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Daily Archives: March 7, 2013

Athenians stood line for free grilled meat to celebrate Tsiknopempti

There are these Greek traditions…. always celebrated with lots of food. There are Greek traditions people can hardly afford to celebrate anymore due to the economic crisis. “Tsiknopempti” today, the so-called “Grilling or Meat Day”, right in the middle of Carnival season, a day marked with meat consumption, prior to long Easter Lent. …

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Bailout tranche balckmail: Troika wants 25K lay-offs from Greek public sector

Every two-three months the same procedure… Greece’s lenders increase pressure on the government of the debt-ridden country that hesitates to proceed with the Troika’s demands. This time the issue of lay-offs in the public sector lays high on the negotiation table. Greek media report, that the Troika gave a very clear …

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Skouries Gold Mine: Clashes between residents & police, tear gas in school

Broader clashes between angry residents and police started on Tuesday morning in Ierissos, Chalkidiki, the area where the disputed gold mining triggers tension. Greek media report that the residents started the incidents when they attempted to hinder police units from searching in some homes of the area. picture @katerinaelikaki Tear gas in school …

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