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Greece’s gov’t to draft national action plan against antisemitism

The government will soon draft the country’s first comprehensive national action plan against antisemitism, deputy prime minister Panagiotis Pikramenos told an international conference in Ioannina on Friday. Addressing the opening of a two-day conference on “Fighting Antisemitism and Holocaust Distortion and Denial on the Digital Battlefield,” Pikramenos noted that the …

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Edessa Christmas action: The needy can take donated winter jackets from the park

In the city of Edessa, trees are adorned with jackets. No, it’s not an original Christmas decoration but a donation action for the needy of the town in West Macedonia, northern Greece. Jackets, anoraks sand overalls for children and adults will be hung on the trees a few days before …

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Municipality of Athens to clean historical center from graffiti and illegal posters

The Municipality of Athens has launched an ambitious program to clean buildings of historical center from graffiti and illegal posters. An area of 20 acres will be cleansed and maintained by special teams in consultation with the local community of shopkeepers and entrepreneurs. “Combating visual vandalism was our first priority. …

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Athens International Airport joins WWF’s “Earth Hour” on Mar 30

Athens International Airport ‘Eleftherios Venizelos’ will ‘switch off the lights’ for the ‘Earth Hour’ between 20:30 and 21:30 on Saturday, March 30, 2019. The action is taking place in the context of the World Wildlife Fund WWF “Earth Hour” for the climate change. It is the eight time in a …

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187 books of Greek authors and poets at Athens Airport passengers’ lounge

187 books of important Greek writers and poets are waiting to be read at the passengers’ lounge of the International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos in Athens. The books to be read by passengers while waiting for their flight are in Greek and in English. The action “Athens as a Book” was …

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Under the sea: Fighting Greece’s plastic trash problem

Dressed all in black and preparing his diving gear with loud zips and clicks, George Sarelakos looks like he’s part of a Greek naval operation ready to storm an island or take down smugglers. He’s not — but he and four other volunteer divers do have a challenging mission: Clearing …

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Rescued Sea Bird becomes the symbol of Salamina oil spill

A young sea bird was rescued by a photographer covering the oil spill in Salamina on Tuesday. The kingfisher or Alceonida  – Alkioni as we call these birds in Greek – was trapped in what it used to be the sea. It was stuck in the black sticky masses covering …

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2,500 children “embrace” the Acropolis and send message against racism

More than 2,500 children formed a human chain and embraced the Acropolis on Friday morning on the occasion of World Day Against Racism.”We embrace the Acropolis, we embrace Democracy, we embrace Humanity, we embrace the World” was the message sent by the children to the world. There were children from …

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French Solidarity Action: Get Greek Citizenship

Ordinary Europeans have joined their voices to the “Movement of Nantes” and want to be Greek out of solidarity with the citizens of the debt-ridden country. Thousands apply for  Greek citizenship as a sign of sympathy and solidarity. Internet users from member countries of the EU started the “Movement of …

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When Stones Melt, Athens Strays Need Desperately Water!

I was swimming at Kavouri on Saturday afternoon when I was a big,  short haired, stray black dog nearing the beach. He stood for a minute, sniffed around and walked carefully in the shallow waters. He did a few careful steps on the sliding stones under the water. When he found a place …

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Greece: Skin Cancer Free Checking, May 9-13, 2011

Great Action for the early diagnosis of Skin Cancer and thus free of charge! Residents of Greece can undergo screening tests for skin cancer free of charge in private clinics and state hospitals from May 9 to 13, 2011. The Greek Association of Dermatology and Venereology will carry this action …

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Kavala: Jobless Couple on Hunger Strike

A jobless couple set a tent on the main square of Kavala, Northeast Greece, and started a hunger strike. The aim of their desperate action? To get a job! Lazaros Papadopoulos, 60, and his wife Frideriki Toka, 40, saw no other solution to raise attention to their problem. They have been without …

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