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Athens Metro & Urban Train ISAP 24h strike, Jan 1/2013

Workers at Athens Metro and urban train ISAP (HSAP) will launch a 24-hour strike on January 1st 2013. Workers oppose wages cuts, personnel transfer and lay offs. It’s the first strike of the new troubled year 2013.

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Heavy rainfall floods roads, basements & shops. One dead

Heavy rains caused serious problems across Greece, leaving behind one dead and flooded homes, shops and streets. One man was found dead at the shore of Kaletzi river in Karditsa, in Northern Greece. The 67-year-old pensioner had left the village coffee shop on Saturday evening while heavy rainfall was hitting the area. …

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Lagarde-List burns ex Greek Finance Minister Papaconstantinou

For former Greek Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou the New Year’s Eve fire cracker went of earlier than planned. Not on upcoming Monday night but on Friday noon. Reason for the drama unfolding before our eyes, were the claims that two of his relatives had bank accounts at the HSBC, Geneva branch. Nothing …

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Xanthi: Police captures rapist who set victim alight

The monster who raped, abused and set a young woman on fire in Xanthi, confessed his hideous crime. The 27-year-old Greek was a neighbour to the parents’ home of the victim, a woman of 34 years old who was visiting her parents over Christmas holidays. He was captured on Thursday evening, …

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Gotcha! Santa flew over Acropolis and Santorini

 Although Santa is traditionally expected in Greece in the night of New Year’s Eve,  Americans captured him passing by the Acropolis in Athens and the island of Santorini and thus in the night of the Christmas Eve. With a sleight full of presents and his famous reindeer. Video: norad.org embedded by Embedded …

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Greece’s prosecutors compare two Lagarde-lists on tax evaders

Two versions of infamous Lagarde-list will reportedly find their way to the Greek parliament tomorrow or upcoming Monday. Economic prosecutors travelled to Paris on December 21st and returned to Athens with a copy of the original list with the names of Greeks suspected of tax evasion.  France had originally handed over the …

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Criminal Fraudsters in Greek National Tourism Organization (EOT)

A fraud attempt to extract almost 150,000 euro from Greek National Tourism Organization lead to the arrest of five people, including a former special adviser to ex-GNTO general secretary Nikos Karachalios. The fraud was disclosed when last Friday a woman tried to get a payment for a cheque bearing allegedly …

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Got this nice Christmas message…

Two days ago KTG received this thoughtful and compansionate Christmas message, composed and sent by a Greek migrant living in Australia since 30 years. This ol’ chap came back to Athens over the Christmas holidays and feels apparently extremely annoyed for not being cheered up with happy XMAS stories, but has to read …

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all KTG-ians

KTG wishes all regular and first time visitors Merry Christmas and a Happy new Year! I want to thank you all for your support, for the positive feedback but also for the inspiring disagreement.  No matter how tough the times are, we will all come through despite all odds and obstacles. …

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Greek municipality raises “Entombment Right” fee

This news should be place in the category “Macabre Christmas Presents”. Several hundreds residents of Paiania municipality in the Kilkis prefecture, North-EastE Greece, were shocked to receive bills with the indication “Entombment Right”. The municipality was asking them to pay a fee of 10 euro + 1% interest rate per …

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Alexis Tsipras: Greece today is Portugal of tomorrow

Alexis Tsipras, leader of main opposition part, left-wing SYRIZA warned Portuguese about the fatal impact of austerity. Speaking to Portuguese news agency Lusa, Tsipras said that “Greece of today maybe be Portugal tomorrow” if the country continues implementing the Troika imposed austerity measures. “Greece is one, one and a half …

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Thessaloniki: Santa arrested, deer confiscated

Greek police arrested a Santa and confiscated his deer after animal welfare organizations complained he was keeping live deer in his grotto. The man had set up a festive event with nativity scene and Santa’s house near the exhibition centre HELEXPO in Thessaloniki. The Christmas scenery included also a deer couple and …

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