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Greek Culture and Sports Minister Highlights the Importance of Culture Heritage at UN Event

The destruction of cultural heritage affects the core of human existence and undermines the prospects for progress, Culture and Sports Minister Aristidis Baltas said in a speech on Friday, during a meeting on the protection of cultural heritage at...

SYRIZA Central Committee Secretary General Resigns

SYRIZA Central Committee Secretary General Tassos Koronakis submitted his resignation on Monday. Koronakis resigned during the meeting of the SYRIZA Political Secretariat. He stated that he will remain a party member and will continue to serve. According to sources, Koronakis will...

Construction of First Mosque in Athens to Start Soon

Construction of the first mosque in Athens will start as soon as final details of the much-delayed project are ironed out and the building permit is about to be issued. It has been seventy years since it was decided to...

Education Minister: Greek Schools Are 20,000 Teachers Short

Greek Education Minister Aristides Baltas said that Greek schools are about 20,000 teachers short at the moment. Speaking on national broadcaster ERT on Monday, Baltas said that the government is putting every effort so that staff shortages will be minimized when the...

Greek Govt Presents Omnibus Bill Bringing Sweeping Changes to Education

Sweeping changes in all levels of education are introduced with an omnibus bill the Greek Education Ministry presented on Thursday. Teachers and professors will not be evaluated, the university asylum is brought back, "eternal students" will remain, the state will be...