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Greek FinMin believes Greeks have to pay even more taxes

Beginning of the week Greek Finance Minister Yiannis Stournaras created confusion, not only among the people but also among his political colleagues in the parliament. In an interview, Stournaras had claimed that “Greeks were not overtaxed” as often complained by the media and the average taxpayer: the employee, the low …

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Athens: doctors protest catastrophic austerity policies in health sector

Hundreds of public hospital doctors, physicians of national health care system and psychiatry hospital personnel gathered outside the ministry of health on Friday to protest catastrophic policies and dismantling of the health sector. Together with the health sector personnel were also residents from the island of Ikaria,  protesting the austerity …

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Meteorite crashed in western Greece (video)

A unique and for many scary phenomenon occurred on Wednesday night at around 9:30 p.m. A large fireball traveling with tremendous speed appeared in the sky and brightened the night. Those who saw the object speak of a “huge fiery ball”.  According Greek media reports, it was a meteorite that …

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A summary of KTG posts Nov 27-28, 2013

For those who missed our posts on KTG.wordpress… below I copy paste the news. This is actually a service for the RSS Feed and E-mail subscribers: Rhodes floods: body of missing teacher washed ashore in Turkey Nov 27, 2013  The body of the teacher who went missing in Rhodes floods was …

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KTG had its server “moment”…

KeepTalkingGreece.com had its server “moment” that lasted four days, November 25-28 2013. After a day of total outage, visitors could read the page, by the administrator had no access. We covered the news of the day through our alternative channel, www.keeptalkinggreece.wordpress.com and you can see our posts here. Please, keep …

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Greece’s priorities for EU Presidency 2014 and amazing logo

“European in content , simple in execution , efficient in implementation.” Deputy prime minister and Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos revealed Monday the priorities of  the Greek EU Presidency 2014 as well as the logo. Venizelos announced also the priorities of Greek presidency as “growth, economic governance and migration.” The logo …

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Rhodes floods: prosecutor investigates death of 3 people and material damages

An urgent preliminary investigation on the conditions that caused the death of three people on the island of Rhodes has been ordered by the local prosecutor. According to local media, the prosecutor’s intervention aims to determine whether criminal offenses have been committed and by whom regarding the losses of human …

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Greek Health Ministry closes down psychiatric hospitals, EOPYY doctors on strike (Nov 25-Dec 3/2013

Employees at Psychiatric Hospital Dromokaiteio proceeded to symbolic closure of its main entrance on Monday morning. The action aimed to protest the “mobility scheme” ordered by the Troika and executed by Health Minister Adonis Georgiadis, that will leave the main public psychiatric hospitals of the country almost without personnel. Mental …

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Vandi breaks cooperation with Sfakianakis after he praises Golden Dawn

Singer Despoina Vandi broke her cooperation with Notis Sfakianakis after his statements praising extreme-right Golden Dawn. Vandi’s decision to break her cooperation contract came just hours after Sfakianakis statement that the “only party that could properly govern Greece was Golden Dawn,” on Thursday. Sfakianakis repeated his support to Golden Dawn …

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Samaras in Berlin – Merkel sees light in the Greek tunnel

“Germany will do everything it can to help Greece for a successful EU presidency,” said German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a joint press conference with Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras. “We are beginning to see light in the tunnel ,” she concluded stressing that Germany supports the tough decisions in …

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Trikala: family appeals for wood stove per newspaper ad

A family with a young child put an ad of special kind on a local newspaper of Trikala in Central Greece. The family of three appeals to the social sensitivity of the locals in order to keep warm through the winter months. Family with young child needs a wood stove …

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Greeks get more and more frustrated and aggressive

In the sixth year of recession, Greeks are frustrated. Very frustrated, indeed. And angry. Very angry. They can’t stand anymore the permanent pressure by a state and its lenders that demand more and more and even more and give less and less instead. Greeks are galled about the constantly increasing …

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Warning: Extreme Weather Conditions to hit Greece, Nov 21-22/2013

Greek National Weather Forecast and General secretariat for civilian protection warn of extreme weather conditions that will hit Greece late Thursday and Friday, November 21st and 22nd 2013. Heavy showers and thunderstorms are expected in specifically in Western and North Greece, in the Ionian Sea, Epirus and Western Sterea. The …

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Survey: 4:10 Greeks borrow money to pay their bills

Four out of ten Greeks borrow money in order to pay utility and other bills. Also 40% states that they have not enough money to live a decent life due to lay-offs, unemployment, wage cuts, increased taxes and the price of heating oil, and declare that utility bills -electricity, telephone, …

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KTG had server problems

The server hosting KeepTalkingGreece had technical problems for 24 hours. Therefore, posting or reading was not possible. Apologies. Weird things happen can happen anytime. It’s the internet and the cosmic influence. I hope, KTG-readers did not suffer any cold turkey 🙂 BTW: I read that even YouTube was down for …

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