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Athens: Roma set tires on fire to protest demolition of their settlement

Some two hundred Roma set tires on fire on one of main Athens roads on Tuesday in order to protest the forceful demolition of their settlement. The protest took place at Mesogeion Avenue around Nomismatokopeio metro station where the Roma have been occupying an area for the last 40 years. …

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Greeks hit bottom; elections the only solution

Hundreds of property owners stood long lines outside banks on Tuesday morning in order to pay the new unified property tax ENFIA. The deadline for the first installment expires today. The majority of Greeks eager to meet their tax obligations are seniors who received their pension a day earlier. At …

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Silver Alert: Dutch citizen missing in Athens

A Dutch citizen has been missing since September 24th 2014. Bijloos Eric went missing from Omonia Square in downtown Athens. According to SDilver Alert service, he is 66 years old, thin and 1.70m tall. He does not speak Greek. On the day he went missing he was wearing a yellow …

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UPD Thessaloniki: Woman allegedly buried alive!

Greek Police investigates the macabre case of a woman who has been allegedly buried alive. Eye witnesses visiting the cemetery in Perea claimed that they heard a muffled call for help coming from a grave. Efforts to dig out the coffin were started immediately but meanwhile the woman had apparently …

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Shocking! 6.3million Greeks live in poverty or are at risk of poverty

It was high time that the real data of the economic situation of the Greek society come to the surface! 2.5 million Greeks live below the line of relative poverty and another 3.8million people are at risk of poverty! A total of 6.3million people, which means more than half of …

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Crete: 17-month old migrant baby girl survives 4 days in the sea in the arms of rescuer, 19

It sounds unbelievable. A 17-month old baby girl survived four days among the waves of the Mediterranean Sea after the boat carrying her parents and several hundreds migrants from Syria sank between Crete and Malta. The testimony of her rescuer Doa Al Zamel, 19, is creepy. Nearly 500 migrants form …

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John Perkins: How “economic hit men” bring countries to fall

This is a very interesting aspect based on the confessions of a so-called “economic hit man”.  John Perkins, author of the book “Confessions of an Economic Hit Man” claims that it is international organizations like the IMF or the World Bank that under the pretext of ‘saving a country’ in …

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Public sector union on 24h strike, Sept 23/2014

Long time not seen. A Greek strike. Public sector union ADEDY will launch a 24-hour strike on Tuesday, September 23rd 2014. The unionists will protest the process of “assessment criteria” set by the state, changes in criteria of working contracts and individual assessments for the teachers. The protest meeting will …

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Huh? “Is Scotland the New Greece?”

Crucial day for Scotland today. The referendum on independence from United Kingdom has already begun. What would it mean if the majority of Scots vote Yes? Can the new and Indepentent Scotalnd turn into Greece? An opinion article by Costas Panayotakis, Professor of Sociology at the New York City College …

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Greek minister: Lagarde’s claims “shameful”, she should resign

The head of International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, should resign over her her claims of ‘death threats from Greek taxpayers’. Speaking to private Mega TV on Thursday morning, Deputy Minister of Development Gerasimos Giakoumatos said: “Christine Lagarde should resign because she cannot put a whole country on investigation mood to …

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IMF’s Lagarde’s “death threats” claims: much ado about nothing… after all…

Oh God! Remember the claims made by IMF’s head Christine Lagarde that she had received “death threats” by Greeks when she had talked about tax evasion and that she had increased her security personnel? It turns out it was all … a – excuse my language – bullshit. The Greek …

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Lady Gaga arrives in Athens dressed in sexy seashell Greekini! (pcts, video)

WOW! Lady Gaga arrived in Athens dressed like a mermaid. Yet a mermaid of a special kind: with extra high heels instead of mermaid tail and two shells instead of mermaid bra. But hey! It wasn’t the costume of a disoriented mermaid but the one of  “Aphrodite” of Botticelli. In …

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Greece’s €300-Generation: 1:3 workers earn a piece of bread

One in three workers in Greece’s private sector earn a monthly salary of €300 net -up to  €440 gross. This shocking revelations comes from a survey conducted by the Labor Institute (INE) of private sector union GSEE. The survey reveals that wages in greece have shrunk significantly through the so-called …

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Tsipras pledges mammoth package to restore Greek economy

Alexis Tsipras, leader of major opposition left-wing SYRIZA announced a package of economic and social measures should his party win the next elections. Speaking at the International Trade Fair of Thessaloniki, Tsipras pledged that his party would manage a big write-off of the public debt with Greece’s lenders and outlined …

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IMF’s Lagarde: “I got death threats when I talked about Greece and its taxes”

Head of International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde revealed that she received death treats when she talked about Greece and the failure of paying taxes in the past. Speaking to Financial Times, Christine Lagarde may be more cautious nowadays but yet; for one more time she criticized “the shipping industry” and …

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Survey surprise: 1. SYRIZA 23%, 2. ND 20.4%, 3. Communists 5.6%

The latest public opinion survey has several surprises. First that the Greek Communist party KKE occupies the third position in respondents’ preference and that it pushes down right-extremist Golden Dawn, for the first time since 2 years. The second surprise is that former Samaras’ coalition partner Democratic Left is not …

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Athens Mayor’s sophisticated benches to prevent use by homeless

No, no, no! Public benches are not for homeless to sleep. Public benches are for proper people with proper homes and proper beds. In Agios Georgios Square, in Kypseli district of Athens, the new public benches have been installed: nicely lacquered and with a metal detail – apparently a designer’s …

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CEOs of state broadcaster NERIT resigned over gov’t intervention of Tsipras live streaming?

In an surprise move, managing director of state broadcaster NERIT Antonis Makrydimitris and deputy CEO Rodolfos Moronis submitted their resignation on Thursday afternoon.Both Makrydimitris and Moronis were appointed to these positions by the Greek government and are reportedly members of Nea Dimokratia. Although there no no immediate press release on …

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