Independent Greeks: Who are Syriza’s right-wing coalition partners and what do they want?
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Independent Greeks: Who are Syriza’s right-wing coalition partners and what do they want?

Socialist party Syriza might have won a surprising victory in Greece’s elections but it will only be able to govern with the help of the Independent Greeks, an unlikely coalition partner described by some as the country’s equivalent of Ukip. Who are the Independent Greeks? The party was founded in early 2012 by leader Panos … Continue reading

announcement of the Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece  on antisemitic references in Greek MP’s essay
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announcement of the Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece on antisemitic references in Greek MP’s essay

The repeated references against the Jews and the World Zionist Movement, as revealed in a press article, made by MP Stavroula Xoulidou of the “Independent Greeks” party, represent the usual dissemination of prejudices and stereotypes that when prevailed in history they led to the persecution of the Jewish people and ultimately to the Holocaust of … Continue reading

Government to Syrian refugees at Syntagma Square: ‘Remaining here will get you nowhere’
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Government to Syrian refugees at Syntagma Square: ‘Remaining here will get you nowhere’

  In a questionable bid to persuade the Syrian war refugees camped in Syntagma Square opposite parliament demanding documents so they can travel to other EU countries, the interior ministry distributed a leaflet last week, urging them to give up their peaceful protest and apply for asylum as their only legal option. The leaflet  in … Continue reading

HIV woman wrongfully accused of illegal prostitution takes her own life
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HIV woman wrongfully accused of illegal prostitution takes her own life

Katerina was among 12 women with HIV, whose names and photos were published in 2012 by police after they were arrested and charged with illegal prostitution and for allegedly intentionally infecting ‘clients’ A woman that had been arrested in 2012 for allegedly working illegally as a prostitute and accused of intentionally causing clients serious bodily … Continue reading

Greek MP Sofia Sakorafa believes that Israel imposes apartheid in Gaza (Video)
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Greek MP Sofia Sakorafa believes that Israel imposes apartheid in Gaza (Video)

  Sofia Sakorafa, Greek Eurodeputy representing SYRIZA, has criticized the recent European Parliament resolution on Israel-Palestine after the Gaza war and the role of the EU and said that this motion represents a “distortion of reality” on the grounds that Israel is the “conqueror” and Palestinians “the resisting”, that “there’s military cleansing by an occupation … Continue reading

AMHRC condemns racist remarks by Salonika Mayor Yiannis Boutaris in Melbourne
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AMHRC condemns racist remarks by Salonika Mayor Yiannis Boutaris in Melbourne

The AMHRC condemns the racist remarks made by the Mayor of Salonika (Thessaloniki in Greek and Solun in Macedonian), Yiannis Boutaris. In an interview with the Greek newspaper Neos Kosmos which appeared in the Greek on-line version of the newspaper (25/11/2014), he stated: “My family hails from Kruševo [a town located in the Republic of … Continue reading