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Oct

Greek Church will not hold funeral services to those choosing cremation

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Believers in Greece, beware! Greek Orthodox Church turns its back to those who choose cremation over traditional burial. In a circular sent to all Metropolises, the Holy Synod of Bishops says that no priest will hold a funeral service and a memorial service to those who explicitly declared they wanted [...]

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31
Oct

Greeks got new Defense and Development Ministers

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Former Development Minister Nikos Dendias was named new Defense Minister after Dimitris Avramopoulos took the plane for Brussels and a new post as EU Commissioner for Migration. Consequently, the cabinet needed a new Development Minister…. Kostas Skrekas, a New Dimocratia MP from Trikala. PS we could also called this a [...]

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31
Oct

Electricity prices in Greece soar 60% amid economic crisis

Posted by in Society

As we say: slowly but gradually! Households in Greeks saw their electricity bill increasing at 10 percent during each and every year of the economic crisis. And this although the whole sale price decrease. What do Greeks pay in addition to their electricity consumption so that their electricity bills skyrocket? [...]

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30
Oct

Minister brings back “Euro or Drachma” Dilemma and ASE to fall

Posted by in Economy

There is certainly no doubt about it: Greeks have the politicians they deserve. And furthermore these politicians do their best to destroy the country and the economy, they never learn from previous mistakes and they spread fearmongering government propaganda at whatever the cost. Out of the blue and for no [...]

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30
Oct

Thessaloniki: Boy, 13, dies during Parkour jumping

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A 13-year-old boy found a tragic death when he fell from the rooftop of a 6-storey building in downtown Thessaloniki, Northern Greece.  According to local media, the incident occurred while several boys were doing parkour jumping from rooftop to rooftop. At one point, the boy apparently lost control and fell [...]

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30
Oct

5,620 civil servants transferred abroad €1.5billion amid the crisis

Posted by in Very Mix

Yeap! Our Greek civil servants earn good and apparently save even better! 5,620 government employees transferred a total of 1.45 billion euro to financial institutions abroad and thus amid the crisis. According to data released by the Ministry of Public Administration the average amount sent abroad was 270,000 euro, while [...]

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30
Oct

Amphipolis: Much Ado about a mysterious tomb without dead?

Posted by in Very Mix

Excavations in the mysterious tomb of Amphipolis seem to have hit the big wall of deadlock. After having horizontally dug through three chambers, archeologists realized that there is no a fourth chamber, no sarcophagus, no bones of the deceased, no… nothing. so, the whole of the huge tomb was set [...]

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29
Oct

World Bank confirms: Greece the worst country to do business in EU…

Posted by in Economy

The World Bank confirms what millions of locals and thousands of expats living here already know: that one would have to be crazy to want to run a business in Greece. The debt-ridden, bureaucracy- and overtaxation-hit country tops the list of World Bank “Doing Business” report that takes under the [...]

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29
Oct

Athens Metro, Tram, Urban Train: 4h work stoppage, Oct30/2014

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Athens Metro, Tram and Urban Train ISAP will not operate for four hours on Thursday, October 30th 2014. However it is not a strike. It’s just that the workers will participate in the general assembly of their union with main aim the collective bargain. The work stoppage will take place [...]

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29
Oct

Education Minister orders internal inquiry for a mess with the mass…

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Greece’ Education and Religion Minister Andreas Loverdos ordered an internal inquiry for reasons in order to find out the responsible who failed to inform him that he had to attend the festive Church Mass during the National Ochi Day. According to Greek media, the priests at the the Church of [...]

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