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Daily Archives: January 12, 2011

Hundreds cheer as Toll-Mayor released (video)

Hundreds cheered, chanted slogans  and applauded as Apostolos Gletsos exited the prosecutor’s office in Lamia earlier today. An overwhelmed Gletsos hugged his supporters and shouted “I love you! I love you!” The mayor of Stylida, who demolished highway toll barriers,  was set free until his trial in April 2011. Apostolos Gletsos …

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Greece to take Germany at ICJ over WWII atrocities

Greece will contest a German appeal at the International Court of Justice (IVJ) in the Hague (Netherlands) in an effort to obtain compensation for the atrocities against the people of Distomo during World War II.  Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou said  at a cabinet meeting that he has decided to intervene on this specific …

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Athens: Will Urban Train operate as scheduled, Jan 12?

Athens Urban Train-HSAP is forced to operate as scheduled Wednesday night, January 12, 2011, as a  court declared the work stoppage from 9 p.m. to midnight as ‘illegal’. However, state television NET reported that HSAP-workers claim to stuck to their decisions. Please, check regularly for updates on Tuesday’s strike agenda …

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Greek FinMin to inform Fitch and Moody’s via tele-conference

Greece’s Finance Minister, George Papaconstantinou, will have a direct telephone conference with executives of rating agencies Fitch and Moody’s , most likely later today or tomorrow,  Greek news Portal Zougla reported. The head of Greek government’s economic team is expected to inform the rating agencies’ executives on the latest developments of …

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OMG! My snowmen melted…

The snowmen, who were dancing Zeibekiko all through the Festive Days on the roof of my website, melted…. I can officially announce the end of the Holiday Season 2010-2011 🙁 It had started to rain a while ago… when I looked up to the roof the four snowmen weren’t there …

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Greece: Illegal Afghan Immigrants fly … Lear Jet !?

A group of Afghan illegal immigrants carrying forged Danish passports were arrested at the airport of Ioannina while attempting to go on board of a private Lear Jet, leased for 11,00 euros.  It was the second incident within days, after another group consisting of 15 Afghan immigrants “dressed as fake Danish …

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Wikileaks: Greek Public Order Minister disgrades National Intelligence (EYP)

A  Wikileaks leak shakes Greece as former Minister for Citizen Protection, Michalis Chrysochoidis, spoke disparagingly about Greece’s  National Intelligence Service (EYP) to American ambassador Daniel Speckhard. Three telegrams composed by the former American ambassador to Athens have been published by British daily Guardian, oddly enough without an accompanied text. The telegrams …

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