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Greek Police Union Apologizes for the Violence

President of the Policemen Union (POASY) G. Fotopoulos publicly apologized for the extensive use of violence by police on Wednesday.  Fotopoulos apologized in  radio programmes in the morning, he repeated his regrets in the on television in the afternoon. “I apologize from the public. That’s a shame!” he said and accused the political …

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“Indignant” Greeks Return to Syntagma, June 30

“Indignant” Greeks returned to Syntagma Square and took place in front of the Parliament on Thursday afternoon to protest austerity. People keep flocking despite the violent crack down and the tones of tear gas of Wednesday. Labour unions from private and public sector GESSE and ADEDY have also a planned protest …

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Max Keiser: Papandreou is the Greek “Ceauşescu”

Somebody is really mad about what happened in Athens on Wednesday and the unprecedented use of tears gas even expired one (see picture below). Interesting is the fact that he is not even Greek. He is Max Keiser, the famous American broadcaster,  film-maker, and former equities broker  and  host of  “Keiser …

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(Upd) Hand in Hand? Hoodies and Police… (video)

Greece is shocked by the following video, showing so-called “Hoodies” entering the Parliament building in police escort. No, they are not been detained… They are just taken away froom the crowd. The footage was broadcasted also in private television network ALTER while the police spokesman was on live interview. The …

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Athens, June 29/11: Glorification of the Greek Democracy

I am so damned proud today! Greece showed that it is a truly democratic country and the people’s will prevails in rate 155:300. Inside the parliament the lawmakers dressed in light summer suits voted pro and contra the Mid-Term Austerity Programme. A 28 billion euro package containing wages, social allowances …

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Athens June 28: Live Streaming & Blogging in English

Thousands Greeks have started to flock to Syntagma Square and take place in front of the Parliament. Protesters arrive in downtown Athens with the Metro, the one public transport mean operating during the 48-hours strike. There are two rallies planned for today. One in the morning with the participation of …

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What went wrong with the EU & turned into a Nightmare?

 I wrote this morning that I am done with the European Union.  Not with the idea as such but with the club-management and its statutes. I don’t like the way it’s run, I don’t like to be looked from above with a snobbish hulled nose.  Something went wrong with this club …

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Greece: Exit Euro+Return to Drachma+Devalue Drachma=Impossible!

I was watching Yiannis Papanikolaou, economist and advisor of former Greek Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou on private television network ALTER. He was very serious and very concerned about the future of the country, especially about the crisis-management skills of the government but also any Greek political party. Papanikolaou said in …

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Greece On Strike or The Necessity to Defend Your Rights

I wasn’t very much surprised to receive comments and e-mails from KTG-readers complaining about the strike. And more than anything else about the work stoppage by the air traffic controllers. Even in KTG-FB page the comments were disapproving and showed hardly some understanding. KTG-Readers claimed that as it is high season …

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(Upd) General Strike to paralyze Greece on June 28-29, 2011

No public transport, no public services, no municipality services incl. garbage collection, no hospitals, no doctors, no dentists, no banks, no pharmacies,  no ferries from/to Piraeus, disruptions in air flights ,… An unprecedented general strike, lasting 48 hours will paralyze Greece on June 28-28, 2011, the days the Mid-Term Austerity Programme will …

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Greece: Air Traffic Work Stoppages, June 28-29, 2011

Greece’s Air traffic controllers will stage work stoppages on June 28th and 29th, 2011 joining the country wide anti-austerity protests and the general strike. Air Traffic Controllers’ work stoppages will take place on both days from  08:00 am until  12:00 pm and 06:00 pm to 10:00  pm (local time) on both …

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Greek Communists Protest Austerity in Acropolis

Tourists in Acropolis got an insight view of what it is to live in a austerity hit country and have a resistance spirit. A group of members of the Greek Communist Party (KKE) labour union PAME erected two banners on the Acropolis rock to protest the austerity – past, present and future. …

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“Greek Week” and Mid-Term Austerity Programme

Difficult day of a crucial week ahead. Among the citizens, nerves are blank,  mood is miserable, agony is high. From what I hear and read, the Mid-Term Austerity Programme has 99,9% chances to  pass through the Greek Parliament even with the ‘thin’ majority of 151 votes. “Thin” in terms that such an …

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