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Downton Abbey: Greece’s State Broadcast NET Censors Gay-Kiss

Millions sat in front of their TV screens on Monday night in order to watch the firsh episode of multi-awarded and multi-advertised British television series “Downton Abbey”.  While we were watching in sheer delight the story of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the post-Edwardian area, suddenly the …

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Greek Air Traffic Controllers Work Stoppage, Oct 18/2012

Greece’s air traffic controllers will launch a three-hour work stoppage during the general strike on October 18th 2012. There will be no flight between 10:00 a.m. and 01:00 p.m. Check with the airline or your travel agent for changes in the flight times.

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Greek FinMin’s Usual Dilemma: “Next Bailout Tranche or Suffocation”

“If we don’t receive the next tranche we will die of suffocation.” This dramatic sentence was spoken at the Greek Parliament by Finance Minister Yiannis Stournaras on Tuesday noon. In a move to persuade political parties and coalition government MPs at the brink of rebellion, to support the austerity package, Stournaras …

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Greek FinMin Official Faints During Troika Talks

It looks as if the never-ending  Troika austerity demands  knocked out a Greek official from the Finance Ministry. The general secretary for public finances fainted during a meeting between the Greek financial team and the Troika bosses on Monday evening. “The woman felt uneasy and fainted. It was nothing serious and …

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Greece’s Banks Recapitalization to be Completed By April 2013

Recapitalization of Greece’s banks will need to be completed by end of April 2013.  According to TA NEA newspaper, Finance Minister Yiannis Stournaras and Deputy Finance Minister Christos Staikouras discussed with the Troika on Sunday evening the terms and the time-table for the recapitalization of the viable Greek banks. It …

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Greece on Strike: Pharmacists, Dentists, Lawyers … Oct 17-18/2012

Many professional sectors that had originally planned to go on 24-hour strike on October 17, 2012, will extend their actions and join the general strike on October 18th. Therefore, pharmacists, dentists, notaries, state hospital doctors, lawyers and judicial personnel will be off duty for two days. State Hospitals treat only …

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