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Santorini Mayor appeals to local residents “Adopt a teacher!”

Mayors in Greece’s top touristic destinations on the islands appeal at locals to adopt a teacher even if temporary. A big accommodation problem emerged on islands like Mykonos and Santorini, when part-time teachers in primary and secondary education were assigned end of August the islands considered to be top tourist …

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Absurd overtaxation: Low-incomers, unemployed taxed 3 times their income

Thousands of unemployed taxpayers with no income at all or very low one have been called to pay disproportionately high taxes between 2,000-4,500 euro. Why this? Blame the so-called deemed income criteria that calculate a fictitious tax according to living conditions and not real income. The absurdity of this taxation …

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Eldorado Gold miners raid and occupy Development Ministry (videos)

A group of ten workers at the Eldorado Gold mines managed to bypass police and entered the Development and Environment Ministry in Athens on Wednesday morning. Miners clashed with riot police when a larger group attempted to enter the ministry. Police made limited use of teargas. The 150 workers had …

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Toddler dies after falling into cesspool of Child Care Facility in Corinth

A 2.5-year-old toddler found a tragic death when he fell into the cesspool of the Child Care Facility. The facility located in Ancient Corinth, north Peloponnese, is a branch of the non-profit child care the Child’s Smile. The branch is currently hosting 38 children and young adults, aged 3 to …

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Missing 60-year-old British expat found dead in Platanias, Crete. Suicide?

A missing British expat was  found  dead on Friday afternoon. He had reportedly committed suicide. The 60-year-old man had been living along his British wife in a village of Platanias municipality during the last few years. The man left his home last Sunday. Concerned about his disappearance, his wife turned …

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Heroes of Greece: A Tribute to Firefighters – Video by Luke Brown

Hundreds of firefighters have been fighting all through the summer against the wildfires across Greece. Every summer the same story. They spend exhausting hours and even days inside the fire fronts that burn down hundreds of thousands of acres every year. They do more than just their best to prevent …

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City of Athens opens A/C halls for vulnerable, appeals “Water for Strays” during heat wave

Prolonged heat wave: The Athens Municipality has opened six air-conditioned halls across the city especially for the vulnerable groups of the society who cannot afford to have an A/C or even a fan run in their homes. The halls will be open from 08:00 a.m. to 08:00 p.m.  all thought …

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18-month-old baby in serious condition after ‘father’ gives it drugs

An 18-month-old baby was submitted to hospital in half-coma after the mother’s partner gave him drugs to keep it calm. The baby was initially taken to a hospital in Lamia, Central Greece, and from there to a hospital in Athens due to the severity of its health condition. The 17-year-old …

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