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Greece and FYROM sign Macedonia agreement as protesters clash with police (videos, picts)

While officials from Athens and Skopje were celebrating the “historic agreement,” protesters clashed with police nearby and in some villages church bells rang in mourning. In the small village of Psarades at the Prespes Lake, Greece and FYROM signed the Macedonia agreement that will rename the Former Yugoslav Republic of …

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Snowstorms in Central Greece – Weather Forecast over the Carnival weekend

Heavy snow storms in Central Greece have forced local authorities of Domokos to have schools closed on Friday, sending home children and personnel for a really long weekend. Mostly hit by the snow falls are the prefectures of Fthiotida and Aitoloakarnania in Central and West Greece but also of Achaia …

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Athens: one detention ahead the National Day parade

The students’ parade had not started yet and Greek police already detained one man for trying to break the police cordon and watch the parade. According to Greek media, the man is member of Spitha movement of famous musician Mikis Theodorakis. The group wanted to protest for the draconian security …

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Athens: Metro station closed on Mar 24-25/2013

Upon police order,  metro station <Syntagma> will be closed to public on March 24th and 25th 2013 due to students’ and military parades to mark Greece’s National Day. The measure is imposed as parades in previous years turned into mass anti-austerity protests and harassment of politicians. Metro wagons will pass …

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Thessaloniki: Soldiers on the Streets as Part of Security Measures Forces

Despite assurances from the Greek Army two days ago, that no soldiers will be part of  the security measures forces during the National Day parade, armed soldiers are being seeing arraying next to riot policemen during the military parade in Thessaloniki!   Video: Armed Soldiers as “policemen”… embedded by Embedded VideoYouTube Direkt …

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Athens: One Metro Station Closed Due to National Day Parade, Oct 28/2012

Greek police ordered that Athens Metro station <Syntagma> should be closed to public as of 8 o’clock in the morning on Sunday, October 28th 2012. The decision is taken in the context of high security measures during the students’ parade to mark National OXI-Day on Sunday morning. The parade will …

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Greece November 2011: “The Coup D’ Etat that Did Not Happen….” Part I

Front page report “The coup d’état that didn’t happen..” of  Sunday newspaper To Vima reveals a series of alleged “unknown events that led to the surprise replacement of the military leadership in Greece in November 2011”. According to the report that extends to many pages that alleged coup d’état was averted through the replacement and early …

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Athens: Protests at the Military Parade, Mar 25/12

They were all there: the President of the Republic, the Prime Minister, the whole cabinet, the military and religious leadership of Greece. They were all there, except the Greek citizens.  The parades of Independence Day turned into a private party between the politicians and 7,000 policemen assigned with their security. To …

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Junta-Supporters in the Greek Military Academy

An uproar has been caused in Greece after the discovery ‘junta droplets*” (so the Greek press) in the Military Academy “Evelpidon”. In an unprecedented incident that took place on November 17th 2011, the chief of students of the 4th year, ordered  his co-students to sing the Hymn of 21st April 1967, the song …

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Protests Against the President Trigger Political Confrontation

Strong political confrontation broke out in Greece after protesters insulted the President of the Greek Republic, Karolos Papoulias, and enforced the cancellation of the October 28th – OXI Day military parade in Thessaloniki. After the protesters insisted on hindering the stat of the parade, a visible angry and deeply insulted President decided to …

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28th October 2011- The Alternative OXI-Day Parade

Every year, on October 28th the Greeks celebrate with parades the anniversary of  heroic “Oxi”-Day, the day when the then prime minister of Greece said “NO” to Italy’s ultimatum asking the surrender of Greece to the forces of the Axis. That was on October 28th, 1940. Parades are usually performed by school students on October …

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Greece: You know there is an economic crisis, when…

When your otherwise silent neighbors start quarreling…. When voices full of anger start coming through walls and stairways and a personal drama is taking place behind closed doors and windows… When a man yells “Think, I’m not looking for job?” and a woman shouts “Shhh, they can hear us!”  When the sounds of …

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