Love in spite of a crisis

Love in spite of a crisis

Many aspects of life for young Greeks changed after the economic crisis hit. Unemployment and financial insecurity is one of many factors that slows life down for the Greek youth. A lot of things in their lives are postponed, staying with your parents until you are half way in to your thirties is not unusual. The lack of independence has caused young Greeks to start a family later in life and prospects of marriage and…

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The deadly effects of bullying in Greece

The deadly effects of bullying in Greece

Athens, Greece – Greeks are demonstrating in a vigil, holding candles and photos of young Greeks who have been victims of bullying outside of the Greek parliament in Syntagma Square. Many are holding the photo of 20-year-old Vangelis Giakoumakis, who’s body was found two weeks ago. He was a student who committed suicide after being bullied by his peers, an incident that shocked the whole country. Christine Forsberg

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The changes to Athenian nightlife

The changes to Athenian nightlife

When you walk around in the historic city of Athens, it is easy to see how the place has been affected by the crisis. Shops have closed down, refurbishment has slowed down and you see the people who has been struck the hardest begging on the street. But when the sun sets and the bars open, it is hard to believe that the people of Athens are a people of a crisis. Christine Forsberg

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Team Greece have arrived in Athens

Team Greece have arrived in Athens

After a long night sleeping at the airport a tired but happy group of five arrived in Athens. After being welcomed with a shot of the Greek spirit ‘Raki’, the group was shown around the neighbourhood by their host for the trip, Pantelis, who himself is also a journalist. He told them about his struggles working as a journalist after the crisis, while advising tme on where to go to meet local young people who will be interesting…

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