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12
Feb

+++Less than 36 HOURS left for KTG’s Crowdfunding – Help keep it alive!

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Less than 36 HOURS LEFT to help KeepTalkingGreece’s Crowdfunding for 2016. We’re just 6% away from reaching half of original goal. If it were for the IMF’s wording, we may “not reach a Primary Surplus other than 0%”  but we could achieve some kind of “sustainability” that will help us […]





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12
Feb

Impressive! Farmers’ tractors outside the Greek Parliament

Posted by in Society

Unprecedented. In an impressive convoy with the sound of constant honking and chanted slogans, twenty tractors entered downtown Athens early Friday evening and parked outside the Greek Parliament. Thousands of farmers who had gathered for the Big Protest of Friday were rhythmically moving left and right to open the way […]





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12
Feb

Athens: Protesting farmers throw tomatoes & stones, clash with riot police

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Tension is high outside the Agricultural Development Ministry in Athens, with angry farmers to have surrounding the building demanding a meeting with the minister. Thousands of farmers have come to Athens form several parts of Greece to make their voice heard as the oppose the planned social security contribution and […]





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12
Feb

IMF shocks! Thomsen wants Pensions cuts €7.5-€9.5bn

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The International Monetary Funds wants additional austerity measures in order to secure 3.5% Primary Surplus – of the usual wrong IMF projections. The IMF Director for the European Program, Poul Thomsen wrote his thoughts about a Workable Program for Greece and uploaded them on the IMFBlog. Poul Thomsen demands additional […]





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11
Feb

They exist! Einstein’s Gravitation Waves!

Posted by in Very Mix

This is definitely an important scientific discovery: Gravitation Waves! They do indeed exist as the most brilliant mind of the 20th century Albert Einstein had suggested. Scientists said on Thursday they have for the first time detected gravitational waves, ripples in space and time hypothesized by physicist Albert Einstein a […]





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11
Feb

Hearts & Hugs: Eurogroup loves …Greece! What happened?

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I have no idea whether these warm Eurogroup feelings towards Greece have something to do with the upcoming Valentine. Most probably not. But Dijsselbloem & Co had rather some praise for Greece and not the usual sour expressions in their faces. Eurogroup Chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem upon arriving: “The Greek program […]





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11
Feb

Greece’s TV licenses war – media on work stoppage

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The plan of Greek government to ask TV owners to pay to licenses and also limit the number of private television channels broadcasting nationwide down to four has triggered a war – one of the usual Greek wars where everyone is against everyone with political parties ready to fall in […]





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11
Feb

NATO will send ships to the Aegean asap but operational questions still open

Posted by in Turkey-GR, Very Mix

Defense Ministers of the North Atlantic Alliance unanimously decided the NATO involvement in the Aegean Sea in order to “assist Turkey in the refugees and migrants issue”,  to “intercept smugglers moving migrants from Turkey to Greece,” – and in extended form also to Europe – and “to stem illegal trafficking […]





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11
Feb

Greek Navy helicopter crashes, 2 dead, 1 missing. Turkey claims SAR area in the Aegean

Posted by in Turkey-GR, Very Mix

An Agusta-Bell 212 helicopter of the Greek Navy crashed in the Aegean Sea in the early morning hours of Thursday. Two pilots and one engineer have been declared missing as crews participating in a broad Search and Rescue operation have not located them yet. The helicopter was on a night […]





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10
Feb

Just 3 Days left for KTG’s Crowdfunding: We need to cover another 9% of our goal

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Just 3 days left – 72 hours –  to help Greek News in English and blog KeepTalkingGreece stay in operation also for 2016. Reaching even 50% of the original goal will be a guarantee that KTG will continue to be alive and kicking.  So far, we have reached 41% of […]





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10
Feb

Protesting farmers to camp with tractors outside Greek Parliament

Posted by in Society

Tension is high on the agenda and escalation is highly possible as protesting farmers threaten to camp outside the Greek Parliament together with their tractors. The farmers plan to come to Athens on Friday and raise their voices protest against the planned social security contributions and tax hikes. Despite the […]





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10
Feb

Greece- Refugee Bottleneck: EU still to deliver 90 Fingerprinting devices, plans 30K reception places

Posted by in Very Mix

880,000 people arrived in Greece since the beginning of 2015. This is stated in a EU Commission progress report on Greece and the Refugee Crisis. According to the report released today, the country that has received a huge stream of refugees and migrants on its soil has made progress in […]





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9
Feb

Varoufakis’ Pan-European “Democracy in Europe Movement” launched in Berlin

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Former Finance Ministrer Yanis Varoufakis launched today his much awaited pan-European Movement that aims to become a political party. The Grand opening took place today, Tuesday, in the wolf’s hole, in Berlin, not so far way from the offices of his foe, the German Fiance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble. The official […]





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9
Feb

Tsipras calls Merkel: YES to NATO provided it operates within Turkish territorial waters only

Posted by in Politics, Very Mix

German Chancellor Angela Merkel apparently discovered THE solution to bypass Greece’s objections to European conservatives’ proposals for joint Greek-Turkish patrols in the eastern Aegean Sea. Angela Merkel discovered the NATO and wants the involvement of the North Atlantic Treaty to halt the refugees and migrants flow to Europe. During her […]





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9
Feb

German Neo-Nazis open flag of “3. Reich” at the Acropolis

Posted by in Very Mix

Members of the German neo-nazi organization Der Dritte Weg (The Third Way) raised the flag of the #. Reich on Acropolis. The group has been visiting Athens upon an invitation of the Greek extremists Golden Dawn on the occasion of the Imia conflict anniversary, end of January. According to Greek […]





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9
Feb

Residents of Kos to decide on Refugees’ Hot Spot via …Referendum

Posted by in Very Mix

The city council on the island of Kos decided to have the people have a saying on whether they want to allow the establishment of a Refugees’ and Migrants’ registration center  (Hot Spot). According to local media Aegeannews.gr, the majority of city counselors voted in favor of the mayor’s proposal […]





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8
Feb

Malak, 7, the Syrian refugee girl – Heartbreaking UNICEF video

Posted by in Very Mix

Eleven children were drowned today Monday off Edremit in Turkey when the overcrowded  boat sank before reaching the Greek island of Lesvos. Eleven children were drowned on the way to be better future. Instead of shelter, food and a warm bed … the cold waters of the Aegean Sea. Eleven […]





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8
Feb

Turkey blackmailed EU: either €3bn per year & EU accession or we send buses full with refugees to Europe

Posted by in Very Mix

In internal EU memo obtained by Greek media reveals the blatant Turkish blackmail on the refugee crisis. The memo contains a summary of the dialogue between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan with European Commissioner Jean Claude Juncker and President of the European Council Donald Tusk on 16th November 2015 during the […]





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8
Feb

“Black Monday” in Athens Stock Exchange: sell-off with -7.8%, General Index below 500

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Black Monday in Athens Stock Exchange with a massive sell-off. Monday’s session closed with losses 7.98% and the General Index at 464.23 units. .Shares in the banking sector plummet 24.26%. Eurobank -29.20% National Bank -28.06% Piraeus Bank -27.21% Alpha Bank -17.65% source The majority of Greek media blame the political […]





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8
Feb

In the heat of the Hot Spots: Riot policeman beats “naughty” parked car (video)

Posted by in Very Mix

Parked cars are known to be very dangerous and incredibly unpredictable. Especially, if there is no driver in them. There have been times in the history of the parked cars that the innocent looking metal boxes on wheels turn into evil creatures that spread horror to everyone who comes near. […]





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