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Daily Archives: November 15, 2010

Volker Jung: Another SIEMENS Bird that Flew…

 “When in  Greece, do as the Greeks do”. Volker Jung, ex Siemens executive, seems to have taken the paraphrase of the Latin saying (when in Rom, do we the Romans do) deep  engraved in his heart. So he did as the Greeks do: he disregarded the law – a court …

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Riots in Athens – American woman injured

Update: A 30 years old American woman was injured in the face during clashes between protesters and police in Athens downtown.  She was taken to “Erythros Stavros” hospital, where she is been treated. Greek media report that  a procecutor order investigation to the circumstances the woman was injured, implying she …

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Athens: Facebook and Twitter elected the Mayor

As I have been trying to post something about the Greek local elections under a special ankle I found this interesting article about the elections for the Mayor of the city of Athens. It shows that young and ‘thinking’ voters use social media like Facebook and Twitter to support their favorites, …

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Greece-Germany: War of Words over Eurozone

Oh Oh Oh… Athens attacks Germany over its stance that threatens euro-zone countries with bankruptcy and Berlin does not hesitate to answer back. It criticized Greece’s accession to euro-zone. Germany’s tough stance on banks and bond markets sharing the pain of any euro zone sovereign debt default could force some economies …

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Invalid Votes: The Funny Side of Elections!

It’s difficult to leave your couch and go cast a vote if you disagree with any major or regional governor candidates or political parties. It’s the time when  “Abstention” becomes the magic word for many. An average of 54% of Greek voters picked up couch and coffee to ballot box. Another …

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Greece: Facts and Factors for Nov. 15

I am trying to gather my pieces after having helped a friend with her elections campaign. There are a lot of issues to report about today and I find it hard to pick up a topic to start or at least focus on a number of manageable blog posts. To start …

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