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23
Jul

Munich shooting: One Greek citizen among the victims

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Greek Foreign Ministry confirmed earlier media reports that “one Greek citizen” was among the dead at the Olympia Mall in Munich. No additional information about age and sex have been disclosed so far. According to AFP news agency, also three Turks were among the innocent victims brutally killed by a […]





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22
Jul

Turkey’s President Erdogan was offered to flee to Greece’s islands

Posted by in Turkey-GR

On Coup night, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was allegedly advised to flee to some Greek island. This has been claimed by Serkan Yazici, the owner of the hotel where the Erdogan and his family were spending summer holidays in Marmaris in south-west Turkey. The Turkish President had apparently left   […]





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22
Jul

Shocking data: 127K Greek Workers are paid wages of up €100 per month

Posted by in Economy

The dramatic shrinkage of the earning due to recession, explosion of unemployment and dominance of flexible forms of employment is being reflected in a document submitted by an experts’ committee to Greek Labor Ministry. The document featured detailed data on wages inequality during the period 2010-2015 and exposes a new […]





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22
Jul

Greek Parliament scraps 50-seat Bonus, lowers voting age, keeps 3% threshold

Posted by in Politics

With a simple majority the Greek Parliament approved last Thursday night changes in the electoral law, including scraping the 50-seat bonus for the party winning the elections, lowest voting age at 17. Scraping the 50-seat bonus failed to receive 200 votes in order to be implemented immediately and therefore it […]





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21
Jul

Greece’s Air Force: Erdogan’s aircraft at no point harassed by rebel F-16s on Coup night

Posted by in Politics, Turkey-GR

Greek Air Force claims that the Presidential aircraft carrying Recep Tayyip Erdogan from Marmaris to Istanbul on coup night was at no point harassed by  rebels’ F-16 fighter jets or any other aircraft. High-ranking sources from the Greece’s Air Force General Staff told private Skai TV, that Greek radars were […]





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21
Jul

Court sentenced 8 Turkish military who fled to Greece – Do they have chances to escape extradition?

Posted by in Politics, Turkey-GR

A Greek court sentenced each of the eight Turkish officers who fled to Greece after the failed coup attempt of July 15 to two months in prison on 3-year suspension, on charges of illegally entering the country. The court recognized “mitigating action under the threat of life.” H However, the […]





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21
Jul

No Border Camp vandalize Thessaloniki City Hall (picts, video)

Posted by in Very Mix

Thursday morning around 11 o’ clock: a group of some 150 people from the No Border Camp leave the premises of the Aristotle University in Thessaloniki and walk to the City Hall. They raid it from the back door. They destroy the offices of “Europe direct” and the International Migration […]





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21
Jul

Hunt Turkey’s Coup-Plotters: Greece deploys 6 Apache attack helicopters to Eastern Aegean Sea

Posted by in Politics, Turkey-GR

Greece sent six attack helicopters Apache in the south-east area of the Aegean Sea to patrol and prohibit alleged coup-plotters form entering Greece. The Apache have been deployed across the island group of the Dodecanese opposite the Turkish coast. Further more another Super Puma helicopter has been deployed to area […]





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21
Jul

US Jack Lew uses “Turkish turmoil” to argue in favor of Greece’s Debt Relief

Posted by in Economy

A day before arriving in Athens US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew used the political situation in neighboring Turkey  – “Turkish turmoil” – to argue in favor of a Debt Relief for Greece. In an interview to Financial Times, Lew said “I would hope [the recent regional upheaval] would change the […]





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20
Jul

Turkey’s Erdogan declares 3-month state of emergency “to strengthen democracy”

Posted by in Politics

Some folks have a weird concept of democracy, rule of law and freedom. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that Turkey will be under state of emergency for at least three 3 months. The announcement comes short before Wednesday midnight after two marathon meetings of the National Security Council and of […]





