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Greek Army Dismisses Claims “1,000 Soldiers Would be Part of Security Measures Forces during Oxi-Day Parades”

“The army has no involvement in security measures,” said Yiannis Sifakis, spokesman of Land Forces Chief of Staff on Friday. This statement dismisses claims raised by main opposition party, left-wing  SYRIZA that 1,000 troops would be part of the security measures forces during the 28. October military parade in Thessaloniki. …

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Athens – Thessaloniki: Draconian Security Measures for National Day Parades, Oct 28/2012

Under draconian security measures this year’s students and armed forces parades are expected to take place in Athens and Thessaloniki. Out of fear of massive protests, police has started already to set up iron barriers outside the Greek Parliament and the the Monument of Unknown Soldier right opposite Syntgama Square. …

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European Heritage Days: Free Admission to Museums & Sites, Sept 28-30/2012

The annual European Heritage Days (EHD) will be marked this weekend with free admissions to museums, guided thematic tours, music concerts and other events through out Greece. This year’s EHD Open Doors Days will be held in 60 locations in Greece during 28-30 September 2012. The general theme is “Crises: Continuities …

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“Death Penalty” For Cancer Patients in Greece as Health Care Collapses

Cancer patients have reached the point of not being able to take their medication because they have no money to buy them as pharmacists protest the national health care organisation EOPYY and do not give prescription medicine on credit. At the same time hospitals postpone cancer surgeries due to retention of physicians. The huge …

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Greek Prosecutors in Action: Staging Protests Over Wages Cuts

Greek prosecutors will go in action and launch a series of protests as the governments plans wages cuts also in the so-called “special payrolls”. The Governing Council of the Association of Prosecutors in Greece, held an emergency meeting on Sunday and decided to stage dynamic actions to protest the upcoming wages …

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Athens/Thessaloniki: Heat Wave “Dissolves” Pensioners’ Protests

Pensioners from several private and public sector  insurance funds gathered on Thursday morning at Kotzia Square in Athens and Aristotelous Square in Thessaloniki to protest the austerity measures especially in the health sector.   Several hundreds aging men and women marched to Health Ministry holding banners and shouting slogans against the …

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This Summer’s Hottest Day: 42° C in Athens

Today is this summer’s hottest day: temperatures are expected to climb up to 42 degrees Celsius in Athens. In the shadow. However in the sun, in public buses without air-condition, near the bakery’s oven or close to the charcoal grill of a souvlaki grill the thermometer can climb much higher. …

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Tear Gas in Thessaloniki, Firemen Protest in Athens

If you think Greeks sit at home and quietly await for the elections, you’re wrong. Here and there people go on the streets, protest and demonstrate, and some even get teargassed. On Wednesday morning, clashes between protesters and police occurred outside the city hall of Thessaloniki when municipality workers gathered …

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Thessaloniki: Pensioners Protest Health Care Cuts

Several dozens pensioners symbolically blocked access to insurance funds at the Ippokratio public hospital of Thessaloniki to protest the cuts in the Greek health sector and so-called ‘reforms’ that ofrce them out of their pockets for prescription medication. The pensioners from private sector insurance funds like IKA, Sailor’s Fund (NAT), Self-employed Funds (OAEE) …

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Thessaloniki: Ambulance Vehicles Protest Outside Greek FinMin’s Home

Several ambulance drivers parked the emergency vehicles outside the private residence of the Greek Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos in Thessaloniki on Monday morning.  Fourteen ambulance vehicles are holding position outside the FinMin’s home, while six others work with security personnel for the emergency cases in the city. Workers at the ambulance service complain …

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Thessaloniki: Floating Christmas Tree Sinks in the Sea (video)

Dozens of frustrated residents of Thessaloniki watched their floating Christmas tree sinking in the water.  Just one week after the municipality have set the constructions and the thousands of lights delighted young and old every night. Despite warnings for extreme weather conditions, the municipality apparently failed to take the necessary …

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Thessaloniki: Christmas Lights “Protest” the Poll-Tax!

With an original idea, a Greek taxpayer decided to protest the “emergency property tax”  via the electricity bills. He decided to combine his opposition with the festive spirit and placed on the roof of his home the Christmas lights in a way that they form the sentence “No To Poll-Taxes”. According to …

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Ops! Two Spaniards Arrested for Owing the Greek State

It seems that bad Greek habits , such as non-payment of debts to the state and tax evasion, get adopted also by foreign  nationals living in the country where the sun always shine. At least it used to. The two Spanish owners of a company trading and processing iron were arrested in Thessaloniki. …

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Students Protest Greek FinMin at His Daughter Graduation (video)

 Oh, these cheeky Greek students! They protested Financial Minister Evangelos Venizelos who had come to watch the graduation of his daughter at the Law University of Thessaloniki. They showed an absolute lack of respect. They started chanted slogans against him and put on hims the blame for lifting of university …

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