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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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Shock in Patras school: teacher cuts his wrists in front of students

A teacher in amok, students in shock. Ateacher in a high school class went out of control and started to cut his arms, from the wrist to the elbow, with a paper cutter in front of screaming children in the classroom. Amid students’ screams and cries, the teacher spread the …

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Τhessaloniki: University rejects students because he is blind

Argyris Koumtzis, 18, is blind. His disability did not hinder him to achieve top marks in high school and win several prizes in mathematics and physics competitions. Argyris is also a champion in chess. The 18-year-old student could have a bright future in front of him, if it wasn’t for …

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In other Greek news: let’s talk about debts and troubles…

In other Greek news: The Troikans Poul Thomsen (IMF) and Matthias Morse (EU) had to leave the building of the Greek Finance Ministry from a back door. Cleaning personnel on “mobility scheme” and Development Ministry personnel protesting the dismissal of their colleagues had blocked the main entrance of the ministry …

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EU spends more in cows than in young jobless

The argument is not new. It was brought up by Peter Matjašic, president of the European Youth Forum last July, when European leaders were deciding on how to spend the money and what were the priorities of the next EU budget for 2014-2020. Peter Matjašic argued that the EU spent …

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Riot police fires tear gas in Athens University, municipality workers block main streets

Riot police fired tear gas in Athens university when students and administrative personnel attempted to disturb a meetings of professors discussing cuts in education and lay-offs.  Greek media report that  a group of students invaded the building and that some of the board members called the police. Outside the university at Panepistimiou …

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Greek students invent the ultimate, fully automatic Frappe-coffee mixing machine

The day does not stop impressing me. After the crowd funded orbiting space telescope, another great news confirms that Greeks never dry out of innovative ideas. Two students of Electrical Engineering invented the ultimate Greek Frappe mixing machine. Water, coffee, milk and sugar, they all land in the one-portion cup …

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Athens: students protest universities and colleges mergers, burn EU flag

More than 4,000 students protested outside the Parliament on Thursday as Greek lawmakers voted for “Athena plan” that will merge or even close down more than 300 university and technical college faculties and departments. The mergers are imposed by Greece’s international lenders, the EU-IMF-ECB Troika, in an effort to cut public …

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Athens: Fights Erupt Between Hoodies and Students, 2 Injured

Fights erupted between members of PASOK affiliated students’ union and people wearing hoods during the celebrations of the 39th anniversary of Polytechnic University Uprising in 1973. Greek media report that the students’ group was attacked by a 15-member group wearing hoods and helmets. The hoodies reportedly attacked the students with batons, …

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Berlin: Students Verbally Attack Ex PM Papandreou (video)

The prime minister who took Greece to IMF had an unpleasant surprise in Berlin. While he was enjoying dinner in a restaurant in Berlin, a group of Greek students stormed in and started to verbally attack him. “Shame on you!”, “You ridiculed the country!”, “You eat with people’s money!”, “Go, …

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Athens Parades: Minor Tension Between Teachers/Riot Police (videos, pcts)

The students’ parade concluded in an atmosphere of strong discontent about the unprecedented draconian security measures that did not allow parents to watch their children paying a homage to the heroes of Greek Revolution of 1821. The sudents marched in front of Education Minister in an “sterile” environment as spectators were banned for …

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Athens: Armed With a Sword, High School Student Runs Amok

That was a real shock for students and teachers, this morning in Athens when an 18-year-old run amok swinging a … Ninja-style sword. The teenager  wounded slightly the deputy director and a guard of the school who were taken to the hospital. Eyewitnesses report of unbelievable scenes that occurred in the …

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Greek Students Protest Interior Minister, Hurl Yogurts (video)

 Woody Allen’s ‘Midnight in Paris’ had an unexpected surprise for Greece’s Interior Minister Xaris Kastanidis on Friday night in Thessaloniki. Instead of enjoying a movie romance with a pop corn special, Kastanidis had to hear the protests of students who not only raised a banner and chanted  anti-government slogans, but …

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