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“We are kind of speechless today” – Lime quits Athens, downsizes Thessaloniki’s operation

After pausing its operations in Greece amid COVID-19, Lime announced to employees it is shutting down its services in Athens.

For asylum seekers who are unaccompanied minors, COVID-19 creates new challenges

He made the journey from Afghanistan to Greece. He lived inside the biggest refugee camp in Europe, was transferred to different places across the country, and dreamed of many European destinations – and then a world pandemic erupted.

Vacant houses and millions of homeless at risk

With the spread of COVID-19, citizens around the world are being asked to stay home and follow strict hygiene rules. But what about people who don’t have a home?

“In Turkey there were 40 of us in a small, covered truck”

“In Turkey there were 40 of us in a small, covered truck”

We met Raz in the afternoon of Sunday, January 21, 2020 at the We Need Books in Kipseli, Athens. He had gone to arrange Greek lessons, which he intended to start. “I am forced to. For my papers, for the language test. So as to bring my wife here,” he told me in fluent Greek.

The tandoor of Moria

The tandoor of Moria

Afghan wood-fired ovens are an example of people’s attempt to resist a regime of detention which imposes misery as normality

Borderlines: Part I, Amor Fati

Borderlines: Part I, Amor Fati

As he starts his journey from Italy, an epidemic in China threatens the globe. This is a travel diary from the COVID-19 era.

“In Turkey there were 40 of us in a small, covered truck”

“In Turkey there were 40 of us in a small, covered truck”

We met Raz in the afternoon of Sunday, January 21, 2020 at the We Need Books in Kipseli, Athens. He had gone to arrange Greek lessons, which he intended to start. “I am forced to. For my papers, for the language test. So as to bring my wife here,” he told me in fluent Greek.

The tandoor of Moria

The tandoor of Moria

Afghan wood-fired ovens are an example of people’s attempt to resist a regime of detention which imposes misery as normality

Borderlines: Part I, Amor Fati

Borderlines: Part I, Amor Fati

As he starts his journey from Italy, an epidemic in China threatens the globe. This is a travel diary from the COVID-19 era.

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Something’s up with Lime

The multinational company Lime, worth €2 billion, suspended its operation in Greece due to COVID-19. A months-long investigation, however, reveals that the problems began long before the pandemic.

The chronicle of a dozen deaths foretold

The chronicle of a dozen deaths foretold

The living conditions that asylum seekers endure at the Moria Reception and Identification Center on Lesvos have become infamous. Insiders who know about the inhospitable environment at the camp are not surprised by clashes which have turned deadly. Residents have persistently asked for more security.

What’s the cost of finding a job?

What’s the cost of finding a job?

Hundreds of small “OAEDs” across the country (most operating illegally) are replacing the Greek state’s deficient job-placement services and exploiting immigrants (and others) in their need to find work.

Displaced by coal (part two)

Displaced by coal (part two)

A journey to Western Macedonia where the region’s villages are being wiped off the map by coal mining.

Displaced by coal (part one)

Displaced by coal (part one)

A journey to Western Macedonia where the region’s villages are being wiped off the map by coal mining.

The Exodus of Erdogan’s Persecuted

The Exodus of Erdogan’s Persecuted

Following the political unrest in Turkey which generated a wave of persecution against critics of Erdogan’s government, thousands of Turkish citizens are now seeking asylum in Greece.

New items on the daily menu for delivery workers

New items on the daily menu for delivery workers

Whether it’s food deliveries via motorbike or other services, delivery workers are demanding better working conditions, in an industry that employs thousands of people in cities across Greece; it’s an occupation that is affected by work-related, fatal accidents.

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