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Mayors of three Aegean islands against EU’s new migration pact

The mayors of the islands of Lesvos, Chios and Samos have called on the European Union on Thursday to amend the proposal for the new migration pact, saying “it unduly burdens front-line countries, damaging their national interests and creating gray zones in the eastern borders of the EU.” “It is …

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Islands against requisition: Legal measures, “guard teams”, protests

Municipalities on the the islands of Lesvos and Chios decided to take counter-measures as they categorically reject the government plans to requisite public and private properties and land in order to construct the new migration centers. The Regional government went even further and cut the dialogue with Athens. In emergency …

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Mayors engaging in diplomacy is a great boon for many Greek cities

Mayors engaging in diplomacy and foreign missions is proving to be great boon for many municipalities in Greece. Cities in border regions in Greece have been engaging in diplomacy and foreign missions for years. While local authorities are of course not entitled to the right of conducting any foreign policy, …

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Crete mayors agree to host 400 unaccompanied refugee minors

Mayors on the island of Crete have agreed to host 400 unaccompanied refugee minors in accommodation structures. This was decided in a meeting between the Regional Union of Municipalities of Crete and the Deputy Labor Minister, Domna Michailidou. According to the plan, about 400 children will be accommodated on the …

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Greeks held silent protest with candles to demand “Return of the Parthenon Marbles”

This is not a snapshot from Epitaphios Vespers on Great Friday held in January. Neither is it a service held for the dead in the middle of the night. It is a snapshot from a protest gathering outside the Acropolis Museum on Sunday. Former TV-persona and now Marathonas mayor Ilias …

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Solidarity Action Goes Global: We Are All Greeks Now

From New York to Paris and from Dusseldorf ro Madrid people are gathering at main squares and outside Greek diplomatic representations to express their solidarity with the Greek people. With the common slogan “We Are All Greeks”. Greeks suffering from the dramatic economic situations, from the harsh austerity measures. With every measure …

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