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Children’s vaccination not mandatory, but will require parental consent

Inoculating children aged 12-15 against Covid-19 is still under consideration by the National Vaccinations Committee, its head professor Maria Theodoridou said on Monday. The committee’s final decision could concern high-risk children as opposed to all of them, she elaborated. Although not mandatory, vaccination will require parental consent, she added. Citing …

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Greece launches National Register for children and teens with cancer

Greece has launched a National Register for children and teenagers with cancer ailments. The registration of patients is mandatory and is done by the doctor presiding over the case, via the e-prescription system. Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Monday met two children that have recovered from cancer, Nefeli and Philippos, …

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Fine on students who hang out in squares after school, says Greece’s Education Ministry UPD

Deputy Education Minister Zeta Makri announced on Sunday that fines will be imposed on students who sit in squares with their friends after class and do not return home on time. The Deputy Minister, in fact, threatened the students as the reopening of Gymnaisums and Lyceums is scheduled on February …

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15-year-old daughter, two teenager boys arrested for mother’s brutal murder

A 15-year-old girl, her 17-year-old friend and a 16-year-old boy have been arrested for the brutal murder of a 50-year-old woman, the mother of the girl. The victim was found by police in her home with her hands and feet bound in her home in Agia Varvara, western Athens on …

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Reports of physical and sexual abuse of minors on the rise in Greece,

There is an increase in the number of cases involving physical and sexual harassment of minors recorded in Greece, as well as the number of such cases reported to authorities, as both parents and children are better informed and more aware of these issues. It is estimated that one in …

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Zakynthos authorities dismiss UK teens claims “hospitalized with booze poisoning”

Claims by young British tourists that they were massively poisoned by methanol-laced alcohol and were hospitalized are “fake news” authorities on the island of Zakynthos (Zante) told Greek media on Monday. Although aware of some problems with tourism on the island, locals speak of defamation attempts. “This is a lie, …

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Groundbreaking initiative for unaccompanied refugee teenagers in Greece

At a particularly hard moment for the 3,150 unaccompanied children in Greece, with more than 2,300 of them living under precarious conditions – in detention, camps or even on the street and many of the accommodation facilities being shut down – the suggestion of alternative solutions is of crucial importance. …

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Brain Drain: Even Teenagers want to leave Greece

Miserable present, no future.  The brain drain from Greece takes distributing dimensions as even teenagers want to leave the country. For studies or for professional development. An entire generation of teenagers, regardless of their economic status and possibilities, want to leave Greece and move abroad. These plans have usually the …

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Lack of funding threatens Children’s & Teens’ Libraries

Half of the 28 Children and Teenagers Public Libraries across Greece are threatened to close down  due to lack of funding by the Ministry of Education. President of Children’s and Adolescents’ Libraries Institution, Stathis Potamitis, rang the alarm bell during a press conference on Wednesday, stressing that there is an immediate fund …

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