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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“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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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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An immigrants’ haven in Athens

An immigrants’ haven in Athens

Athens, Greece – The immigrant house in Athens has been a meeting place for young refugees of up to 20 nationalities for many years. The house does not only help immigrants but also offers a workplace for young Athenians who choose to devote their time to helping refugees become integrated. Euroviews visited the house and talked to the people there. Karim Al Amin Currently in Greece to write about hopes and challenges of the Greek…

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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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