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Mar

UPD Greek pharmacists launch open-end strike as of Mar 26/2014

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UPDATE: After the outcry and the troubled Greke patients standing up to three hour sin long queues, Greek pharmacies suspended their strike on April 1st 2014. March 26th, KTG reported: Hardly had Greek Health Minister Adonis Georgiadis “solved” the problems with the doctors working at National Health Care system, he [...]

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24
Mar
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Greek media: mystery over alleged kidnapping in Exarchia

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A veil of mystery is covering an “kidnapping” incident that allegedly occurred last Saturday night at Exachia district of Athens.  Citing eyewitnesses, Greek media report of a group of 25-30 people dressed in black and holding guns entered a bar in the area and kidnapped a man. His identity has [...]

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24
Mar
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Athens: explosive mechanism placed outside tax office; police defuses bomb

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A device with eight kilograms explosives was placed outside the tax office in Korydallos suburb of western Athens where Greece’s largest prison is located. Two warning phone calls to media outlets set police on alert. An anonymous phone call at 11:22 to private Mega TV and another to news website [...]

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24
Mar

UPD Athens: draconian security measures due to students’ parade

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It’s not German Chancellor Angela Merkel coming to Greece, neither US-President Barrack Obama on an official visit. It’s only the students’ parade on the occasion of  “25th March” National Day commemorating the launch of Greek Independence war against the Ottoman occupation.  And yet. Three thousand policemen have taken downtown Athens [...]

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23
Mar

Hope: Cancer patient Panoulis, 4.5, to finally receive treatment

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It needed two months of ‘promises and mockery’, the mobilization of a whole island and the public outcry until 4.5-year-old “Panoulis” -as his friends and supporters call him -could safely step into the path of his therapy.  Greek Health Ministry finally approved to cover part of the money needed for [...]

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21
Mar

2,500 children “embrace” the Acropolis and send message against racism

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More than 2,500 children formed a human chain and embraced the Acropolis on Friday morning on the occasion of World Day Against Racism.”We embrace the Acropolis, we embrace Democracy, we embrace Humanity, we embrace the World” was the message sent by the children to the world. There were children from [...]

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21
Mar

Greece’s coalition government at risk to drown in “fresh milk”

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Greece’s coalition government is at risk to drown in the controversial ‘fresh milk’ market reforms with at least five government MPs threatening to downvote the relevant provision. Two lawmakers from Samaras’ Nea Dimokratia and three from PASOK have repeatedly told media that they will not vote in favor of the [...]

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21
Mar
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PM Erdogan blocks Twitter to show “power of Turkish Democracy” (LOL)

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Turkey’s incredible Prime Minister did the unprecedented for a country claiming to have aspirations to become a member of the European Union. Recep Tayyip Erdogan ordered the blocking of microblogging platform Twitter right after midnight on March 21, 2014. Two weeks ago Erdogan suggested that a total ban on sites [...]

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20
Mar

Greek gov’t ministers “duel” over controversial provision in immigration draft law

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For a second time in less than 24 hours, Deputy Interior Minister Leonidas Grigorakos removed a controversial provision from the draft immigration law, a provision that foresaw the expulsion of immigrants found to have made false allegations of racial-motivated violence by the police authorities. The removal of provision No. 19 [...]

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20
Mar

Buzzfeed: 49 Reasons to love Greece

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There we go! Greece is getting top again and thus for positive reasons. The times when everybody was hacking on the debt-ridden country seem to have gone. “After a few tough years, Greece is resurgent once again,” writes Buzzfeed community member Alexander Besant and counts 49 Reasons To Love Greece. [...]

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