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Deputy mayor of Chaidari arrested for extortion of local canteen owner

In cooperation with a victim of blackmail, Greek police arrested one of the deputy mayors of Chaidari suburb in Western Athens.  Marios Liakopoulos,45,  is to face charges on blackmail and bribes. According to Greek media, Liakopoulos was in charge of ‘operating licences’ for canteens, shops and other businesses and that …

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Serifos wildfires: residents & tourists jumped in the water

The flames started to lick the first houses in the settlements Megalo Livadi and Koutalas on the island of Serifos, one of the Cyclades islands group. As the authrities were evacuating the settlements, residents and tourists with suitcases in their hands moved towards the coast. Some jumped into boats, while others …

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Greeks gets 1.6% of bailout loans – 98.4% goes back to Troika

Only a tiny 1.6% of the bailout loans goes to Greece’s state budget, the real economy and the people. The rest 98.4% goes to serve the international creditors International Monetary Fund, European Union member states and European Central Bank. For the years 2010-20124, from the 236.8 billion euro bailout money …

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