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Editorial: Vigilance needed in dealing with Covid-19
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Editorial: Vigilance needed in dealing with Covid-19

Measures, such as the wearing of masks and checking vaccination and illness certificates, have been abandoned for so long, one wonders how easy it will be to reinstate them if need be.

Editorial Ta Nea: University reforms
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Editorial Ta Nea: University reforms

None of the previous university reform laws were truly enforced, so that we might have seen the problems and dysfunctions of the system in order to remedy them.

Editorial Ta Nea: Implementing the digital work card reform
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Editorial Ta Nea: Implementing the digital work card reform

The state has a duty to enforce legislated reforms, otherwise it undermines public trust in itself and stirs doubts over any effort at modernisation.

Editorial: No excuse
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Editorial: No excuse

The Council of State said that establishing a University Police force 'does not violate the principles of academic freedom and the administrative autonomy of universities'.

Editorial Ta Nea: University police force plan on the back burner
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Editorial Ta Nea: University police force plan on the back burner

Ta Nea has repeatedly underlined the need for decisive action to root out violence at Greek universities, which was a key plank in ruling New Democracy’s 2019 electoral platform.

Amidst uproar over skyrocketing energy costs, Mitsotakis announces rebates for households
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Amidst uproar over skyrocketing energy costs, Mitsotakis announces rebates for households

Energy costs have doubled and in some cases tripled for households and businesses since a year ago and the situation has literally battered a very large percentage of middle class Greek households.

Editorial Ta Nea: Nose to the grindstone
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Editorial Ta Nea: Nose to the grindstone

Greece, like the rest of the planet, is facing successive crises that create a protracted period of uncertainty for which everyone – society and the political system – must be suitably prepared.

Ukraine: Plan for evacuation of Greeks in Mariupol
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Ukraine: Plan for evacuation of Greeks in Mariupol

Greek Consulate in Mariupol drawing up list of ethnic Greeks who wish to leave the region

Editorial Ta Nea: State of readiness
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Editorial Ta Nea: State of readiness

The speed with which the government is moving is welcome, as are agreements with Northern European countries that have agreed to provide Greece with experienced, specialised fire-fighting teams this coming summer.

Health minister announces loosening of COVID-19 public health restrictions
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Health minister announces loosening of COVID-19 public health restrictions

Open air athletic stadiums will be allowed to seat 50 percent of capacity (compared to the current 10 percent), restaurants, bars, and nightclubs will be allowed to have customers standing, and the percentage of tele-work will be reduced.

Editorial: The only antidote
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Editorial: The only antidote

The current government, which came to power in 2019, was not able to implement its electoral platform, as the public health crisis that ensued and its negative impact disorganised everything.

Editorial Ta Nea: Whatever is necessary
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Editorial Ta Nea: Whatever is necessary

A breather through tax cuts for the middle class is necessary. That is not only because it was a central plank in the government’s electoral platform, but also because it is yet another way to support labour.

Editorial Ta Nea: Elephant in the room
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Editorial Ta Nea: Elephant in the room

According to SYRIZA, the decision of the vice-speaker of Parliament to cut off an opposition MP’s speech and shut the microphone of the podium was an 'unprecedented, undemocratic, and coup-style muzzling of an MP'.

Editorial Ta Nea: Memory and stability
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Editorial Ta Nea: Memory and stability

It would be a welcome change as if those who bear responsibility for tragedies in which many people died when they were in power [SYRIZA], and for an ensuing cover-up operation, exhibited greater self-awareness and modesty.

Editorial Ta Nea: Comparison
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Editorial Ta Nea: Comparison

Alexis Tsipras avoided referring to the real reason for a move that is viewed as sensationalist even by his loyal comrades, as the government is not in danger of renegade New Democracy MPs voting it down.

Editorial Ta Nea: Deficiencies
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Editorial Ta Nea: Deficiencies

The public demands of people in operational positions to do their job as well as possible. It accepts their apology and admission that they made mistakes but also expects them to learn from their mistakes and not repeat them.

Snowstorm chaos: Drivers trapped for over seven hours on Attiki Odos, government blames motorway company, calls in army
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Snowstorm chaos: Drivers trapped for over seven hours on Attiki Odos, government blames motorway company, calls in army

At a televised briefing this afternoon, Civil Protection Minister Christos Stylianides placed the blame on the company and said he would recommend to Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis that the company’s management of the weather emergency be probed. The Attiki Odos company denies the blame.

A woman is raped every other day in Greece
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A woman is raped every other day in Greece

The case of the gang rape of a 24-year-old woman in Thessaloniki sparked a wave of rage and at the same time a wave of support for the victim, who mustered the courage to relate the nightmare that she experienced.

