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“A mask isn’t enough”: Students march for sufficient measures in schools

Wearing masks and holding banners reading “a mask is not enough” thousands of school students marched in downtown Athens on Thursday demanding more and effective measures against the coronavirus pandemic. The students demand smaller class-rooms with maximum 15 students to avoid crowding, the hiring of more teachers and cleaning staff. …

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No student without a face mask in Greece’s schools, says ministerial decision

Students who do not wear a face mask will not be allowed to enter their classroom, according to information on the joint ministerial decision (JMD) that is currently being drafted by the government’s general secretariat. The JMD fleshes out all the details about the new measures to prevent the spread …

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High-school students & teachers hold first protest amid pandemic lockdown

High-school students along with parents and teachers rallied against the new Education law in the first protest amid the coronavirus pandemic. Wearing masks and gloves, they marched through downtown Athens and stood outside the Parliament where they raised banners demanding the withdrawal of the legislation but also immediate measures for …

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Policeman off duty pulls gun at students in Athens University (video)

A police officer off duty pulled his gun in the courtyard of the Economics University in Athens on Monday afternoon. He heavily beaten by students, before riot police squads could rescue him. A video posted on social media shows the police officer from the special guards units being attacked by …

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Four students injured after beaten by riot police during protest

Four student were injured, when riot police used their batons and fired tear gas at protesters outside a hotel where the university deans were holding a meeting. Two of the students have injuries on the head, the other two on the hands. Police went with excessive violence against the protesting …

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Students occupy Universities, police on high alert for 1973 Uprising Commemorations

Students have occupied more than 30 university departments across the country to protest the abolition of the “university asylum” and the police intervention to the Economic University in Athens on Monday. Ahead off the 17. November commemoration of the Students’ Uprising in 1973, police is on high alert and prepares …

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Students clash with police after Senate closes Economic University for a week

Clashes between students and riot police erupted in the Economic University AOSEE in downtown Athens on Monday. Dozens of students entered the premises of the institution in order to protest the Senate decision to close the University for a week “deliberately and for no reason,” as they say. The students …

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Molotov cocktails and tear gas in students’ protest in Athens

Another students’ protest turned ugly. Police fired tear gas after a group with hoods hurled stones and molotov fire bombs at them on Monday noon. the protest rally was marching from University of Athens to the Parliament opposite Syntagma square in downtown Athens. At Vassilisis Sofias avenue, a group of …

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One student injured during protest rally, police fires teargas

One student suffered a head injury during a students’ protest rally in downtown Athens on Thursday. The 19-year-old received first aid on the spot and was transferred to a hospital. The student was reportedly hit by a sound flare when riot police fired tear gas and sound flares against the …

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Global Climate Strike: Greek students demonstrate in Athens

Thousands of Greek school students flooded downtown Athens on Friday to demonstrate for World Climate Change Action Day and the Global Climate Strike on September 20, 2019. Holding placards reading among others “The Earth is dying, All United,” and “We want Change now” they joined the international school students’ mobilization …

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Greece and Australia work out visa exchange program for 500 students

Australia and Greece have finalized a Work and Holiday Visa agreement making it easier for students to stay and study in each other’s country for a year, available for those in the 18-to-30-year old age bracket. The agreement was being worked on for nearly five years and was ratified by …

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Greek students join global #ClimateStrike for planet protection (videos)

Greek school students of all education levels joined the global rally ClimateStrike on Friday urging governments to move towards the protection of the planet. The Climate Strike is an initiative of 15-year-old Swedish student Greta Thunberg. 12 o’ clock Friday noon, students gathered at Syntagma square in downtown Athens holding …

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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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