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EU source:Troika won’t go to Greece “because no one wants them” (via Reuters) *sigh*

Do the Troika inspectors boycott Greece? Have they put their visit to Athens on hold? Reuters reported so on Thursday afternoon citing two “eurozone sources”. According to Reuters, the Troika put its visit on hold because the Greek government rejected more austerity measures. The news of a possible postponement set …

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Eurostat: 6:10 young Greeks without job, Eurozone unemployment in new record 12.2%

YES! Greece of ‘success story’ tops again the Eurostat list on unemployment. Six out of ten Greeks below 25 years old are without work. Youth unemployment in Greece is at 57.3%, while the situation is equally bad in Spain with 56.5%. Within the eurozone countries the general unemployment has reached …

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Here comes the “Euroflush”! EU Commission directive on standardized toilet flush!

The European Commission has real concern about the well-being of its citizens. Our Eurocrats stoop with sincere prudence over the problems of their subservient. They look down to the poorest citizen in the most remote EU village and try their best to help him out of a deadlock situation and …

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Health Minister admits: health care access for all? Not in Greece…

In a unprecedented official confession Greek health minister Adonis Georgiadis admitted that the national health care system is not for all to have access to and that the privatization of the public health care is not away. According to health care news iatropedia.gr, when asked when the National health care …

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Greece’s retail workers threatened with 35%-55% wages cuts

That’s a bad Halloween trick for the half a million Greek retail workers. As the collective bargain expired and the Troika forbids a new collective bargain, they are threatened with wages cuts reaching from -35% up to -55%. Employers will be glad to force their employees to sign individual employment …

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Get a job via social media: Greek Twitter-user helps jobless via #aggeliesergasias

“My children are abroad, my sister’s children are abroad, some other nieces too.” The lady was talking to her walking companion. “Where did they do?” the other woman asked and the first answered “Oh, one is in Paris, one in New York, one in London, one in Sweden…” I didn’t …

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Lawsuit filed against ex FM Pangalos claiming Greece was tapping US-ambassadors

Once they belonged to the same political party, socialist PASOK. But now lawyer Agis Tatsis filed a law suit against his former socialist comrade for “exposing the country”. Just hours after former foreign Minister Theodoros Pangalos  claimed during a radio interview on Tuesday morning that “Greek intelligence service (EYP) was tapping US-ambassadors in Athens …

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Ex Greek FM claims “we tapped US-ambassadors in Athens & Ankara” as media picture the super bug on US-embassy roof

The wonderful world of spying friends and foes is being unfolded with the NSA scandal, a world equipped with super modern surveillance units and lay light years away from the fictitious and exaggerated reports of Graham Greens’ local informants and spies. The NSA scandal reveals that US-friends have not only …

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EU spends more in cows than in young jobless

The argument is not new. It was brought up by Peter Matjašic, president of the European Youth Forum last July, when European leaders were deciding on how to spend the money and what were the priorities of the next EU budget for 2014-2020. Peter Matjašic argued that the EU spent …

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Thessaloniki: Political parties boycott National Day parade

Even the representative of Samaras’ coalition government party, he himself personally, the leader of PASOK, Evangelos Venizelos was absent from the traditional military parade to remember the OCHI-Day and commemorate, the No Greeks told the powers of Axis on 28th October 1940. There were some unconfirmed claims in the press …

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Greek FinMin: No horizontal cuts, but €500million in social security

What if coalition government leaders PM Antonis Samaras and deputy PM Evangelos Venizelos repeatedly assured there would not no new austerity measures. Appointed and not-elected finance minister Yiannis Stournaras gave things a sober approached and even indirectly announced where the new cuts will come from: from social security funds. “We …

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Little Maria: not a “blonde angel”, but an “albino Gypsy”?

What??? The biological parents of “blonde angel” Maria are not blonde? How could this happen? Can a geneticist explain how did a dark-haired and dark-skinned Roma woman give birth not to one but to two little blonde Gypsy angels? Or aren’t they “blonde angels” anymore? Now that it was DNA-proven …

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Greek police tapped phone calls between anti-mining protesters and media

“Protesters have allegedly formed a criminal organization and have spread false information and propaganda material with the goal to influence local and international media and the public opinion.” Never heard of a similar case before other than in totalitarian regimes? Welcome to Greece, my friends, the modern Greece of loan …

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Austerity for all: European Commission is bankrupt, needs €2.7 billion ( LOL)

The European Commission is bankrupt. If the European bureaucrats will not be able to find a €2.7 billion injection, the institution will halt its payments by the middle of November. Two days ago, EC president Jose Manuel Barroso made a desperate plea for extra cash to keep the institution afloat, …

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Debtors in Greece: Would you share your bedroom with the tax office?

Greece’s finance ministry has apparently run out of ideas. Ops! I should immediately correct myself: Greece’s finance ministry has obviously realized that the ideas the team of advisers produce to force citizens to “give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar” – in Modern English that’s “the taxes” –  is sheer …

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