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Train employees to launch work stoppages and 24h strike, Mar 5-6/2018

There will changes and cancellations on all railway services in Athens, Thessaloniki and Patras, as well as the trains to Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos, on Monday and Tuesday due to work stoppages held by railway employees. According to the Panhellenic Railway Employees Federation, three-hour work stoppages will be held …

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Life expectancy in Greece dropped in 2015 for the first time, says OECD

Life expectancy in Greece rose for decades but dropped in 2015, in the sixth year of economic crisis and austerity measures that brought also dramatic expenditure cuts in the health sector. According to data from Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), after 2014 there was a fall in Greek …

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Anarchists smash shop windows in solidarity with hunger-striker, police detains …tourists

A group of unknown assailants smashed the windows of several shops on Ermou street, the most commercial street in downtown Athens off Syntagma square and the Parliament. The attack took place short after 2 0′ clock on Wednesday morning, the group caused damage to more than ten shops in the …

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Shipowner in hunger-strike outside the maritime ministry in Piraeus

A shipowner started a hunger-strike and raised banners outside the office of Maritime Minister Panagiotis Kouroublis on Tuesday afternoon claiming the minister is driving his company to economic collapse. The owner of Golden Star Ferries, Giorgos Stefanou, told media that Kouroublis is favoring other shipping companies and is blocking his …

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“Cause of death was chocking,” says coroner about newborn in garbage bin

Shocking details emerge about death of the newborn found in a garbage bin on Monday after the coroner conducted an autopsy. The newborn “was chocked with a rope and the umbilical cord,” media report citing the coroner who has conducted the autopsy. Both the rope and the umbilical cord were …

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Archaeological sites, museums in Attica & Crete closed due to 24h strike Mar 2/2018

Workers at the Greek Ministry of Culture, including guards at archaeological sites and museums will launch a 24-hour strike on March 2nd 2018 in Attica and on Crete, demanding solution to “chronic problems”of their sectors. According to a report of athensnewsagency,  the Culture Ministry staff is protesting the layoff of …

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Public outcry forces PPC to reconnect power to lung-patient

It needed the media intervention for Greece’s Public Power Corporation to show a humane face. An exclusive report of local media Lamianow on Friday afternoon was reproduced by hundreds of local and national media, news websites and blogs and exposed the merciless power supply cut to a poor household thus …

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Lung-Patient hospitalized in serious condition after PPC cuts power to poor household

Outstanding debts? No settlement? Poverty? Sickness? Greek Public Power Company knows no mercy.  The public company sent a crew and cut the power supply to a couple that has been living under the poverty line and furthermore the man has been suffering from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), a lung …

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Check your pension stamps in Greece with One Click on e-system ATLAS

Those who have worked in Greece and have paid social security contributions for pension, can now check with the new electronic platform of Greece’s e-government how many pension stamps they have collected. The ATLAS application give this possibility to those insured at IKA (employees and part of self-employed), OAEE (self-employed), …

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Athens: Construction works to paralyze 2 main Tram Lines Feb 24-Mar 6

Only one out of three Tram lines, the along the Athens Riviera, will be in operation for eleven whole days, causing immense trouble to thousands of commuters and why not, tourists. Due to construction works,  Tram lines 1 and 2, that is “Syntagma⇔Asklipieio Voula” and “Syntagma⇔SEF/Neo Faliro” will be halted …

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Furious senior spills gasoline in PPC office and staff after power cut due to debts

A senior in outrage poured gasoline in the offices and employees of Greek Public Power Corporation (PPC/DEH) and would have set everyone and everything alight hadn’t the police manage to take him under control just moments before the disaster would break out. The 70-year-old pensioner went to the local branch …

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Moderate earthquakes strike Zakynthos, Crete, Patras and Sporades in less than

Greece is showing an intense seismic activity on Thursday with four earthquakes to have struck Zakynthos, Crete, Patras and Sporades in less than ten hours. The tremors caused concern among locals, however, Greek seismologists appear reassuring. The first tremor occurred at 1:45 Thursday morning with a magnitude of 4.8 R. …

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Athens Blue Bus workers on 6h work stoppage due to union general assembly

For six hours workers at Blue buses in Athens will refrain from work. They launch a work stoppage in order to join the general assembly of their union. The work stoppage is scheduled from 11:00 a.m. until 05:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 20th 2018 Buses will withdraw already an hour …

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