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Unable to protect students from the pandemic, Greek Education Minister proceeds with punitive measures

Greece’s Education Minister has threatened to block protesting students from the compulsory e-classes if they continue to occupy schools at the expense of an increase number of “absence” in their records. She went further and said even to mark their “behavior” as “bad.” Obsessed with the “punitive education system” of …

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Students occupy Universities, police on high alert for 1973 Uprising Commemorations

Students have occupied more than 30 university departments across the country to protest the abolition of the “university asylum” and the police intervention to the Economic University in Athens on Monday. Ahead off the 17. November commemoration of the Students’ Uprising in 1973, police is on high alert and prepares …

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End of Turkish occupation is Cyprus’s top priority, says PM Mitsotakis

The end of Turkish occupation of Cyprus is top priority for the island, Greek Prime minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, said on Monday while on a two-day visit in Nicosia. “A future resolution of the issue should abolish the outdated institution of guarantees,” he added during a joint press conference with Cypriot …

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Dodecanese celebrate unification with Greece after end of British occupation

The island group of Dodecanes came under a brief occupation by the British from 1945 until 1947, when they were ceded to Greece with the Treaty of Peace. Τhe British occupation ended formally on 7. March 1948, the Dodecanese were untied with the Motherland. Reason for the islanders to celebrate …

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CSU chief Seehofer : “Bavarians ruled Greece, better it was not temporary”

It was supposed to be a joke from man to man, from a Bavarian arch-conservative to his like-minded compatriots. One of these brusque and disdainful jokes cracker-barrel men in traditional green tracht garments exchange over a half-liter beer at their regular’s Thursday pub table in a remote mountain village. But …

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Greek and foreign anarchists occupy Polytechnic University blocking access to students organizations

Trouble ahead: Greek and foreign anarchists occupied the Polytechnic University and blocked access to students organizations preparing the 44. anniversary of the bloody 1973 Students’ Uprising against the colonels’ junta. The situation is tense. Authorities are on alert as also anarchists have been ‘imported from abroad’ to assist their Greek …

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Police evacuates paramilitary squat “Hot Spot for Greeks only”

Riot police squads and dozens of policemen moved to squat of Votanikos and evacuated the area from occupiers with paramilitary features. The operation was launched very early in the morning on Friday, after several media reported about the illegal occupation increasing pressure to authorities. The police asked the occupiers wearing …

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Police ends occupation of Athens University: no tear gas, no tears

In a short and painless operation that started short after 6 o’ clock in the morning, Greek police ended the occupation of the administrative headquarters of the Athens University after 19 days. Fourteen people have been arrested. They will face misdemeanor charges for “disturbing public peace” as they did not …

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Greece’s public broadcaster ERT “sudden death”: occupying journos transmitting live via…

Half an hour after midnight and several thousands people are gathered outside ERT to protest the ‘sudden death’ of Greece’s national broadcaster. Fellow journalists, common people but also singers giving a solidarity concert. Inside the ERT premises, journalists and technicians who occupy the studios keep transmitting a live program  commenting …

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Greek Communist party slams gov’t “vulgar propaganda” over video footage

A row broke between Greek communist party KKE and the government after media broadcast of a video footage showing damages in the labour ministry apparently caused by the party’s unionists PAME during Wednesday’s occupation.  Video: broadcast by Skai TV, displaying the pictures given by Labour Ministry embedded by Embedded VideoYouTube …

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Athens: 140 squatters detained over Villa Amalia, protesters occupy gov’t party offices

The day started with an operation of riot police detaining 101 anti-authoritarians who had re-occupied the building called “Villa Amalia” in downtown Athens. While the building was under police guarding,  occupiers were divided in two groups: one group distracted police’ attention, while the other broke the padlocks and entered the …

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Workers occupy Athens Metro Line 2

Workers at Athens Metro occupied the Metro depot at Sepolia suburb of north-eastern Athens, causing problems to thousands of passengers on Monday morning using Line 2 Agios Dimitrios-Agios Antonios. The occupation started at 2 o clock in the morning with the effect that a number of metro trains could not leave the depot …

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Thessaloniki: Riot Police Ends Occupation at University

Short after 4 o’ clock in the morning, strong police forces entered the building of Aristotelio University in Thessaloniki and ended the occupation of contractor workers. Police operation lasted only 10 minutes and ended with the arrest of eleven workers who did not resist. Video: embedded by Embedded VideoYouTube Direkt The …

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Greece Estimates German WWII Reparations at 7.5 Billion Euro

Greek Finance Ministry tries to estimate the amount Germany should pay to Greece as reparations for damages, atrocities and enforced loans during the World War II, alternate Finance Minister Christos Staikouras briefed the Parliament. According to estimations of the team in charge of the case, the amount for reparations reaches almost …

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