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Refugees and migrants camp at Syntagma Sq demanding housing (UPD)

Negotiations have begun early Saturday morning between police officers and about 50 refugees who set up tents at Syntagma Square in downtown Athens on Friday afternoon. Families with small children have camped opposite the Greek Parliament with placards and card-boards with slogans reading “Why do you force us to stay …

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Athens downtown turns into battlefield for the sake of a Hollywood film

Greeks were surprised to see clashes between protesters and riot police forces on Sunday morning. Garbage bins were set on fire and tear gas was fired when angry protesters armed with sticks attacked a group of police forces. What was odd, though, was that the clashes took place in an …

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“Born to be murdered”: Hollywood dust over Syntagma Square

Syntagma Square in downtown Athens will be sprinkled with Hollywood dust and glam when the film set for “Born to be murdered” will be staged over the weekend and close main avenues to traffic. The film is adaptation of the mystery novel with the same name, written by Elinore Denniston …

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Urgent maintenance works on river construction halt part of Athens Tram operation

Urgent maintenance works on the construction and retaining walls channeling the river of Ilissos underground will disrupt the operation of the Athens Tram for an unspecified period of time. Starting on Friday, October 19th 2018, the Tram will no longer operate up to end station <Syntagma> but will halt at …

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Church bells in Kalavryta to ring in mourning over Macedonia deal

The hardliner Metropolit of Kalavryta and Aigialia,  Amvrosios, has ordered the churches to ring the bells in mourning until Saturday, when Greek Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, and his FYROM counterpart, Zoran Zaef will sign the Macedonia Agreement. The bells will ring in mourning every morning from 11:00 am to 11:15 …

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Bus Express X80 connecting Piraeus, Acropolis, Syntagma resumes operation

The Bus Express route X80 connecting the port of Piraeus with the Acropolis and Syntagma Square is resuming operation as of Thursday, May 10th 2018. The express line connects the cruise ships terminal at the port of Piraeus (Akti Xavierou and Akti Miaouli), to the Acropolis and Syntagma Square in …

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Athens: Construction works to paralyze 2 main Tram Lines Feb 24-Mar 6

Only one out of three Tram lines, the along the Athens Riviera, will be in operation for eleven whole days, causing immense trouble to thousands of commuters and why not, tourists. Due to construction works,  Tram lines 1 and 2, that is “Syntagma⇔Asklipieio Voula” and “Syntagma⇔SEF/Neo Faliro” will be halted …

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Athens metro station close to public as of 9 am Monday

Greek police has ordered that metro station <Syntagma> in downtown Athens will be closed to public as of 9 ‘o clock in the the morning on Monday, 29. Jan 2018.  The closure is one of the strict security measures during the official visit of the President of Israel, Reuven Rivlin, …

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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 protests: Clashes with police short before government votes more austerity

On the second day of anti-austerity protests, anti-authoritarians clashed with police outside the Parliament in Athens, short before the left-wing/nationalists coalition government voted for more austerity measures. Thousands unionists, students, members of leftist parties, engineers, lawyers and unemployed and self-employed flocked outside the Greek Parliament on Thursday afternoon to protest …

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Oenorama 2017 and Athens Wine Week: Wine tasting, dozens of events , Mar 11-19/2017

This is THE week for wine lovers in Athens. Oenorama 2017, the world’s largest exhibition of Greek wines, opens its doors in downtown Athens this weekend for three of wine tasting and pleasure. The wine exhibition is followed by the Athens Wine Week with dozens of events organized in the …

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SYRIZA MP to go on anti-austerity hunger-strike & join the Syrian refugees

Left-wing SYRIZA MP Yiannis Micheloyiannakis will join the Syrian refugees who are on hunger-strike since a week. The reasons Micheloyiannakis stated for his hunger-strike are mainly anti-austerity and have to do with the voting of Budget 2015 in the Greek Parliament tomorrow, Sunday. In a statement Micheloyiannakis criticized the budget …

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Athens: One Metro station to close due to protests, April 9/2014

Greek police will close metro station <Syntagma> to public due to protests that will take place in downtown Athens on Wednesday, April 9th 2014. <Syntagma> station will close as of 10 a.m. and will open again once the police will consider the protest is over. Metro wagons will pass through …

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Jodie Foster was in Athens during austerity protests and riots

Hollywood star Jodie Foster revealed, she happened to be in Athens during anti-austerity protests and riots while the air was filled with tear gas. Speaking to Greek Reporter she described, how she was watching the incidents from a Syntagma hotel together with her children. Jodie Foster said also, she was …

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Greece’s Angry Society Suffers a Real Nervous Breakdown (videos)

Greek summer arrived, temperatures rose and revenues fell. Both in the pockets of private individuals and the pockets of the state. If someone adds the onerous austerity measures with tax hikes and income decreases, the blend seems highly explosive and it ends in several incidents with often grotesque dimensions. What is going on …

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“Indignant” Greeks Return to Syntagma, June 30

“Indignant” Greeks returned to Syntagma Square and took place in front of the Parliament on Thursday afternoon to protest austerity. People keep flocking despite the violent crack down and the tones of tear gas of Wednesday. Labour unions from private and public sector GESSE and ADEDY have also a planned protest …

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