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First mosque in Athens opens for prayers with 16 years delay

The first ever official mosque in Greek capital Athens opened its gates on Monday, welcoming Muslims for prayers. The operation of the mosque comes with a delay of 16 years after the relevant draft bill was worked out and was approved by the Parliament. after a 14-year wait since procedures …

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Police evacuates paramilitary squat “Hot Spot for Greeks only”

Riot police squads and dozens of policemen moved to squat of Votanikos and evacuated the area from occupiers with paramilitary features. The operation was launched very early in the morning on Friday, after several media reported about the illegal occupation increasing pressure to authorities. The police asked the occupiers wearing …

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Greek Parliament approves the Mosque construction in Athens

With a large majority of votes, the plenary of the Greek Parliament approved the provision to accelerate construction procedures for the mosque in Votanikos area of Athens. In a roll-call, in favor of the procedure voted 206 MPs from ruling party SYRIZA and opposition parties New Democracy, Communist KKE, To …

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