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President Obama Celebrated Greek Indepence Day with “Kalispera”

US President Barack Obama hosted a reception at the White House to celebrate the 191th anniversary of the Greek Independence Day. Hundreds of diaspora Greeks were invitedto the reception and President Obama opened his speech with a Greek “Kalispera” ( “Good evening”), according to Athens News Agency Greek media reported. …

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Latest Greek Survey: First Party the… “Undecided”

25% of the Greeks are “undecided” when it comes to the question, which party would they vote. In a latest public opinion survey conducted by Kapa Research for weekly newspaper To Vima, conservative Nea Dimokratia receives 18.1%, socialist PASOK 14.3%, Communist KKE 8.2%, left SYRIZA 6%, Democratic Left 4.9%, far-right LAOS …

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Oh, These Crazy Greek Public Services…

The news are overwhelming and we hardly find time to separately post about them. Unpaid doctors, corrupt doctors, angry pharmacists, seniors without pensions, insured queuing to get medicine refund. As the early elections near, hardly a public service seem to function properly, also because of the personnel shortage due to …

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Rift in Papademos Coalition Government Over Taxi-Bill

A rift broke in the Papademos coalition government when one minister rejected the bill proposed by another minister. Further the minister assures, he would not even vote in favor during a parliament voting. Transportation Minister Makis Voridis (Nea Dimocratia) tabled a bill liberalizing the taxi ownership licences. The bill foresees among …

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Merkel Would Visit Greece, if it wasn’t for the BILD Newspaper…

German Chancellor Angela Merkel  would love to visit Greece, but apparently she has fallen victim of the exaggerated reports about anti-German sentiment. During a meeting with the president of private sector unions umbrella GSEE, Yiannis Panagopoulos, in Berlin, Merkel said “We have different opinions on the policies that should be applied, …

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