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protest in Athens, Greece 30/09/2012 Protestors shout slogans as they fill up Neptuno Square during a demonstration against government austerity measures in Madrid September 29, 2012.
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Earlier on Wednesday, Greece's powerful Communist Party vowed to step up protests against online auctions of homes with defaulted mortgages, putting more pressure on the government which ... European institutions participating in Greece's bailout are pressing Athens to ensure that auctions proceed.
Athens, Greece (AP) - Greece's powerful Communist Party has vowed to step up protests against online auctions of homes with defaulted mortgages, putting more pressure on the government which has promised bailout creditors it will speed up the auction process. More than 2,000 protesters from the ...

Some analysts and policymakers argue that Greece should ask for a precautionary credit line -- a buffer of money that Athens could use in case of an ... holds a Greek flag in front of parliament during a protest against the government's tax and social security reforms on February 14, 2017 in Athens, Greece.
Graffiti painted during Greece's violent protests against austerity has been brought to the University of Chichester for a world-first exhibition. On the Streets of Athens: Art, Protest, Political Crisis explores the use of street art as a means of political dissent, international solidarity, and support for refugees.
protesters from across Greece converged Sunday on Athens' main square outside parliament to protest a potential Greek compromise in a dispute with ... ATHENS: The mayors of Greece and Macedonia's capitals met in Athens on Friday to call for a bilateral settlement to end a long-running row over ...

ATHENS -- Huge demonstrations in Athens and Thessaloniki recently have shaken Greece's politics and threatened its coalition government. ... In 1992, around a million Greeks attended a protest in Thessaloniki, the capital of the province of Macedonia, declaring that "Macedonia is Greek and only Greek.
In the meantime, she got to be among the 140,000 people who flocked the Syntagma square to protest against the negotiation talks between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. "I experienced the most beautiful thing that any Greek soul can offer, by just doing my duty," she says.
Since Macedonia declared its independence in 1991, Athens has refused to recognise its constitutional name. Greece insists that only its own northern region should be called Macedonia - and it argues that the former Yugoslav republic's use of the name .... But protest numbers have been very small.
The region of Macedonia, formerly part of the Ottoman Empire, spreads across Greece, Bulgaria and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Athens has objected to its northern neighbour's use of the name since it proclaimed independence in 1991, arguing that it projected irredentist ambitions.
Protesters traveled from across the country to the Greek capital, where they waved flags and chanted slogans, including "Macedonia is Greek" and "Hands off Macedonia." police said about 140,000 protesters were in attendance Sunday. The protests come after Greece and Macedonia restarted talks last ...
The Greek police are planning a large-scale operation for Sunday when a rally protesting the use of the term Macedonia in a solution to a longstanding dispute between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia over the latter's name is expected to draw a large crowd with a counter-rally by ...
UN mediator Matthew Nimetz on January 30 held talks with officials in Athens amid efforts to end a long-running dispute between Balkan neighbors Greece and Macedonia over the latter's official name. Greece has been objecting to Skopje's use of the name Macedonia since its independence from the ...
Organizers of an upcoming anti-government protest in Athens said Friday that they hope to draw 1 million people to the rally aimed at stopping Greece and Macedonia reaching a compromise in a bitter name dispute. Stergios Kalogiros, a senior organizer of the Feb. 4 rally, told The Associated Press that he ...
The 1992 rally was backed by the Greek Orthodox Church, which distanced itself from Sunday's demonstration, notwithstanding the presence of some radical clerics. Last week Ieronymos II, the archbishop of Athens and All Greece, told Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras that "what is needed now is not protests ...
More than 10,000 people had taken part in a demonstration outside the building to protest a fresh round of austerity measures. Pictures from the scene show protestors clashing with officers in riot gear, who had formed a cordon outside the parliament building. In one photo, a demonstrator can be seen ...

