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Daily Archives: January 19, 2012

Reichenbach: “Greeks Cannot Take More Sacrifices”

“Greeks have undergone great sacrifices and Greece can not continue with this strategy.” Horst Reichenbach, head of European Commission’s Task Force, was revealing while he was talking at an event organized by the Board of Commerce and Indtustry of Athens (EBEA). He noted that at the centre of the action of Task Force were …

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BoG Governor: Greece’s Crisis Could Have Been Avoided, If…

“Greece’s path to current crisis wasn’t inevitable. The economic crisis could have been avoided, if the problems were addressed earlier.” Has the statement of Yiorgos Provopoulos, the Governor of Bank of Greece, shocked anyone in the debt-ridden country? I don’t think so. Some Greek commentators interpreted it in the context of the micro-cosmos …

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MS Europa Discordia: Italian Paper Likens Merkel to Shipwreck Captain

When Costa Concordia capsized off the Italian coast last week, an official demanded the ship’s captain get back on board to oversee the evacuation. Now his angry words have been aimed at German Chancellor Merkel in an Italian caricature, which shows her escaping the “MS Europa Discordia.” The sentence has taken …

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Amazing! Greek Rhythmic Gymnastics Athlete!

 A sunshine in the financial fog. Greek athlete Varvara Filiou. Rhythmic Gymnastics. And a snap shot of her stunning abilities on the website of UK-based Telegraph. Something to be proud of, amid the storm of negative publications about Greece and Greeks. Greece’s Varvara Filiou competes with the hoop during the Visa …

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Protest Action: Greeks to Turn Off the Lights, Feb 1/12

 A protest action is scheduled for February 1st, 2012 calling all Greeks to turn off the lights from 8-8.30 pm during the prime time news. In a statement circulating on the Greek internet, the organizers declare that with this action Greeks have the possibility to say NO to price hikes …

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Two Greek Pilots Safe After Serious F-16 Incident

A serious F-16 incident with possible fatal consequences was averted due to the prowess of the Greek pilots on Thursday morning at the NATO Larissa Air Base.  The two-seater fighter jet, type F-16D Blk 52 from the 110 Combat Wing was on “touch and go” training when the landing gear of the aircraft …

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