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Jul

German ex Minister Ramsauer tells photographer: “Don’t Touch me, Filthy Greek!”

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Unbelievable racism by a Bavarian politician member of the delegation accompanying German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel in Athens. According to Greek media, the incident took place on Thursday during the visit of the German delegation  in Prime Minister Mansion and while photo reporters were trying to capture the best angle […]





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1
Jul

Austria’s highest court orders presidential elections re-run, after far-right claims irregularities

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Unprecedented in a European country! Austria’s highest court ruled Friday that presidential elections narrowly lost by a right-wing candidate must be repeated after his party claimed gross irregularities in the absentee vote count. “The ruling, announced by Constitutional Court chief judge Gerhart Holzinger, marks the first time that a nationwide […]





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1
Jul

IMF’s Lagarde favors Greece to permanently host the Olympic Games

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Managing Director of International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, has suggested Greece to permanently host the Olympic Games arguing that this will boost the country’s economy. Standing Qestions & Answers during the Aspen Ideas Festival, Lagarde said that such a move would help boost the Greek economy by attracting international investments […]





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30
Jun

UNICEF’s social experiment: People treat lost poor children differently than rich ones (video)

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A social experiment: Would you stop if you saw a little girl alone on the street? apparently you would but it would depend much on the clothes the little wear would wear and her general appearance: clean and neatly, or dirty and not neatly. UNICEF made a powerful local experiment […]





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30
Jun

Hard times before PM flies to China: COSCO Greece says key elements of Piraeus Port deal altered

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Chinese Shipping corporation COSCO Greece objected on Wednesday to terms submitted to parliament for the sale of Piraeus Port to China COSCO Shipping, saying they were inconsistent with those previously agreed with the Greek privatization agency TAIPED. COSCO blames Greece for amending the original Piraeus Port deal agreed between the […]





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29
Jun

Game of Thrones stars Sir Davos, Arya & Cersei visit refugees on Lesvos

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Three stars of the popular Game of Thrones series found their way to the island of Lesvos on Wednesday to express solidarity with the refugees. Sir Davos (Liam Cunningham), Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) and Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) visited the camp Kara Tepe run by the municipality upon an invitation […]





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29
Jun

Storm in Athens in time lapse (video, June 28/2016)

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It was one of the rare phenomena: a strong rain storm in the middle of summer that turned the Greek capital and suburbs into a winter landscape. Tonnes of water but also small hail poured down in a high speed on Tuesday afternoon sending home all grannies hanging out on […]





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29
Jun

Greeks we Love! Karelias Tobaccos distributes extra bonuses worth €3million among employees

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This is something we do not read every day in Greece of recession and misery: Bonuses exceeding 3 million euro will be distributed among the 487 employees of Greece’s leading exporter of cigarettes, the Karelia SA. This was announced by the administration during the traditional festival the company organizes every […]





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29
Jun

Schaeuble got half Brexit-message, pledges for stricter budget rules and austerity

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It was just two days ago, when German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble urged European Union leaders to “address popular dissatisfaction.” He added “I said before the referendum that regardless of how the vote in Britain pans out we cannot simply continue as before in Europe.” As a consequence Schaeuble came […]





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29
Jun

Lesvos: Police violence towards unaccompanied minors at Moria Migration Center

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This is a serious denouncement and it should be officially investigated as soon as possible. Humanitarian organization Médecins du Monde – Doctors of the World Greece reports of an incident of police violence towards 12 unaccompanied minors from Pakistan.  The minors were in Moria Reception Center in Lesvos. They were […]





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28
Jun

UPD: Marinopoulos: Greece’s biggest supermarket chain files for bankruptcy, more than 13K jobs at risk

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The Marinopoulos supermarket chain, one of the biggest in Greece, applied for Bankruptcy in Operation.  An Athens court will discuss the request on July 1st, 2016 and until then the company will have protection from its creditors. The move is considered a big blow with a possible domino effect threatening to […]





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28
Jun

One year Capital Controls in Greece – Was it worth it?

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Remember that Sunday, on June 28th, a year ago? Remember the queues outside ATMs growing in a quick and non-stop pace? It was a day after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras had announced a Referendum amid suffocating pressure from the European Union, financial dry out by the European Central Bank and […]





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28
Jun

UPD Amber Alert for two sisters, 14 and 11, missing from Athens home since June 25/2016

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An Amber Alert has been issued today, Tuesday, for two underage sisters, 11 and 14 years old, who have been missing since Saturday noon, June 25th 2016, from their home in Attiki Square in central Athens. Eirini, 14, and her sister Anna, 11, went missing around 12:00 noon on Saturday. […]





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28
Jun
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Corfu SOS: Mountains of stinking garbage amid tourist season

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Situation on the island of Corfu is beyond description: plastic bags bursting with rubbish and garbage have been pilling up all over the town of Corfu and the whole island. The heat wave of last week has made things worse: unbearable smell, millions of flies, public health at risk. Thousands […]





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27
Jun

Polish MEP: “English will not be an official EU language after Brexit”

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“English will not be one of the European Union’s official language after Brexit,” MEP Danuta Hübner and head of the European Parliament’s Constitutional Affairs Committee (AFCO) warned at a press conference on Brexit on Monday. No other EU country has English as their official language and so it could lose […]





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27
Jun

Schaueble: “Ever more people in Europe do not fully understand what we do”

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The European Union cannot have a business as usual approach after Britain voted to leave the bloc, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Monday, adding that EU leaders should address popular dissatisfaction. “I said before the referendum that regardless of how the vote in Britain pans out we cannot […]





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27
Jun

EU bogeymen urge Greece to implement Reforms asap, as “patience is exhausted”

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Whoever thought or hoped that the European Union would learn a lesson form the Brexit vote was wrong – me included. They keep repeating the same mantra as every year and scaremongering tactics against Greece. Speaking to Greek reporters in Brussels on Monday, two senior EU officials said that the […]





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27
Jun

Lesvos: Authorities close down refugee center run by British Expats, impose €10,000 penalty

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Tourism authorities in Lesvos closed down Hope Centre, a hotel turned into a shelter for refugees, on Monday in the presence of locals. Hope Centre is a former holiday hotel British expats couple Eric and Philippa Kempson leased for a good cause. Authorities ruled that the 20-room center can no […]





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27
Jun

Greece to “name & shame” debtors owing over €300K to the state

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Greece’s Finance Ministry is determined to collect what belongs to the state and as repayment settlements and other forms of arrangements have apparently failed in pushing debtors to put their hands in their pockets, the ministry will call in the internet cavalry: it will name & shame on the web […]





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27
Jun

Chinese online giant Alibaba considers to expand in Greece

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Chinese online-shopping giant Alibaba is expressing an interest in Greece now that Cosco Pacific’s investment in the port of Piraeus appears to be in the bag. Officials of the world’s biggest online sales corporation will visit Athens this week, and in September Alibaba has arranged for contacts with the Greek […]





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