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Christmas bonus for health workers, low-pensioners, people with disabilities, says PM

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced an extra Christmas bonus to health workers, low-pensioners and people with disabilities who receive allowance. The extra bonus is aiming to absorb price hikes for the benefit of those combating the pandemic and the vulnerable groups of the society. The bonus is one off payment. …

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Greek architect Petrotos designs innovative laddroller

Greek architect Dimitris Petrotos designed a laddroller that brings revolution to those people with mobility problems, especially those unable to stand. The laddroller is a futuristic powered standing wheelchair that elevates the user in the standing position instantly. This shapeshifting wheelchair is designed to maneuver rough terrain and provide upright …

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Athens: Riot police against people on wheelchairs

International Day for people with disabilities and Greeks on wheelchairs moved to the Finance Ministry in downtown Athens in order to protest austerity measures and benefits cuts and increase in prescription medicine participation, the collapse of the welfare state. But… Hey! Riot police decided that people with disabilities could eventually …

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Athens: Protesting Disabled “Push Themselves Through” to PM’s Office

They were determined. The people with disabilities who gathered on Thursday morning to protest allowances, pensions and wages cuts, the deterioration of the health care system and the collapse of social welfare. Parents pushing their children’s wheelchairs, elderly accompanying kids with Down’s syndrome, blinds with their walking stacks, deaf with banners… 1,500 …

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