aljazeera.com Dec 10, 2021John Psaropoulos
Greece still lags behind the rest of Europe, with 62 percent of the total population fully vaccinated, versus a continental average of 66 percent. Thessaloniki, Greece – When a mobile COVID vaccination unit arrived at his Greek village, Yiorgos Toumanidis showed up for his booster shot. “I spent a m . . .
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aljazeera.com Dec 09, 2021John Psaropoulos
Athens cracks down on parents who refuse to send their children to school because of COVID-19 measures such as mask-wearing or testing. “We could not tolerate the phenomenon of parents keeping children from school,” Alexandros Koptsis, general secretary for primary and secondary education at the edu . . .
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aljazeera.com Dec 07, 2021John Psaropoulos
The Mesohora dam, completed 20 years ago, towers across a ravine cut by the Acheloos river, but its reservoir is empty. Turning to face the sun and windGiven its ample sun and wind, Greece is a green energy laggard in Europe. Portugal, a country of similar wealth and population to Greece, already pr . . .
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aljazeera.com Dec 03, 2021John Psaropoulos
Athens has restricted services to those in the process of applying for asylum, leaving many without guarantees of food. Ritsona, Greece – Restrictive government decisions have cast thousands of refugees out of protective support services and are creating a hunger crisis, aid groups say. That is beca . . .
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aljazeera.com Oct 31, 2021John Psaropoulos
The findings in three major documents will guide the decisions of world leaders at COP26 in Glasgow in tackling runaway climate change. World’s leaders are gathering in Glasgow to try and tighten their emission-curbing commitments with a view to reaching net zero emissions by 2050. Governments are u . . .
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aljazeera.com Oct 30, 2021John Psaropoulos
Messolonghi Lagoon, Greece – Yiannis Theodoropoulos spends most of his time suspended half a metre above water. Theodoropoulos fears that climate change now threatens this way of life. The impact of climate change is already apparent on Theodoropoulos’s livelihood. Brackish lagoons such as those of . . .
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aljazeera.com Oct 28, 2021John Psaropoulos
Fixing Thessaly’s water mismanagement has become urgent because of expected changes in climate. Instead, governments allowed Thessaly’s farmers to dig their own wells and irrigate at will. According to the government’s most recent Thessaly Water Management Plan, only 23 percent of the plain was irri . . .
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aljazeera.com Oct 07, 2021John Psaropoulos
Athens hails security deal, saying it gives ‘new substance’ to defence of European interests in the Mediterranean. Athens, Greece – Greece on Thursday ratified a mutual defence pact with France, the first between two NATO members. But the Strategic Partnership on Defence and Security for the first t . . .
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aljazeera.com Sep 29, 2021John Psaropoulos
Athens, Greece – Climate experts say last month’s wildfires that razed 100,000 hectares (247,000 acres) of Greek forest are only a small sampling of the environmental and economic devastation the country will face due to a warming planet this century. “The heatwave together with the resin formed a b . . .
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aljazeera.com Sep 28, 2021John Psaropoulos
Athens, Greece – Greece has announced a deal to buy between six and eight French-built warships accompanied by a strategic defence partnership with France, a move the Greek prime minister said was “a first step towards European defence autonomy”. Macron stressed that the Greek deal reinforced his vi . . .
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