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Christmas in Athens – December 1960

That’s Athens in Christmas. The Athens, we miss in times of recession, unemployment, sharply cut incomes, closed down shops and buildings facades deformed with graffiti and slogans. Athens in December 1960. A city festively dressed, glowing, with people going downtown for their Christmas shopping. Aiolou street, near Chaftia, the upper street …

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Greece’s 10.5-km long fence against illegal immigration is ready

Greece has completed the barbed-wire fence at its North-East borders to Turkey. With 10,365 meter length and 4 meter height the fence extends all along the land borders, from  Kastanies posting until the Evros river. According to Greek officials, the fence cannot be climbed without mechanical means. Of course, illegal immigrants …

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Survey: The profile of the Greek New-Homeless

I saw this one man recently while I was turning my usual walking rounds at the coast of Athens, in Palaio Faliro. A man in his late 40’s, tall, well-built, dressed in cord trousers and jacket, shirt and pullover. From far away, I had the feeling the man was standing or walking extremely slowly. …

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