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Greece decides its military participation against Libya

While the NATO is still struggling to decide on how to proceed against Libya, Greece seems to have taken its politicaldecisions as to what role it will play in a joined forces operation against Muammar Gaddafi. Greek media reported tonight  that Greek armed forces will  participate in coalition operations, however not …

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Athens: Labor Unions Rally to Protest Euro-Pact, Mar 22

Labor unions of public and private sector are calling for a protest rally on March 22 in Athens downtown. ADEDY and GESEE will protest in advance the EU leaders summit on upcoming Thursday and Friday in Brussels. There the EU member states heads will agree on the controversial “Competitiveness Agreement” …

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Explosive Device at office of Greek Health Minister

An explosive device went off at the political office of Greek health Minister Andreas Loverdos in Athens downtown near Syntagma Square. Unidentified culprits put an explosive device at the stairway leading  to the first floor of the building at Appolonos Street, where the Minister has his office. Police and firebrigades …

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Greece’s Recession at 6,6% Q4/10 – Wanna see how it looks like? (pictures)

Greek economy shrank and recession hit unprecedented 6.6 percent in the fourth quarter of 2010, Greece’s Statistic Authority announced. At the same time, the total consumption spending fell 67 percent in the October-December period, compared with the same period in 2009 (public consumption fell 1.9 percent and private consumption fell …

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Athens: Join Atenistas for the “Sleep Out” Project, Mar 18

Did you always want to see how it is to be homeless but you never dared to ask or try it? Tonight you have the chance! Athens based activists Atenistas join forces with the non-governmental organisation “Klimaka” and invite people for a Sleep Out action. It is the 6th year that the …

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Greece ready to join military forces against Libya

As the war drums are beating against Muammar Gaddafi, former socialist friend Greece declares ready to join forces against Libya.  Athens most likely will play an important role in a military buildup and intervention due to its strategic naval and air force base Souda on Crete. However Greece is waiting for a clear …

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Greek FM and EEAE issue advisory for Greeks in Japan

As the nuclear threat is growing, Greek Foreign Ministry and Greek Atomic Energy Commision issued advisories for Greek citizens in Japan. In general, citizens are advised to move further than 80 km radius from the Fukushima Daiichi reactor, move towards the south of the country, those willing to leave should contact diplomatic …

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