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Angry high-school and uni students raid office of Education Minister (video)

Protesting high-school students raided the office of Education Minister Kostas Gavroglu in  Athens on Monday. The students had gathered in the ministry’s yard and at some point broke through the police chain. A large group forced themselves inside the ministry and open his office door with a kick. Consequently, Minister …

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Greek Education Ministry bans mobile phones in schools

Greece’s Education Ministry bans mobile phones in primary and secondary education schools and the operation of security cameras during school working hours. According to a circular issued by Education Minister, Kostas, Gavroglou, teachers will be allow to carry mobile phones only for teaching purposes. The ministry prohibits the use of …

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Space AgroBox: Two Greek students to deliver fresh food in space

Are you an astronaut bored of frozen hamburgers and pizza? Two Greek students have the solution for you: the “Space Agrobox”!  The kit supplies gourmet astronauts with fresh food the gASTROnoms can grow in space. PhD student Avgoustinos Pantazidis and pre-PhD Maria Kontogianni at the Agricultural University of Athens invented …

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Greek authorities on alert after 45 out of 60 students get sick in regional high school

Greek health authorities are on alert after 45 out of 60 students in a regional high school went sick on Monday. The director of the high school in Akraifnio, in the Viotia Prefecture, north of Attica, decided to close the school Closed the Akrafnaio school by Orhomenos. According to preliminary …

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Students’ Parade on Greece’s Independence Day in downtown Athens (picts)

Students honored Greece’s Independence Day, March 25th, with the traditional big parade in front of the Greek Parliament in Athens downtown on Saturday.  This year, the parade to honor the Independence War against the Ottomans in 1821 had a specific symbolism due to the intensified tensions with Turkey and the …

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Molotov cocktails and tear gas at students’ protest rally in downtown Athens

Tension prevailed at the students protest in downtown Athens, when groups of  people wearing hoods hurled molotov cocktail bombs and stones at riot policemen who responded with tear gas and sound flares. The rioters smashed the glass window of a cafe at Korai Square and one bank ATM. Outside the …

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Athens: Thousands high-school students protest austerity, education system

Tension in Athens when protesting students attacked a police van on Monday morning. Thousands of high school students gathered in downtown Athens to demand “the school they deserve” and “quality education.” Chanting anti-government slogans, the students urged the left-wing/nationalist coalition Syriza-Independent Greeks to immediately release funds so that there is …

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University Professor fired for trading “bribes” for “grades”, now seeks justice in ECHR

The professors had a price list for the grades he could give to students who wanted to pass his class: 250 euro for grade “6”, 300 euro for an “8” and 400 euro for the top mark “10”.  It is not clear for how many years the professor at the …

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Athens: German Erasmus student beaten by police

Greek riot police allegedly beat up a German student on Erasmus exchange program. The student,Nils, uploaded a picture of his blood covered face on his Facebook profile and described his horror experience with the police while in Athens on November 17th 2014. Reason for him beaten up by police? Standing …

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Athens: Two injured as riot police locks out university students (picts, video)

Two students were injured Thursday morning when riot police forces moved to hinder protesting students from entering the Law University in downtown Athens. According to media and websites, police used teargas and violence. One student was injured in the head, the other has injuries in the head, the face and …

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