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Changes of Greece’s Penal Code trigger outrage

Government plans to change the Penal Code have triggered an outrage for a series of proposed penalties set to be lowered.penalties proposed. The storm of protests came not only from conservative New Democracy and communist party KKE but but also from the youth branch of ruling party SYRIZA as well …

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Protesting farmers to block Tempi tunnels in Athens-Thessaloniki highway

Greece’s farmers intensify their protests on Saturday with actions that will block traffic in Athens-Thessaloniki highway. Some 50 tractors left the Nikaia blockade in Central Greece around 12 o’ clock noon Saturday and move towards the Tempi tunnels on Athens-Thessaloniki highway. via onlarissa.gr They have already blocked one lane and …

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“Greek Political Conscience-EPOS”: Party founded by Macedonia Deal protesters

Protesters against the Macedonia Agreement with FYROM got together and formed a new political party. One of the protests organizers announced the creation of the latest Greek political party, called “Greek Political Consciousness” Ελληνική Πολιτική Συνείδηση, in short EPOS. Speaking to Skai TV on Thursday, party founder Michalis Patsikas said …

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Ioannis Sakkaros: The Greek leader of “Yellow Vests” protests in Germany

Ioannis Sakkaros is 26 years old and Greek. He is a driver of a diesel vehicle and very angry. He is still relatively unknown. That could change. Every week he leads more protesters to the streets of Stuttgart, in South-West Germany. Sakkaros is the leader of the German “Yellow Vests,” …

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Protesting farmers summoned to prosecutor for obstructing traffic

Ten farmers have summoned to prosecutor in Larissa to be tried on charges of obstructing traffic due to the highway blockade in Nikaia inter-junction on Tuesday. Dozens of farmers moved their tractors to Athens-Thessaloniki highway since Monday demanding better labor conditions. The persecution has triggered an outrage. Unionists from the …

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Protesting farmers block lanes in Athens-Thessaloniki motorway

Protesting farmers have been blocking with their tractors lanes on the Athens-Thessaloniki highway since Monday morning. Some 200 farmer tractors arrived at the Nikaia inter junction in the morning and block the lane to Athens. The first tractors arrived at Nikaia from Farsala, as organizers are expecting more and more …

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Prespes Agreement vote postponed for Friday, protesters outside Parliament

The voting for the Prespes Agreement has been postponed for 2:30 on Friday, Jan 25, Parliament Speaker Nikos Voutsis announced late on Thursday. The vote was scheduled to take place when the speakers would conclude, that is sometime between Thursday midnight and early Friday morning. However, given the fact that …

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Protests and road blockades in Bulgaria trap dozens drivers in Greece

Thousands of Bulgarians have blocked major highways and roads on Sunday protesting fuel prices and rising cost of living. The blockades have the effect that dozens of truck drivers and private motorists are trapped not only inside Bulgaria but also in neighboring Greece and Turkey. The protests have spread across …

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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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