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Thessaloniki: Santa arrested, deer confiscated

Greek police arrested a Santa and confiscated his deer after animal welfare organizations complained he was keeping live deer in his grotto. The man had set up a festive event with nativity scene and Santa’s house near the exhibition centre HELEXPO in Thessaloniki. The Christmas scenery included also a deer couple and …

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Thessaloniki: Riot Police Ends Occupation at University

Short after 4 o’ clock in the morning, strong police forces entered the building of Aristotelio University in Thessaloniki and ended the occupation of contractor workers. Police operation lasted only 10 minutes and ended with the arrest of eleven workers who did not resist. Video: embedded by Embedded VideoYouTube Direkt The …

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Athens: Public Sector & Municipalities: Work Stoppages, Nov 30/2012

Public sector union ADEDY and municipality workers union POE-OTA will launch work stoppages today, Friday, November 30th 2012. ADEDY’s action will start at 11:30 a.m. and a protest will be launched at 12:30 at Klafthmonos Square in downtown Athens and Venizelos Statue in Thessaloniki. POE-OTA will stage two work stoppages, one 11:00 am …

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Thessaloniki: Court acquits municipality workers, teacher over German consul attack

Dozens of unionists cheered the court announcement acquitting two municipality workers and one teacher over an incident against the German Consul  Wolfgang Hoelsche-Obermaier, two weeks ago. The German Consul in Greece became target of angry municipality workers who had harassed and insulted and hurled coffee and water bottles at him. The three men were …

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Thessaloniki: Anti-Austerity Protesters Caused Damage in Shops, Bank

Members of trade unions and left-wing parties gathered in downtown of Thessaloniki to protest the austerity bill. However the demonstration body was divided and the situation got out of control. Protesters broke some shop windows and the entrance of a bank, while some threw red paint at the window of a shop. Police did …

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Athens-Thessaloniki: Angry Bond-Holders Threw Eggs at BoG Due to PSI

Chanting “Shame” and “Thieves” angry holders of Greek bonds threw eggs at the Bank of Greece and General Accounting Office in Athens and Thessaloniki. Several dozens of middle-aged protesters  raised their voice and express their anger about the Greek bond swap (PSI) that swallowed the savingss of a whole life. At least …

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Thessaloniki: Soldiers on the Streets as Part of Security Measures Forces

Despite assurances from the Greek Army two days ago, that no soldiers will be part of  the security measures forces during the National Day parade, armed soldiers are being seeing arraying next to riot policemen during the military parade in Thessaloniki!   Video: Armed Soldiers as “policemen”… embedded by Embedded VideoYouTube Direkt …

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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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