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Greece’s top court banned ritual slaughter permit, calls for solution to be found

Greek City Times 28 Oct 2021
The government should regulate the issue of slaughtering animals in the context of worship in such a way as to ensure both the protection of animals from any inconvenience during slaughter and the religious freedom of religious Muslims and Jews living in Greece,” the court said, according to the Greek news site Protothema.
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On this day in 2018, Albanian police killed Konstantinos Katsifas for raising the Greek flag on ‘OXI Day’

Greek City Times 28 Oct 2021
Katsifas had raised the Greek flag for “OXI Day” to commemorate the Greek soldiers who lost their lives defending Greece during the Greco-Italian War of 1940 ... Greece’s top court banned ritual slaughter permit, calls for solution to be found ... German Chancellor Angela Merkel headed for Greece to talk Turkey.
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Greece blames Turkey after migrants drown in Aegean

Arab News 28 Oct 2021
Greece has blamed Turkey for a migrant boat sinking in the Aegean that claimed the lives of four people including two children, noting that Ankara should prevent smugglers from risking peoples’ lives at sea ... Greece blames Turkey for not taking sufficient action to curb smugglers who send out migrants in unsafe boats and dinghies from its shores.
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Greek Police shoot 20-year-old Romani man dead, unrest breaks out in Athens, officers involved have ...

Romano 28 Oct 2021
According to the European Commission, there are about 265 000 Romani people living in Greece, not quite 2.5 % of the population. They live scattered through about 70 settlements all over the country, predominantly on the outskirts of cities.  ... non-Romani citizens in Greece.
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Stephen Robbin’s Free ESC: These Countries Are In The Free European Song Contest – Entertainment

Swords Today 28 Oct 2021
According to the broadcaster, Belgium, Germany, England, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Croatia, the Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Scotland, Switzerland, Slovenia, Spain and Turkey – a total of 16 countries – will be performing ... The show, which will air live on ...
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Greek minister: Aegean deaths show flaws in EU-Turkey deal

The Milton Standard Journal 27 Oct 2021
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The fatal sinking of a migrant boat in the Aegean Sea that cost the lives of four people shows up the flaws of a deal between the European Union and Turkey to stem unchecked westward migratory flows, Greece's migration minister said Wednesday ... Greece is a ...
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Time for bold decisions

Ekathimerini 27 Oct 2021
Officials repeat the mantra that “vaccines save lives” and are trying to convince the public that despite the fact that the virus is claiming more than 30 lives daily, Greece is getting back to “normal.” In its efforts to uphold the narrative of “normality,” the administration ...
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Greece’s top court rules against ritual slaughter, following recent EU decision upholding bans

Cleveland Jewish News 27 Oct 2021
The government should regulate the issue of slaughtering animals in the context of worship in such a way as to ensure both the protection of animals from any inconvenience during slaughter and the religious freedom of religious Muslims and Jews living in Greece,” the court said, according to Protothema.
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Migration Minister calls for investigation into alleged refugee pushbacks in Greek waters

Greek City Times 27 Oct 2021
Mitarakis was speaking at a press conference about the fatal sinking of a vessel off the island of Chios on Tuesday, which cost the lives of 4 refugees (aged 4, 11, 25 and 28), while up to another 4 people are still missing ... Greece promotes channels of legal and well-organized migration, Mitarakis said.
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Greek court rules stunning mandatory before animal slaughter

Ekathimerini 27 Oct 2021
... worship in a way that ensures both the protection of animals and the religious freedom of Muslims and Jews living in Greece.
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Anti-Graft Campaigner Urges Montenegrin Govt to ‘Follow the Money’

Balkan Insight 27 Oct 2021
Montenegro’s government has vowed to root out the organised crime that flourished during three decades of rule by the Democratic Party of Socialists, but serious financial investigations are needed ... Photo. Government of Montenegro ... Krivokapic promised action ... The gang warfare has claimed at least 40 lives in Montenegro, Serbia, Austria and Greece ... .
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Greece popular with expats, HSBC survey confirms

Ekathimerini 26 Oct 2021
Greece is rapidly evolving into a preferred destination for people wishing to live and work away from home, as the country is rising on the global list drafted by international bank HSBC ... Even more importantly, 62% of the expats polled who live and work in Greece have already ...
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Greece wants to work with Saudi Arabia to deliver energy to Europe: Greek PM

Arab News 26 Oct 2021
Greece is keen to work with Saudi Arabia to help deliver energy harvested by the Middle East country to Europe, the Greek Prime Minister has said ... #FII5 - #LIVE ... Mitsotakis argued that Greece and Saudi Arabia “live in the same broad neighborhood” and “share the same challenges”.
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Vatican confirms Pope Francis visit to Greece and Cyprus for December

Greek City Times 26 Oct 2021
According to sources, Pope Francis is expected to have a busy schedule during his Greek visit with multiple meetings, including with Archbishop Ieronymos, the President of the Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou, and with Catholics living in Greece ... Greece and Saudi Arabia set up “Supreme Council of Cooperation”.
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