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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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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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