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Greek court rules: Teachers’ and Transport workers’ strikes put public health at risk

Did you know that teachers’ strikes put the students’ health at risk? Have you ever thought that a court is concerned about the public health when it comes to strikes but it doesn’t seem to care when thousands of patients are deprived of basic medical care because they cannot afford …

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Dirty political games with ERT and justice

Another crucial meeting between prime minister Antonis Samaras and his coalition government partners Evangelos Venizelos (PASOK) and Fotis Kouvelis (Democratic Left) is scheduled for 6 p.pm. on Wednesday. Greece’s coalition government is on the verge of breaking apart over Samaras’ order to shut down public broadcaster ERT and his reluctant …

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Council of State: SDOE freezing assets? Against Constitution…

The Council of State, Greece’s highest administrative court, has deemed unconstitutional a law allowing the Financial Crimes Squad, known as SDOE, to freeze bank accounts, shares and properties of suspects linked to cases of large-scale tax evasion, smuggling and other financial crimes. The court further ruled that the law was …

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Greece freezes citizenship to migrants – Decision fuels upheaval among gov’t partners

 Greece suspended citizenship applications by migrants on Friday with a circular issued by Alternate Interior Ministry. The circular comes two weeks after  Prime Minister Antonis Samaras gave orders to immediately scrap the migrant citizenship law and asked the Minister of Interior to work out a new draft that will comply with the …

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