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Gov’t to lift eligibility restrictions for Diaspora Greeks elections vote

The conservative Greek government plans to lift some crucial restrictions regarding the eligibility criteria allowing Diaspora Greeks to exercise their right to vote in parliamentary elections. The changes are planned despite the fact that New Democracy passed the relevant legislation a year ago. Government spokesperson Aristotelia Peloni said Monday noon …

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Greece sets up #MeToo website, proceeds with penal code changes for minors’ protection

The Greek government has set up a #MeToo website where citizens can submit complaints get information on sexual harassment and abuse as well as power-based violence, actions taken against abusers and links where victims can seek help. The website metoogreece.gr will soon host announcements concerning initiatives designed to help people …

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Greece’s Development Bank to go in operation in April, says Minister

Greece’s Development Bank “already operates informally,” said Economy and Development Minister Yiannis Dragasakis. He stressed that the Bank is soon to be founded under draft legislation and go in operation right afterwards. The legislation was recently unveiled for public consultation, the bill is expected to be a law in upcoming …

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Tsipras seeks broader political consent to extension of Greece’s territorial waters

Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Alexis Tsipras is seeking broader political consent on the extension of Greece’s territorial waters from currently 6 to 12 miles from the coastline. In this sense, he decided to skip the option of Presidential decrees and seek approval of the Parliament. According to original plans, …

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Greek Orthodox Church calls on Gov’t to withdraw Gender Change bill

The Holy Synod of the Greek Orthodox Church urged the coalition government to withdraw a legislation on gender change that is to be voted through the Parliament on upcoming Monday. In a statement the Holy Synod said that the proposed bill challenges the feeling society, it torpedoes the sacred institution …

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Greece’s Parliament to vote for the additional austerity measures on May 18

The additional austerity measures for 2019-2020 the Greek government agreed upon with the country’s creditors will be brought to Parliament on May 15 for debate. A vote by the Plenary will take place on May 18 2017, just four days before the crucial Eurogroup meeting on May 22. Parliament President …

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Tsipras rushes to Paris for unscheduled meeting with Hollande

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is rushing to Paris to meet French President Francois Hollande. As the meeting was not planned, Greek media wonder whether the urgent trip to Paris has something to do with the break in Greece-Creditors Review Talks and the Government decision to submit two bills to the …

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Greece’s New Legislation for Asylum Seekers – Summary in ENG

Below is a Summary of Greece’s New Asylum Legislation voted last week. The Legislation was approved by the Greek Parliament in order to facilitate the implementation of Eu Turkey Deal. The Bill contains important charges for asylum seekers. Summary in English Greece’s New Asylum Legislation: What Will Change? April 4, …

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Legislation for same-sex couples adopted, while some Bishop had church bells ring in “mourning”

Greece made a huge step towards civil rights, despite the fact that some Greek Bishop had the church bells ring in “mourning” for two days. Greece made a significant step to harmonize the country’s legislation with the legislation of other European countries and officially accept the realities of 21st century: …

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Greece legislates against Bullying after victim, 20, commits suicide

“Anyone who commits bullying will be punished with imprisonment of at least six months.” This is the reaction of the Greek government to the tragic death of the first “official” victim of bullying in the country, Vaggelis Giakoumakis. The 20-year-old student committed suicide last month being unable to bear further …

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