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Michalis Chrysochoidis

Four Police Officers Injured After Clash With Anarchists Over Protest Ban

Around 50 anarchists clashed with police in the Athenian neighborhood of Kolonos on Saturday, leaving four officers injured. As of Saturday evening, no arrests have been made. Reportedly, the group of anarchists gathered to demonstrate for the anniversary of the...

Greek Left Accuses Government of Authoritarianism for Banning Polytechnic Rally

The three leftist parties in the Greek Parliament have blasted the New Democracy government for banning the Polytechnic uprising's annual demonstration on Tuesday, November 17 as part of the strict new coronavirus measures imposed recently all over the nation. Syriza,...

Greece Offers Reward for Anarchists who Assaulted University Rector

Greece's Ministry of Citizen Protection has announced a 100.000 euro reward against members of the anarchist group "Fighting Solidarity Initiative" who assaulted the Rector of the Athens University of Economics and Business in his office on Thursday. A group of...

Government, Opposition Clash over Bill to Curb Demonstrations in Greece

As the vote for the bill to regulate demonstrations is about to go up for a vote in the Greek Parliament Thursday, there continue to be fierce reactions from the opposition, unions and other sectors of society. Greece's public sector employees...

Hundreds of Greeks Reflect on Horror of Deadly Mati Blaze in Memorial Service (video)

Hundreds of people gathered on Sunday at Mati, the resort east of Athens devastated by the fire of July 23, 2018, for a memorial service commemorating the victims. People, including relatives of some of the 102 victims of the fire,...

New Greek Government to Deploy More Police on the Streets

One of the priorities of the new Greek government is to establish a feeling of security for citizens, who see crime rates rising rapidly and feel helpless in front of criminals. New Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, announced that the Citizen...

Greece Requests Loan for Athens Metro Line 4

The Greek government plans to meet with the European Investment Bank (EIB) and ask for funds to start construction on the fourth Athens Metro line. The request will be made during the EIB officials' visit in Greece in September. Greek Infrastructure Minister...

More Battling In Samaras Cabinet Over Austerity

Ministers in Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras’ new, revamped Cabinet, formed to bring more cohesion to government policies, are battling with each other - and him - over austerity measures. Samaras, the New Democracy Conservative leader, had to step in...

The Samaras Reshuffle Shuffles Along, Bakoyianni On Board

A long pending Cabinet shakeup by Prime Minister Antonis Samaras is reportedly set to take place, and a former minister, Dora Bakoyianni may be in line for either Finance Minister or as a European Commissioner. The two, who had barely spoken...