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Greek Minister of Education Mulls Over Extension of School Year

The Greek school year may soon be longer, according to statements made by the Greek Minister of Education Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos, in a Sunday newspaper interview. "I feel that there are too many holidays. Students should learn more, and should learn...

Universities Remain Closed

Although the government seems optimistic that the impasse between university administrative employees and the Ministry of Education will be lifted, it still appears that students are being held hostage by the strikes. The Ministry of education seems to be backing...

Greek Universities Admin Employees Insist on Strike

The administrative staff of Athens and Technological Universities will proceed with 24-hour strikes on Wednesday and Thursday. Despite the announcement of the new strikes, the Education Ministry appears optimistic about the outcome of the situation. This estimate is based on two factors....

Greek Week Of Strikes Begins

In perhaps the strongest testing yet of the country's coalition government, Greece is braced for a week of protests and strikes from a number of sectors angry that the government is going to move workers involuntarily into other jobs...

Students Pawns In Teachers Strike

With Greek high school teachers set to begin five-day rolling strikes on Sept. 16 - elementary school teachers have decided to stay on the job - students are finding themselves being used by the government and opposition. Prime Minister Antonis...

Teachers Plan Strike, Suit Against Transfers

With the beginning of the Greek school year looming, the teachers federation OLME said may strike to protest the transfer and firing of its members, and would ask the courts to intervene to stop a scheme being carried out...

Greek Teachers Union Head Faces Firing

Among the list of 2,122 teachers who are to be suspended with reduced pay and almost certainly to be fired under a plan ordered by international lenders to cut the Greek workforce is OLME teachers union head Themis Kotsifakis,...

Samaras Visits Niarchos Foundation Site

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras on July 26 visited the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) in Faliro, which is currently under construction, accompanied by the Minister of Development Kostis Hatzidakis, the Minister of Education Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos and the Minister...

The Samaras Shuffle Under Way

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and PASOK's Evangelos Venizelos were to meet on June 24 to discuss a shakeup in the Cabinet that will dump some of the Premier's ministers and replace them with Socialists to reward Venizelos for backing...

Samaras Orders Teachers To Work Exams

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, for the third time this year, will reportedly issue a civil mobilization order forcing civil servants to work, this one against teachers before they could even begin a strike that would have postponed the...