Editorial Ta Nea: The Gordian Knot
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Editorial Ta Nea: The Gordian Knot

Only the government can cut the Gordian knot. It is time for the government’s electoral pledges to be implemented. Thuggery, threats, and printing a funeral announcement for a rector have no place in our universities. They must once and for all become a thing of the past.

Editorial Ta Nea: Enough is enough!
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Editorial Ta Nea: Enough is enough!

Professors must transcend their fears and reservations and realise that without their cooperation and active participation, no policing mechanism can be effective. Today their colleagues are being attacked, but tomorrow it will be them.

Government extends public health restrictions through 23 January
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Government extends public health restrictions through 23 January

Following the recommendation of the National Committee on COVID-19, the health ministry has announced the extension of public health restrictions imposed before Christmas through 23 January.

Editorial Ta Nea: Zero tolerance
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Editorial Ta Nea: Zero tolerance

At a time that the academic community must handle the repercussions of the pandemic, tolerance for any type of violence leads ineluctably to a further downgrading of our universities. Thuggery, terrorism, and those harm democracy.

Editorial Ta Nea: Alarm bell
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Editorial Ta Nea: Alarm bell

Inflation, either in basic goods or energy, creates a chain reaction of repercussions in the entire economy, decreasing consumption, and aggravating the situation for already burdened businesses.

Editorial Ta Nea: Mixed messages on pandemic
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Editorial Ta Nea: Mixed messages on pandemic

It is perhaps more important than ever to limit the mixed messages regarding public health measures that may be required. That way, no one will be confused and no one will be exposed.

Editorial Ta Nea: Strategy
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Editorial Ta Nea: Strategy

The government has proven in a variety of sectors that it has the necessary reflexes and that it can create a useful combination of the lessons of the pandemic with long-term planning.

Editorial Ta Nea: Vaccination, but that is not enough
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Editorial Ta Nea: Vaccination, but that is not enough

The extremely rapid spread of the Omicron variant all over the planet has made clear that vaccination is not enough. The unvaccinated will get sick or die, but the vaccinated can also be infected.

Tsiodras ‘greatly saddened’ by political skirmish over his study on deaths of intubated COVID patients
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Tsiodras ‘greatly saddened’ by political skirmish over his study on deaths of intubated COVID patients

PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis told Parliament on 1 December that he had no indication that there was any difference in the quality of care for patients intubated in ICU and patients intubated outside ICU’s.

Editorial Ta Nea : Exploiters of death
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Editorial Ta Nea : Exploiters of death

The stance regarding the pandemic of opposition MPs in Parliament yesterday is cause for concern and raises the question of whether they have realised that they are undermining the national effort.

Editorial: Toleration of violence at universities must end
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Editorial: Toleration of violence at universities must end

Violence continues even after the government passed a law pertaining to universities which provides for security systems and the creation of an autonomous service to protect the academic community.

Editorial Ta Nea: Seriousness
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Editorial Ta Nea: Seriousness

Main opposition SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras not long ago accused the government of 'timidity' and demanded that the government toughen its stance and limit the room for the unvaccinated.

Urgent plea from Attikon Hospital doctors for help from state, dozens of patients treated on cots
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Urgent plea from Attikon Hospital doctors for help from state, dozens of patients treated on cots

'The hospital has spun out of control and the problem will soon become unmanageable. Hospital treatment and medical practice under these conditions is becoming ever more dangerous.'

Editorial Ta Nea: Joining forces to confront the pandemic
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Editorial Ta Nea: Joining forces to confront the pandemic

Nobody has the right to deny their share of responsibility in the common effort, because if even one group says it lacks the competence or is unable to do so, the sacrifices of the rest of society are imperiled.

Editorial To Vima: Even belatedly
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Editorial To Vima: Even belatedly

Public health restrictions were necessary. When one has 6-7 thousand daily infections, when hundreds of patients are filling hospitals nationwide, and when dozens are dying daily, one has no other choice.

Government reluctant to impose new restrictions on unvaccinated, mulls other measures
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Government reluctant to impose new restrictions on unvaccinated, mulls other measures

On the one hand it says it is waiting to assess the effectiveness of existing measures, and on the other it notes that epidemiological indices appear to have stabilised slightly over the last few days.

Editorial Ta Nea: Attention must be paid
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Editorial Ta Nea: Attention must be paid

It necessary for the government to devise a package of initiatives to offer relief to the average citizen with a dividend, price cuts wherever possible, and a minimum wage increase, which it is rightly planning.

With hospitals at breaking point, government poised for conscription of doctors
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With hospitals at breaking point, government poised for conscription of doctors

The president of the regional Magnesia prefecture hospital doctors said that, 'The [Volos] hospital has collapsed and certain people are afraid to say so. Yesterday, one doctor was treating 110 patients.”

