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Athens: Public transport strikes, work stoppages Feb 19-20/2013

Workers at Athens public transport means will launch several strikes and work stoppages on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 19th and 20th 2013. Feb 19 Trolley on work stoppage from 11 am until 5 pm due to general meeting of union Feb 20 – general strike day Trains OSE and Proastiakos on …

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Greece 2013: Seeking cooking oil in garbage bin

This picture could pose a very good quiz question: how many garbage bins are needed to get together enough oil to cook a day’s meal. It’s not a joke. It’s just the reality of somebody trying to get along, while awaiting development and growth in Greece of 2013. Picture form Greke …

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Envelope with bullet reaches office of FinMin General Secretary

An envelope containing a bullet reached the office of General Secretary of Greek Finance Ministry Giorgos Mergos, who caused outrage last week with his statements on lowering the minimum wage. The envelope was found on Monday. A similar incident occurred beginning of the month, also a Monday, when an envelope …

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Greek PM: “All together we can” – or not…

“With teamwork, all together will win!.I believe in the will power and the decency of Greeks in these difficult hours. The government will fight day and night to lift up our country and enter a path of development while ensuring the social cohesion that has been injured as expected. Top priority …

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Hollande to “push” 2+6 frigates to debt-ridden Greece

Everything changes and everything remains the same. Politics, mentalities and interests. What if Greek children go hungry to school, pensioners dig in garbage bins for food and majority of households cannot afford heating their homes. Politics, mentalities and interests remain the same. French  President Francois Hollande will visit Athens on …

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Greek PM Samaras: “I commit myself [not to lower] the minimum wage”

Days after the outrage over a possible further lowering of minimum wage, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras more or less promised that the government would keep it at the current level. Speaking to Sunday newspaper Real News, Antonis Samaras said: “We already said that. Even Olli Rehn said it. Of course, I commit …

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Crete: Lasithi to issue local passport to protest government policies

Local society of Lasithi prefecture in Eastern Crete, is in outrage seeing the infrastructures in prefecture being deforested. Due to strict Troika-imposed austerity, sweeping mergers in health, education and public services take place with residents planning dynamic mobilizations. Among them,  the issue of a local passport for those wanting to enter the …

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