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20
Jul

Greece’s Navy & Coast Guard on alert to stop alleged coup-plotters fleeing Turkey

Posted by in Turkey-GR

Greek Armed Forces, Navy and Coast Guard are on alert after receiving information by their Turkish colleagues that two inflatable boats with coup-plotters are heading to Greece. Target of the boats with Turkish commandos is allegedly the island of Symi and/or Rhodes in South-Eastern Aegean Sea, close to the Turkish […]





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20
Jul

Chalkidiki Hoteliers offer extended stay free of charge for Turkish tourists

Posted by in Turkey-GR

The hoteliers of Chalkidiki, northern Greece, announced that they would give Turkish tourists already in the area the possibility to extend their accommodation free of charge until the situation in their country stabilizes. According to AthensNewsAGency, the Hotel Association of Chalkidiki took the initiative to help the around 250 Turks […]





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20
Jul

Piraeus Bank Chairman Sallas resigns after alleged pressure by Paulson’s Hedge Fund

Posted by in Economy

The board chairman of Greece’s largest lender Piraeus Bank (BOPr.AT) resigned on Wednesday after an extraordinary board meeting. Michael Sallas who led Piraeus to become the country’s largest bank by assets after a series of acquisitions said in a statement that the new financial environment needed new managers to “steer […]





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20
Jul

1.2million Greeks await 3-15 months for their salaries

Posted by in Society

One out of three Greece’s labor craft await 3 to 15 months for their salaries. This is one of the main slogans of the campaign for the rights of workers launched by opposition party To Potami. In a statement, the centrist party notes that “more than 1.2million people go daily […]





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20
Jul

Once powerful private Mega TV excluded from TV license bid

Posted by in Politics

Once powerful and popular private broadcaster Mega Television was dropped out of the bidding for a national television license. Greece’s Information Ministry said Tuesday that a total of three bidders including Mega had been eliminated from the first round license auction, with seven remaining. An eleventh bidder, a TV station […]





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19
Jul

UPD Turkey threatens Athens, claims Greece should not have given landing permission to helicopter with alleged coup-plotters

Posted by in Politics, Turkey-GR

Ankara escalates pressure on Athens to have the 8 military personnel that fled Turkey with an helicopter extradited. In an unprecedented move, Turkey’s ambassador to the Greek capital, Kerim Uras, threatened that “bilateral relations would be damaged if Greece does not extradite the 8 Turkish military personnel.” In order to […]





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19
Jul

Turkish Coup: 14 navy ships & Navy Commander missing, suspected in Greek ports

Posted by in Politics, Turkey-GR

Fourteen Turkish navy ships have been allegedly still missing since the Coup Attempt on Friday and together with them the Commander of the Turkish Navy, Admiral Veysel Kosele. According to Turkish and UK media, the Admiral has been missing since Friday, the ships since Monday, and the most daring scenario […]





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19
Jul

Greek tax investigators raid home of ex UBS-Boss & HFSF-Chairman affiliated with ND

Posted by in Politics

Greek tax investigators raided the home of former local UBS bank boss in Athens in the context of  tax evasion probe based on account data acquired via Germany. The former UBS boss in Athens was also chairman of the Hellenic Financial Stability Fund where he was appointed in 2013 by […]





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19
Jul

ECB approves easing of Capital Controls – Details

Posted by in Economy

The European Central Bank gave the “green light” to Greece to further ease the capital controls imposed in June 2015. The ECB decision follows a request submitted by governor of Bank of Greece, Yiannis Stournaras, last week. The ECB decision was made public by the governor of BoG, who, however, […]





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18
Jul

Moscovici praises Greeks – apparently for being still alive despite strict austerity

Posted by in Economy

There are times when I have the strong feeling that Greece’s lenders do troll Greeks. Take an example an European Commissioner for economic and financial affairs, Pierre Moscovisi, who is in Athens today. Speaking at the special joint committee in the Parliament Moscovici said that he is “an ardent fan […]





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