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Javelin Champion Elina Tzengko speaks of difficulties before Greek citizenship, miserable training facilities

“I was training and at the last minute I wouldn’t go to a race because I didn’t have Greek citizenship.” European Javelin Champion in Munich 2022 Elina Tzengko spoke about the bitterness and the difficulties she experienced been born in Greece to Albanian parents who migrated to Greece. With a …

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Kythera: 236 refugees stranded in 48 hours on an island with no migrant facilities

The third vessel in the last 48 hours, carrying 67 migrants of various nationalities was located early Thursday at Limnionas on the island of Kythera early Thursday morning. Three Turkish nationals have been arrested as alleged human traffickers. Together with another 166 migrants, mainly from Afghanistan who arrived on Wednesday, …

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Greece to open sports arenas to vaccinated spectators

Spectators may return to sports facilities to watch games as long as adults are vaccinated, the ratio of unvaccinated youth does not exceed 5%, and all wear masks without exception, Greece’s Sports Ministry said on Thursday. Adult spectators will be obliged to show a vaccination certificate when purchasing an electronic …

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Death toll in Greece reaches 271; Coronavirus infections in August 5,730

Three more patients infected with coronavirus died on Tuesday morning, raising the death toll in Greece to 271. The latest fatalities are two men, 79 and 80 years old, hospitalized in Thessaloniki. They were the 19th and the 20th victims from the nursing home in Asvestochori. The outbreak in the …

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Greece brings evicted refugees back to accommodation centers

Some 150 recognized refugees were transferred from Victoria Square in downtown Athens to reception facilities in Skaramangas and Schisto in western Attica. Men, women and children had camped at the square after they were forced out of camps on the islands following due to the recent policy of Migration Ministry …

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Athens Homeless: Voters of a Lesser God

That’s an interesting report about the homeless in Athens, published by Greek blog PrezaTV short before the elections on May 6th. The report is in so far worth reading, because it demonstrates a weak point of the pre-elections campaign: that not one political party running for the elections contest addresses a permanent …

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