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Gov’t starts recruiting of “police officers” for universities

Greece’s government is proceeding with its plan to have police officers at the universities of the country and the recruitment of officers is scheduled to begin in the next few days. The recruitment of officers who will man the so-called university police teams that will protect academic institutions around the …

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“Reforms” Greek Style: 1,000 Policemen in universities, disciplinary council for students

Despite objections by several university rectors, Greece’s Education ministry presented a bill providing, among others, the presence of police officers inside universities campuses. The bill foresees also other outdated “reforms” such as the establishment of a disciplinary council to punish students. On Wednesday, Education Minister Niki Kerameus and Citizens’ Protection …

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Greece extends schools and universities closure until May 10

Greece extends the closure of all educational institutions, such schools, universities and colleges, until May 10, 2020, Education Minister Niki Kerameos announced on Friday. This extension is for precautionary reasons, in line with the recommendations of the National Commission for the Protection of Public Health against COVID-19. A joint ministerial …

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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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Envelopes with mysterious substance arrive to 11 Greek universities from India

Several suspicious envelopes, some of them containing an unknown substance were sent to eleven University facilities in Greece over the last hours. All of them were sent from India, had Indian stamps and leaflets in English reading “Islam will rule but this will not happen because of the Muslims.” Special …

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SYRIZA-ANEL vote to reinstall asylum in Greece’s universities

Lawmakers from the ruling leftist SYRIZA party and their coalition partners Independent Greeks (ANEL) have passed a controversial bill aimed at overhauling Greek universities and technical colleges. The vote was conducted by roll call in Parliament Wednesday following a request by main New Democracy opposition that has fought the reforms …

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“Frustration” should be a Greek word: Brain-Drain is easy among technology developers

Frustration in Greece is Problem No 1. You try and try and you hit wall. Again and again. Most of the time. Especially, when you have to deal with the state. In their free time and without any funding, a group of students developed an Application that provides useful information …

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