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31
Mar

Idomeni: Angry farmer plows field with tractor among refugee kids and tents (video)

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A local farmer had enough from refugees and migrants in Idomeni, got on his tractor and started to plow his field amid tents, kids and adults. “I have waited long enough. I understand the people here, but I have to live,” farmer Lazaros Oulis told local media. He owes 72 […]





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31
Mar

Greek crisis? PPC-Employees still get €4,000 gross per month

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Employees at Greece’s utility Public Power Company earn well. According to data released by PPC for 2015, the company spent in total of 880,268 million euro for the salaries of 18,356 employees. These figures correspond to an annual cost of €47,955 or else in €3,996 gross per month. euros per […]





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31
Mar

Athens: Space Station visible with naked eye at 20:55, Mar 31/2016

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Just in case you’re interested in space and sky. The Space Station will be visible from Athens. With naked eye tonight, March 31st 2016 at 20:55. Enjoy!   Hello Athens 🇬🇷 The @Space_Station is visible naked💥eye at 20:55 ⏰ @karhilam @vassiouti @SiaKossioni @rafredarrows pic.twitter.com/Sm2flkdc3S — Ignazio Magnani (@IgnazioMagnani) March 31, […]





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31
Mar

Additional austerity €5.4bn, tax & contributions hikes to swallow 60% of employees’ wages

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Almost half of employee’s wages goes for taxes and contributions, while the upcoming tax and social security hikes will lead to further losses. According to daily TA NEA the new austerity measures currently on the negotiations table between Greek government and the lenders will end into swallowing 6 out of […]





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31
Mar

Vanessa Redgrave among refugees in Piraeus: “I’m ashamed for this Europe”

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British actress and political activist Vanessa Redgrave visited the provisional camp at the port of Piraeus on Wednesday. She was shocked to see 5,815 children, women and men living in appalling conditions. She sharply criticized European Union for failing to deliver an adequate response to the Refugee Crisis and stressed […]





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31
Mar
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Clashes among refugees in Piraeus, 7 injured (video)

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Syrian and Afghan refugees delivered clashes on Wednesday night in the port of Piraeus. Greek media report that at least 300 people got involved in the clashes that left 7 injured and only the intervention of riot police after midnight managed to end the havoc at the port where more […]





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30
Mar
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The best way to digest Debates in Greece’s Parliament is Spaghetti Pesto

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I missed a major event at the Greek Parliament on Tuesday night: the debate on justice and corruption. Instead of get glued on my couch and watch for endless hours government and opposition politicians shouting at each other I did something else though of equal torture effect: I tried to […]





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30
Mar

Tax authorities to monitor Greeks’ bank accounts across the EU

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Greece’s tax authorities will soon be able to monitor all bank accounts that Greek taxpayers have within the European Union, according to a draft law currently being discussed by Parliament’s Financial Affairs Committee. Finance Ministry officials are introducing the clauses on the automatic exchange of bank account information, which will […]





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30
Mar
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EU plan: Estonia receives 7 refugees from Greece, needs to take another 543!

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This groundbreaking news must be trending worldwide. It is beyond any doubt a sign of European solidarity in times of refugees and Migration crisis. Estonia said it has received the first seven refugees from Greece: an Iraqi family of five, one man from Syria and another man from Yemen. Under […]





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30
Mar
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Refugees pay €1,000-€14,000 to smugglers in order to escape Greece

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Migrants from Syria, Afghanistan and elsewhere, stuck in Greece, are turning to a barely disguised smuggling market for passage to other European countries. With borders to FYROM, Albania and Bulgaria closed, human traffickers promise new routes and new ways to take the desperate refugees and migrants all way to Germany […]





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29
Mar

Survey: Majority of Germans want to keep Greece in the euro zone

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“Germans want to keep Greece in the euro zone again” – That’s the title of German conservative daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung over the results of a survey among Germans. And adds “After left Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras took office, the majority of Germans were for Grexit. Now it’s different, […]





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29
Mar

Turkey’s President furious over German Satire “Erdohow, Erdowhere, Erdogan” (video ENG subtitles)

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Unbelievable! Turkey’s neo-ottoman Super Sultan Recep Tayyip Erdogan was offended by a German satire song and initiated a diplomatic “war”. German Ambassador to Ankara was summoned to the Turkish Foreign Ministry to hear that the song produced by state Radio NDR and program Extra3 was mocking the Turkish president. According […]





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29
Mar

EU deal bill: Greece to accelerate asylum procedures, to not explicitly recognize Turkey as “safe country”

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Acceleration of asylum procedures and upgrading Migration Department into General Secretariat are the key points of the bill Greece will submit to the Parliament for approval. These changes are necessary for the implementation of the EU-turkey deal. However, as we reported last week, Greece does not include in the bill […]





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28
Mar

Pantelis Pantelidis car crash: Toxicological tests find “large amount of alcohol”

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Investigation on the toxicological state of singer Pantelis Pantelidis, who was killed in a car crash six weeks ago, have been concluded, the findings have been handed out to Traffic police. According to online edition of daily To Vima, the findings showed that the singer had consumed large amount of […]





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28
Mar
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FYROM to keep borders to Greece & Serbia “closed” until Dec 31/2016

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The Parliament of Former Yugoslavia Republic of Macedonia decided today, Monday, to keep its borders to Greece and Serbia closed until the end of the year, until December 31st 2016. Reason for extending this measure was the migration and refugee crisis and “the increased efforts by migrants to enter the […]





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28
Mar

Brussels Attacks – Media: at least 2 suicide bombers in Italy & Greece in summer 2015

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Khalid El Bakraoui, the suicide bomber of metro station Maelbeek in Brussels last tuesday, has allegednyl traveled form Belgium to Greece through Italy in summer 2015. According to Italian broadcaster Sky Italia that got access to several documents: “Khalid El Bakraoui arrived in Italy at 8.25 in July 23th 2015 […]





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