ANNIVERSARY


Members of the Presidential Guard march in front of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on Thursday night as a logo marking Greece’s accession to the European Economic Community – the predecessor of the European Union – 40 years ago is projected on the front of Parliament. Addressing lawmakers in a special event to mark the occasion, Parliament’s European Affairs Committee Chairman Nikitas Kaklamanis noted that “2021 is a year of reflection for the European Union as a whole,” particularly as it will include the Conference on the Future of Europe, aimed at getting citizens involved in a wide-ranging debate on Europe’s future in the coming decade and beyond. [Stelios Stefanou/InTime News]
ANNIVERSARY

Members of the Presidential Guard march in front of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on Thursday night as a logo marking Greece’s accession to the European Economic Community – the predecessor of the European Union – 40 years ago is projected on the front of Parliament.

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ANNIVERSARY

It was International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Wednesday, during a period when the Covid-19 pandemic continues to rage.


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ANNIVERSARY

Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou on Wednesday marked the 76th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp saying that memory of the crimes committed by the Nazis during the Holocaust was necessary to prevent “the onslaught of evil.”

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ANNIVERSARY

The American ambassador to Athens, Geoffrey Pyatt, has issued a statement marking the 16th International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 76th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp, as the United States pays tribute to the six million Jews and millions of others murdered by the Nazi regime.


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NEWS

President Katerina Sakellaropoulou marked Greek Armed Forces Day on Saturday, saying the commemoration comes at a “particularly difficult juncture,” as she lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in front of Parliament at downtown Athens’ Syntagma Square.

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NEWS

Dozens of police officers were dispatched to the campus of Thessaloniki’s Aristotle University on Tuesday afternoon to break up a large student gathering that authorities fear may stoke coronavirus transmission of the in the northern port city.

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NEWS

Riot police used tear gas and flash bangs on Tuesday to disperse a crowd of a few dozen protesters gathered outside Athens University to mark the 1973 student uprising against the military dictatorship. The scuffles were brief, according to reports, and the protesters soon dispersed.



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NEWS

Police in central Athens remanded at least seven people in custody on Tuesday morning, on suspicion that they were planning to organize or participate in demonstrations marking the November 17, 1973, Athens Polytechnic anti-dictatorship uprising.

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NEWS

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis acknowledged the pressure felt by the country’s young people from the combination of the pandemic and the economic crisis as he lay a wreath to mark the 1973 Athens Polytechnic student revolt against the military dictatorship, on Tuesday.


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NEWS

The Attica branch of the Greek Communist Party (KKE) held a march to the US Embassy on Tuesday morning to mark the November 17, 1973 Athens Polytechnic student uprising against the military junta.

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NEWS

With the health crisis in full swing, Tuesday’s anniversary of the 1973 student uprising against the military junta is seen as a test of the government’s resilience in the face of a politically charged atmosphere due to the ban on public gatherings and rallies due to the pandemic.