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Juncker: “Germany & France Act as if they are the Only Members of the Euro-Group”

Head of Euro Group  Jean-Claude Juncker said he’s stepping down as head of eurozone finance ministers group because he is tired of German-French interference. Further he said that the Eurobond eventually will come and added “not under this political atmosphere” meaning most probably Berlin.   Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean- Claude Juncker said he’s …

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Greek Elections Scenario: After May 6th, Again on June 17th?

The countdown started in the final run for the parliamentary elections on May 6th 2012. However given the ideological differences and the numerical difficulties that may block the formation of a stable government, political parties have already begun ton work on scenarios for the next day – or better say: for the next …

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Greek Star Gets Headache from Too Much Thinking

Can you get a headache from too much thinking? Yes, you can! The winner of beauty contest, Miss Star Hellas 2010, Anna Prelevic  confirmed to magazine “Telerama” that she gets a headache from too much thinking. «I think about so many things that I often get a headache.” Unfortunately Prelevic did …

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Oh,Oh,Oh! Greek Elections Under the Influence of Full Moon…

Is this a good or a bad sign? May 2012 Full Moon occurs on May 5th, just one day before Greeks will rush to cast a vote and elect a new government. This full moon occurs at the sign of Scorpio and near Libra. Scorpio has the reputation of some …

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Greek Elections – Secret Opinion Polls: Anger and Panic

Just one week before the May 6th elections and people seem unstoppably angry about the two big parties (socialist PASOK, conservative Nea Dimokratia). The parties themselves are allegedly in panic, while pollsters are puzzled over the blurre political climate. Sunday newspaper Proto Thema revealed that the rolling public opinion surveys that …

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Three People Dead While Trying to Escape FRONTEX Control

Three people found a horrible death and  four were seriously injured after the car they were in got fire while trying to escape a FRONTEX control.  Greek media report that local police for Illegal Immigration Enforcement and members of the European agency for the security of external EU borders FRONTEX had spotted a …

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UPD: Athens Public Transport Work Stoppages on May 1/2012

Workers at Athens Public Transport will launch work stoppages on May 1st 2012, due to Labour Day mobilizations. In Greece the Labour Day is celebrated will strikes and rallies. Public transport workers launch only work stoppages to facilitate people join the demonstrations. Blue Buses and the Trolley will operate between 7:30 …

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German FM: Greeks with Retsina under Olive Tree? A Cliche…

 Guido Westerwelle, German Foreign Minister, from neo-liberal Free Democrats Party (FDP) came to his senses. He apparently realized that the populists policies of FDP cannot save his party from the free fall*.  After two years of sharp criticism towards Greece and while FDP chief Philipp Roesler  finally found another playground …

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First European Rating Agency on the Way

Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s and all the other kids, that is the American rating agencies are about to get a European rival. German corporate consulting firm Roland Berger developed a plan to challenge the dominance of American firms that have thrown quite some euro zone member countries into deep red by …

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Greek Geologist/Seismologist Committed Suicide

When you google “Nikos Palyvos” the first website to pop up in your eyes is his wordpress-blog “npalyvos.wordpress.com“. First of all you will see the picture of a man is looking right into your eyes. On his blog, Palyvos  describes himself as “Researcher/Geologist” (Free lancer) – Lecturer at the Geology Department …

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Spain: 24.4 % Unemployment in Historic Levels

Europeans in times of crisis. Of €uro Crisis. Of Debt Crisis. Of Survival Crisis. 1.7 million Spanish householda are without no income at all. Time to look right next to us and show solidarity. Then there are always real people with real destinies behind the figures. Show compassion, even if there …

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Ex-PM Simitis: “Greece did not Cause the Euro Crisis” – Greek Recession at -18%?

 “My country was the spark, but it merely exposed the inherent flaws within the eurozone. ” The Greek prime minister who took the country into the euro zone Costas Simitis published an article at the British The Guardian. He speaks about deficits and successful measures, but blames the the European Union for failing to …

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Google Honors Greek Filmmaker Theodoros Angelopoulos

Popular search engine Google has Greek ‘colour’ today. Google logo displays a man behind a camera. The letters are in blue with a Greek ‘e’-‘ε’ at the end. If one clicks on the logo image,  it reads : “77th Birthday of Theodoros Angelopoulos. It the modest but very powerful honor …

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BOSCH Chief: Greece Will Pay Back Not A Single Cent

“I’m still convinced that Greece will never pay back even a single cent,” Chairman Board of management of BOSCH, Franz Fehrenbach said at the eve of the annual press conference on Thursday in Stuttgart. “They need a debt cut of 100 percent,” he stressed and called for a complete waiver of the billions …

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Francois Hollande: “We Need to Lighten the Burden on Greece”

Austerity without growth is not a solution. The Socialist candidate in the French presidential election Francois Hollande have understood this and included solutions for Greece in his pre-election campaign. ” We need to lighten the burden on Greece, Hollande said adding that if he beats Nicholas Sarkozy, he would “convince Greeks …

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