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Prosecutor Calls for Legal Action Against School Sit-in Vandalism

Supreme Court prosecutor Efterpi Koutzamani asked prosecutors around the country on Tuesday, to act to ensure that public schools are not damaged during sit-ins by students. Over 500 secondary schools were closed on Monday due to student sit-ins, the number...

Prosecutor Intervenes in 'University of Athens' Occupation

University of Athens Rector Theodoros Fortsakis filed a lawsuit against those responsible for the disruption of the university’s operation. According to Greek news, he did not request immediate police intervention and stated that no damage had been caused to university property. Following...

Pedophile Lured Athens Kids Through Online Game

Greek Cyber Crime Unit Head Manolis Sfakianakis presented shocking data to the Parliament regarding pedophiles, operating mostly in Athens. According to data released by Sfakianakis, one particular pedophile had managed to lure ten children from Athens, using an online game called “Dress...

Changes in Elementary School Curriculum to be Tabled in Parliament by Education Minister

Speaking to state broadcaster NERIT, Greek Education Minister Andreas Loverdos has said that he is contemplating several changes to the Greek elementary school curriculum in a bid to make it “more student friendly.” The minister's proposed changes will be discussed during...

Which Countries Greeks Choose for Their Studies

Despite the economic crisis and high cost of tuition and residence, the United Kingdom still remains the first choice for Greeks who wish to study abroad. The Greek Parliament has received data from the National Academic Recognition Information Center (Hellenic...

Seven Greek Teachers Charged For Child Pornography Possession

Seven Greek teachers – four in Athens, three from other parts of the country – have been arrested by the Electronic Crime Unit on charges related to child pornography possession. Education Minister Andreas Loverdos has requested their names from the Unit head, Manolis...

IEK DOMI Shuts Down for €2 Million IKA Debt

The closing of educational group IEK DOMI due to 2 million euros in outstanding debt towards social security fund IKA was announced yesterday by Education Minister Andreas Loverdos, in a joint press conference with IKA head Rovertos Spyropoulos. According to Spyropoulos, the total...

Greek Deputy Education Minister Resigns

Greek Deputy Education Minister Costas Koukodimos resigned from his post citing personal reasons. Koukodimos announced on Monday that despite his resignation he will continue to support the Greek government and Prime Minister Antonis Samaras' “great effort to regenerate Greece.” Koukodimos, a former long-jump champion,...

Loverdos Says No University Staff Layoffs

Education Minister Andreas Loverdos seems ready to go against government policy as he refuses to lay off any university administrative staff. Loverdos said that an evaluation report of staff requirements in tertiary education showed that universities have less administrative staff than...

Second Chance to "Eternal" Greek University Students

Education Minister Andreas Loverdos announced the permanent deletion of about 118,000 “eternal” students from Greek universities on August 31. The issue of the Greek eternal students -- those who are enrolled but don't attend classes or take examinations -- was...