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“Special purpose leave” for parents when schools closed due to coronavirus

Government spokesman Stelios Petsas announced a government measure introduced for the time schools are closed due to coronavirus: special-purpose leave for parents. The special-purpose leave from work is for working parents with children up to 15 years old. However, not both parents can claim the leave at the same time. …

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Parents of British Zakynthos assault victim donate his organs

For the parents of the 35-year-old Briton it was certainly the most difficult decision of their life. Despite their deep sorrow, they decided to donate his organs and save other people’s lives. For seven days the assault victim was fighting for his life in the intensive care of a hospital …

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Skoutari: 105 pupils abstain from school in protest of 10 refugee children

Only 25 pupils from 130 in total went to primary school of Skoutari, in Northern Greece, on Friday. 105 pupils abstained from classes in protest of 10 refugee children who started their education in the school. It was in fact the parents and the guardians of the 105 pupils who …

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1,500 parents sign to expel refugee children from schools on Chios

Dozens of parents and school children guardians on the island of Chios have moved against the education of refugee children in five schools on the island. In an non-judicial document bearing the signatures of 1,500 people the parents ask that refugee children do not attend the public school system. The …

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Trial for slain Bakari Henderson kicks off despite postponement attempts

Under strict security measures, the trial of the suspects for the murder of US student Bakari Henderson kicked off  in the Mixed Jury Court in Patras, West Peloponnese, on Friday morning. lawyers’ attempts to postpone the trial failed, relevant petitions were rejected by the court. Nine defendants are being tried …

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Sinead McNamara’s Parents reveal “she called us crying short before” the tragedy

The parents of  20-year-old Australian instagram influencer Sinead McNamara are intensively looking to the causes of their daughter’s death on a luxury yacht anchored off the island of Kefalonia last week. They reveal that Sinead called them short before she was found and she was crying. Sinead’s desperate family is …

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Greek Police urges parents to stop use police as boogeyman to frighten their kids

Greek police decided to send a message to Greek parents and urge them to stop present police as the boogeyman in order to scare their children into good behavior and compliance with the rules of the adults world. “Dear parents,” the message uploaded on Twitter starts. “Make clear to your …

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18-month-old baby in serious condition after ‘father’ gives it drugs

An 18-month-old baby was submitted to hospital in half-coma after the mother’s partner gave him drugs to keep it calm. The baby was initially taken to a hospital in Lamia, Central Greece, and from there to a hospital in Athens due to the severity of its health condition. The 17-year-old …

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Serres: Bus on school trip overturns, nine children, five parents injured

A bus carrying elementary school pupils and parents to a daily excursion overturned on Friday morning near Serres in Norther Greece. Nine children and five accompanying parents were injured. The bus driver claimed that a truck was blocking the road. The accident occurred short before 10 o’ clock Friday morning …

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UPD Family drama: Two toddlers abandoned outside church in Thessaloniki

A boy and a little girl were found abandoned outside the church of St. Panteleimon in Kalamaria, Thessaloniki on Tuesday afternoon. Residents who saw the toddlers roaming around alone for a couple of hours, called the police. The toddlers, a 3.5-year-old boy and a girl between 1.5 to 2 years …

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500 high schools in occupation: students and parents … detained!

A wave of occupations by protesting students across the country has called in prosecutors and police in schoolyards. At the same time, Greek media report of detentions of students and even their parents, of preventive detentions for no actual reason and an incident of police violence against a high school …

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Volos: Arson attack at Bank of Cyprus with scent of Golden Dawn

Greek police arrested three young men in Volos for the arson attack at a Bank of Cyprus branch in Volos. The attack took place with molotov cocktails in the dawn of Thursday. The ATM was  destroyed. The men had managed to break a glass window and throw molotov cocktails inside the …

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