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Democratic Left leader, Fotis Kouvelis, in hospital after fainting

Former coalition government partner Fotis Kouvelis was taken to the hospital on Friday morning after fainting. the leader of Democratic Left (DIMAR) was at the airport to fly to Kavala, when he felt unease and fainted. He received first aid from paramedics in airport and he was transferred with ambulance …

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Thessaloniki: fired ERT-employee jumps to death

A fired ERT3 employee jumped to her death from the fifth floor of an apartment building in Thessaloniki on Wednesday evening.  The ambulance and the medical team that rushed to the spot could not save the 46-year-old woman. The mother of a daughter had lost her job when the Greek …

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Restructuring Greek health: hospitals evacuated, patients transferred, workers…

Eight hospitals, 1,618 people personnel, 450 patients, hundreds of appointments and dozens of surgeries are being relocated, re-disposed and postponed in the context of “restructuring” Greece’s public hospitals system ESY. In an action that is expected to conclude in 25 days, hospitals are being evacuated, patients transferred and surgeries postponed. …

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Athens: a jobless, an unpaid worker: two men commit suicide on a single day

Saturday morning in Vrilissia, short after 11 o’ clock: a man walks on the street. Suddenly he hides himself in the bushes. Flames arise from the green, screams are to be heard. A driver of a passing car, stops and rush to  extinguish the fire, calls the ambulance. The man is rushed …

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Woman shot dead after being caught in crossfire between robbers and police

An unbelievable tragedy occurred Friday night, when a 25-year old woman came in crossfire between armed robbers and police. The woman was driving in the Isthmia area when she accidentally came in the crossfire between Greek police and robbers armed with kalashnikov weapons. A blind bullet hit the car and  wounded her on the …

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Athens: policeman on motorcycle hits pedestrian aside the students’ protest

 A police man on a motorcycle driving in the opposite direction hit and injured a pedestrian. the woman was hit and injured when she attempted to come down the sidewalk and cross Stadiou street, near the Labour Ministry in downtown Athens. The woman was rushed with an ambulance to a nearby hospital, …

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Athens: Pushing and shouting for a free bag of vegetables, one injured

Incredible scenes with pushing and shouting took place outside the Agricultural Ministry in Athens, when farmers distributed fruits and vegetables free of charge. Dozens of low-pensioners, jobless and citizens in economic difficulties raised their hands begging for a bag of free food. Video: Tension and frustration were high, when the …

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Macedonia: Bloody highway pileups with one dead, 24 injured (picts,video)

Two pileups involving more than 36 vehicles occurred at Egnatia highway near Veroia town of Macedonia, leaving behind one driver dead and at least 24 people injured – among them 3 children. First information speak of dense fog and slippery asphalt. Video: embedded by Embedded VideoYouTube Direkt According to Greek media, the first …

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Chania: Two Men Commit Suicide on a Single Day

Society in Chania is shocked after two suicides that took place on a single day. On Friday noon, a young man jumped from the balcony of his home. The paramedics who rushed with ambulance on the  spot could only find out that the man had suffered fatal head injuries. In another incident, …

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Athens: Unemployed Protester Dies After Suffering Heart Attack

A man, 65, passed away on Tuesday during anti-austerity protests in downtown Athens. According to latest media reports, the protester fainted shortly after PAME , the workers union of Greek Communist Party (KKE) had concluded its march outside the Parliament. The man was rushed to the hospital by an ambulance. Despite the doctors’ efforts …

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Jobless Man, 42, Commits Suicide – 350 Incidents in June 2012

The relatives of the 42-year-old man were shocked to find him on Monday morning hanging in his home in Amaliada town of Peloponnese. The man was jobless since quite some time and was father of two children. This tragedy is one of the many that hit families in times of …

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Greek Police Injured TV-Reporter During Protests

A riot policeman hit Greek journalist Rena Maniou from private Antenna TV and threw her on the sidewalk where she hit her head. Maniou was taken to the emergency of a nearby hospital. Also journalists from state broadcaster NET and newspaper reporter Dionysis Vythoulkas (To Vima)  were violently pushed away by the riot …

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