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(Upd) Electricity Cuts Across Greece Due to GENOP-DEH Strike

 Households and shops across Greece will be paralyzed with electricity cuts as the labour union GENOP of the electricity company DEH launches repeated 48-hours strikes as of midnight June 19/20. The strikes will have direct impact on everyday life as the company management will apply electricity cuts lasting several hours in order to avoid the total …

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DER SPIEGEL: The Euro is Dead – Obituary

Der Euro is dead – Let’s bury it! German weekly magazine DER SPIEGEL dedicates the front page of its Monday edition with a sophisticated funeral arrangement.  The coffin is covered with the Greek flag, the picture of the deceased shows the relatives’ deep mourning through a black ribbon. The Title reads: “Sudden and …

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Poll: Majority of Greeks Reject the Mid-Term Austerity Package

The majority of Greeks favors the rejection of the Mid-Term Austerity Package, or else also called “Second Memorandum”. According to a public poll conducted by Kapa Research for newspaper TO VIMA, 47.5% of the questioned Greek answered they wanted a down-voting of the II. Memorandum. The voting at Parliament will take …

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Greek PM: We had 3 Options-Default, Eurozone Exit, Bailout

Greece prime Minister George Papandreou revealed for the first time he was considering the options of “default” and “exit the eurozone” but that he finally picked up the “bailout”.  Speaking at the Greek Parliament during the debate for the vote of confidence, Papandreou announced a referendum for ‘important changes’ among …

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Greece, Jun 19: Beaches, Protests, Vote of Confidence…

Greece has everything this Sunday. Sun, high temperatures, Prime Minister speaking in the Parliament, “Indignant” Greeks protesting at Syntagma Square, swimmers at the nearest beaches and tomatoes growing in my balcony. The debate for the vote of confidence started at 12 p.m., the Prime Minister opened the session with a …

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