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Austerity bans… the smoking ban in Greece.

Under pressure from restaurant, bar and entertainment facilities owners, Ministry of Health considers to ease the smoking ban it has implied last September. Greek media report that under consideration are following changes: Allow  smoking at bars and entertainment facilities after  21:00 hours. Smoking licences only for coffee shops and cafeterias. Keep imposing a …

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Media Council fines state television for Tsoclis’ statements

Greek Radio & Television Council punished state television NET  with a fine for broadcasting  Greek painter Costas Tsoclis’ provocative views on rapists and rape victims. He defended the rape of women on the grounds that it is a man’s “indication of vitality and expression of passion”.   Costas Tsoclis, 80, an …

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Crative Use of Garbage, when municipality workers on strike

UPDATE 2: Municipality workers suspended their strike on November 23, 2010. Check bellow for crative usage of your garbage when municipality workers go on strike! Update 1: Municipality workers have decided to extend their strike Monday & Tuesday, November 22 and 23, 2010. This practically means that the garbage you …

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Greece’s Budget 2011: How many Billion Euros fit in a USB-stick?

The lunch was light, the talk was bright, so it must be Greek government’s euro-billions budget plan for 2011 that lie so heavy in my stomach. Furthermore, our Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou proudly presented and handed the austerity budget plan 2011 to Parliament Speaker in a form of a little USB-stick! So, my …

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Putin and Puppy: He looks like a Boris to me…

While you are sititng around bored… you can help Russia’s Prime Minister!  Vladimir Putin needs a name for the puppy given to him by his Bulgarian counterpart, Boyko Borisov. The fluffy puppy is a Karakachan breed male dog, 10 weeks old. He lives in the prime ministerial residence near Moscow. He …

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We need a Coffee break – Check for news a bit later

Economy, Economy…. More Austerity… New Measures, New Measures…. that’s all we hear about today in Greece. In fact there are not other important news although we in Keep Talking Greece, we always find a topic or two to report about. As we are currently quite busy with other issues today, …

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