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Daily Archives: September 9, 2011

Greece Denies Alleged Default, Germany Denies “Plan B”

Athens denied claims that Greece is going to default over the weekend. “It is not the first time that such a organized wave of ‘rumors’ about an alleged default apprear. This is a bad game and an organized speculation directed against the euro and the euro zone as a whole” Finance Minister …

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Thessaloniki: Angry Greeks Booed PM (videos)

An ugly but not surprised reaction was expecting Greece prime Minister George Papandreou upon his arrival at the Municipality Building of Thessaloniki. With slogans against the anti-social austerity and boos citizens expressed their disapproval. According to some Greek media Papandreou smiled at the protesters… Video A woman protester was detained …

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Thessaloniki: Greek Policemen Protest, Government Fulfills their Demands

Several hundred Greek policemen, firemen and coastal guards gathered for a protest in Thessaloniki on Friday afternoon. The demonstration was peaceful but weird things happened. a) riot policemen were taking care that their colleagues won’t lose control b) the government gave a payment order of 1 million euro to fund  …

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ECB: Stark goes, Asmussen comes?

So, he is gone! German Juergen Stark, Executive Board member at the European Central Bank. He submitted his resignation from his post officially due to personal reasons. Unofficially due to ECB’s controversial bond-buying programme. Precisely, “two sources told Reuters, that the resignation was related to the bond-buying that has rescued …

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Greece Able to Pay only Salaries & Pensions

Does the Greek state owe you money? You’d better forget about the payment – I hope for the time being… Then Greece apparently faces shortage of funds, the possibility of the 6th bailout tranche ( eight billion euro) is in the air, and national media reported recently that Greece has money until …

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Greece Imported Olive Oil from …Germany!

Olive oil producer Greece imported Olive Oil worth 1,5 million euro from … Germany, specifically from famous beer producer Munich in the year 2010, according to Greece National Statistics Authority. The absurdity does not end here. “Most probably the imported olive oil was …Greek” estimated told Yiorgos Goniotakis, member of the General …

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German EU Commissioner: Flags of Debt-Sinners at Half-Mast

It is unbelievable what kind of Harry-Potters take decisions for our lives in Brussels. It is incredible to hear such proposals by people, misguided from their real purpose in life,  they checked the Politics Box in My-Dream-Job surveys , instead the one “Milking Cows”. This time it’s EU Commissar for Energy, German Guenther …

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Athens Urban Train: It’s not a Strike, just 30′ Deliberate Delays…

You must have a lot of time, if you need to use the urban train HSAP today, then the trains move every 30 minutes, a delay that can drive you crazy if you are in a hurry. Furthermore, there is not personnel to sell you tickets, so it’s high time you …

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As Hot as it Can: Thousands of Protesters Move to Thessaloniki

This weekend is going to be very hot in Thessaloniki in terms of protests and crowds,  on the occasion of the 76th International Fair; traditionally a place where every Greek prime minister delivers a speech giving generously social benefits to citizens. In times of huge debts, sour-looking lenders and strict austerity measures …

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