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Mar

Scandal! Wages hikes for Greece’s Public Power Company (DEH) workers

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That’s an unbelievable challenge for the debt-ridden Greek society! The collective bargain signed between Greece’s Public Power Company and powerful union GENOP-DEH electrocutes large parts of the unemployment- and austerity-hit Greeks of the country’s private sector. Four unions of workers at Greece’s Public Power Company (DEH) signed a collective bargain […]

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2
Mar

These Turks are crazy! They issue NOTAM to use a.o. Limnos island as “Firing Exercise Area”

Posted by in Turkey-GR

A diplomatic ‘war’ broke out between Greece and Turkey, after Ankara issued a NOTAM to “reserve” a large part of the Greek airspace over the Aegean Sea for military exercises and use international air space, Greek FIR and the south part of the island of Limnos as “Firing Exercise Areas” […]

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2
Mar

Patras: Authorities seize Dementia patient’s savings due to her daughter’s …debts

Posted by in Society

You cannot take a breath in this country. You are old and suffer from a degenerative disease and you try to make your life a bit easier. No chance, in this country with automatic control mechanisms. Authorities come and grab your savings for the debts of another person. A dementia […]

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2
Mar

Schaeuble, Dijsselbloem increase austerity pressure, Varoufakis claims ‘time’

Posted by in Economy

With Greece suffering from economic suffocation and the risk to run out of cash in March, international creditors hint that the last bailout trance of €7.2billion would be paid as early as possible, if Athens starts adopting necessary reforms – ‘reforms’ in the sense of ‘austerity adjustment’, right? Greece needs […]

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1
Mar

Survey: SYRIZA 42.1%, ND 18.3%; 7:10 Greeks agree with Eurogroup agreement

Posted by in Politics

At least two in three Greeks are satisfied with the way Greek government negotiated with the EU partners and seven in ten agree with the Eurogroup agreement. 76% are positive about the government’s overall performance, and 42% would vote for SYRIZA if elections were to be held on Sunday. In […]

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28
Feb

PM Tsipras outlines 5 legislation drafts, announces state bankruptcy investigation

Posted by in Politics

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras outlined the first 5 legislation drafts that will be submitted to Parliament as soon as possible. The first draft law that will be submitted on Monday will  concern measure to tackle the humanitarian crisis and relief measures to impoverished households. Furthermore, the Prime Minister announced […]

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27
Feb

Torrential rains cause floods in Mandra (pcts, video)

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Streets turned into rivers, houses and shops have been flooded, people were trapped in masses of running waters, vehicles were swept away and power was cut in several areas in the west of Attica prefecture not far away form the Greek capital. Nea Peramos, Megara and Mandra were especially hit […]

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27
Feb

SPD MP condemns BILD campaign as Germany votes for Greece’s extension

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Lawmaker Axel Schaaefer from MErkel’s coalition partner SPD went well prepared to the German Parliament today. Under his arm, he has a copy of tabloid Bild. He has already marked the newspaper’s front page promoting an anti-Greek hate-campaign with a huge, thick X. When his turn comes to join the […]

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27
Feb

Greece to exclude Siemens, Rheinmetall & Eurocopter from public procurements

Posted by in Politics, Very Mix

Greece plans to exclude German companies Siemens and Rheinmetall as well as Franco-German helicopter manufacturer Airbus Helicopters (former Eurocopter) from public procurements. Furthermore, the new Greek government intends to bring the issue of the practices of these three companies to the agenda of the European Parliament. Speaking to defense news […]

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26
Feb

Athens: first anti-gov’t protest by far-left ANTARSYA turns ugly

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The first anti-government rally in Athens was shadowed by a group of anti-authoritarians rioting nearby. They smashed the windows of a pastry shop, two jewelry shops and an office, set four vehicles and several garbage bins on fire,  damaged several bus stops hurled molotov cocktails at riot police that made […]

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