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Lagarde List inquiry claims one victim: a broken MP finger

The voices of angry lawmakers could be heard in the corridors of the Greek Parliament. Inside the room where the parliamentary committee investigating the involvement of former finance minister George Papakonstantinou in the Lagarde list was examining a witness, blood was boiling and tension was high.         Markogiannakis, Kapernaros, Georgiadis, …

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Colonel Dertilis funeral turns into a show for junta remnants

A 22-year-old man was arrested during the funeral of one of junta architects Nikolaos Dertilis on Thursday. Police arrested the man because of possession of 21 bullet shells, after gunshots were fired during the funeral to honour the deceased junta colonel. The funeral was attended by several lawmakers and supporters of extreme-right …

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Greek Communist party slams gov’t “vulgar propaganda” over video footage

A row broke between Greek communist party KKE and the government after media broadcast of a video footage showing damages in the labour ministry apparently caused by the party’s unionists PAME during Wednesday’s occupation.  Video: broadcast by Skai TV, displaying the pictures given by Labour Ministry embedded by Embedded VideoYouTube …

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Man in bank elevator crushed by coins – dead!

A unbelievable accident occurred in an Athens on Tuesday, when a money transport cart overturned inside an elevator and bags full of coins claimed a victim. A 47-year-old security guard. According to Greek media, the security guard was taking the transport cart full of coins in bags from the ground floor …

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Marfin bank arson: 32 months later prosecutor has evidence to raise felony charges

For 32 months authorities have been collecting eye-witnesses testimonies and other material and now the prosecutor is about to call two suspects to testify on the arson attack at Marfin bank on 5. May 2010 that claimed the lives of three employees and an unborn child. The suspects are expected to testify …

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Athens: Buses back to the streets, new 24h strike on Jan 31/2013

Blue buses returned to the streets of Athens after 42% of 4,000 members voted in favor during a marathon union session on Tuesday. However, as the voted proposal included also another 24-hour strike, there will be no buses tomorrow Thursday, January 31st 2013. Next union meeting is scheduled for February 14th 2013, therefore I …

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Sweden’s jobless youth should find work in …Greece and Spain

What if in Greece youth unemployment is over 56%? There are always work opportunities for jobless from around the globe. In this case from Sweden, the Scandinavian country that is unable to create 30,000 jobs needed for its own unemployed youth. Therefore Sweden has only one advice: go find seasonal work in …

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Greek, Turkish PMs talk about Halki & the Mosque in Qatar. Samaras to visit Ankara, Mar 5/2013

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras had an informal meeting with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Doha, Qatar. During the meeting that lasted 45 minutes, the two leaders talked about issues of mutual interest between the two neighboring countries like the Theological School of Halki in Istanbul and the opening of …

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Protesting Farmers: new collision front for Greek government

Protesting farmers moved their tractors near the national highway, just kilometers away from the city of Larissa on Tuesday morning threatening to block the traffic in Greece’s North-South axis.  However the farmers were hindered from parking their tractors on the highway by strong riot police forces. Tension was high between farmers and police, …

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Tsipras: Early elections, loan agreement negotiation and European Conference on Debt Crisis

Leader of main opposition party and chairman of left-wing SYRIZA, Alexis Tsipras, wants early elections in order to negotiate the loan agreement between Greece and its lenders and a new ‘haircut’. Speaking to state broadcaster NET TV, Tsipras declared, “the loan agreement is already dead” and “it needs to be …

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Greek gov’t considers building …”tax prisons”

Advisers to Greek finance ministry seem to never run out of creative ideas: the latest proposal on the table is to create tax prisons for those refusing to pay even a small amount of their debts to the state. As there is not space in the current prisons for additional prisoners, …

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