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Athens: Buses & Trolley work stoppage, Feb 6/2013

Workers at buses and trolley will launch a work stoppage between 12 o’clock noon and 4 p.m. on Wednesday, February 6th 2013 out of solidarity with striking seamen. Buses and trolleys are expected to start withdrawing form traffic at 11 a.m. and to have fully resume schedules by 5 p.m. …

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New horsemeat burgers scandal: Irish company with EU customers

Irelands’ “number one” burger producer suspended production after after tests showed that horsemeat was found in firm’s raw material ingredients. Ireland’s agriculture department confirmed the findings pointing the finger at Poland as the country of origin for the raw materials. Irish beefburger producer Rangeland Foods has customers in the UK, Greece, Belgium, Sweden, …

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Athens: orange alert due to smog particles and Sahara dust

A dangerous cocktail of ‘fire wood smog particles’ and clouds of red Sahara-dust have alerted the Greek environment ministry. According to official atmospheric data collected from several suburbs in Athens, the smog reached dangerous levels during the last two days. While the Environment Ministry advices citizens to avoid lighting fire …

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Police arrests businessman owing the state 54 million euro

Greek police arrested a 70-year-old man for owing the state whole 53,392,394.73 euro. The man was had a business dealing with items for photography and was arrested in Voula suburb of southern Athens on Tuesday. According to police news bulletin, also seven other people were arrested in several suburbs of …

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Greek government considers creating a big “bad bank”

 Greek daily Imerisia reports that the Greek government is considering submitting legislation to create a bad bank to take non-performing loans off the books of Greek banks. The move would not only aid banks but give more time to those struggling to repay loans, according to the article. The paper …

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Greek seamen extend strike for another 48 hours, Feb 6-7/2013

Negotiations with Maritime Minister brought no results. Greek seamen union PNO decided on Tuesday morning to extend their strike for another 48 hours. Ferries and ships will remain docked also on February 6th and 7th 2013, that is until February 8th, 6 o’ clock in the morning. Maritime Minister Kostis Mousouroulis …

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AI “Greek authorities cannot Photoshop their problems away

Amnesty International called on Greek authorities to investigate the accusations of torture of the four bank robbers also suspected of terrorism. Criticizing the publishing of the arrested’s  pictures after being altered with digital means, AI stressed that problems of police abuse cannot be photoshopped away.  “The Greek authorities cannot just Photoshop their problems …

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