Orthodox Church of Greece urges faithful to take COVID-19 rapid test before attending services
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Orthodox Church of Greece urges faithful to take COVID-19 rapid test before attending services

The  encyclical of the  Synod was issued today. one day after MEGA television’s exclusive interview with the PM, who has an open line of communication and collaboration with the archbishop. In the interview, the PM defended the government's decision to exempt churchgoers from testing.

Editorial: A solution must be found!
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Editorial: A solution must be found!

The National Health System is already under enormous pressure. Under such conditions, it is impermissible to allow gatherings in closed spaces such as churches where vaccinated people will intermingle with people who may be carriers because they are unvaccinated.

Editorial To Vima: The great responsibility for climate change
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Editorial To Vima: The great responsibility for climate change

Gradually, according to models designed to specify the impact of the climate crisis, the deltas of large rivers will be lost, the Maldives will be submerged, substantial portions of Piraeus and Thessaloniki will be flooded, and Greece’s entire coastlines and islands will be threatened.

SYRIZA, New Democracy in battle royal over their governments’ payments to the media, pollsters
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SYRIZA, New Democracy in battle royal over their governments’ payments to the media, pollsters

The main opposition made its move straight on the heels of the resignation of Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz amidst allegations that he used government funds to buy positive coverage from a newspaper.

Editorial Ta Nea: Protection in an energy crisis
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Editorial Ta Nea: Protection in an energy crisis

The government's increase of the energy subsidy, including natural gas, is an immediate and correct measures, as is the change in income criteria for the eligibility of economically vulnerable groups, and subsidising energy bills with various discounts.

Venizelos  calls on government, scientific community to explain proportionately high number of COVID-19 deaths and to take action
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Venizelos calls on government, scientific community to explain proportionately high number of COVID-19 deaths and to take action

Venizelos in an interview with a Thessaloniki (his former electoral district) radio station called on the government and the entire political system to urgently make decisions based on the scientific data to stem the rise in the number of COVID-19 deaths.

Editorial To Vima: Fatalism
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Editorial To Vima: Fatalism

The government succumbed to the truly many pressures and impatience of citizens for the opening of the economy and society so that they could be freed from oppressive restrictive measures. The lack of preparation was revealed in autumn one year ago, when the second wave of the pandemic raged in Northern Greece..

Mitsotakis, Elpidophoros to meet after government’s row with Archbishop of America
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Mitsotakis, Elpidophoros to meet after government’s row with Archbishop of America

Elpidophoros issued a lengthy statement in which he said he stands by the Greek Cypriot people and their just cause and that just as the Cypriots after the 1974 invasion and occupation became refugees in their own land, he and his family too were uprooted from their home in Istanbul.

Editorial Ta Nea: Rendezvous
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Editorial Ta Nea: Rendezvous

The issue is that all types of competent authorities in this country should at long last understand that when the press points out problems, they should not skirmish with it, but instead they should engage in earnest self-criticism.

Editorial Ta Nea: Antidotes
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Editorial Ta Nea: Antidotes

The government is rightly hammering out a package of serious “antidotes” for the burgeoning problem of inflation in food prices. This should be drafted very swiftly as a comprehensive plan because it concerns households nationwide.

Mitsotakis announces cabinet reshuffle after disastrous August wildfires
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Mitsotakis announces cabinet reshuffle after disastrous August wildfires

Chrisohoidis, until now Citizen’s Protection Minister, will be replaced by Takis Theodorikakos. A seasoned pollster, former interior minister Theodorikakos had been credited in part for PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ rise to power.

Editorial To Vima: The great vaccine rollout wager
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Editorial To Vima: The great vaccine rollout wager

In Greece, although the vaccine rollout began with enthusiasm in the spring, over time, and especially during the summer months, interest waned. That is mainly because of the emergence of a groundless and unscientific anti-vaccine movement.

Editorial Ta Nea: Mandatory vaccination
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Editorial Ta Nea: Mandatory vaccination

The low percentage of vaccinated people in the Armed Forces and security forces must be a cause for concern for the government, The government spokesman has said that nothing has yet been decided. . Yet, other countries have already decided,

The Holy Synod’s Encyclical on COVID-19 and its impact
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The Holy Synod’s Encyclical on COVID-19 and its impact

If the Holy Synod, in conjunction with the timidity of the state, does not dare to institute compulsory vaccination– as there are obviously different views in the Synod – let local Metropolitans decide for their dioceses and call those do not comply to order.

Editorial Ta Nea: Self-criticism
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Editorial Ta Nea: Self-criticism

The citizenry will have to wait until the fires have been extinguished in order to be informed of what went wrong, in which areas evaluations of the situation were flawed, and which officials did not fulfil their duties.

Editorial Ta Nea: Clarity
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Editorial Ta Nea: Clarity

Citizens stepped forward to be vaccinated, and still are doing so, in a rollout that by all accounts is organised in an excellent manner. Lingering doubts jeopardise the collective effort to build a wall of immunity.

