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Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

Greek University Administrative Employees Announce More Strikes

The National Technical School of Athens (NTUA) is being occupied by the school’s administrative employees, while all lectures and courses have been cancelled.  The University of Patras is also under seizure and its administrative employees decided to stop three...

One of Ten Students in Greece Smoke

Despite awareness campaigns against smoking launched in schools, there is a considerable increase in Greek students who smoke, as a survey revealed. The findings were presented Wednesday May 14 to the Greek Minister of Education, Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos and to...

Bullying in Greek Schools Spreading Like an Epidemic

Recent studies reveal a dramatic increase in the percentages of children becoming victims of bullying in Greek schools. According to information issued by the Greek Education Ministry, based on research conducted in schools around Greece, it is estimated that around 10 percent...

Residents of Kefalonia in Distress, Island Faces Severe Problems

The Greek island of Kefalonia is struggling to heal its wounds after the latest earthquake which struck the island once again early on Monday. The mayor of Kefalonia said that emergency shelters will be necessary for people who were left...

One in 10 Greek Children Victims of Bullying

According to recent research that was presented to the Greek Parliament by the Education Minister, Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos on Thursday, one out of ten schoolchildren (10%) are victims of bullying. As expected, the research reveals that the ratio of boys compared...

Funding from Unlawful Activities for Greek Student Housing Needs

The Greek Ministry of Education will receive four million euros of the total amount of 17.6 million euros derived from unlawful activities -- money returned to the state from imposed penalties. Concerning the allocation of these funds, the Minister of...

17 Million Euros From Bribes Go To Health and Educational Sectors

The Greek Minister of Education and Religious Affairs Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos is expected to meet today with the Greek Minister of Health, Adonis Georgiadis, at the office of Christos Staikouras, the Alternate Minister of Finance. The three of them will...

Hotel Owners Propose New School Holidays

The association of hotel owners of Greece has proposed that the government establish an interim school holiday across the country so that Greek families have the opportunity to take a short vacation during the winter period. According to the deputy...

Greek President Launches new EU Science Program

The research and technology program “Horizon 2020,” a new European program worth up to €80 billion was launched earlier today at the Greek National Center for Scientific Research “Demokritos” by the President of the Greek Republic Karolos Papoulias. The program,...

Standing Holy Synod to Control Church Property

With an Amendment brought to Parliament by ministers Yannis Stournaras, Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos, Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Michalis Chryssochoidis, all matters relating to the management and use of Greek Orthodox Church property will be governed from now on by Regulations issued...