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Greek PM Samaras New Year’s message: Things will only get better

Things will only get better: that’s the main message of Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras in his New Year’s address to the people. He outlined his government priorities for 2014 and tried to lift up the spirit of a tired, unhappy and austerity-hit society. Nice words like “primary surplus”,  end …

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Air pollution via fire places? Frankly, my dear, Greeks don’t give a damn

Greeks got a new top issue to spend the winter with: heating oil tax and heavy air pollution. The conflict between government and citizens will remain unsolved until temperatures start to rise again by end of March. While the citizens demand the reduction of heating oil tax, the government insists …

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Volos: desparate parents urge Greek PM to foster their children

In a symbolic action, at least fourty parents from Volos, urged the President of the Republic, the Prime Minister and the Parliament Speaker to adopt or foster their children. The members of the local association of families with three children in Almyros symbolically signed adoption papers agreeing that their children …

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KGT wishes all readers enjoy the festive holidays

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, kisses and songs, smiles and festive mood, and tables full of goodies in a world where things could have been much much better. Joy and Hope 🙂 Merry Christmas Καλά Χριστούγεννα Frohe Weihnachten ¡Feliz Navidad Joyeux Noël Feliz Natal Buon Natale Wesołych Świąt Crăciun fericit Bon Nadal Eguberri  …

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Kalamata: homeless sleeps under the Christmas tree…

Passersby were seriously concerned to see a homeless man sleeping under the Christmas tree in the main square of Kalamata in Southern Peloponnese.Some even called the police as the man did not react to their calls and they thought, he had fell victim of the cold night. But the whole …

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Athens: police guard commits suicide after killing woman with his motocycle

A police special guard, 28, killed himself in the northern Athenian suburb of Halandri on Sunday after causing a fatal accident  killing a senior woman, 75. According to Greek media, the fatal accident occurred in a two-lane road with lots of traffic and no crosswalk for pedestrians at that point. …

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Warning air pollution! Greek Health Ministry recommends: take your medicine and do not breathe

Greek Health Ministry issued a statement on Sunday, with recommendations to vulnerable groups due to increased air pollution (smog). After another weekend with freezing nights and fire places at full work, air pollution apparently reached dangerous levels especially in Thessaloniki. “People with respiratory or cardiac problems and children should limit …

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Athens: farmers against riot police, oranges vs tear gas

A farmer was seriously injured in the head and was taken to a nearby hospital when tension broke between protesting farmers from Peloponnese and riot police outside the Greek Parliament in downtown Athens.   The angry farmers had come to Athens to protest the ‘unified property tax’ that will impose …

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Protesters sing Christmas Carols & collect donations for ex transport minister Liapis

I told you before: former transport minister Michalis Liapis, who claimed to be a “poor pensioner affected by the economic crisis” and therefore he counterfeit the license plates of his luxury vehicle, is a source of inspiration. Municipality workers soon to be laid off entered the office of deputy interior …

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Pireaus: Family of 5 lives without electricity for two years; oil lamps make darkness milder:(video)

Kouzilos family lives in the dark since one and a half years. The debt to Greek Public Power Company (DEH) amounts €1,900. Father Giorgos tried to make an arrangement with PCC ten days ago, but no solution was found with the local branch. His offer of 500 euro was not …

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