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Daily Archives: January 25, 2011

Illegal Immigrants scare German BILD: “We wanna go to Germany”

German populist newspaper BILD sent a reporter and a photographer to Greece to investigate the living conditions of illegal immigrants. “BILD visited the barracks of misery” says the title, while the under-title explains: “So cruel are asylum seekers treated  in Athens.” the main  the  headline thought is so scary not only …

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Austrian insurer gives Greek Bonds an ugly “Hair Cut”

I have been permanently postponing visiting the hairdresser and have a hair cut. I have been think to take advantage of the economic crisis in Greece and wait until the hairdresser will give me  better price and conditions, like ‘pay haircut, get free shampooning “. Postponement over postponement have resulted to an …

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Greek Trains will do strike, after all, Jan 26-27

Sorry for the inconvenience, the trains will do strike as there was a disagreement between the unionist! Workers are not on strike, but the enginge drivers ! So no trains and Proastiakos , Janu 26-27, 2011. For sure, better check at your local train station. Nowadays you cannot even rely on …

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Clinton in Athens to bless Greek-Israeli energy cooperation

 Although not officially announced yet, US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is due to visit Athens next month, most likely on February 6 or 8, 2011.  Clinton will hold talks not only with her Greek counterpart Dimitris Droutsas but – and not differently excepted -with Prime Minister George Papandreou. …

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Babies sold illegally in Greece for 18,000-25,000 euros

Bulgarian babies have been illegally sold in Greece, said authorities after cracking down a baby trafficking ring. Nine people have been arrested in Greece, 3 Greeks and six Bulgarians. Among the arrested is a medical doctor and a lawyer. Investigations were carried out  by the Greek and the Bulgarian police and were …

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Brrrr… It’s cold in Greece… at last!

Finally, it’s winter! Temperature dropped and snow has covered quite some regions of Greece, mostly in the North. In Athens things are not much better, as rain is falling and it’s freezing cold. My two cats have left their favorite places at my study then I have at least one balcony door …

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SIEMENS scandal cost Greek Taxpayers 2 billion euros

Greek Parliamentary committee has concluded its 11-months investigation on Siemens scandal and is set to send 13 former ministers for further probe. Moreover it set to sue German conglomerate Siemens over allegations that the company bribed Greek officials in to order to secure state contracts. Parliamentary investigation committee has found that the bribes …

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Is fuel running out in Patmos?

A KTG visitor has been complaining that she couldn’t find fuel to tank her car at two gas stations on the beautiful island of Patmos. No explanation has be given for this shortage. Well ????

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