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Prisoner Nikos Romanos on hunger strike, while ministries play ping-pong with responsibility

This is an excellent example of political and state hypocrisy: A prison convict for bank robbery was first honored by the President of the Hellenic Republic for passing the university exams while in prison. Nikos Romanos, 21, was even awarded with 500 euro for his achievement, even though he refused …

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Kozani: a ministerial pat to a pupil crying about lack of teachers (video)

What does a minister do,when a pupil  bursts into tears in front of him, overwhelmed by the shortages in education? He gives a pat on the shoulder and most probably also wishes ‘good luck’. Or something like that. Because in Greece of Troika and lenders, there is not much a …

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In other Greek news: let’s talk about debts and troubles…

In other Greek news: The Troikans Poul Thomsen (IMF) and Matthias Morse (EU) had to leave the building of the Greek Finance Ministry from a back door. Cleaning personnel on “mobility scheme” and Development Ministry personnel protesting the dismissal of their colleagues had blocked the main entrance of the ministry …

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Athens: Police Beats School Students (videos)

Tension prevailed during the protest of secondary school students in downtown Athens on Monday morning and riot police could not resist from beating the teenager school children with clubs.  The tension started when the police got the order to ‘clean’ the main streets in front of the Greek Parliament. The …

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Lack of funding threatens Children’s & Teens’ Libraries

Half of the 28 Children and Teenagers Public Libraries across Greece are threatened to close down  due to lack of funding by the Ministry of Education. President of Children’s and Adolescents’ Libraries Institution, Stathis Potamitis, rang the alarm bell during a press conference on Wednesday, stressing that there is an immediate fund …

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