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Prosecutor indicts 64 people, including 17 German nationals, over Siemens cash-for-contracts bribes

Paris Ayiomamitis
After an eight-year investigation, 64 people should stand trial for their role in the notorious Siemens bribery scandal that shook the country’s political establishment and left deep scars in the relationship between Greece and Germany
According to the prosecutor's report the bribes amount to €70 million

Syrian refugees trapped in Greece rally to demand basic rights [video]

Greek Forum of Refugees
Hundreds of Syrian asylum seekers including families, women and children, are gathered in front of Greek [...]

Teargassed in an ancient forest sprinkled with gold [videos + gallery]

Riot police use teargas to break up a demonstration against Eldorado Gold’s Skouries mine in Halkidiki, northern Greece

Finance ministry admits that only 3.7% of Greek offshore companies have been audited


Gerasimos Livitsanos

No excuse for caging children


Eva Cossé / Human Rights Watch

The troika΄s pressure on Greece could split the euro area apart


Bloomberg

Seven protesters, two journalists and one (German) bystander at the receiving end of police violence


Amnesty International
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National Geographic
Behind tomb connected to Alexander the Great, intrigue worthy of "Game of Thrones"
As archaeologists dig deeper into the burial mound, ancient sources tell a tale of family drama and palace intrigue
Behind tomb connected to Alexander the Great, intrigue worthy of "Game of Thrones"
DW
Greece submits budget without troika΄s OK
Greece has defied international creditors by submitting a draft budget they say overstates the health of the country΄s fragile economy. Just last week official figures showed Greece emerging from a six-year recession
Greece submits budget without troika΄s OK
Kathimerini
PASOK nixes Papandreou leadership challenge
The junior coalition partner PASOK rejected over the weekend a proposal by the party’s former leader and ex-premier George Papandreou for the party to call an emergency congress and a subsequent leadership election, warning against “miserable navel-gazing” that risks fuelling “uncertainty and instability”
PASOK nixes Papandreou leadership challenge
Macropolis
The institutional weakness poisoning Greek politics
Despite Greece΄s dramatic plight over the last few years and the decisive role that the country΄s politicians played in triggering it, not many have been held to account for their role in plundering taxpayer΄s money or undermining the democratic process
The institutional weakness poisoning Greek politics
Kathimerini
Migrants intercepted off Lesvos, up to four feared drowned
Around 15 undocumented immigrants were rescued and at least four more were reported missing and feared drowned after their dinghy capsized off the coast of Plomari, on the island of Lesvos in the eastern Aegean
Migrants intercepted off Lesvos, up to four feared drowned
AFP
Paintings discovered at Greece΄s biggest ancient tomb
Paintings of daily life have been discovered on columns at Greece΄s biggest ancient tomb at Amphipolis in the northern region of Macedonia
Paintings discovered at Greece΄s biggest ancient tomb
Financial Times
Radical left is right about Europe΄s debt
It is logically inconsistent for the eurozone to enter secular stagnation and not restructure
Radical left is right about Europe΄s debt
euobserver
Dutch had euro-exit plan at height of crisis
Details have emerged indicating that both the Dutch and German governments were preparing emergency plans for a return to their national currencies at the height of the euro crisis
Dutch had euro-exit plan at height of crisis
Network
RoarMag

Riot police attack student protesters in Athens [videos]

Schools in Greece have been occupied for a week. After yesterday’s student protest, riot police blocked access to the university and attacked the students
Diaries of the Unemployed

Not unemployed, but fired

Some people thought we are dispensable. Well they are the ones who should carry the guilt they loaded us with. The guilt is all theirs
FRA

Fundamental rights at the EU’s borders: FRA reports reveal challenges ahead

Two new reports by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) present the human rights situation at the EU’s air and land borders where asylum seekers as well as victims [...]
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Thessaloniki mayor poses nude to defend gay rights and raise HIV/AIDS awareness

Yiannis Boutaris says he wants Thessaloniki to become an ΄open city΄ but doesn’t see it happening in his generation
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A "Greek Freak΄s" thrill of dunking on Kevin Durant
What΄s in a word? The Greek ΄OHI΄ day [videos]
Slideshow: ΄Ohi΄ illustrated, 1940-2014
`Medieval village on Crete is sinking under water [video]
Pampas, Gauchos, Cattle and Brazilian Assyrtiko
Missing head of sphinx unearthed in Amphipolis
Straight Out Of Camera
Protest by students outside the Ministry of Education
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