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Daily Archives: November 28, 2011

German BILD Wins “Europe Thistle” For Anti-Greek Reporting

An English  “Thistle” may be a German “Distel” but in Greek it is a modest “γαϊδουράγκαθο”, which translates into a  “donkey’s thorn”…. On of Greece’s biggest “fans”, populist and yellow-press BILD newspaper got an award over the weekend. The “Europe Thistle”, a award handed out by the EUD (Europe-Union Deutschland) for …

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Greek Statistics Criminal Probe – ELSTAT Chief to Testify

We in Greece are used to read and write about cases dragged from week to week, from month to month and from year to year. Such a case is the allegedly falsified budget deficit of 2009, that was apparently revised upwards in order to force Greece to take harsh austerity measures. Last September …

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Junta-Supporters in the Greek Military Academy

An uproar has been caused in Greece after the discovery ‘junta droplets*” (so the Greek press) in the Military Academy “Evelpidon”. In an unprecedented incident that took place on November 17th 2011, the chief of students of the 4th year, ordered  his co-students to sing the Hymn of 21st April 1967, the song …

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