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23 Feb-Greece Riots: Policeman on Fire -The shocking Video

The policeman lays down next to his motorbike slided on the marbles of Syntagma Square. There are riot policemen around and protesters hurling stones and molotov cocktails. A petrol bomb hits the policeman on the head and in less than a moment, the fire is spread. The man is hospitalized with …

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23 Feb-Greece riots: Protester with Bow and Arrows!

This I have never heard or seen before! A man joined the protests of Athens yesterday armed with a …bow and three arrows!!! Furthermore the man was carrying an axe and a rafter. I think it’s quite weird that there is even a picture of the archer with spanned bow and arrow targeting the …

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23 Feb-Greece: Shocking pictures/ Policeman on Fire

A protester hurled a petrol bomb against a policeman on duty on a motorbike. The fire spread quickly and it was only due to the rush aid of his colleagues that the fire was extinguished. See the shocking pictures :     Watch the video HERE    See impressive photo gallery …

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2023 Eleusis European Capital of Culture opening weekend Feb. 4-5 program

The “2023 Eleusis European Capital of Culture” program kicks off with a weekend of special opening events, at the coastal front of Elefsina, west Attica, on Saturday and sunday, February 4-5, 2023. The opening events will he held throughout the weekend with a program of exhibitions, concerts, DJ parties and …

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Greece’s seamen to launch 48-hour strike on Feb 23-24

The Panhellenic Union of Merchant Navy Seamen (PENEN) announced a 48-hour nationwide strike in all categories of ships on February 23-24, 2021. “Last July, the government introduced and voted Law 4714/2020 in Parliament , which dealt an overwhelming blow to the institution of Collective Labour Agreements in seafaring, while paving …

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Athens Metro, Tram, Urban Train on 24h strike, Feb23/17

Workers at the Athens Metro, the Tram and the Urban train ISAP will launch a 24-hour strike on Thursday, February 23rd 2017. Workers oppose the legislation according to which the commercial use of stations and spaces of the Urban Rail Transport SA (STA.SY) will be given to the Public Bus …

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Feb 23 – Greece: Still Clashes at Syntagma Sq (pcts videos)

18:10 Tension and new clashes erupted again as some 1,000 protesters are still at Syntagma Square opposite the Greek Parliament. Police fired again teargas and angry protesters stripped out some benches form the park. Majority of the people participating at the huge rally have left the area. While the estimated number of participants …

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Feb 23 – Greece: Massive Clashes, Extensive Tear Gas (videos)

14:40 Clashes are continuing in the streets oh Athens downtown and police has made extensive use of tear gas. Protesters complain of a ‘ gas chamber’ similar situation. A riot policeman was injured after caught fire form a hurled molotov cocktail bomb. A municipality motorbike was destroyed by fire as well. …

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Feb 23 – Greece: General Strike/Rallies-First Pictures

Thousands of Greeks are marching in several cities to protest the strict IMF-imposed austerity measures and the radical change sin labour and insurance conditions. In Athens, Thessaloniki, Patras, Chania, Corinth people carrying banners saying ” We resist” and “No to Labour Middle Ages”. In front of the Greek Parliamanet protesters dressed …

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Athens: How Public Transport will operate on Feb 23-General Strike

On the day of the general strike on Wednesday, February 23, 2011, the public transport in Athens will operate as follows: The Metro will operate as scheduled however until the station Doukisis Plakentias. The Tram will operate from 06:00 am to 10:00 pm. The Urban Trains-HSAP will operate from 09:00 …

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Greece On Alert due to the General Strike, Feb 23

Greece’s security  is on alert and authorities try to prevent the break out of riots and violent incidents during the general strike of February 23, 2011. Greek media and internet sites report that “the authorities have set priorities so that there will be no dead, no properties damages and no occupations …

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Food in Greece’s supermarkets up 2.75% in February

The inflation rate for products sold in supermarket chains was at 2.75% in February 2024, according to research conducted by the Institute of Retail Consumer Goods Research (IELKA) on major supermarket chains. This figure reflects a slight decrease compared to the 3% inflation rate observed in January 2024. During February …

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32.7 million tourists visit Greece in 2023; receipts reached €0.5 billion

More than 32.7 million tourists visited Greece in 2023, breaking another record. Receipts from tourism reached 20.5 billion euros. According to data from the Bank of Greece issued on Wednesday, February 21,  travel receipts showed an increase of 15.7% compared to 2022 and amounted to 20,459.5 billion euros. This development …

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International Greek Language Day on Feb 9 (VIDEO)

International Greek Language Day is celebrated on February 9 to spread awareness about its significance in shaping World civilization. The Day highlights the extraordinary role that the Greek language has played in the global development of literacy, science, philosophy and culture. Officially launched in 2017 to coincide with the annual …

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Taxi union to launch a 48h strike towards end of February

Athens taxi drivers will launch a 48-hour strike on February 27-28, 2024, their union SATA announced on Wednesday. They call on their colleagues across Greece to join the action. The decision was made during an emergency meeting of the Administrative Council on Wednesday and it is the second of this …

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Greece’s budget primary surplus at €3.5 billion in Jan-July 2023

Tax revenues in the first seven months of 2023 exceeded budget targets by 2.3 billion euros, or 7.5%, according to figures released by the national economy and finance ministry on the execution of the Greek state budget on Wednesday. € The net result for the January-July period was a primary …

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Greece’s current account deficit down by €3 billion euros Jan-Feb

The Greek current account deficit fell by 3.0 billion euros in the January-February period this year compared with the corresponding period in 2022 to stand at 1.5 billion, the Bank of Greece said on Thursday. More specifically, the central bank attributed this development chiefly to an improvement in the balance …

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Unemployment in Greece rises to 11.4% in February

Greece’s jobless rate stood at 11.4% in February, up from a downwardly revised 10.3% in January, data from statistics service ELSTAT showed on Friday. Seasonally adjusted data showed 526,742 people were officially unemployed, with those under the age of 24 the hardest hit. Unemployment was more widely spread among women …

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Warmest winter in Greece recorded Dec- Feb

Temperatures in Greece fluctuated at very high levels in winter 2022/2023 the National Observatory of Athens/meteo.gr announced on Friday. According to the network of 53 meteorological stations of the National Observatory of Athens/meteo.gr that have been operating continuously since 2010 until today, the winter of 2022-2023 was the warmest for …

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