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  1. Downtown Athens in a snarl of protests on Thursday

    Traffic jams formed in and around the city center on Thursday morning as a result of three protest rallies in downtown Athens, while motorists and commuters don’t look likely to catch a break in the afternoon either.

  2. 12 detained in Turkey protest in Thessaloniki

    Police in northern Greece have detained 12 people who evaded security and staged a protest against Turkey’s attacks in Syria at the birthplace of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, founder of modern Turkey.

  3. Draft legislation on speeding up asylum process put to public consultation

    New legislation drafted by the Citizens’ Protection Ministry aimed at speeding up asylum applications and intensifying the pace of returns and deportations in a bid to reduce the number of migrants and refugees trapped in Greece by lengthy bureaucratic procedures was put up for public consultation on Wednesday.

  4. Protesters barge into Turkish Consulate in Thessaloniki

    Police in Thessaloniki responded in force on Thursday morning when a group of around 10 people barged onto the premises of the northern port city’s Turkish Consulate.

  5. Turkish jets fly over Oinousses, Panaghia islands

    Two Turkish F-16 fighter jets entered the Athens Flight Information (FIR) region on Thursday, flying at 28,000 feet above the Aegean islands of Oinousses and Panaghia.

  6. Samos mayor warns island at breaking point after migrant camp fire

    The mayor of East Samos has warned that a fire at its Vathy migrant reception and processing center earlier his week has brought the eastern Aegean island to breaking point as hundreds of people are having to sleep in the streets and public squares.


  7. Brussels happy with draft budget for 2020

    The tweaked 2020 draft budget submitted in Brussels on Tuesday appears to be earning the approval of the European Commission.

  8. Greek PM to broach refugee crisis at EU summit

    As a growing influx of migrants from Turkey puts Greece under increasing pressure and amid the threat of a new wave of refugees, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has said he will broach the issue of burden-sharing among European Union member-states at a leaders summit in Brussels on Thursday.

  9. Popular artists sing in KETHEA protest

    Hundreds gathered at Athens’ Syntagma Square on Wednesday for a concert featuring several popular acts, organized by the KETHEA rehabilitation network in protest at a government decision curbing its independence. [InTime News]

  10. Key SYRIZA cadre backs 2015 tactics

    Former leftist foreign minister Giorgos Katrougalos on Wednesday defended the SYRIZA government’s tactics in 2015, when Greece came close to a eurozone exit, describing the administration’s effort as “heroic.”

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