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Daily Archives: March 30, 2011

Defence Ministers from France & Norway visit anti-Libya Squadrons at Souda

Ministers of Defence from France and Norway flew to Souda Bay on the island of Crete to inspire the pilots of air fighters stationed there. State television NET reported that the ministers watched two French and two Qatari Mirage 2000 taking off to Libya. There are currently 6 F-16 from Norway and 3 …

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Greek Ombudsman: Public Administration Paralyzed

We all swear at the hour we have to contact a public service and fix an issue. We most likely get confronted with a leisurely moving civil servant who has just hung up the phone -a private phone call, it’s understood. A rude woman who pretends to check long lists with numbers. …

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Lack of revenues? Greece to collect from the Dead…

When I first read about GreekFinance Ministry plans to collect revenues from the dead, I thought it was a media exaggeration or just a FinMin official suffering a panic attack. However here comes a a Wall Street Journal report confirming the idea is not just a macabre joke or the result …

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Athens: Austerity in Public Services closes down Kindergartens

Cutting personnel is one thing, but it becomes problematic when it creates a deadlock and public services are getting hindered. Then you cannot cut the number of citizens. Severe shortages are observed in 87 kindergartens in Athens downtown after the termination of work contracts of 250 employees. However the children …

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Athens Downtown: Protest Rally, Mar 30

Teachers and Doctors are holding a protest rally in Athens downtown today. The rally starts from Omonia Square and the Athens University at 12:00-12:30 and will proceed to the Greek Parliament and Syntagma Square. You are better advices to avoid entering  the city centre by car or bus. Better use …

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