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Where and how to get a free Covid-19 test in Greece

The Greek Health Ministry and the National Public Health Care Organization EODY are offering Covid-19 tests free of charge. The tests are carried out in specific public hospitals in several cities and under specific circumstances. The offering of the free tests take place as Attica remains the epicenter of the …

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“Asylum procedures reduced to 24 days,” says Greece’s Migration Minister

Greek Migration Minister Notis Mitarakis said that examination of asylum applications has been reduced to 24 days as of January 1 and for the new arrivals in 2020. He stressed that the government’s goal is to have procedures conclude in three months. The Greek government has given priority to asylum-seekers …

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ECHR: Greece violates schoolchildren rights to freedom of religion

The European Court of Human Rights has found that Greece violates the rights of schoolchildren to freedom of religion by forcing their parents to reveal their religious beliefs in order to exempt them from religious education classes. Applicants to the ECHR were five Greek nationals, parents and children, who live …

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Xematiasma: 60% of Greeks believe prayers against Evil Eye cure headaches

Got a headache? Why bother with a painkiller? Get a ‘healer’ and get rid of the Evil Eye right away. If the headaches persist you can consult a doctor, but according to 60 percent of Greeks they will first get a ‘xematiasma’ and then seek other solutions to cure themselves. …

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Greece approves Asylum Bill to ease camps overcrowding on the islands

Greece has approved a bill to simplify and accelerate asylum procedures and ease overcrowding in refugee camps on the islands of the Eastern Aegean sea. Human Rights groups criticize the asylum bill because it endanger the rights of refugees as it will increase the number of rejected asylum seekers to …

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Afghan refugees end protest in Lesvos after police promises to accelerate asylum procedures

For three days, Afghan refugees occupied Sappho Square in the center of Mytilene on the island of Lesvos demanding to have their asylum procedures are accelerated,. Wearing t-shirts with the date of their arrival, they vowed they would not end their protest until they are given a decision on their …

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Kuwait citizens to obtain Greek tourist visa within 24 hours

Citizens of Kuwait can obtain Greek tourist visa within 24 hours. In addition, those Kuwaitis owning property in Greece can obtain long-term visas. Ambassador of Greece to Kuwait Andres Papadakis affirmed that the process for Kuwaiti citizens to obtain Greek tourist visa is simple, indicating that the visa will be …

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All clear in Greece’s elections front

9,808,760 eligible voters go to polling stations on Sunday in Greece’s most crucial elections after 1974. With preference ‘crosses’ next to the names of candidates, Greeks are voting to elect 300 members of the Parliament. They have the possibility of choice between 18 political parties and 4 coalitions. 19.400 polling …

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