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Oct

Amphipolis’ Kebab & Persephone’s Gyros: 4,000 vendors want to open souvlaki grills near the ancient tomb

Posted by in Very Mix

Funding the excavations and promoting the mysterious ancient tomb of Amphipolis, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras had an inner desire: to see the area blooming and attract thousands if not millions tourists every year.  Growth and development and revenues at full speed. And, indeed.  Samaras’ wish seems to come into fulfillment, [...]

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21
Oct

Death by Taxation: Greeks’ debts to tax office reach €70billion in September

Posted by in Economy

It is a never ending horror spiral of tax debts and tax collection in recession-, austerity- and overtaxation-hit Greece. While many taxpayers make arrangements with the state to pay old debts and do indeed pay the installments month in, month out,  they do not manage to pay their taxes for [...]

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21
Oct

Singer and Composer Spyros Zagoraios passed away at 86

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One of the most authentic voices of Greek urban folk music, Spyros Zagoraios passed away at the age of 86.  He was a singer, a song writer, composer and instrument player although he had lost his left arm at the age of 13. Spyros Zagoraios was born in Agios Artmios [...]

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21
Oct

Greece’s Air Traffic Controllers on work stoppage, Oct 23/2014

Posted by in Tourism

Greece’s Air Traffic Controllers will launch a work stoppage on Thursday, October 23rd 2014 demanding personnel hiring in order to secure flight safety. The work stoppage is scheduled 09:00 am – 01:00 am, local time. Air Traffic Controllers work stoppage statement here in Greek. Please, check with your travel agent [...]

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21
Oct

Greece 3rd in survey “12 countries that hate their government most”

Posted by in Politics

In many countries governments are quite unpopular and thus for several reasons. According to a global public opinion survey, Greece has apparently the third most hated government in the world. Only 14% of the Greeks appear to approve Samaras-Venizelos coalition government. Top on the list with the lowest government approval [...]

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20
Oct

UPD Greece’s Homeless: Jobless parents, two kids, one cat live in a car

Posted by in Society

Squeezed between steering wheel, handbrake, door and dashboard, Katerina reads in her history book, takes notes for school. Next to her, on the driver’s seat, cat Eddy stares right in the camera lens. It may look like a cute snapshot on a sunny day, if it wasn’t for a sad [...]

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17
Oct

Rhodes: Jobless father hands out baby to tax office, after FinMin confiscates his last €300

Posted by in Society

A desperate jobless father entered the tax office in Rhodes holding in his arms his 1.5-year-old baby. “Take it,” he told the stunned tax officers “I cannot feed it anymore.” A day earlier, the divorced father had found out that the tax office had confiscated 300 euro from his bank [...]

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16
Oct

Amphipolis: Full Mosaic reveals the Abduction of Persephone!

Posted by in Culture, Very Mix

The amazing mosaic found inside the third chamber of the mysterious Amphipolis ancient tomb displays the figure of Persephone, the queen of underworld, according to Greek mythology. In a press conference held on Thursday, the Greek Ministry of Culture informed that archaeologists revealed that it is the figure of Persephone [...]

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16
Oct

Greek seniors ask Amal Alamuddin-Clooney to help with the Return of the Stolen Pensions

Posted by in Very Mix

After a glamorously successful visit in Athens, Amal Alamuddin-Clooney is to board on a plane and leave behind the birthplace of civilization and the flashlights showers. Mrs Clooney’s 3-day visit was crowned with numerous lunches and dinners and meetings with the highest representatives of the political and business world. WOW [...]

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16
Oct

Greek FinMin demands property tax from ancient Olympic Stadium

Posted by in Very Mix

We have said many times that Greek Finance Ministry taxes everything that stands, walks, flies or crawls. And here comes the news to confirm what it seemed to be an assumption and a joke. The Finance Ministry sent a property tax notice to Greek Olympic Committee (NOC) demanding 4.5 million [...]

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