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Golden Dawn ballots destroyed with antiseptic by unknown perpetrators

Unknown perpetrators have destroyed the whole load of municipality elections ballots of the far-right party Golden Dawn in the suburb of Kallithea, south Athens. The perpetrators used antiseptic Bedatine that soaked into the 92,000 ballot papers thus destroying them completely. According to local media, the incident took place short before …

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Novoville: Smart App for problems solution in the city of Athens

Athenians will be able to send to municipality authorities requests and complains or point out to a specific problems with an application introduced by Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis on Wednesday. The application Novoville for mobile phones and tablets. Via Novoville, municipal authorities also inform residents and visitors about various events …

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City Counselors in fire-stricken areas demand Mayor’s resignation

The Municipality Council of Marathon in East Attica is in uproar. The overwhelming majority of city counselors are calling for the resignation of mayor Ilias Psinakis whom they consider as “dangerous for people’s safety.” The fire-stricken village of Mati where dozens of people lost their lives in the wildfires of  …

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Greece decides double elections in May 2019

Interior Minister, Panos Skourletis, accepted a legislation change submitted by sixteen lawmakers of ruling party SYRIZA and therefore, elections for local (municipalities) and regional government will take place on the same day as the elections for the European Parliament: in May 2019. Now scenarios that also parliamentary elections will take …

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Greek court sentences Turkish citizen to imprisonment and fine

A Greek court sentenced the Turkish municipality worker to 5 months imprisonment suspended for three years and a fine of 1,5000 euros for illegally crossing into Greece while driving an excavator on Wednesday. The 38-year-old said he accidentally crossed into Greece when he was trying to install irrigation pipes. The …

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Greece Elections 2014: exit polls at 7pm, first results 9.30-10 pm

Ballots boxes closed at 7 p.m. on Sunday for the second round of municipality and regional elections and the voting for the European Parliament. Right after the closing of ballot boxes, at 7 p.m., pollsters are going to publish the exit polls. According to Interior Minister Yiannis Michelakis, first official …

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42% counted: Athens municipality election results vs exit polls

The ballots counting shows a clear difference from what the exit polls displayed short after 7 p.m. Sunday.  With 42,37% of the polling stations counted (460/1112) Giorgos Kaminis (PASOK) 21.16% Gavriil Sakellaridis (SYRIZA) 19,95% Aris Spiliotopoulos (Nea Dimokratia)17,09% Ilias Kasidiaris (Golden Dawn) 16,14% Nikolaos Sofianos (KKE) 7,32 Nikitas Kaklamanis (Nea …

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Athens: Mayor Kaminis attacked by angry protesters

Athens mayor Giorgos Kaminis came under physical attack late Sunday afternoon, while he was leaving a meeting of the Confederation of Greek Municipalities (KEDE).  The mayor was beaten with fists and he was taken to the hospital where he was treated for minor injuries.  At the time of assault, several municipality unionists had …

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Trikala: Fundraising for …garbage collection

What do people do when garbage bins are full and the local council has no money to collect it? Fundraising! Residents of Farkadonas village by Trikala in Central Greece decided to raise funds in order to fill up the tanks of municipality garbage collectors and get rid of the smelly …

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Preveza Municipality: One Euro for the Strays :)

Municipality of Preveza in Western Greece, took a pioneer step in the care of stray dogs and cats. It will charge residents with one euro via the bills for Municipality Water & Sewerage  issued every three months. These revenues will be spent for the needs of strays in municipality shelter and …

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What Is This Angry Greek Crowd Waiting For? (video)

Overcrowding. Fainting. Angry voices. Trampling. Raised Arms. Despair. Here nobody distributes bread in a refugee camp. Nobody gives free gold… The woman standing above the crowd distributes magic papers… priority numbers. So the crowd will receive certificates of disability.  Many of the people – the majority of them seniors – have been waiting in …

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Working for the Municipality without contract? No problem in Greece…

How weird and twisted can Greece be? In the municipality of Trikala, central Greece, a young guy asked his salary for three months work. However it turned out the guy was working without contract at all! Most probably, he had got a ‘verbal contract’ by a smart municipality official to …

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