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Changes of Greece’s Penal Code trigger outrage

Government plans to change the Penal Code have triggered an outrage for a series of proposed penalties set to be lowered.penalties proposed. The storm of protests came not only from conservative New Democracy and communist party KKE but but also from the youth branch of ruling party SYRIZA as well …

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Major changes in Metro Line 3 to/from Athens International Airport as of Nov 1

Metro passengers will not be able to reach the Athens International Airport directly from the city center but will need to change at <Doukissis Plakentias> station. The same is valid the other way around, that is from the Airport to the city. The measure will go into effect as of …

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Greece’s parliament approves bill to make Sharia law optional for the Muslim minority

Supported by opposition, the Greek Parliament voted on Tuesday in favor of a bill that makes Sharia law optional for the Muslim minority. The legislation limits the jurisdiction of  Sharia Law in Thrace, home of a strong Muslim minority in North-Eastern of the country. Greece is the last European country …

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Greece considers changes in Electoral Law: bonus seats, number of MPs, expatriates

Greek government is considering to change the electoral law and the Interior Ministry is reportedly drafting the changes with the possibility to open the dialogue on the issue already this month. One of the main changes refer to the slightly decrease the number of Lawmakers in the Parliament of 300 …

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EU FMs agree by consensus to extend Russia’s sanctions for six months

EU countries have agreed by consensus to extend Russia sanctions for six months, expand their blacklist, and prepare further economic sanctions if need be, Euobesrver and several Greek media report.The sancton were ending in March, with the extnesion they will be valid until next September. Greece had earlier voiced reservations, …

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Greek government: Fast Forward with anti-austerity measures

Alexis Tsipras and his junior coalition partner Panos Kammenos pushed the Fast Forward button to restore a series of so-called “reforms”, that is austerity measures imposed by the country’s lenders, the Troika. Several new appointed ministers of the SYRIZA-Independent Greeks coalition started to announce thorough changes, right after they assumed …

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Greece’s Animals Law uploaded for Public Consultation

The revised law for the protection of companion animals and strays has been uploaded on March 31 on internet for public consultation. You can write your comments until April 13, 2011. Unfortunately I can’t translate the whole law… However from the comments I’ve read so far, there are constructive proposals  …

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