The hopeful youth of the government

The hopeful youth of the government

In January 2015, the Greek youth went on the streets and celebrated the win of the radical left party, Syriza, in the elections. Several months later, the youth wait impatiently for the promises to be fulfilled but they remain hopeful. Euroviews spoke to the youth of Syriza, now called by some the “youth of the government”, about their hopes and dreams for the near future and the prospect of leaving the EU. Karim Al Amin…

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The Greek Youth’s Fight for a Better Future

The Greek Youth’s Fight for a Better Future

They used to called it “Generation 700 Euro”, but nowadays young Greeks only wish their monthly income was as high. As unemployment rates soar and salaries drop, many young students are leaving the country causing a terrible brain drain. A bright future is what Greeks are fighting for but the deck is still stacked against them. However young students we interviewed reveal that they have no intentions of leaving their country forever. Therefore the battle…

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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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Greek cinema: The inconspicuous hope for recovery

Greek cinema: The inconspicuous hope for recovery

Athens, Greece – Among all the misfortune that has plagued Greek diligences since the beginning of the government-debt crisis in 2009, it appears as though the business of film has offered considerably beneficial prospects for the country’s young generation. It is late March and spring is beginning to manifest in the Hellenic capital. Despite the city’s excess of abandoned buildings and rundown avenues, signs of optimism are everywhere this time of year. Trees are blossoming,…

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“We don’t want them in the university”

“We don’t want them in the university”

In a country like Greece constantly struggling with an economic crisis and other issues, problems can surface in the different institutions of the country. The political competition, mainly between the left oriented and right oriented parties have not only changed the government but also affected the educational system and Athens University itself. Euroviews spoke to some students in Athens about their experience. Karim Al Amin Currently in Greece to write about hopes and challenges of the…

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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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Nazi Repayments Bring Hope to Greece

Nazi Repayments Bring Hope to Greece

The Greek government has calculated the exact amount the Germans owe them in terms of World War II reparations. That sum is exactly €279 billion, according to PM Tsipras. The large sum could help tackle Greece’s major problems, including the sky high rates of youth unemployment. However Germany insists negotiations on the matter ended decades ago. Gabriele Dellisanti

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Sundays in Greece are no longer off

Sundays in Greece are no longer off

Santorini, Greece – One year ago, the Conservative Greek party changed Trade laws in order for businesses to stay open on Sundays as an attempt to combat recession and reduce unemployment. However, according to small businesses this was only an attempt to favour big stores, as small shop owners cannot afford to hire more personnel for Sundays in times of crisis. Supporters of this move believe that it will help create up to 30,000 new…

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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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