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News from the Pressenza Bureau in Athens, Greece

The new European “Khaki” Deal.

Last July, the European Commission announced loudly that we finally have a common “European Green Deal”. Its goal is to “reduce clean greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels.” Briefly, it focuses on the…

SIPRI: 2021 Stockholm Security Conference

On 8–11 November, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) will convene the sixth annual Stockholm Security Conference. The theme for this year’s conference is ‘Battlefields of the Future: Trends of Conflict and Warfare in the 21st Century’. The conference…

There is still a future: 40 years on, this message is being sent out again

Twelve years later, in 1981, with the impulse of The Community for Human Development and accompanied by a group of friends from different parts of the world, Silo spoke again, this time on an international stage. From Madrid to Mumbai…

Political leaders and thousands of people at Theodorakis’ farewell

The three-day mourning period for the tribute and last salute to the body of Mikis Theodorakis is concluded today with the presence of the President of the Republic, political leaders, people of spirit and personalities of the struggles and the…

The inspirational story of an Israeli mother who donated one of her kidneys to a baby boy from Gaza

An Israeli woman has donated one of her kidneys to a three-year-old Palestinian boy from the Gaza Strip in an incredible kind gesture. The boy’s father also donate one of his kidneys to save a 25-year-old Israeli mother. Turning 50,…

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…

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