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Sakellaropoulou: Greece "Gradually and Carefully Returning to Normality"

The National Herald 10 May 2021
Referring to the narrative of modern, European Greece, which inspired younger generations of philhellenes to link their lives to Greece and to love the country, she said that Greece was a nation devoted to international legality and the works of peace, which had gone through much but had always "stood on the right side of history".
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Athens steels itself to reopen to tourists while infection still sky-high

The Irish Times 10 May 2021
His cousin, former king Constantine, who now lives in Greece in secluded retirement, was unable to attend but sent a wreath ... Turkey, today, remains both a political and a religious problem for Greece ... Meanwhile, Greece steels itself for the opening of the tourism season.
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A Dying Lord Byron Gave Greek Independence His Life, and Money

The National Herald 09 May 2021
“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends,” and that's what famed English poet Lord Byron did for Greece, dying at the siege of Missolonghi in 1824, trying to help win independence from the Ottoman occupation ... the air of Greece has made me one," he famously uttered.
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How a young Afghan woman trapped at Europe’s borders found her voice

Open Democracy 09 May 2021
From a camp in Greece, poet and human rights activist Parwana Amiri is fighting discrimination and demanding better conditions for refugees ... Parwana Amiri (centre) with students at a makeshift school in Moria refugee camp, Greece ... Can we live together? ... Most of them live in temporary reception centres, waiting for their cases to be heard.
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Strong Greek Women Inspiring Women: Award-Winning Zoom Real Estate’s Ana Mavridis

Greek City Times 09 May 2021
With its roots in Ancient Greece, celebrating the goddess Rhea who is said to be the mother of the Olympian goddesses and gods, on Mother’s Day we honour not only our own mothers but also the women in our lives who have helped others to become the strong and beautiful women that they are today ... “He grew up living in poverty.
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Greece’s dolphins and whales in peril

Ekathimerini 09 May 2021
... classify species in a range varying from “of least concern” to “extinct.” The IUCN Red List of Cetaceans in Europe lists dozens as being at risk, while of the three populations and subpopulations that are but a step before extinction (critically endangered), one lives in Greece.
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High Bar for Proof Limits Interest for Greek Citizenship Test

The National Herald 09 May 2021
Sources in the General Secretariat for Citizenship not named told Kathimerini that most of those who are going to take the test are over 40 years old and have lived in Greece for at least several years ... .
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‘This isn’t how my gap year was meant to be’: how Covid turned young people’s lives upside down

The Observer 09 May 2021
At school near her home in East Sussex, where she lives with her teacher parents and 11-year-old brother, there was a lot of talk about gap years ... If the changes wreaked by the pandemic have been universal, few have had to face up to them at a more critical time in their lives ... “We should never have had our lives predicted by an algorithm,” she says.
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‘I’m scared and alone’: Young asylum seeker stranded in Greece blocked from joining brothers in UK

The Independent 08 May 2021
“I’m really scared,” Samir* stutters as he describes living alone on the outskirts of a refugee camp in Samos, Greece ... Samir, who suffers from a speech impediment which worsens when he becomes upset or frightened, has been living on the fringes of the Vathy Reception and ...
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New citizenship exams get off to lackluster start

Ekathimerini 08 May 2021
Sources in the General Secretariat for Citizenship say that the majority of applicants are over 40 years old and have lived in Greece for several years ... .
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THI/TNH Takeover – Kaiti Vartholomaios

The National Herald 07 May 2021
What city do you live in? ... During the pandemic, I was inspired to live more closely to my values, and as a result I became more actively involved in supporting THI’s efforts in and for Greece by joining the New Leaders Executive Committee ... Enjoying life, dancing on tables, and singing to live music at the bouzoukia and panygiria around Greece!.
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Turkey Presses Demands for Turkish Minority in Greece's Thrace

The National Herald 06 May 2021
Turkey said there are as many as 150,000 TurksGreece calls them Muslims - living in western Thrace and said their rights were guaranteed under the treaty that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan doesn't apply when it comes to islands ceded to Greece that he now wants back.
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Kalimera Dear ’emvolio.gov.gr’ from a foreigner struggling to get vaccinated

Greek City Times 06 May 2021
Finally we learned that the investors – golden visa holders – the refugees, the NON-GREEKS who live in Greece are not entitled to get vaccinated because we don’t have AMKA , social security numbers (foreign diplomats were also in this category ... We live in Greece.
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Greece: Custody Bill Puts Women, Children at Risk

Human Rights Watch 06 May 2021
Expert organizations in Greece have expressed deep concern about the proposed changes to the civil code ... Greece’s parliament should reject the bill as drafted and revise it to ensure that it protects the lives and health of parents and children, including robust safeguards for domestic violence victims, Human Rights Watch said.
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Turkish Deputy FM demands mosque be opened in Thessaloniki

Greek City Times 06 May 2021
Turkish Foreign Minister Yavuz Selim Kıran made new provocations against Greece during a press conference on Wednesday in Xanthi, the first stop of a two-day private visit to Thrace ... He accused Greece of “denying ... He also had contacts with minorities living in Thessaloniki.

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