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June 21, 2020

Acropolis Museum launches new effort to obtain return of Parthenon Marbles

Story at UK Guardian [English]

Extension of pandemic lockdown on camps

Story at Yahoo News [English]

Wet weather for several days

Details at Iefimerida [Greek]

SYRIZA challenges for internal leadership

Story at Tanea [Greek]

Celebrating the outdoor cinemas of Greece

More at the Movie Theaters of Greece page

President Sakellaropoulou promotes respect for human life on World Refugee Day

Story at eKathimerini [English]

Beneficiaries for social tourism program has doubled

Story at Iefimerida [Greek]

Experts weigh in on what the "Great Walk of Athens" will need to succeed

Story at eKathimerini [English]

French companies continue to express interest in Greek privatization and energy exploration

Story at Naftemporiki [Greek]

Fire on Rineia, near Mykonos

Story at Cyclades 24 [Greek]

Complaints against Greece gov't for move to require transparency from refugee NGO groups

"This essentially helps NGOs themselves to know who is working for them," the ministry's asylum secretary Manos Logothetis told AFP. "Shouldn't they know if, for instance, there is a paedophile working with minors?" he said.

The effort to make NGOs better accountable for their work and staff has been a sticking point for a number of governments who have found criminal activity from some NGOs on their land or even NGOs profiting from outright human trafficking, using their refugee aid program as a shield. With NGOs doing the vast majority of the work at the camps in Greece, the requirement of transperancy should make it easier to eliminate bad operations from the good. The article notes that out of a pool of 40 NGO groups, 22 have already been rejected by the government.

Story at IB Times [English]

NEWS ARCHIVE - June 2020


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