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Greece bans blood donations in 12 districts over Malaria

Twelve districts of Greece have banned blood donations because of malaria cases some of them to have been contracted domestically and the majority of them to be “imported.” Over the weekend, the Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention (KEELPNO) and the National Center for Blood Donation both issued blood …

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Migration Minister bans TV crews and journalists from refugee centers

Greek Migration Minister Yannis Mouzalas banned television crew and journalists and journalists from covering the situation in refugee centers. In a statement issued on Monday, Mouzalas said: “After consultation with the coordinators of reception centers both on the islands and in Greek mainland and until further notice, no permission will …

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EU approves cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops for our table

Last week, EU member states reached a compromise to allow the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) food crops. The compromise give the member states the rights to refuse GM corps on their territories, even if they have got clearance on health and safety grounds at EU level. Under the proposal, …

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Recent cases of censorship create concern in democratic Greece

I didn’t know there was a legal term called “preventive censorship.” It looks as if there is or there could be. It was applied by a Greek judge to ban the broadcast of an investigative report into the recent migrant boat accident that cost the life of 3 women and …

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Guns in Greek Parliament: MPs to undergo firearms stress tests

Do members of the Greek Parliament carry guns but have no idea how to deal with a firearm? It could be possible… The Greek Police announced on Friday that firearms licences have to be re-examined and the licence owner has to prove he has specific knowledge of the gun type he owns, …

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EU bans new cosmetics with animal-tested ingredients; some loopholes though…

No new cosmetic product containing ingredients tested on animals can be sold within the European Union, after a relevant decision by the EU Commission released on Monday.  Animal rights groups were quick to cheer the measure, but Cosmetics Europe, a trade body representing the EU’s (euro) 71 billion ($93 billion) industry, said …

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Greek Gov’t Considers to Outlaw Golden Dawn?

Greece’s political world seems to see the necessity to take action against extreme right-wing party Golden Dawn (Chrysi Avgi) after months of provocative and challenging actions by GD-MPs and party members. With some of these actions to be brought to justice. Evangelos Venizelos, constitutional law professor and leader of coalition government partner …

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