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First Conviction for Spreading False News on the Web in Greece

The First Misdemeanor Court of Veria convicted a website owner for spreading false news on the internet, making this the first court conviction regarding an internet hoax. The perpetrator received a six-month jail sentence, a three-year suspension and a 500-euro...

Fugitive Fake Doctor Ran Skyros Hospital for 13 Years

A fake doctor who ran Skyros Hospital for 13 years has gone to ground. Ioannis Kastanis applied for the job to the Ministry of Health in 1999, submitting fake degrees from 'La Sapienza' University of Rome. The fraud came to light on May...

Eurobank Snaps Up 14 State Properties

Eurobank Properties R.E.I.C.  has announced its acquisition of 14 properties from the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund. The bank will lease the buildings, which include various ministries, back to the Hellenic Republic for 20 years, it said May 12. The...

Greek Healthcare Employees on Strike

Greek doctors, nurses and dentists have decided to strike on February 6, in order to express their opposition to the upcoming reforms in primary healthcare. The strike is being organized to coincide with the vote in parliament on the government’s...

Funeral Service Education Program to be Launched in Greece

The Association of Householders' Offices of Ceremonies of Greece proposes the establishment of a funeral service education program and intends to discuss the issue with representatives from the Ministries of Education and Health as soon as possible. According to the...

Anti-Smoking Law Returns Once More

The under-secretary for Health, Zeta Makris has signed a memo in which it is highlighted that smoking in public places is prohibited, in an attempt to finally apply the anti-smoking law in Greece. The memo will be sent to all...

OKANA Chief Accused of Mismanagement

According to the newspaper, "To Vima," the Ministry of Health has demanded the resignation of Meni Malliori, the Anti Drugs Organization (OKANA) chief, because of a deficit of millions in the organization’s finances. Zeta Makri, the Deputy Minister of...

Three Psychiatric Hospitals To Shut Down

Zero hour for the three biggest psychiatric hospitals in Greece has come, as by the end of this year they will have to shut down. Both workers and the patients' relatives are very upset. Hundreds of patients suffering from mental...

Greece To Close Hospitals,Too

Following the closure of national broadcaster ERT, the government in accordance with the Troika, will proceed to the closure of several hospitals around the country in order to save funds from the NHS, leaving many people without access to...

HCDCP Announcement on Influenza Α(Η7Ν9)

The novel influenza  Α(Η7Ν9) has put the Hellenic Center for Disease Control & Prevention (HCDCP) on standby. HCDCP is observing the Α(Η7Ν9) course and advises the Greeks who recently visited China to consult their doctor immediately, if they experience...