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Resistance Fighter Manolis Glezos, 97, hospitalized in serious condition

Legendary WWII Resistance fighter Manolis Glezos has been hospitalized in critical condition in an Athens hospital. The 97-year-old was admitted to the hospital three days ago for a neurological problem. He was diagnosed with a subdural hematoma in the brain. He was transferred to the cardiology department of the hospital …

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Samos, Chios and Leros up in arms over pre-departure centers capacity

Local authorities on the islands of Samos, Chios and Leros are up in arms less than 24 hours after the government announced the opening of five pre-departure centers on the five Aegean islands with capacities mostly exceeding the number of refugees and migrants currently been hosted there. Local authorities speak …

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235 phone calls to Smoking Ban hot line in first 24 hours

More than 200 people called the hot line for the Smoking Ban in its first 24 hours of its operation, the Health Ministry said in a statement. According to the collected data, of 235 phone calls in total to , 58 were denouncements for smokers and facilities violating the Law. …

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Athens Metro workers to launch work stoppages Nov 28-29

The union of Athens metro workers has decided to hold work stoppages on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29, 2019.  The work stoppages are scheduled to take place as follows: Nov 28: from begin of morning shift until 9:00 am and from 9:00 pm until end of shift. Nov …

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Turkey calls on Greek PM to “stop push-backs,” respect migrants’ rights

Turkey launched a verbal attack against Greek Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, accusing him of “manipulating the public opinion.” Speaking of “inhumane ocnditions for refugees and migrants, a statement issued by the Turkish Foreign Ministry, Ankara calls on Greece to “stop push-backs and the use of weapons” respect migrant’s rights and …

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Floods & power outages as thunderstorm hits Halkidiki, Corfu, Zakynthos

For one more time, the bad weather front left behind flooded homes, businesses and agricultural land, uprooted trees and broken power poles,  The islands of Zakynthos and Corfu, South-West Peloponnese and Halkidiki in Central Macedonia were mostly hit and suffered the most damages. Corfu Many households and businesses were left …

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Minister for Citizen Protections issues deadline for squats evacuations

Minister for Citizen Protection, Michalis Chrysochoidis, has issued an …ultimatum for those occupying squats: they have 15 days to evacuate them. In a statement, the Minister calls for the evacuations of the squats and notes that in the case of asylum seekers residing in these occupied buildings, they should be …

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Mother of 3 attempts suicide: She was fired after returning from sick leave

A worker attempted to put an end to her life after she was fired for having requested a 15-day sick leave. The 50-year-old woman was reportedly working at a business in Patras without day off and vacation time for the last ten years. She had requested a sick leave due …

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Greece among the 9 EZ countries compliant with Stability & Growth Pact

European Commissioner Vice President Valdis Dobrovskis slightly opened the window for a possible decrease of primary surplus targets for Greece. “If we see clearly positive trends in debt sustainability analysis, this can be reflected in the primary surpluses, as these two are closely linked,” he said in Brussels on Wednesday. …

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