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Golden Dawn witness: “Training to bat the carotid artery on living lambs”

Daily are the testimonies of former and current members of far-right Golden Dawn leaked to the press. The witnesses report of the hierarchy within the group, the training they received. Often the testimonies are shocking. Like this given by a witness named “E” who claimed that “they were trained on …

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Ex Defense Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos gets 20 years imprisonment

The judges spoke in the case Akis Tsochatzopoulos and the famous submarines bribes: the former Defense Minister of PASOK received a prison sentence of 20 years. The court imposed the highest sentence for money laundering cases. Tsochatzopoulos has to stay in prison at least seven years. He was arrested one …

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Unionist asked €50K from hospital commander to refrain from protest strikes

The president of the union of workers in “Sotiria” public hospital in Athens was reportedly caught red-handed with ‘marked’ bank notes. According to Greek media, the unionist had allegedly asked forty to fifty thousand euro from the hospital commander so that the union would refrain from protest strikes. An old …

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Public Bus Co. fines dodger: ticket-price €1.20, fine €72 or €720 if fine goes to tax office

Athens bus public transport company fined a ticket dodger with C72 euro for failing to have a valid ticket of €1.20. When caught by ticket controllers, the 31-year-old woman claimed, she was long-term unemployed and she had no money to pay for the ticket. But in the country with 1.4 …

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Greek Finance Ministry unveils draft budget 2014

Greek Finance Ministry unveiled the draft Budget 2014 on Monday. In the ambitious draft, Athens predicts recession at 4% from 4.6% originally foreseen. A much better figure when compared to 6.5% of 2012. Deputy finance Minister, Christos Staikouras who presented the draft budget, said that the primary surplus will be …

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Athens Trolley on work stoppage, Oct 7/2013

Personnel at Athens Trolleys will be on work stoppage from 12 o’clock noon until 4 p.m. on Tuesday, October 7th 2013, so that workers can attend a general meeting of their union. The collective bargain, hiring of more personnel,  free transfer for jobless passengers and more frequent schedules will be …

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Court finds ex Defense Minister Tsochatzopoulos guilty on all ‘golden bribes’ charges

An Athens Court found former Defense Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos guilty on all charges. According to the verdict on Monday morning, Tsochatzopoulos has been found guilty for the offense of money laundering from illegal activity and thus ‘by profession’. Akis Tsochatzopoulo, 74, has been found guilty of having received bribes in …

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