Category Archives: Greece

Greece | Macedonia, Greece Sign ‘Historic’ Name Deal

The Macedonian and Greek Foreign Ministers, Nikola Dimitrov and Nikos Kotzias, in the presence of their countries’ Prime Ministers, Macedonia’s Zoran Zaev and Greece’s Alexis Tsipras, signed a historic agreement aimed at ending the long dispute over Macedonia’s name on Sunday.

Greece | Syria bombing protest erupts into RIOT as activists try to topple US President statue

By Rebecca Perring

Greece: SYRIA bombing protesters clashed with riot police as demonstrations against the airstrike attack by US, UK and French forces saw furious activists try to pull down a statue of former US President Harry Truman.

Protesters used a metal grinder to try to cut off the statue’s feet and tug it down with ropes before riot police intervened and fired tear gas to disperse the crowd.
At least three protesters from the Greek Communist Party were injured, with blood trickling from their heads, according to reports.

Greece | Greek football fans remember Odessa martyrs

February 15 Greek football fans counteracted Ukrainian fascists. Greece has strong anti-fascist trends in football fan movement, while racists and far right completely occupied Ukrainian stadiums.

Greek fans from the Antifa Block of AEK team hung out for the match AEK – Dynamo banner of this content:
“Odessa 02.05.2014 – Never forget, never forgive!
Solidarity with anti-fascist resistance in Ukraine and in the Donbas!
– AEK Antifa Blok »
On the other banner is written in Russian: “1942 – Start, 2018 – D Kiev. You do not respect your story yourself.”
This banner refers to the legendary Death Match played in the Nazi-occupied Kiev in the summer of 1942 between local and German teams. Most of the Ukrainian players favored the club of Dynamo Kyiv. Some time after this game, a number of football players were put in concentration camps, and some were shot.
On other banners the following slogans were written:
“Love AEK, hate racism!”
“Kick the fascists out of football!”
Unfortunately, the legendary Dynamo Kiev team, once a pride of Soviet Ukraine, is now controlled by fascists and fans of the KKK. Their ultras became notorious for their Nazi salutes, swastikas, white sheets of the KKK and racist attacks on the “non-whites”.
All this is well known abroad, and for those who did not know, the hooligans of the Dynamo helped them find out when they attacked the Russian-speaking people who were accidentally met in the center of Athens before the match.

Greece | EU Imposes Anti-Union Law on Greece

Under instructions from the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund, the Greek government pushed through the most anti-union legislation in Europe on Monday 15 January.

The move was demanded, along with other draconian measures, as a condition of the latest tranche of what is called Greece’s bailout but which in reality is bailing out the European financial institutions which recklessly encouraged Greek borrowing.

UN Envoy Hopeful on Macedonia ‘Name’ Agreement

The UN mediator in the Macedonia-Greece “name” dispute has told journalists following fresh talks between the two sides in New York that he believes the dispute could be solved within the next six months. He added that he “truly” believes both governments have genuine intentions to solve it.