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Six of the 19 arrested in Saturday’s clashes facing felony charges
Six of the nineteen individuals arrested for the clashes at the Athens Polytechnic and the wider region of the Athens
About 74,000 asylum-seekers living in Greece, officials say
Greek authorities said last week that about 74,000 asylum-seekers are now living in the country, and efforts are under way to
Accounts of former PM Kostas Simitis to be investigated
The Anti-Money Laundering Authority has requested in writing that the accounts of former Prime Minister Kostas Simitis, his wife, his
Mitsotakis: Tsipras is using constitutional revision to divide country
We have an obligation towards the constitution to look for wider synthesis and consensus, main opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis said
Prehistoric tusk discovered in Florina mine
A prehistoric tusk was discovered on Wednesday at the mine of Amyntaion, Florina, by employees of the Public Power Corporation
Quake rocks Greek island, no major injuries reported
A strong earthquake off a western Greek tourist island early Friday morning was felt as far away as Athens, but
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Nov 19, 2018

Greek authorities said last week that about 74,000 asylum-seekers are now living in the country, and efforts are under way to expand housing for them and improve conditions at island camps for migrants who arrive by sea.

Migration Minister Dimitris Vitsas said that in coming months some 6,000 people will be moved to the mainland from island camps, where conditions have repeatedly been criticized by rights groups.

Vitsas conceded that the situation is “difficult” in these camps, where 20,000 people live in facilities designed for fewer than 10,000.

He promised to set up small health centers in each of the camps on the islands of Lesbos, Samos, Chios, Leros and Kos — where, under a deal between the European Union and Turkey to curb migration flows, new arrivals by sea from Turkey are kept pending processing of their asylum bids.

Vitsas said a sewage treatment…

We have an obligation towards the constitution to look for wider synthesis and consensus, main opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis said during plenary discussions for the revision of the constitution on Wednesday, but added that this
/ Nov 14
“The Greek government is moving in a logical and wise manner,” German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said during a press conference in Berlin, referring to the strategy followed by the Greek government that is negotiating
/ Nov 13
BRUSSELS (ANA/Ch. Vasilaki) – The European Commission is nearing an agreement with the Greek government to approve Greece’s draft budget for 2019, European sources said on Monday. The draft budget review is a process all
/ Nov 12
Greece’s culture ministry said Tuesday that archaeologists have located the first tangible remains of a lost city that the ancient Greeks believed was first settled by Trojan captives of war after the sack of Troy.
/ Nov 14

On This Day

November 20
  • 1821: The First National Assembly of Independence began at Epidaurus (concluded January 15, 1822)
  • 1947: In a lavish wedding ceremony at Westminster Abbey in London, Princess Elizabeth married her distant cousin, Philip Mountbatten, a dashing former prince of Greece and Denmark who renounced his titles in order to marry the English princess.
  • 1952: The house of writer Alexandros Papadiamantis in Skiathos became a museum.
  • 1977: New Democracy won the general elections with 41.85% of the vote. PASOK received 25.3% and became the main opposition party.
  • 1990: Businessman Vardis Vardinoyiannis escaped a rocket attack on his car by the Revolutionary Organisation 17 November.
  • 1991: The European Parliament saluted the 2,500 anniversary of the birth of democracy in Greece.
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