Thousands of Greek protesters marched in central Athens on Friday against new reforms, including restrictions on the right to strike, that parliament is set to approve next week in return for bailout funds. In the first major industrial upheaval of 2018, the shutdown of the Athens metro, used by some 938,000 ...
Greeks have taken to the streets to protest planned changes to the right to strike. hospitals, shipyards and various transport hubs across Athens have been affected by the strikes, which mark the country's first major industrial unrest of the new year. The Athens metro, which is used by almost one million ...
Communist-affiliated PAME workers unionists holds a banner reading "We go into a counterattack - hands off strike" as they march past police vans outside the Greek Prime minister's office in Athens, as they protest against a law submitted to the parliament which includes strike restrictions as part of the ...
Protesters shout slogans during a demonstration against auctions of foreclosed properties outside a court in Athens, Greece, on Jan. ... The government turned to e-auctions to get around protests which have obstructed procedures since 2016 in order to facilitate banks to reduce nonperforming loans and ...
Supporters of Greece's Communist Party, hold a banner outside Greece's Prime Minister office in central Athens, during a protest on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018. The banner reads in Greek: "We will fight back, Hands off the (right) to Strike". Greece's government presented a new batch of creditor-demanded ...
Macedonian Deputy Prime Minister Bujar Osmani has met with Greek government officials in Athens in an effort to settle a decades-old dispute over the name Macedonia. "We are committed to finding a solution in this six months," said Osmani after the talks on January 9. He added that "2018 is the golden ...
Athens, Greece (AP) -- A small far-left group in Greece has claimed responsibility for a Dec. ... The Popular Fighters Group said in a post on a far-left website Wednesday that it attacked the Athens Court of Appeal to protest what it said was bias by Greek judges that favored the rich and powerful in several ...
Greek farmers' protests likely to disrupt major routes in Q1 2018, culminating in violent demonstrations in Athens ... Greek farmers are likely to stage a series of protests in the first quarter of 2018 to oppose the government's tax and pension system reforms passed in 2014 and 2015, which also affect their ...
A bomb exploded early Friday outside one of Greece's main courthouses, officials said, but police had cleared the area and nobody was hurt. The explosion occurred at 1.25am outside the Athens appeals court after calls warning of a bomb had been made to the media, police said. A police source said that ...
Supermarkets in Greece have stripped shelves of processed meat, milk and Coca-Cola drinks after an extremist group warned it had contaminated products with a potentially deadly acid to protest against consumerism. The eco-terrorist group, calling itself Blackgreen Arsonists, said it had injected ...
Enough is enough - the rallying cry from thousands of pensioners in the centre of Athens. Ahead of a vote next week on a new budget, the elderly say they cannot accept any more cuts in their pensions. They say they have already been subjected to 23 cuts, worth about 50 billion euros. Euronews ...
ANTI-austerity campaigners have taken to the streets of Greek capital Athens to protest against reforms that saw the leftist-led government agree with the ... Some public services were also shut down by the industrial action organised by Greece's largest labour unions, private sector GSEE and its public ...
Unions called Thursday's strike to protest austerity measures that will continue beyond next year's end of Greece's third international bailout package. ... Thousands of people gathered in Athens for anti-government protests, while demonstrations were planned in more than 50 cities and towns across the ...
ATHENS: More than 4,000 Greeks and Palestinians gathered in central Athens on Friday and marched towards the U.S. embassy to protest U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to declare Jerusalem as Israel's capital. The protest was called by Palestinian organizations, the Communist youth of Greece ...
The Week in Photos: wildfires in Southern California and protests in Mexico, Greece, and Germany ... People waving Palestinian and Turkish flags gather in front of the Brandenburg Gate to protest against U.S. President Donald Trump's announcement to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on ...
About 4,000 Greeks and Palestinians gathered in Athens and marched towards the U.S. embassy to protest U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital. The protest was called by Palestinian organizations, the youth section of the Greek Communist party and several ...
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says he is ready to accept a "composite name" that includes the moniker "Macedonia" to settle a long-standing dispute over ... Organizers of an antigovernment protest planned for February 4 in Athens said they hope to draw 1 million in a demonstration against allowing ...
(Photo: twitter/Nikos Tsivikis) The "Phylax" statue by Kostas Georgiou in Paleo Faliro Municipality of suburban Athens, Greece, has been the target of Christian protests, January 3, 2017. Over 100 Christian residents led by their priest in Athens marched to the site of a controversial sculpture, which many ...
Whether an SLA is signed off on Monday or not, Athens still faces a tough few weeks, as it must enforce dozens of economic reforms, many before Christmas. ... The resumption of foreclosures of Greek homes has already created divisions within the party, as well as fueling violent protests at courthouses.
protests and riots as Greece remembers student uprising ... Athens, Greece - When the Athens Polytechnic student uprising happened in 1973, Evangelos Kouris had just recently finished law school. ... People present at the protest in Exarchia scattered as anarchists hurled petrol bombs and fired flares.
Exclusive Euronews images have captured the shocking moment a woman was struck in the knee by a flare during clashes between protesters and police in Athens. The woman is shown falling to the ground and screaming in pain, as emergency services attempt to put out the lit flare that appears to be ...
Hundreds of four-wheel motorcyclists drove through the streets of Athens to protest against the changes of the Road Traffic Code, which bans all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) from paved roads. Earlier, they lined up with their vehicles outside the Ministry of Transport, demanding a meeting with minister Christos ...
Athens, Greece - After fleeing war-ravaged Syria, waiting in Turkey, passing through a Greek island and traversing the mainland last year, Fahd al-Mekki .... Back at their protest camp in Athens, Mekki said he and his fellow hunger strikers are committed to fasting until they are reunited with their loved ones.
We've come back to Athens this month, October 2017 as part of our ... an important protest took place here, at the University of Athens law school, and I ..... to blow out of proportions the protests, and the powers of the police, ...
We've come back to Athens this month, October 2017 as part of our ... an important protest took place here, at the University of Athens law school, and I ..... to blow out of proportions the protests, and the powers of the police, ...
refugees from Syria protest outside the German embassy in Athens, Greece, 08 November 2017, during day 8 of their hunger strike, ...
A surge in refugee arrivals has led to soaring tensions on Greece's outlying ... islands, with Lesbos's mayor accusing the government in Athens of allowing ... to decongest the island or risked mass protests from an increasingly ...
The public sector employees' union ADEDY will be staging a rally in central Athens on Monday to protest against the evaluation scheme ...
Kurdish protesters clashed with police outside the Turkish embassy in Athens, Greece, on Wednesday. People demanded the release of former ...
In an email to Al Jazeera, a Greek police spokesperson said the ... The Pakistani Community in Greece and anti-racist organisations are planning to protest ... suburb of Athens, according to Keerfa, an anti-racist activist group.
ATHENS VIOLENCE: police attacked with petrol bombs in night of ... petrol bombs and stones during violent clashes in the Greek capital of Athens. ... the ancient Acropolis, to protest the alleged torture of a protester by police.
Greek Pensioners Take to Athens Streets to Protest Cutbacks ... The protests were focused on the leftist Syriza party which swept to power in ...
Hundreds of people gathered on Wednesday night at Pedion tou Areos (Field of Mars), one of the biggest parks in central Athens, to protest ...


 

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