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Athens: Extremists attack Left-Wing Politician with Yogurt

Extremists threw yogurt and stones against a left wing politician, who was visiting a suburb of Athens in the context of his pre-elections campaign. Alekos Alavanos, left wing district candidate for the upcoming local elections, was targeted by most possibile far right extremists, while he was visiting Agios Panteleimon,  suburb …

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Athens: Al di Meola to heal our dept-driven souls

 Al di Meola is one of my favorite guitarists.  I firstly  got to know his wonderful  tunes at the time he was playing with Paco de Lucia and John Mc Laughlin. Al’s musical career has spanned more than three decades and he continues to be one of the most influential guitarists …

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Greek Statistics & Government Budget Deficit

Some people are wondering about the state of their mind, while Greece is wondering about the state of its budget deficit.   Greece΄s general government budget deficit for the period January-August shaped at EUR 14.2 billion,  Greek Finance Ministry said on Friday. “The general government deficit on a cash-basis for the period January-August …

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Greece: Country of the non-stop Lay-Offs

Greece is slowly developing into a country of  the non-stop lay-offs. No, not in masses, but one here, two there and so on. “Decrease labour costs, increase competitiviness” are the official slogans of the IMF dictaroship. Unofficially consumers have cut spending, enterprises are running dry of cash, banks do not …

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Less tourists visited Greece in 2010

Five point four percent less foreign tourists chose to visit Greece in the first half of 2010.  According to data released yesterday by the Greek National Statistical Authority, 4,920,181foreign tourists came to Greece, ie.  265,017 fewer than the same period in 2009. Arrivals from Europe, which provides the largest share …

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HURRAY! Half Million Elder Greeks to get an aid of 100 Euro!

I saw thousands of elderly dancing on the streets this morning! They were so thrilled, they couldn’t even answer my question why the excitement… But then I found out: Greek government has announced the one time aid of  € 100-300 to 500,000 low income pensioners. The aid will be distributed …

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