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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“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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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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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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Athens’ 15,000 Euro Idea

Athens’ 15,000 Euro Idea

Athens, Greece – A young Greek businessman is just five seconds away from finishing presenting his startup idea and potentially winning €15,000. But one of the judges in the panel has a quick, final question to ask him before they consider giving him a prize. Evan Przesiecki

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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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