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Parliament Approves New Law Easing Vote for Greeks Abroad

Parliament has approved a new law easing the requirements for Greek citizens residing abroad wishing to vote in Greek elections. A total of 208 MPs – eight more than the constitutional requirement – from ruling New Democracy, PASOK-Movement for Change,...

The Law on Olive Oil in Greek Restaurants Under Scrutiny

With the tourist season underway in Greece, experts have been assessing the law on olive oil in restaurants which allows standardized non-refillable bottles holding up to 500 ml of olive oil to be placed on tables. By Lisa Radinovsky Recently, a...

Greek Museums Shut in Protest Against New Law

Some of the most popular museums in Greece remained closed on Monday as Greek archaeologists protest against a draft law that would make them more autonomous. Closed are the National Archaeological Museum of Athens, the Byzantine and Christian Museum, the...

Indonesia Bans Sex Outside Marriage, Including Bali

Indonesia's Parliament has passed a law banning extramarital sex. Any individual who has sex outside of marriage in Indonesia could now face a sentence of up to one year in jail. The new legal code, which includes over six hundred...

Greek Parliament Approves Historic Bill on Policing Universities

The Greek Parliament approved on Thursday an education reform bill, which, among others, attempts to address the problem of university security. The bill was approved with 166 lawmakers voting for and 132 against. All opposition parties, with the exception of...

Stores Open Sundays in Seven Greek Touristic Areas

On the basis of a new pilot plan on shopping hours, a new law will be applied in seven touristic Greek areas. The new law stipulates that stores in the specified areas will open on Sundays to give a...