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Island Mayors and Residents in Athens Protest over Migrant Overpopulation

Residents and officials from three eastern Aegean islands have demonstrated outside Greece's ministry for migration, protesting the increasingly precarious and overcrowded conditions for newly arriving migrants and refugees. The mayors of Lesvos, Chios and Samos, along with dozens of locals,...

Greek Mayors Reluctant to Pass Cash Reserves to Greece's Central Bank

The union representing Greece's municipalities voted against passing their cash reserves to the Bank of Greece after a government decree that was issued last month. Giorgos Patoulis, mayor of Maroussi and President of the Central Union of Municipalities of Greece...

Burglars Attack Kiffisia Mayor in Athens

Giorgos Thomakos, the mayor of Kifissia suburb in Athens, Greece, was the victim of an armed robbery. According to preliminary information from the Greek Police, armed burglars broke into the mayor’s home and after they tied him and his wife, they took...

Administrative Reform Minister Against Mayors' Refusal to Evaluate Employees

Administrative Reform Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis responded to statements made by 19 Greek mayors, who have insisted that they will not permit the review of work contracts that changed the status of municipal personnel from contract workers to payroll employees. On Thursday,...

Manolada Elects First Migrant Mayor in Greece

A migrant from Syria is to be the new mayor in the municipality of Andravida-Kyllini in Ilia, southwestern Greece, which also includes the area of Manolada where an attack on immigrants working in strawberry fields took place a year...

Greek Mayors Shut Services In Protest

Angry they weren't consulted over a government plan to start firing public workers in some of the lowest-paid sectors: janitors, school crossing guards, municipal police and teachers - mayors from across Greece said they shut down their town...