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October 28th Parade Cancellation Covered by International Media

Pictures and videos from the forced cancellation of several commemorative parades in Greece yesterday, on the occasion of the October 28 anniversary, have made up the forefront of many international mass media reports. According to Washington Post, CBS and ABC,...

National Parades Sabotaged By Protesters

Greeks protesting austerity measures sabotaged the national school student parades in many areas of Greece. In Greece's second largest city, Thessaloniki, the demonstrators heckled President Karolos Papoulias and other attending officials, calling them traitor.  Some anarchists spat at retired military officers. In...

Protesters Boo Ministers During St. Demetrios Celebrations in Thessaloniki

Protesters booed and yelled slogans at two government ministers attending the festivities of St. Dimitrios Day in Thessaloniki October 26. Defense Minister Panos Beglitis and  Deputy Infrastructure Minister Yannis Magkriotis attended the city’s St Demetrios cathedral on the occasion of...

Greece Talks Trash to Garbage Collectors

ATHENS - With rubbish piling up and even blocking some streets after two weeks of a strike by rubbish collectors, public health authorities said the government might bring in private companies to pick it up, signaling what could be...

Explosion in Thessaloniki Kills Kurdish National

An explosion in the basement of an apartment building in Thessaloniki killed one person late Tuesday night, police said. Anti-terrorist police, firefighters and police officers cordoned off the area in a residential neighbourhood near the centre of the city. Explosives...

Mayor of Thessaloniki Feels Closer to Turkey than Germany

“I feel much closer to Turkish people than to German”, said Yiannis Boutaris, Mayor of Thessaloniki during his interview.  “I don’t have much in common with a German but with a Turk I actually have a lot. First thing...

50% of School Books Distributed in Thessaloniki

The students of schools in Thessaloniki have received 50% of their school books for the coming year. The staff of the school managed to gather books from students of previous years and share the stock existing in the warehouse. Within...

Greek Workers Threaten Action Strikes, Papandreou’s Security Bill In

ATHENS – As the Greek government readied more pay cuts and tax hikes for the country’s beleaguered workers, middle-class, poor and pensioners, the main civil servants union ADEDY said it’s ready to strike back, angry over a scheme that...

Middle Eastern Friendship Camping Starts Tomorrow!

On August 10, the Middle East Friendship Camping event will open in Kalandra in Chalikidiki, Northern Greece. The camping event will go till August 19th, The event is organized by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki under the scope of...