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Prison Break Greek -Style: Smoked Salmon & 5* Ward for VIP-Prisoners?

If these allegations proof to be true, then this must be the ultimate Greek-style prison break! Antonis Aravantinos, chief of police prison guards told a relevant parliamentary committee that ex heavy weights of politics, business, sports and life-style, currently in prison, enjoy a lavish life even behind bars. “There is a 5***** …

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Angry Greek Bond Holders Ηarass PASOK Leader Venizelos over PSI

Dozens of  Greek bond holders harassed former Finance Minister – now PASOK leader – Evangelos Venizelos and ex deputy finance minister Philipppos Sachinidis outside the Bank of Greece on Wednesday afternoon. Protest banner “Thieves. Bring our money back” The angry and frustrated Greeks spoke out heavy insults against Venizelos and attacked his …

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Merkel’s Envoy to Greece Wants Lay-Offs of Municipalities Workers

Three thousand employees in Greek local governments do the job of 1,000 Germans. Hans Joachim Fuchtel, the envoy of German Chancellor to Greece, sharply criticized the overstaffed public administration of debt-ridden country. Speaking at the meeting of 3. Greek-German Assembly in Thessaloniki Fuchtel underlined the problem of state employees’ efficiency: …

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Greece’s Economy Shrinks Further with Recession Plunging 7.2% in 3Q 2012

The Greek economy shrank 7.2% in the third quarter compared with the same period a year earlier, statistics agency Elstat has said. That was a deeper contraction than the 6.3% fall seen in the second quarter. Greece has been in recession since late 2008 and has been granted two bailouts …

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Athens: Pan-European Solidarity Protest Rally, Nov 14/12 (pictures)

Several thousands Greeks joined the Pan-European anti-austerity protests in downtown Athens on Wednesday. People with works and without, pensioners, teachers, members of  trade unions and political parties raised their voices against the austerity measures that drags into impoverishment millions of people across Europe. Protester: “God, I’m afraid of starvation” Protesters carry …

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Pan-European Anti-Austerity Strike: 40 Unions in 23 Countries, Nov 14/2012

Forty unions in 23 European countries participate in today’s “European  Day of Action and Solidarity” against austerity policies. Labour unions in Portugal and Spain declared a 24-hour general strike. In Greece and Italy unions called for a 3-hour and 4-hour work stoppage respectively. Some but not wide protest actions will take …

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Athens Metro Station ‘Syntagma’ Closed After 12 Noon, Nov 14/2012

Greek police will close Athens Metro “Syntagma” station as of 12 o’ clock noon (November 14th 2012) due to the protest rally of trade unions. The wagons pass through but no passenger can get it or out. Greek trade unions join the Pan-European strike with a work stoppage 12-3 p.m. …

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