Every three days two children go missing in Greece and every two days an adult disappeared in the first quarter of 2024, according to data presented on Tuesday by child welfare organization Smile of the Child ahead of International Missing Children’s Day on May 25. The trend appears to be growing as in 2023 the NGO reported one minor disappearing every two days.

20.05.2024 / 10:37

“We often find ourselves entering a store and waiting awkwardly at the entrance for an extended period because no one approaches or addresses us to explain, for instance, that they will serve us shortly.

24.03.2024 / 18:00

The Health Ministry’s plans for a stricter licensing framework regarding imports of innovative drugs into Greece has alarmed some 500,000 people with rare diseases, as well as their families.

24.03.2024 / 15:14

Grace Nwoke and her cousin Precious Obenaia were born and raised in the central Athens neighborhood of Patissia, where they lived undocumented with their families. Now they are trying to gather the entire African community of Athens on an online platform.

22.03.2024 / 09:14

There are not enough doctors to treat patients at National Health System (ESY) units on the Greek islands and the situation is set to deteriorate further during the summer with the arrival of tourists.

12.03.2024 / 20:05

Afternoon surgeries for a fee in the country’s public hospitals start on Tuesday, as part of Health Ministry efforts to boost the National Health System (ESY) and make it more attractive to surgeons and anesthetists.

05.03.2024 / 21:38

The Health Ministry is reportedly preparing a special program for obesity, as citizens and many doctors still do not consider it a disease and do not take targeted measures to deal with it. The program will focus on prevention, early diagnosis and treatment with free follow-up by a nutritionist and other professionals.

06.02.2024 / 21:31

Sailors from all over the world have been arriving in the coastal suburb of Kalamaki in Athens in recent days to compete for qualification for the Olympic Games sailing events in Marseille in the summer. 

31.01.2024 / 16:57

The National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) is playing an influential role in the development of the Multidisciplinary Expert System for the Assessment & Management of Complex Brain Disorders (MES-CoBraD) for faster and more accurate diagnosis of complex brain diseases.

13.01.2024 / 20:16

Pantelis Tsiadis’ day often begins before dawn, with the alarm clock ringing at 5.30 a.m. The 57-year-old divides his time between the facilities of the food bank in Kryoneri, East Attica, and the kitchen of the Panagia Myrtidiotissa parish in Mikrolimano, Piraeus, various shops in the neighborhood that contribute to the free meal program, as well as delivering food to those who need it but are unable to come to the soup kitchen.

11.01.2024 / 14:22

Greece should revise its legal framework to either minimise penalties or fully decriminalize soft drugs to reduce the burden on the judicial and prison system, among other benefits, according to a study by the Center for Liberal Studies (KEFiM), in collaboration with the European network Epicenter. 

07.12.2023 / 16:21

The lure of a supposedly well-paid job and a decent life is frequently the perfect snare for thousands of women held in the clutches of human trafficking rings, from which only a small proportion will escape.

01.12.2023 / 21:35

Only 16.2% of second and third-year senior high school students support sit-in demonstrations as a means of expressing disagreement with school management, according to a survey on youth and democracy conducted by the National Center for Social Research (EKKE) for the Education Ministry’s General Secretariat for Vocational Education, Training, Lifelong Learning and Youth.