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Greece’s new anti-racism law? It will take a while…

Just two days after announcing the new law against racism, Greek government decided to put it on hold. Officially some technical modifications are needed. Unofficially, it looks as if there was some disagreement within the coalition government partners. Odd enough, the prime minister apparently consulted with the deputy Justice minister …

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Greece seeks tougher penalties for racist crimes and fines for Nazi salute

Greece seems determined to impose tougher punishment for racist and xenophobic crimes and even forbid  symbols like the Nazi salute if used by lawmakers.  Exempted from the new anti-racism legislation are not even members of the Greek parliament, if they use it for such crimes.  The government has prepared a …

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Athens: Green Light for Low-Emisions Cars in City Centre as of Sept 3/2012

I think that’s the only measure I agree with: only eco-friendly, low-emisions cars will be allowed to drive through downtown Athens at any day of the week. The measure comes into effect, today, September 3rd 2012, in an effort to have residents of the Greek capital and the broader Attica …

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Greece’s Animals Law uploaded for Public Consultation

The revised law for the protection of companion animals and strays has been uploaded on March 31 on internet for public consultation. You can write your comments until April 13, 2011. Unfortunately I can’t translate the whole law… However from the comments I’ve read so far, there are constructive proposals  …

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