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Athens wildfires: Turkish citizens wish Greeks “Get Well, Neighbor!”

Hundreds of Turkish citizens gathered outside the Greek consulate in the city of Izmir on Thursday to express their solidarity with the Greek people following the devastating wildfires and the heavy death toll. Simple people and members of trade unions held banners reading “Hold On, Neighbors!” Some were holding a …

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East Attica Fire info: Food, water Solidarity with fire-hit citizens

Food, water and basic needs items are being collected at the Municipality Shop of Nea Makri, Marathonos Leoforos/Avenue 104. Who ever wants to offer the above mentioned items, can do it the Municipality Shop. These items for the citizens hit by the fires, who can go to the shop and …

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Ex chief of Church NGO embezzles €5.5million, gets 16 year suspended sentence

The Three-Member Felonies Appeal Court in Athens sentenced the former chief of  the Church NGO “Allileggyi” – Solidarity – to 16 years imprisonment on suspension. Dimitris Fourlemadis was found guilty for embezzlement of 5.5 million euros of public money for charities in third countries.€ According to the court decision, Fourlemadis …

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Orestiada: Solidarity protest with the two Greek soldiers in custody in Turkish prison

Dozens of people cycled from Orestiada to the border crossing of Katsanies in solidarity with the two Greek soldiers in Turkish custody in the high security prison of Edirne. Members of cyclists’ association of Orestiada ‘Risos’ but also citizens participated in the protest on cycles on Sunday morning. Cyclists’ action …

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Granny “Without Borders” opens her house to refugees (video)

Panagiota Vasileiadou is an 82-year-old granny. Her home in in the village of Idomeni, the village very close to the camp that has been hosting at times more than 12,000 refugees and migrants. Granny Panagiota has witnessed hundreds of refugees begging for food to feed their children or clean water …

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US President Obama chats with Varoufakis in White House

US Presidents do not normally meet and chat with finance ministers. However US President Barack Obama broke the protocol and had an informal chat with Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis during a reception hosted at the White House in order to honor Greece’ Independence Day. Certainly a powerful gesture of …

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Judges reject Romanos’ request; clashes in Athens over hunger-striker

The Judicial Council rejected on Wednesday morning the request of hunger-striker Nikos Romanos to be granted educational furloughs while in prison. With Justice showing a relentless face towards a convict on hunger strike claiming his right to education as foreseen by the law, media reported last night, that coalition government …

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Haris Alexiou in concert “solidarity with laid-off cleaners”

Wearing red plastic gloves – the trade mark of cleaning ladies – Charis Alexiou went on stage on Monday evening on Syntagma Square right opposite from the Greek Parliament. The famous singer had agreed to give concert in solidarity with the 595 cleaners who had been laid-off by the Greek …

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repost: ERT solidarity letter from Portugal, signed by 78 personalities – incl ex president

KTG re-posts the “ERT solidarity letter signed by 78 personalities from Portugal” – incl a former president of the country -, after several people complained they could not open to read the post and got error message “Page not Found”.  LTG hopes it will work now. original post on June …

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Policemen express sympathy to colleagues arrested on suspicion of drug dealers protection

Some twenty policemen gathered on Friday morning outside a court in Thessaloniki, Northern Greece, to express sympathy and solidarity for two colleagues arrested for allegedly offering protection to a network of drug dealers. The solidarity protesters cheered and welcomed the defendants as …heroes when the two were taken to court in handcuffs …

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