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Hydrocarbon research in Westen & South Greece ends successfully

“The data collected during the geophysical research for the location of underwater hydrocarbon fields in the Ionian Sea and south of the island of Crete is very good,” Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) executive vice-president Sverre Strandenes said upon the return of the Nordic Explorer research vessel to the southern port city …

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Greek patients in panic as drugs disappear from pharmacies

A friend called me in an incredible angry mood this morning. “Thugs! Thugs! Thugs!” she roared in my ear, “they’re all thugs! The health ministry, the pharma companies, everyone!” Reason for my friends outburst was that one epilepsy drug suddenly disappeared from the Greek market. Without a warning the production of …

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Tyrnavos: local firemen engage in dog rescue from flooded river

Several local firemen were engaged for hours in the rescue of a dog trapped at the shore of flooded Titarisios river in Tyrnavos area of  Central Greece. The dog was found struggling with the rushing waters and unstable soil on Wednesday morning by passersby. They immediately called the Fire Brigades. …

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Greece finds horse DNA in frozen meat imports from Romania

Greek Food Control authority (EFET) found horse DNA in two meat samples of frozen meat imported from Romania. According to official statement issued by EFET,  the two samples were found in meat that was imported from Romania with the declaration “Frozen Beef Meat Neck” and “Frozen Beef Meat Topside”. the samples …

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Does Greece need a Beppe Grillo?

An Italian phenomenon: Beppe Grillo, a comedian who challenges the political system. A rising Five-Star politician without a governance program. Founder of a new anti-austerity movement that won a quarters of the vote in last Sunday’s elections. A 25% that makes him a kingmaker. Without the participation of non-conformist Beppe Grillo no …

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Golden Dawn indoctrinates even 6-year-old children

Golden Dawn (Chrysi Avgi) launched the indoctrination of school starters with the ideals of the extreme-right party. Children of even 6 years old that are described as  “the little friends of the movement” recently visited local offices of the party together with their parents and underwent an ideological brain-wash. Referring to …

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PASOK leader calls George Soros “international speculator”

They flashed and banged inside the Greek parliament, the political party leaders on Tuesday during the ‘hour of  leaders’. Main topic of dispute the problems of in the agriculture and the farmers. It was inevitable that the leaders sharpened their swords on the painful issue of development and growth – …

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Greece to raise extra fees for natural gas consumption

Their imagination is endless when it comes to steal the last cent I do not have form my pocket. Greek Energy Regulatory Authority plans to raise a so-called ‘security of supply” fee for consumers who use natural gas to heat their homes. The fee allegedly aims to “finance actions to …

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Greek PM to farmers: VAT reduction in agricultural supplies within …the 4 years of his governance

It touches the edge of pathetic when a prime minister of a country wants to please certain professional or society groups but his hands are tight by external forces, while other interests groups are just lurking to jump in and demand similar privileges. Speaking at the Greek Parliament on Tuesday, prime …

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Flu claims 15 dead in Greece

Fifteen people died from flu complications in Greece during the last weeks. According to National Disease & Prevention Centre, with the exemption of one, the patients had not vaccinated against the deadly virus and had other health problems. From the 50 patients who had to be treated in Intensive care …

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Athens: Blinds protest “social euthanasia” and will be waiting for FinMin all day long

Hundreds of blind Greeks gathered outside the Finance Ministry on Tuesday morning and will be standing there until they get an appointment with Finance Minister Yiannis Stournaras. They asked an appointment with him, even though the minister is absent. They refused to meet the director of Stournaras’ office saying “We …

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Berlin calls Italy: “You are not Greece”

The deadlock in government formation after Sunday’s election in Italy, did not only stirred up the markets but set also the back of Germany on fire. “You’re not Greece, the eurozone can not afford for a Greek-style scenario in Italy” Berlin told Italy through Philipp Missfelder, foreign policy spokesman of Merkel’s …

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Drama: shops closed after merchant commits suicide due to debts

Shops in Drama, Northern Greece,  will remain closed for several hours on Tuesday to mark the tragic death of a local retailer. The clothing merchant committed suicide on Monday unable to deal with the growing number of debts. “He was in despair, he feared seizure and foreclosure,” relatives told local media. His colleagues decided to …

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Governor BoG: “Greece is gradually exiting economic crisis”

I was really impressed this Monday noon to listen to promising and inspiring message of the governor of the Bank of Greece. “Greece is exiting the economic crisis,” Giorgos Provopoulos told audience at central bank’s annual shareholder meeting. Despite the markets’ confidence, Provopoulos did not forget to stress that Greece’ …

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