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SYRIZA MP to go on anti-austerity hunger-strike & join the Syrian refugees

Left-wing SYRIZA MP Yiannis Micheloyiannakis will join the Syrian refugees who are on hunger-strike since a week. The reasons Micheloyiannakis stated for his hunger-strike are mainly anti-austerity and have to do with the voting of Budget 2015 in the Greek Parliament tomorrow, Sunday. In a statement Micheloyiannakis criticized the budget …

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AI urges EU to sanction Greece for its refugees and migrants practices

“The European Union  must sanction Greece for its widespread practice of pushing back refugees and migrants,” said Amnesty International in its “Greece: Frontier of hope and fear”” published on Tuesday. According to AI, with this practice Greece violates its international human rights obligations and urges the EU to use its …

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3 people injured after Greek Coast Guard fires warning shots at boat with illegal migrants

Three undocumented migrants are currently undergoing treatment in Skylitsio hospital on the island of Chios, after suffering injuries when Greek Coast Guard fired warning shots at a boat carrying illegal migrants to Greece. According to local media, the injured are a woman at her 20’s, a middle-aged man and a …

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Farmakonisi Tragedy: 45 SYRIZA-members detained during protest at Maritime Minister’s office

Forty-five mostly students, members of left-wing SYRIZA youth section have been detained during a protest at the office of maritime Minister Miltiadis Varvitiotis on Thursday morning. While the protesters blame the police for ‘attacking them without reason’, reporters and also a SYRIZA lawmaker and the mayor of Komotini claim that …

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