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Ruling party & nationalist MPs approve controversial Education bill incl police in uni campuses

Greek lawmakers passed legislation on Thursday that allows special police on university campuses as part of education reforms that opponents say threaten academic freedom established after the end of military rule in the 1970s. Defying coronavirus restrictions, thousands of people rallied in central Athens for a second day, as legislators …

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Athens: students protest universities and colleges mergers, burn EU flag

More than 4,000 students protested outside the Parliament on Thursday as Greek lawmakers voted for “Athena plan” that will merge or even close down more than 300 university and technical college faculties and departments. The mergers are imposed by Greece’s international lenders, the EU-IMF-ECB Troika, in an effort to cut public …

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