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Athens: 4 protesters injured as Troika representatives try to leave ministry

It was at least one water bottle that hit the glass window of the IMF representative in Greece Poul Thomsen. The Troika convoy was leaving the ministry of administrative reform in downtown Athens amid the tight seize of protesters angry about the upcoming lay-offs in public service. While the Troikas …

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Gordon Ramsay seeks Brit-owned restaurants in Greece

World famous Gordeon Ramsay, celebrity chef, restaurateur and television personality is coming to Greece! And he is looking to help Brit-owned restaurants benefit from his expertise. KTG received the following press release by Ramsey’s producers with the request to help spread the world.    Press Release GORDON RAMSAY IS COMING …

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Greek cookies of shame…

We have a major issue here in Greece. A scandalous issue that challenges the coalition government and the millions of jobless and low-pensioners in debt-ridden and austerity-hit Greece. Key word: Cookies. Yes. In the volume of one metric tonne. Butter, chocolate, vanilla. Soft cookies, hard cookies. Stuffed with chunks of …

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Cheap natural gas for all! Greece – Gazprom reach price reduction deal

Greece’s  state-run natural gas distributor DEPA and Russian energy giant Gazprom reached an agreement on gas supply with price cuts backdated to last June. The deal announced by Greek Environment Ministry on Tuesday will have immediate impact to private consumers and industry. Greece’s state-run natural gas distributor DEPA said that …

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The usual deja-vu Greek stuff…

There are no news. There are no ‘important’ news to report about. I mean, it’s the usual Deja-Vu Greek stuff: ‘tough’ negotiations with the Troika,  possible new austerity measures, thinkable new taxes, a small economic scandal here, a bigger waste of public money there. Or even a new neo-nazi delirium. …

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Appalling conditions in hospital wing of Greece’s biggest prison Korydallos

A dramatic appeal was launched in the name of some 180 chronic-ill prisoners in Greece’s biggest prison Korydallos in Athens asking for proper health care treatment. Heart and kidney patients, HIV positive patients, people suffering from diseases, contagious or not, stuck together in what they call the “hellhole” of Korydallos. …

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Attention! Practical advice for insured patients, while EOPYY is closed

Greece’s Health Ministry issued a number of practical advices for insured EOPYY patients for the days EOPPY facilities are closed. As of 18th February 2014 and for a period of one month:    patients should not call the 5-digit phone number to book an appointment with doctors. patients should seek …

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Greek Police: NGO illegally obtained €9million public money for de-mining projects

An incredible case of fraud and money laundering has been revealed after 20 months of police investigation.  A Greek Non Governmental Organization (NGO) established with the purpose of carrying out de-mining projects in several countries has received a total of 9 million euro in public money and used the money …

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H1N1 Flu claims the life of 39 people

A wave of flu is sweeping lives across Greece, with seven people to have passed away during the last 48 hours. A total of thirty nine people have lost their life due to H1N1 flu strain, among them also two children, hardly 2 years old. 59 people are currently hospitalized …

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Recent cases of censorship create concern in democratic Greece

I didn’t know there was a legal term called “preventive censorship.” It looks as if there is or there could be. It was applied by a Greek judge to ban the broadcast of an investigative report into the recent migrant boat accident that cost the life of 3 women and …

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Lost in taxes: Greek FinMin to ask 55% tax in advance from employees & pensioners

A new tax blow awaits the usual taxpayer classes that pay their taxes anyway: the class of employees and pensioners. In a new attack of ‘tax paranoia’ the Greek Finance Ministry decided to squeeze the last drop of blood  for one more time by introducing the measure of taxes in …

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REUTERS: EU executive sees personal savings used to plug long-term financing gap

It looks as if taxpayers’ money is not enough for the European Union to fund investments. Therefore there are reportedly thoughts to use the savings of 500 million EU-citizens and pour them into investments. Reuters – Exclusive:              EU executive sees personal savings used to plug long-term financing gap “The …

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Unemployment in Greece breaks all records: 28% general, 61.4% among youth

Unemployment in Greece broke all previous records! General unemployment climbed up to 28% in November 2013, while unemployment has hit the youth with 61.4%. A total of 1,382,062 people are without work and income, according to Greek Statistics Authority. November 2013 :  28% November 2012:  26.3% October 2013:      27.7% Unemployment …

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