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Daily Archives: February 12, 2014

The Guardian has a poll on return of Parthenon Marbles: “Are you with George Clooney?”

George Clooney’s recent statement supporting the return of the Parthenon marbles to Greece sparked a debate in Great Britain. The Guardian even started a public opinion survey with the title “Are you with him?” Is George Clooney correct? Should Britain return the Elgin marbles? While promoting his new film Monuments …

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Greek Big Brother: FinMin to collect all financial data about everything (huh?)

The time of truth has come. The time of financial and economic truth. Greek Finance Ministry will collect all possible and impossible information from citizens via data that banks, private clinics, private schools, insurance companies, utility and telephone companies will send to it. By March 31st 2014, all these will …

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Captainwise: Greek startup searches “holiday packages” according your budget. Cool!

I found the idea very cool, when I read about it on a Greek Sunday newspaper. Captainwise.com helps travelers to find a tailor-made holidays package and thus according to a given budget. I couldn’t help but immediately check where I could go to if I had the money and the …

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Reporters Without Borders: Greece plunged more than 50 places in Press Freedom Index within 5 years

Freedom of press and information suffered a huge decline in Greece according to the Press Freedom Index 2014 published by the international organization Reporters Without Borders. Index 2014 places Greece in the 99th position, that is 14 points lower when compared with report 2013, where Greece held position number 85th …

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Athens: Police investigates crater with links to terror attack

It needed the manifesto of an alleged urban guerrilla group for the police to mobilize and try to locate the spot of a failed attack that took place a month earlier. On Tuesday, Greek police rushed to the premises of Mercedes-Benz in Varibombi, northern Athens, after a guerrilla group “Popular …

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