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Composer Mikis Theodorakis discharged from hospital in Athens

After almost three weeks in hospital Mikis Theodorakis returned home on Thursday. The 94-year-old composer was hospitalized since February 26, when he was rushed to hospital with dyspnoea and tachycardia on recurrent atrial fibrillation. On March 8, he received a pacemaker. He remained hospitalized receiving intravenous medication and was discharged …

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Police arrests antiquity smugglers, seizes precious statue they wanted to sell for €500K

Greek Police seized a statue believed to date to the Hellenistic era after breaking an antiquity smuggling ring in Sparti, in the southern Peloponnese. The marble statue without head is believed to represent ancient Greek goddess of Health (Ygeia). The statue is 55 cm high. The antiquity smugglers wanted to …

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Greek authorities on alert after 45 out of 60 students get sick in regional high school

Greek health authorities are on alert after 45 out of 60 students in a regional high school went sick on Monday. The director of the high school in Akraifnio, in the Viotia Prefecture, north of Attica, decided to close the school Closed the Akrafnaio school by Orhomenos. According to preliminary …

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Ex Defense Minister Tsochatzopoulos released from prison after 5 years

The five-member Court of Appeals for Felonies decided to release from prison former PASOK Defense Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos due to health reasons.Akis Tsochatzopoulos was convicted to 20 years imprisonment for bribes and money laundering. Total time he spent in prison is five years. By a majority of three to two …

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Workers at Public Hospitals occupy Health Ministry

Personnel working at Greek public hospitals symbolically “occupied” the Health Ministry in Athens on Friday morning and closed the entrance with chains. The Panhellenic Federation of Workers in Public Hospitals (POEDIN) said: “A year ago the Prime Minister promised 4,500 recruits and increased funding. Nothing was materialized, funding declined, while …

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Greek government: Fast Forward with anti-austerity measures

Alexis Tsipras and his junior coalition partner Panos Kammenos pushed the Fast Forward button to restore a series of so-called “reforms”, that is austerity measures imposed by the country’s lenders, the Troika. Several new appointed ministers of the SYRIZA-Independent Greeks coalition started to announce thorough changes, right after they assumed …

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Greek gov’t “orders” citizens not to use fireplaces, Dec 14-16/2013

Greek Ministers for Health and Environment issued a joint statement on Saturday evening asking the citizens to refrain from unnecessary use of fireplaces. Stressing that the weather conditions favor the accumulation of atmospheric pollution (smog), the two ministries ask citizens to refrain from using their home fireplaces from Saturday evening …

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Scientists confirm! “Austerity is too bad for your health”

Scientists confirm what we already know: that recession-driven austerity measures are not just bad for your wealth, they are also harming your health. It’s not only that your pockets are robbed causing sleepless nights, depression and heart attacks. The austerity cuts that primarily target the health sector boost infectious diseases …

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Greek FinMin Concerned About Reduced Tobacco Prices

This Greek government has no idea what it wants. The health minister banned smoking in enclosed establishments like restaurants, cafeterias, transport means etc in order to enforce smokers to reduce the deadly habit. Also the e-cigarette was banned allegedly for containing unhealthy substances, although this action triggered strong reactions. At the same …

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Coma-Patient Wakes Up After 2.5 years

It was a traffic accident that sent Marina Spyriadi, 28, into a big sleep two and a half years ago. The young lawyer was transfered to the Mytilene hospital with heavy brain injuries in a state that the doctors’ described as ‘clinical dead’. Her family did not give up the …

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