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Pensioners march in downtown Athens protesting new cuts of 18%

Hundreds of pensioners marched in downtown Athens in one more protest against cuts in main and supplementary pensions during the austerity years. The protest was staged as the recalculation of pensions is imminent due to the so-called Katrougalos-Law of 2016. The pensioners from the private and public sector said that …

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4 protesters injured in clashes between anti-auctions movement and riot police(videos)

Three protesters were injured when clashes broke out between riot police and a crowd of leftists protecting foreclosure and e-auctions. in downtown Athens on Wednesday. Protesters started to push at riot police when the latter did not allow a delegation but only two leading members to visit the notary’s office …

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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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“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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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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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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1:2 Greeks postpone seeking medical advice, 4:10 cannot afford buying prescription medicine

One in two Greeks postpones seeking medical advice, four in ten patients cannot afford to pay patient’s participation in the purchase of prescription medication due to lack of economic means. This was revealed by the president of the program “Health for All,” Eleni Sotiropoulou. Groups most affected by the economic …

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26-year-old inmate dies in prison due to untreated dental infection

Justice authorities investigate the death of a young inmate last week in a cell in Larissa prison in Central Greece. The 26-year-old has reportedly died of a simple tooth injection that turned fatal. The man had received no treatment, due to what it seems delays by the prison authorities. According …

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Athens: Elderly in facility unit left without food and heating

The owner of a facility for seniors abandoned fourteen elderly and left them without food, heating and cleaning service. Authorities organized a big operation to free the elderly from the wretched living conditions and relocate them to proper public facilities for elderly. The care center was operating illegally. It has …

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Six people die of flu virus in Greece, three of them in past week

Six people infected with the seasonal flu virus have died, three of them within the past week, the  Greek Center for Disease Control and Prevention (KEELPNO) announced on Thursday. The patients died from  complications after contracting the flu virus. The youngest victims was 39 years old, the oldest 79. None …

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Baby boy alone at home when fire breaks out in apartment in Athens

Fire fighters were shocked to find a baby boy alone in an apartment on fire in downtown Athens in the early morning hours of Wednesday. The 14-month-old boy has been transferred to a children’s hospital where it remains intubated and in critical condition. Authorities investigate to raise charges against the …

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