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Turkey: Reopen Halki Seminary? Reciprocal Move, First!

That’s the usual Turkish tactic when it comes to diplomacy: reciprocacy above all! It was just two days ago, when Turkish Prime Minister Recept Tayyip Erdogan announced to US President Barack Obama his decision to reopen the Theological School of Halki. On Tuesday, Turkish EU Minister Egemen Bagis came out …

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Greek Crisis: Welfare Bodies Close to Bankruptcy

” The financial situation in which Greece’s national insurance bodies find themselves is, to say the least, very serious. The organisations are the victims not only of the serious economic crisis in which Greece finds itself but also of the two-party system that has ruled the country for years and that …

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Educated Young Greeks Seek Life as Farmers

Highly educated young people seeking a quality life consider to abandon big cities, return to the countryside and get involved in the rural sector even if at the price of a decreased income. One to one-and-a-half million young Greeks plan to return to the countryside, according to a survey conducted …

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Dozens Greeks Willing to Return Illegal Social Benefits

Dozens Greeks are apparently willing to return the social benefits that they illegally obtained fro several years after several government bodies run a severe cross-checking. Speaking to VIMA FM, Athens deputy mayor Kalliopi Giannopoulou said that these false “beneficiarie”s seek the municipality and request to return the money in installments. However, no solution …

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Athens: Metro, Tram, Urban Train Work Stoppage, Mar 28/12

Workers at the Metro, the Tram and the Urban Train (HSAP) will launch a warning four-hour work stoppage on Wednesday, March 28th 2012. The work stoppage will take place from 11 am to 3 pm. The workers demand the signing of a Collective Labour Agreement and warn that there would …

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Resistance by Unions to Household Tax Escalates

You have just been tricked! You though it’s a news from rebelling Greeks, but it is not! This news item comes from debt-ridden and bailout Ireland. Thank God, Greeks are not the only ones who resist to pay what is generally called “emergency” or “additional” taxes.  Our Irish friends, precisely the …

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“Rent a Greek Doctor” for €3 per Hour

Doctor trainees working at Evangelismos public hospital found an original way to protest the ridiculous payments of 3 EUR per hour, when on call. They printed and distributed “Rent a Doc trainee for 3 EUR per Hour” leaflets. Greek with University degree seeks job as secretary, doorman, ambulance, nurse, security and …

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