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EU citizens in UK will need to travel to neighboring countries for European elections

Greeks in the United Kingdom who wish to vote in the European elections will have to travel to neighboring European Union countries in order to vote, the Greek Embassy in London announced on Wednesday. The UK will not be holding a vote due to the country’s imminent departure from the …

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East Attica Fire info: Food, water Solidarity with fire-hit citizens

Food, water and basic needs items are being collected at the Municipality Shop of Nea Makri, Marathonos Leoforos/Avenue 104. Who ever wants to offer the above mentioned items, can do it the Municipality Shop. These items for the citizens hit by the fires, who can go to the shop and …

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Petition could help UK nationals retain EU citizenship after Brexit

The European Commission has allowed a group to launch a petition calling for permanent EU citizenship after Brexit. The proposed petition on “Permanent European Union Citizenship” is to be registered on July 23 as a European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI), the Commission announced. “The main objective of the proposed initiative is …

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Dioni Alert: Citizens in Attica create “patrol group” to prevent crime incidents

Burglaries and armed robberies, invasion of criminals in homes and businesses, incidents of  use of raw violence that sometimes ends in the victim’s death have apparently resulted that citizens’ greatest fear is no other than the unexpected violence outbreak. At the same time, the shortages in human resources and funds …

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FinMin Tsakalotos admits “Citizens do not see the economy improvements”

Finally a government official admitted the obvious: that the average citizens does not see the improvements in economy as they are been recorded in spread sheets and in the upgrades of the contry’s credit ratings. Touring the island of Crete and meeting with local authorities, Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos said …

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“We are planning the next day for Greece,” says PM Tsipras

The summer of 2017 will be calmer but this was not a time for complacence, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Wednesday in an televised interview with Greece’s Alpha channel, one day after Greece’s successfully ventured forth to tap the markets. “We took an important step, which marks the beginning …

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PM May unveils proposals for EU citizens in UK after Brexit

About three million EU citizens living in the UK would be allowed to stay after Brexit, Theresa May has proposed at the European Union Summit on Thursday.  A new “UK settled status” would grant EU migrants who had lived in the UK for five years rights to stay and access …

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Greeks enjoy Independence Day parades without barriers

For the first time since 2011, Greeks celebrate Independence Day and enjoy the school students and military parades without barriers. The new Greek government decision to remove barriers and allow people to attend the parades at close range has a strong symbolism aiming to demonstrate that neither the government is …

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Greeks to be charged with €0,50 so that needy households have electricity

Journalists needed to put a lot of pressure on Environment Minister to reveal who will pay the bill so that needy Greeks will have electricity again. Minister Giannis Maniatis had to admit that the “social policy”, the Greek coalition government generously announced, will be paid by the rest of the …

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Survey: 4:10 Greeks borrow money to pay their bills

Four out of ten Greeks borrow money in order to pay utility and other bills. Also 40% states that they have not enough money to live a decent life due to lay-offs, unemployment, wage cuts, increased taxes and the price of heating oil, and declare that utility bills -electricity, telephone, …

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Health Minister admits: health care access for all? Not in Greece…

In a unprecedented official confession Greek health minister Adonis Georgiadis admitted that the national health care system is not for all to have access to and that the privatization of the public health care is not away. According to health care news iatropedia.gr, when asked when the National health care …

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It ‘rains’ lawsuits against ministers, ex PM Papandreou included

Several Greek citizens filed lawsuits against current and former ministers, ex prime minister George Papandreou included. The citizens want the lifting of the parliamentary immunity of the ministers involved and a probe for requests that have to do with the economic crisis. The start was made by former Navy officer …

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Crete: Lasithi to issue local passport to protest government policies

Local society of Lasithi prefecture in Eastern Crete, is in outrage seeing the infrastructures in prefecture being deforested. Due to strict Troika-imposed austerity, sweeping mergers in health, education and public services take place with residents planning dynamic mobilizations. Among them,  the issue of a local passport for those wanting to enter the …

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