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Greece: Woman dies from H1N1

A 53 year old woman died from complications due to the H1N1 virus, Greek authorities announced today. The woman was hospitalized at the General Hospital of Serres city of Northern Greece. She had no other health problems, when she got an influenza A infection, hospital’s chief manager said. The woman …

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Upd: Greece-Troubled flights on Jan 19, due to CAA strike?

UPDATE: An Athens court declared the strike as “illegal”. Therefore it has been cancelled! All flights will operate as scheduled! Employees of Greek Civil Aviation Authorities have decided to go on a 24 h strike on Wednesday, January 19, 2011. However the management of CAA is expected to go to …

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German woman, arrested on terror suspicion, set free

The unprecedented flop orchestrated by Greek police on the arrest of a German woman on terror suspicion, is actually getting more confused, not only because the police justifies revealing an alleged connection to an ex RAF member but also because the 27- year -old Marie Fee Meyer was set free earlier today.   Meyer’s …

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Fitch threatens Greece with new downgrading?

Fitch Ratings may review its credit rating on Greece unless the country is able to convince investors by the end of the year that it will be able to return to debt markets in 2012. “We regard the ability of Greece to get back in the market as quite important,” …

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Upd:The drag with the drugs-Greek Pharmacies on Strikes, Jan 19-21

The Panhellenic Pharmaceutical Association decided to start a series of successive strikes all over Greece as pharmacists oppose reforms proposed by the Health Ministry. This week pharmacies will remain closed  on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, January 19-21, 2010.   In Athens 40 pharmacies will be on duty during the strike days. To find out …

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China interested in Greece’s Agricultural Bank (ATE)

China’s Reignwood Group based in Beijing, has expressed interest in acquiring stakes of Agricultural Bank of Greece (ATE), the only Greek bank that did not pass last summer’s EU stress tests. The news has been reported by Greek economic portal Capital. gr. Greek state holds  77,35 % of the Agricultural bank stakes. The Greek …

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Australia Floods: Diaspora Greeks’ Touching Solidarity

I was so relieved to receive e-mails from Greeks living  in Brisbane, saying that everybody in the boarder area was well and safe – even though some friends living in low lying areas close to the river got “wet feet” as waters flooded their two storey homes with water level reaching up to one  …

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Greek teen animal abuser- Animal lover’s success

Another success for animal lovers in Greece and else where, as their complains led to the capture of a Greek teenager animal abuser. The 17 years old boy, a high school student, was located in Trikala, Central Greece, after  Greek police Cyber Crime Units managed to electronically identify him. The identification was achieved in …

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Countdown for Greece’s loan repayment at Eurogroup

The countdown for Greece’s extension of  loan repayment starts today at the Eurogroup meeting in Brussels. The board of euro zone finance ministers (Eurogroup) is expected to discuss the issue of extending the repayment period of time for the 110 billion euros loan Greece receives from the EU and IMF. However …

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Upd: Greece’s lifts Sailing Ban

UPDATE: Greek Port authorities have lifted the ban of sailing due to stormy weather. All ships and ferry boats to sail as scheduled, but you better check with local port authorities and travel agents. This morning Greek Port Authorities  issued a sailing ban for ferry boats and ships today due …

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No results in immigrants tragedy – 11 children on board

 Search and rescue operation to locate at least 22 immigrants, who went missing after a boat sank at the Ionian Sea, is continuing. However, they have proven the attempts have failed so far. Saturday night, the wooden boat Hasan Reis sank 30 nautical miles off the island of Corfu. The boat was …

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