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19
Aug

What do Greeks need amid the crisis? German ammunition worth €52m

Posted by in Very Mix

Just when I was sitting at the balcony, wondering what this troubled society of Greeks need in times of ongoing economic crisis, high unemployment and recession, I felt a  short pain on my right arm. It wasn’t an angry and hungry mosquito. It was a Leopard tank having fired a [...]

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18
Aug

Colors of Greece – Capture the moment

Posted by in Tourism

You don’t need much to capture the moments of Greece. Moments full of colors. A tiny detail here, a bright view there. Yes, the light is blessed in Greece and present us with lots of unforgettable gifts. Emerald-green sea    Cheerful sun umbrella  Up, up and near the sea  Kids [...]

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13
Aug

Heat wave? Don’t forget a bowl of water for the strays!

Posted by in animals

As the summer temperatures rise and a heat wave is under way, please, do not forget to put a bowl of fresh water for the strays! This cutie below is a feral in my neighborhood. She urged me to do this appeal in the name of all feral and strays, [...]

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12
Aug

UPD Extreme Heat Wave with up to 41C to hit Greece, Aug 13-16/2014

Posted by in weather

A heat wave with temperatures reaching up to 41 degrees Celsius is expected to reach Greece in the following days, August 13-15th 2014, meteorologists and the Civil Protection Authority warn. Temperature will rise up to 38°C on Wednesday, 39°C on Thursday. Peak of the heat wave will be on Friday [...]

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11
Aug

Crete: Missing Briton Arthur Jones, 73, died of “heat exhaustion”

Posted by in Very Mix

The body of  missing Briton Robert Arthur Jones was found on August 3rd, at Rodopou, near the beach of Agios Pavlos near Chania on the island of Crete. A DNA test confirmed that the body found sitting on on the root of a tree, belonged to Jones. According to coroner, Jones’ [...]

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29
Jul

KeepTalkingGreece blog is officially in summer mode

Posted by in Very Mix

Blog KeepTalkingGreece decided to go officially in summer mode – that is reporting only occasionally preferably about light topics. Of course, KTG will keep an eye on important issues and keep you informed, as always. The decision was taken after KTG repeatedly realized that the recycling of news about taxes [...]

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29
Jul

Haris Alexiou in concert “solidarity with laid-off cleaners”

Posted by in Society

Wearing red plastic gloves – the trade mark of cleaning ladies – Charis Alexiou went on stage on Monday evening on Syntagma Square right opposite from the Greek Parliament. The famous singer had agreed to give concert in solidarity with the 595 cleaners who had been laid-off by the Greek [...]

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29
Jul

The looting of public money goes on – every day a new example despite the crisis

Posted by in Society

I had this comment on KTG-blog the other day asking me ‘why Greeks do not pay taxes as the rest of Europeans’. It was a comment under the post with the title “Surprised? 50% of self-employed do not pay social security contributions to OAEE “. The question could also be [...]

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28
Jul

Surprised? 50% of self-employed do not pay social security contributions to OAEE

Posted by in Society

Everyone who has worked in Greece as self-employed or freelancer has crawled through the dark corridors of OAEE and has experienced the nightmare alive in the maze-like construction, a mixture of Minotaur labyrinth and Monopoly. Especially the small and medium-size entrepreneurs found themselves often in the position to be not [...]

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28
Jul

Greece names Defense Minister for EU Commissioner – should we care?

Posted by in Politics

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras named current Defense Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos for EU Commissioner. According to media, Greece target the portfolio of either “migration” or “unemployment”. Avramopoulos who is also Nea Dimokratia vice president, will leave the ministry by end of October.  So far, so good. However the removal of Avramopoulos [...]

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