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Activists Protest on Cyprus Against Turkey’s Planned Nuclear Plant

On Wednesday activists formed a human chain across the 70-meter UN-controlled buffer zone in protest to Turkey's plans to build a nuclear power plant only 56 miles (90 kilometers) from Cyprus's northern shoreline, the AP has reported. The planned Russian-made...

Waste Transfer Station in Thessaloniki Goes Ahead Despite Protests From Locals

On Monday authorities made the official inauguration of a waste transfer station in Efkarpia, Thessaloniki, amidst protests by locals. The opening of the waste station has been long-awaited by authorities who originally had the contract drawn up for the project...

Farmers Protesting in Road Blockades to Stop on Friday; Changing Tactics

Protesting farmers from the Nikea and other blockades will end their road closures and continue their protests in different ways, the president of the United Federation of Agricultural Associations in Karditsa, Vangelis Boutas, told the Athens-Macedonian News Agency on...

Unionists Protest Social Security Fund Changes by Blocking EFKA Entrance

On Tuesday morning unionist gathered at the new EFKA social security fund in downtown Athens and blocked the entrance in protest to the new reforms which have merged the majority of Greece's social security funds under one umbrella. "We want to...

Professionals on Lesvos Lobby Against More Migrant Camps, Saying Islands Need Regulation of NPOs

Groups of professionals on the Aegean island of Lesvos are set to lobby against more migrant camps being constructed on their island. The island is one of the hotspots for the migrant crisis and its camps are already well...

No Ferry Service as Seamen’s Union Calls for Series of New Strikes

On Saturday it was announced that ferries will not be running as the umbrella union of Greek seamen, PNO will be holding a strike until 6 p.m. Tuesday. This strike is taking place as seamen are becoming increasingly concerned regarding...

Greece's Disabled People Take to the Streets in Protest Against Cutbacks

On Friday, dozens of disabled Greeks flooded the streets of downtown Athens in protest of the governments latest plans to go forward with cutbacks to healthcare, benefits and pensions. The association representing Greece's disabled people commented: “We declare our determination to...

Protests on Lesvos, Lemnos, Samos, Chios Against Government's Plan to Scrap Special VAT Discount for Aegean Islands

On Wednesday members of both professional and business associations took matters into their own hands and occupied the offices of the General Secretariat of Aegean and Island Policy in Mytilene, Lesvos, to protest against the planned revocation of a special...

Protestors Burn Downtown Athens in Anti-Obama Demonstrations [photos]

Protesters, around 3,500 according to police source, who had gathered at the Athens Polytechnic started marching towards the American embassy on Tuesday in protest against the visit of U.S. President Barack Obama, despite a government ban. The riot police blockaded roads...

Greek Unions Protest Labor Reforms: 'Do Not Compromise With Poverty!'

On Monday evening the scene outside of the Greek parliament was a familiar one as some 7,000 trade union members gathered to protest in an effort to highlight the government's duty to protecting wages, pensions and to restore collective...