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Athens: Clashes Between Anti-Authoritarians and Extrem-Right Sent 2 to Hospital

 Anti-authoritarians, foreigners and “residents” turned the Athens district of Agios Panteleimon into a ‘battlefield’ on Sunday evening and the clashes sent two citizens and one policeman to the hospital and at least 15 to the police station. Somr Greek media report, that a group of some 80 people on scooters moved to the area from Exarchia …

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Greece November 2011: “The Coup D’ Etat that Did Not Happen….” Part I

Front page report “The coup d’état that didn’t happen..” of  Sunday newspaper To Vima reveals a series of alleged “unknown events that led to the surprise replacement of the military leadership in Greece in November 2011”. According to the report that extends to many pages that alleged coup d’état was averted through the replacement and early …

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European Heritage Days: Free Admission to Museums & Sites, Sept 28-30/2012

The annual European Heritage Days (EHD) will be marked this weekend with free admissions to museums, guided thematic tours, music concerts and other events through out Greece. This year’s EHD Open Doors Days will be held in 60 locations in Greece during 28-30 September 2012. The general theme is “Crises: Continuities …

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…and the Shit Hit the Greek Fan: Political Scandals Stole Our Anger to Austerity Measures

I think, our world, our political and social world here in Greece is really upside down. Thursday noon, the coalition government partners leaders agreed on the 11 billion euro measures that will kneel households with further salaries cuts, the elderly with pension cuts and the self-employed and freelancers with 30-35% taxes. Already in the afternoon the finalized package …

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Greek Parliament Goes … Vulgar

An unprecedented vulgar verbal attack from the side of Greek Parliament Speaker allegedly occurred this morning in the plenary hall of the Parliament. “Suck my ***” was allegedly the vulgar sentence that soon reached the mainstream media, the websites and the blogs. The  parliament office dismissed the claims that such a …

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Dominique Strauss-Kahn Having Good Time in Athens

No, ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn did not come to Athens to lend a helping hand and advice the Greeks how to deal with the country’s international lenders. DSK came on private visit and had really good time, several Greek news portals reported on Thursday, posting pictures and videos. DSK – …

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Greek Coalition Leaders Reached Basic Agreement on €11.5 Billion Package

After three hours of consultations, the three political leaders of Greece coalition government managed to reach a basic agreement on the 11-billion-euro cuts-package and the additional 3-billion-euro tax tsunami. Short after the meeting, Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras told the media, that the heads of the three coalition government parties had reached a “basic …

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Athens: Protesting Disabled “Push Themselves Through” to PM’s Office

They were determined. The people with disabilities who gathered on Thursday morning to protest allowances, pensions and wages cuts, the deterioration of the health care system and the collapse of social welfare. Parents pushing their children’s wheelchairs, elderly accompanying kids with Down’s syndrome, blinds with their walking stacks, deaf with banners… 1,500 …

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Athens: Tax, Customs and Police Officers in Anti-Austerity Protest

A day after the mass protest in Athens, tax and customs officers as well as policemen staged protest actions to oppose the upcoming additional wages cuts. Tax and customs officers are on 48-hour strike, today Thursday and tomorrow Friday, September 27-28, 2012. “We oppose any further cuts in our wages, …

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Athens: People Get Food from Garbage Bins…

 There has been a lot of talk about people digging deep inside garbage bins to find food, mainly low-pensioners -in Greece of 2012, in Greece of European Union and the Euro zone. I personally have wondered several times, why people hang plastic bags with old bread on one of the garbage bins in …

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Greek Coalition Leaders Meet to Finalize New Austerity Package

Greek coalition government partners Antonis Samaras, Evangelos Venizelos and Fotis Kouvelis meet on Thursday morning to finalize the austerity package of 11.5+2 billion euro for the years 2013-2014. While the three leaders have agreed on main cuts there are some measures that meet the objection of Venizelos (PASOK) and Kouvelis (Democratic Left), …

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Reuters: IMF, EU Clash Over Greece’s Bailout prospects

 Madame and Madame have totally different points of view on Greece’s bailout. Christine Lagarde, head of  IMF, favors a new written off of Greek debt saying that the bailout program has failed. OK, she doesn’t say it so clear, but that’s the substance. Angela Merkel, German Chancellor and head of …

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Trikala: Funeral Service Sponsors Local Football Club

Football players of Paliopyrgos have a new look: black shorts and t-shirts decorated with a big cross in purple. Purple are also the letters with the name and the address of the new sponsor of Paliopyrgos FC:  Christos Panagiotou, owner of a business offering funeral services. In Greece of economic crisis …

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Greek & Turkish Coastguard Boats Collided Off Farmakonisi Island

 Tension prevailed off Farmakonisi island on Wednesday morning, when Turkish coastal guards called a Slovenian patrol boat of EU-Border agency FRONTEX to leave the area and a Greek patrol boat was rushed to clear the territorial issue of the island. Greek media report that the captain of the Turkish boat called the Slovenian boat to …

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