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Mass Protest against Greek Pensions Reform, lawyers hand their ties outside Parliament

Thousands of self-employed took to the streets of Athens on Thursday morning to protest the Greek Pension Reforms. Layers, doctors, engineers, pharmacists, notaries, accountants, young scientists and other self-employed professionals  move to downtown Athens to express their opposition against a s0-called Reform that will swallow up to 80% of their …

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Survey: 3 in 10 Greeks cannot afford heating or hot water

Residents in several underprivileged suburbs of Athens and Piraeus have seen their economic situation to have dramatically deteriorate and consequently also their living standards. According to a survey conducted by the Greek Ombudsman: one in five residents seeks soup kitchens and social groceries in order to get food. Three in …

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Athens: Fire tragedy reveals 3 middle-aged people have been living without electricity for a shamefully long time

One man lost his life and two people suffered burn injuries when a fire broke out this morning in an apartment in Zografou, a middle-class suburb of central Athens. The fire brigades rushed to the apartment-building managed to rescue a man, 57, and a woman 43, but were unable to …

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Athens: Anarchists clash with riot police on 7. Anniversary of murder of teenager boy Griogoropoulos

Molotov cocktails and fire bombs. Stones and wooden sticks. Anarchists or so-called ‘antiauthotirarians’ with hoods have launched an attack against riot police squads in down town Athens. Τhe attacks were expected on this Sunday, the 7, Anniversary of the murder of teenager boy, Alexis Griogoropoulos by a police special guard. …

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DNA of Paris Attacks “mastermind” found in 2 Athens apartments

The mastermind of Paris Attacks, the meanwhile dead terrorist, Abdelhamid Abaaoud is confirmed to have stayed in Athens last winter. Based on cooperation between Greek and French police authorities, DNA samples found in two Athens apartments confirm that Abaaoud was in Athens in last January. According to Greek media, the …

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Bomb explodes at Greece’s Enterprises Federation in central Athens

A bomb exploded outside the offices of the Greek Federation of Enterprises (SEV)  at 3:35  early on Tuesday near Syntagma Square in central Athens. The explosion caused material damage but no injuries. Prior to the explosion there was a warning phone call to newspaper Efimerida ton Syntakton. An anonymous caller …

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Police teargases angry farmers outside the Greek Parliament (videos)

Jeering, tear gas, sound flares, water bottles and oranges were the highlights of the farmers’ protest outside the Greek Parliament at Syntagma Square on Wednesday. More than 3,500 farmers, breeders and fishermen from all over Greece had gathered in Athens to protest taxation and social security reforms in their sector. …

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Downtown Athens: Three Metro stations to close due to Polytechnic Commemoration March, Nov17/2015

Three metro stations will be closed as of 2:30 p.m. today Tuesday, November 17th 2015 due to the march for the commemoration of the Polytechnic School Students’ Uprise. The metro stations are <Syntagma>, <Evangelismos> and <Megaro Mousikis>.  The metro wagons will pass through but no passengers will be able to …

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Athens: Metro, Tram, Urban Train on 24h strike, Nov 15/2015

Workers at Athens Metro, Tram and urban train ISAP have launched a 24-hour strike on Sunday, November 15th 2015. Reason for the strike is the general assembly of the workers’ union of these three public transport means. “The strike will allow workers to participate in the assembly so that important …

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First anti-SYRIZA general strike and protest with teargas from the left

It must have been an awesome experience: to be a SYRIZA supporter, to have joined the anti-austerity protest and to be teargassed by the same government that you support. This interpretation of the incidents as it appeared in several Greek media is wrong. Police did not fired teargas against the …

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33. Athens Marathon with record participation – 19 hospitalized

43,000 runners, a record participation, joined the 33rd Athens Marathon – The Authentic on this sunny November morning. Greek Christoforos Merousis won the 42-kilometer race from the ancient battlefield of Marathon to Athens Panathinaic Stadium with an impressive time of two hours, 21 minutes and 22 seconds. Winner  Christoforos Merousis …

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