Greek police issued a statement that any public gatherings and marches would be banned that time in a large area around the city center. (Follow the link to see the map below)
Greece fulfills its commitments for cuts on flexible spendings
TROIKA isn't going to renegotiate Memorandum before its implementation!
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Olympiakos Piraeus staged a magnificent fourth-quarter fightback to win their second title in Europe's premier club basketball competition with a dramatic 62-61 victory over CSKA Moscow in Istanbul on Sunday.
During the third quarter of the match CSKA was leading the game with 19 points (53-34) but during the last period Olympiakos dug deep and completed a stunning fightback after Georgios Printezis scored on the buzzer to give them a 62-61 win.
Student March in Memory of the Glorious Day, in 1821, when the Greek Revolution began for Emancipation from the Ottoman Empire. Nowadays, a Greek "empire" has enslaved the Greek People.
Live video from the center of Athens through STOPCARTEL TV-GR!
Right now we have riots outside the parliament! The riot police is using chemicals and most of protesters have left the area!
Because of the protests, the streets in the city center are closed and the Ministries of Finance, Labour and Health are occupied by unionists!
Trade unions react to the austerity measures that the government has decided to implement. GSEE and ADEDY will gather in Syntagma Square both Saturday (11 am) and Sunday (5 pm), day of the vote by the Parliament.
Moreover, Mikis Theodorakis and Manolis Glezos make a statement which calls the people to protest outside the parliament on Sunday in order "to stop the treason" of the new loan agreement:
Our best wishes for a Happy New Year, a year of peace, coexistence, justice and equality!
The drama surrounding the omnibus austerity bill is reaching its climax, as Prime Minister George Papandreou holds consecutive meetings with Pasok MPs who have expressed their reluctance to vote the bill.
After her meeting with Papandreou, former labour minister Louka Katseli declined to make any comment.
It remains uncertain whether Katseli, who has expressed her opposition to article 37 of the bill, will vote in favour of a provision that suspends.
Mega TV's reporter estimates that there are over 500,000 people at today's demonstration in central Athens. Earlier, the General Confederation of Greek Labour (GSEE) told journalists that this was the biggest trade union demonstration since 1974.
Striking garbage collectors were ordered to return to work on October 18. Prime Minister George Papandreou signed a rarely used the civil mobilisation order, taking effect from 7am on October 18 for the Attica region.
The government issued the order after almost 10,000 tonnes of garbage had piled up on Athens streets and in municipalities around the capital over a two week period, prompting experts to warn of dangers to public health.
Greek unions began a 48-hour general strike on Wednesday, the biggest protest in years, as parliament prepared to vote on sweeping new austerity measures designed to stave off a default that could trigger a crisis in the wider euro zone.
Thousands of Greek workers walked off the job on Wednesday at the start of a two-day general strike to protest a new round austerity measures.
Jacques Delors, the man who laid much of the groundwork for the introduction of the euro, said on Tuesday that European treaties should be modified to allow countries to be kicked out of the single currency.
In an interview with French daily Le Monde, the former European Commission president said the euro was teetering on the brink of an abyss and the fault lay with dithering European leaders and a lack of coordination within the currency bloc.