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Daily Archives: January 3, 2011

When economic crisis hits the bakeries in Athens…

…and nobody talks about it. At least three bakeries have closed down, much to my knowledge, in my neighborhood in Athens since last November. It must be a phenomenon not limited in the area I live. The first bakery in my neighborhood shut its door last November. The landlord had asked a lease …

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Athens:The Little Great City – Amazing Video!

That’s an amazing video about Greek capital “Athens” in miniature form. You should definetely watch it and enjoy a stress free moment. The video was directed, shot, cut and finished by photographer Emmanouil Papadopoulos. The music is by  Gustavo Santaolalla – Pajaros “My Blueberry Nights”. Video: Athens/Little Great City

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Homeless in Athens – Numbers increase dramatically

The number of homeless in Athens is dramatically growing as businesspeople gone bankrupt and graduates without job find themselves unable to pay their bills. “What we are seeing now is unprecedented” social workers and representatives of non-governmental organisations told Greek daily Kathimerini. “We are being approached by people one would never imagine as …

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Greece plans to enforce Euro-bonds by collecting 1 million signatures

Greek government is promoting a plan to enforce the issue of Euro-bond after Germany and France expressed their objections last month. Prime Minister George Papandreou has grabbed the opportunity given by the Treaty of Lisbon and is launching the initiative to gather one million citizens’ signatures to enforce the European …

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Greece plans border fence to combat illegal immigration

Greece is planning to build a fence on its border with Turkey along the Evros river in order to combat illegal immigration. Citizen’s Protection Minister Christos Papoutsis on Friday warned that Greek society has exceeded its ability to absorb any more illegal immigrants in the country, speaking on the occasion of …

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Don’t miss the Solar Eclipse, Jan 4

Amateur astronomers and skygazers are gearing for the partial Solar Eclicpse that will darken the sky over Grecce, tomorrow Tuesday, January 4, 2011. A partial solar eclipse is not as spectacular as a total eclipse, when the suns is complitely covered by the moon, yet tomorrow’s astronomical event will be …

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