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Pork Barbecue Protest Near Migrant Camp Causes Uproar in Greece

A plan by an anti-migrant group to stage an outdoor party featuring pork and alcohol outside a migrant camp near Thessaloniki on Sunday has caused an uproar in Greece. Parliamentarians clashed over the proposed barbecue and thousands took to social...

Study Finds That Greeks Drink Much Less Alcohol Than Most Other Europeans

According to a recent study conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Greeks drink less alcohol than the average European. More specifically, the WHO study includes findings from thirty different European countries (the 28 member-states of the EU plus...

Greek First-Aid 'EKAΒ' Service Reactivates Road Accident Prevention Division

After 13 years of inactivity, Greece's National Center of First-Aid ''EKAB'' service will reactivate its division dedicated to road traffic accident prevention, Kathimerini newspaper reported on Sunday. This decision was taken due to Greece's high numbers of road traffic accidents. The...

Greeks Drinking to 'Escape Reality'

A senior Greek medic has warned that the country is drinking too much, too regularly, compared to the rest of Europe. Athanasios Douzhenis, a professor of psychiatry at Attikon Hospital, told broadcaster FM Agency every Greek consumes 10.3 liters of...

Thousands of Bottles of Tainted Alcohol Confiscated by Greek Police

Twenty-two people have been arrested at two different locations in Attica over the illicit production and distribution of contaminated alcohol. Greek police say that they have confiscated 12 tonnes of ethanol used for the manufacture of alcoholic beverages that were...

Greek Teens Start Alcohol Binge Drinking and Letting Loose at Clubs at 12 Years

The European School Survey on Alcohol and Other Drugs (ESPAD) study was released following surveys on 96,000 school students in 35 countries. The study found that teenage smoking and drinking is slowly on the decline, however, there are problems...

The Authentic Greek 'Tsipouradika' of Volos

Tsipouro or raki is a pomace brandy produced in Greece and in particular Thessaly (Tsipouro Tyrnavou), Epirus, Macedonia, Mani, and the island of Crete. It is a strong distilled spirit containing 40-45% alcohol by volume and is produced from...

British Girl Goes Blind After Spiked Drinks at Zakynthos Party

Spiked drinks (known as bombes) are served in some bars and clubs in Athens and resorts known for partying resulted in huge problems for one young Brit, aged 20. The young woman was rushed to Rio hospital in Patra...

Greek Teens With Bad Habits: Sweet 16 Drinkers, Smokers, Junkies, Gamblers

The University Mental Health Research Institute of Greece studying addictive adolescent behaviors found that apart from smoking, drinking and narcotics, Greek teens also have a habit of excessive internet use, electronic games and gambling. The finding of the recent scientific...

Teen Spirit: Study Finds Greek Students Smoke, Drink, Do Drugs at 13 Years

The European School Survey Project on Alcohol and Other Drugs (ESPAD) revealed alarming statistics for Greek teenagers. The study, conducted on behalf of ESPAD by the University Mental Health Research Institute of Greece, found that teenagers begin to smoke...