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French pharmacy student the first winner of basic income raffle

On June 16, 2021, the first one-year basic income of 800 euros by the UBI4ALL initiative was raffled. The live online event was attended by 6,100 viewers from almost all European countries, such as Greece, Malta, Finland, the United Kingdom,…

Open letter from ΜέΡΑ25 and SYRIZA to Biden on Assange

(Similar letters to the US President have been sent by members of the British and Australian Parliaments (including members of the conservative governing parties).) In this context, ΜέΡΑ25 formally addressed the Parliamentary Groups of the New Democracy, SYRIZA, Kinal and…

They Said ‘No’ to Illegal Wind Turbines

Marios Dionellis The residents of the Rethymno mountains drove out wind turbines from their region. Provocative Violation of the Law by ‘ΔΕΗ Renewables’ concerning distance from settlements. Yesterday the residents of Rethymno sent a loud message to the law-breaking investors…

Mass Demonstration against the New Proposed Labour Bill

On 10 June 2021 the first gathering and protest march took place against the draft law which will be presented to parliament to be put to the vote by the Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, Kostis Hatzidakis. The bill,…

The First MeRA25 Party Congress

Sofia Sakorafa with the Ambassador of Palestine, Marwan Toubassi. Photograph by Pressenza The first party congress of Mera25 (DiEM25’s Greek Electoral Wing) took place over three days: 4-6 June. The party already has a presence in the Greek parliament following the results of the…

Dimitris Papadimoulis: World’s Poorest Unvaccinated Can Pose Global Reinfection Threat

In the context of a series of interviews for Pressenza agency with MEPs from the European parties who vote in the European Parliament for the abolition of patents for vaccines, pharmaceuticals, and diagnostics related to the pandemic, we discuss with…

Freedom of the Press 2021: Greece in 70th Place in the World

The World Press Freedom Index 2021 published by Reporters without Borders (RSF) shows that journalism, “the basic vaccine against misinformation”, is being blocked completely or in part in 73% of the 180 countries which the organization monitors. This year’s Index,…

Designing pharmaceuticals for people – not for profit [video]

The production of medicines and vaccines as well as the massive public investments in underlying research is largely left in the hands of a profit-seeking private sector, despite the vital importance of public health, Why do covid-19 vaccines belong to…

The WWF addresses (Greek) Members of Parliament concerning the National Recovery Plan

By means of a detailed presentation to the parliamentarians, the environmental organization WWF Hellas raises a number of serious issues concerning the National Recovery & Resilience Plan which are important to be raised during the relevant discussion. On the process,…

Initiative Against Authoritarianism in Greece

We are migrants from Greece. We are those who were forced to leave our country or cannot return, because of the financial crisis brought upon us by the memoranda agreements. The political developments in Greece and the intensifying state and…

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