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Protesters shout slogans during a demonstration in solidarity with jailed member of the disbanded leftist November 17 militant group Dimitris Koufodinas, who is serving multiple life terms and is currently on a hunger strike, in Athens, on Monday. [Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters]
POLITICS

Amid acrimonious exchanges with leftist opposition SYRIZA over the hunger strike by Dimitris Koufodinas, government spokesperson Aristotelia Peloni said on Monday it was obvious that the jailed terrorist “who has been convicted for 11 murders “is asking for privileged treatment outside the framework of the law.”

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US-TURKEY

One hundred seventy members of the US House of Representatives signed a bipartisan letter sent to Secretary of State Antony Blinken urging President Joe Biden’s administration to address “troubling” human rights issues as it formulates policy for dealings with Turkey.



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JUSTICE

Dozens of senior ranking judicial officials have signed a statement to protest against the initiative taken by the presidency of the Union of Judges and Prosecutors last Friday to urge the state to reconsider its stance regarding jailed terrorist Dimitris Koufodinas who has been on a hunger strike since January.

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BUSINESS

A recent study conducted for international real estate experts Astons and published reveals that Greece is the most popular country (19%) for investment by Britons with investable assets over £1 million, CEO World magazine reported on Monday.

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CORONAVIRUS

The number of new reported cases of Covid-19 remained above the 1,000 mark on Monday despite many parts of the country, including the Greek capital, being in a hard lockdown for several weeks.



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COVID MEASURES

During an online conference call on the recent donation of 18 ICU beds by the bicentennial committee “Greece 2021,” Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis appealed to citizens to stay the course and continue abiding by coronavirus containment measures.

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NEWS

The “Greece 2021″ committee on the bicentennial of the declaration of the Greek War of Independence announced on Monday it was donating 18 intensive care unit beds to the National Healthcare System.

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CRIME

Greece’s government Monday said it will not intervene to grant a prison-transfer demand by a convicted militant group gunman who has been on hunger strike for more than seven weeks, triggering public protests as well as arson attacks.


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CRIME

Less than a month after Olympic gold medalist Sofia Bekatorou accused a Hellenic Sailing Federation official of raping her in 1998, the Prosecutor’s Office has seen scores of cases of sexual abuse that have already led to the jailing of actor Dimitris Lignadis and another man, from the island of Samos, with both facing rape charges.


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RETAIL

The Digital Governance Ministry has created an application issuing limited-time movement permits for non-essential shopping, which will be used when retail sector is reopened, Minister Kyriakos Pierrakakis said on Monday during a radio interview with Parapolitika FM.

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CORONAVIRUS

Health authorities had to cancel about 120 Covid-19 jab appointments scheduled for Monday and Tuesday in the city of Nafpaktos, western Greece, after a power cut on Saturday night destroyed the temperature-sensitive vaccines kept at the local health center, a union representing Greek hospital workers said on Monday.

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NEWS

Former EU Commissioner and socialist minister Anna Diamantopoulou announced on Monday she was withdrawing her candidacy in the race to become the next head of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).


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CORONAVIRUS

School canteen owners and operators are demanding state aid, saying that due to successive lockdowns they have not worked for more than 50 days over the past year.