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Daily Archives: September 27, 2012

…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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