Editorial Ta Nea: Changes
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Editorial Ta Nea: Changes

The Greek state must at long last adapt to the demands of 2021 and offer a legislative answer to the situation that has been shaped by work life, instead of remaining stuck to long outdated labour laws.

National COVID-19 Committee spokesman outlines current public health measures, future prospects
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National COVID-19 Committee spokesman outlines current public health measures, future prospects

'The core issue is that we see that that the public is in a state of fatigue and that we must gradually lift the lockdown in a controlled fashion. We finally have enough tools to allow us to do this, including self-tests,' Magiorkinis said.

Editorial Ta Nea: The last mile
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Editorial Ta Nea: The last mile

The vaccination rollout must be expedited because that is necessary in order to build a wall of defence and immunity without which the National Health System cannot endure.

Editorial Ta Nea: Easter holiday planning
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Editorial Ta Nea: Easter holiday planning

Mixed signals in managing the epidemic can prove disastrous at a moment that the population is understandably fatigued due to protracted public health restrictions.

Editorial Ta Nea: Responsibility
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Editorial Ta Nea: Responsibility

Those who are bearing the brunt of the now raging epidemic have a duty to have all the necessary weapons in their arsenal so as not to lose ground in the battle against the virus.

Editorial To Vima: Sterile rivalries
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Editorial To Vima: Sterile rivalries

Once again at a critical juncture in the life of our nation the prevailing environment is one of sterile political rivalries and irrational and often untimely demands.

Editorial Ta Nea: Strategy
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Editorial Ta Nea: Strategy

In this new decade states will achieve progress when they are fortified, contemporary, and citizen-friendly and operate under a guaranteed framework.

Editorial Ta Nea: Restart
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Editorial Ta Nea: Restart

The PM right now has the opportunity to set the tone and to lay the groundwork for the changes that he wants, as a reshuffle for show or merely on paper is simply unacceptable.

Editorial Ta Nea: Details
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Editorial Ta Nea: Details

Those ministers who want to have somethin to show from their work in a year that the country will be tested on a variety of levels should take this seriously into account,

Editorial Ta Nea: Everyday life
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Editorial Ta Nea: Everyday life

Once the framework for a rebound of the economy is decided, it will be necessary to urgently fashion a flexible, modern, and citizen-friendly state and public administration.

EODY chief lashes out at press reports that it keeps double books on COVID-19 reporting
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EODY chief lashes out at press reports that it keeps double books on COVID-19 reporting

It was Health Minister Vasilis Kikilias who brought EODY into the limelight - four days before the reports were published, in an apparent attempt at pre-emptive damage control.

Editorial Ta Nea: Accountability
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Editorial Ta Nea: Accountability

One month after the big Samos earthquake 400 people are still living in containers or hotels and 2,300 buildings have been deemed seriously damaged but inhabitable.

Editorial Ta Nea: Time to build consensus
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Editorial Ta Nea: Time to build consensus

Our politicfal parties can and should co-exist by working to defuse hostility and to build consensus whenever and wherever possible in the name of the common good.

Government, opposition clash on pandemic restrictions on freedom of assembly, 17N protest march
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Government, opposition clash on pandemic restrictions on freedom of assembly, 17N protest march

Chrisohoidis deployed an army of 5,000 policemen throughout Athens to prevent any commemorative gathering or march, shutting down all the streets in the capital's centre.

Editorial Ta Nea: Lives must be saved
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Editorial Ta Nea: Lives must be saved

The insistence of certain political forces that 17 November commemorative gatherings and marches should take place imperils public health.

Editorial To Vima: The darkest hour is just before dawn
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Editorial To Vima: The darkest hour is just before dawn

'We are living nights of Apocalypse. People are dying torturously and totally alone. We cannot catch up with our patient case load. We are fighting against time,' said one doctor.

Editorial: Deterrence
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Editorial: Deterrence

The experience of the first wave of the pandemic proved that citizens themselves possess the strongest weapon to confront the pandemic.

Editorial To Vima: A battle on two fronts
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Editorial To Vima: A battle on two fronts

The government must prepare for the new socio-economic realities that will emerge once the public health crisis has been transcended. As distant as it seems, that day is no so far off.

Editorial To Vima: Timeline of a lockdown in the making
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Editorial To Vima: Timeline of a lockdown in the making

The government was forced into a lockdown that just a few weeks ago the PM declared would result in tragic repercussions on the economy and grave social injustices.

Editorial To Vima: Better late than never
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Editorial To Vima: Better late than never

There have been countless incidents of violence over the years on university campuses that have been addressed with knee-jerk, timid, and ineffective initiatives.

Editorial To Vima: Greece’s great victory
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Editorial To Vima: Greece’s great victory

Without exaggeration, in prosecuting Golden Dawn Greece has demonstrated internationally the value of unalloyed democratic principles in a world confronted with deep transitions.

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