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Greek Classic: Public hospital directors without university degree… Next step: hiring witch doctors?

I don’t know if they drink or smoke something, they up there in the government seats, or they just want to serve certain interests, most of all those of their voters and devoted party officials and thus in times there is a hiring stop in the public sector. An attempt to …

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Nea Dimocratia would love to make strikes difficult, if it weren’t the gov’t partners

I’m afraid democracy in Greece tends to adopt more and more authoritarian features. Labour Minister Yiannis Vroutsis plans to radically change the strike law and make it more difficult for unions to declare strikes. According to information leaked in the Greek press on Sunday, the absolute majority of the workers (that is: …

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Public Survey: 80% Greeks expect their economic situation to get worse

Greeks are increasingly pessimistic about the economic situation of the country in general, and their own situation in particular. In an online public opinion survey conducted by online newspaper “Zougla.gr“, participants also expressed their opinion about current issues like police interventions, “civil mobilization” of Athens metro workers. As for politics, Samaras’ …

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Pope Benedict XVI to resign on Feb 28/2013

Pope Benedict XVI will resign on Feb. 28, the Vatican has confirmed. He is the first pope to resign in nearly 600 years. Pope Benedict XVI was elected on 19 April 2005 in a papal conclave as the 265th Pope, serving  as Sovereign of the Vatican City State and leader of …

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