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Greek party leader urges residents to …lynch local mayor

This has certainly not happened before: that a politician, and thus a political party leader, urges people to lynch someone, in this case a local mayor. Speaking to a group of residents of Aristotelis municipality in Chalidiki, Panos Kammenos, leader of Independent Greeks ‘advised’ to lynch Aristotelis mayor Christos Pachtas: …

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Restructuring Greek health: hospitals evacuated, patients transferred, workers…

Eight hospitals, 1,618 people personnel, 450 patients, hundreds of appointments and dozens of surgeries are being relocated, re-disposed and postponed in the context of “restructuring” Greece’s public hospitals system ESY. In an action that is expected to conclude in 25 days, hospitals are being evacuated, patients transferred and surgeries postponed. …

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Greek FinMin considers imposing compulsory property insurance

Greek finance ministry considers to make property insurance against earthquake and floods obligatory. According to daily Kathimerini, the compulsory insurance of property against big natural disasters like earthquake and flood is being considered by the finance ministry as an attempt to forestall the possibility of a widespread economic damage from an …

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Thessaloniki: How much tip did Reichenback give to waiters?

Head of EU Task Force Horst Reichenbach, German consul Wolfgang Hoelsche-Obermaier and two friends (or colleagues) enjoyed a wonderful evening in Thessaloniki’s most famous food temple area Ladadika. In fact they enjoyed a fast track,  small food orgy as they managed to stuff themselves vertical, horizontal and diagonal through the Greek cuisine: fish …

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Policemen express sympathy to colleagues arrested on suspicion of drug dealers protection

Some twenty policemen gathered on Friday morning outside a court in Thessaloniki, Northern Greece, to express sympathy and solidarity for two colleagues arrested for allegedly offering protection to a network of drug dealers. The solidarity protesters cheered and welcomed the defendants as …heroes when the two were taken to court in handcuffs …

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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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