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Strict security measures with FBI and CIA agents at Thessaloniki International Fair

FBI and CIA agents will be part of the draconian security measures during the 83rd International Fair of Thessaloniki where the USA is honored country. High-ranking members of the Trump administration will  inaugurate the Fair together with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, a strong presence of big American companies are participating …

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Russian FM Lavrov cancels visit to Greece in diplomatic row

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov’s planned visit to Greece this autumn has been reportedly cancel, as “the timing is no longer suitable,” Russia’s ambassador to Athens  Andrei Maslov told TASS news agency on Thursday.  Greek officials had invited Lavrov in June before the diplomatic row over Macedonia and FYROM broke …

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Court clears 18 riot policemen of charges for excessive violence in June 2011 protest

All the Greek police officers on trial for charges of excessive use of violence and tear gas  against anti-austerity protests on 28. and 29. June 2011 have been found not guilty. The One-Member First Instance Court in Athens ruled on Wednesday that all 18 police officers were not guilty. The …

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Zaev claims “Greek businessmen” fund violent protests in FYROM against Macedonia deal

FYROM prime minister Zoran Zaev claimed that Greek pro-Russian businessmen pay for “violent protests” in his country with the aim to influence Referendum voters over the Macedonia agreement. In an interview with BuzzFeed News, Zaev claimed further that the aim of these actions is to stop his country from joining …

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Greece and FYROM sign Macedonia agreement as protesters clash with police (videos, picts)

While officials from Athens and Skopje were celebrating the “historic agreement,” protesters clashed with police nearby and in some villages church bells rang in mourning. In the small village of Psarades at the Prespes Lake, Greece and FYROM signed the Macedonia agreement that will rename the Former Yugoslav Republic of …

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“Ball is in FYROM’s court,” says Greece as thousands protest agreement in Skopje

“The ball is in FYROM’s court,” Greece’s government spokesman, Dimitris Tzanakopoulos said on Sunday. “The Greek government is waiting for  Mr Zaef [FYROM PM] to make the decisive step to reach an agreement. The ball is in their court,” the government spokesman said. Negoations between the foreign ministers of Greece …

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Greeks celebrate 1. May with protest rallies, roasted lamb or at the beach

Thousands of Greeks joined the Workers’ May Day and marched through the streets of Athens, Piraeus, Thessaloniki and other cities and towns across Greece. The workers’ union of communist party KKE, PAME, opened the traditional strike protests with central slogan against imperialism and “Red May Day.” Communists against Imperialism with …

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4 protesters injured in clashes between anti-auctions movement and riot police(videos)

Three protesters were injured when clashes broke out between riot police and a crowd of leftists protecting foreclosure and e-auctions. in downtown Athens on Wednesday. Protesters started to push at riot police when the latter did not allow a delegation but only two leading members to visit the notary’s office …

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Greek farmers in protest mood, plan to block roads and national highways

Greece’s farmers are angry and in protest mood claiming that their problems have not been solved by the government. During a meeting of the Pan-Hellenic Block Committee in Larissa, Central Greece, over the weekend, representatives from several farmers’ organizations decided to start their mobilizations as of January 20th 2018. The …

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Orthodox Patriarch Theofilos and heads of local churches ask US president to revoke Jerusalem decision

The Greek Orthodox Patriarch in Jerusalem, Theophilos, the Patriarchs of other Christian religions as well as heads of local churches have sent a letter to US President Donald Trump asking him to revise his decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move the US Embassy from Tel …

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Refugees protest poor conditions in hot spot Moria, Lesvos, and VIAL, Chios

Afghan refugees and migrants continued their protest also on Saturday after many of them spent the night outside the hot spot in Moria on the island of Lesvos. They demand better living conditions but also equal treatment in their asylum requests similar to those of Syrian refugees. Afghan refugees are …

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Athens protests: Clashes with police short before government votes more austerity

On the second day of anti-austerity protests, anti-authoritarians clashed with police outside the Parliament in Athens, short before the left-wing/nationalists coalition government voted for more austerity measures. Thousands unionists, students, members of leftist parties, engineers, lawyers and unemployed and self-employed flocked outside the Greek Parliament on Thursday afternoon to protest …

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Pensioners defy rain to protest cuts, as unions call on new anti-austerity rally May 18/2017

Hundreds of pensioners defied the rain and took to the streets to protest the new austerity package to be voted Thursday night at the Greek Parliament. With umbrellas and raincoats, they joined their voices to prevent more austerity measures threatening to put their survival at risk. Holding banners and chanting …

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Armenian protesters clash with police outside the Turkish Consulate in Thessaloniki Video

Armenian protesters clashed with police outside the Turkish Consulate in downtown Thessaloniki on Monday evening.  The tension started when a group of Armenian youth attempted to hang a memo at the entrance of the consulate. Greek authorities did not allow that, the angry protesters freaked out throwing objects to police, …

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Activism questionnaire by SYRIZA-Youth asks about “involvement in theft from supermarkets”

The online questionnaire uploaded by the Youth organization of ruling left-wing  SYRIZA is theoretically a sociological research, an attempt to gather the opinion of the basic of the youth organization. However, several questions are unconventional and even rename the criminal offense of “theft” into “activism”. The questionnaire triggered an outrage …

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