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Greek Church will not hold funeral services to those choosing cremation

Believers in Greece, beware! Greek Orthodox Church turns its back to those who choose cremation over traditional burial. In a circular sent to all Metropolises, the Holy Synod of Bishops says that no priest will hold a funeral service and a memorial service to those who explicitly declared they wanted …

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Greeks got new Defense and Development Ministers

Former Development Minister Nikos Dendias was named new Defense Minister after Dimitris Avramopoulos took the plane for Brussels and a new post as EU Commissioner for Migration. Consequently, the cabinet needed a new Development Minister…. Kostas Skrekas, a New Dimocratia MP from Trikala. PS we could also called this a …

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Electricity prices in Greece soar 60% amid economic crisis

As we say: slowly but gradually! Households in Greeks saw their electricity bill increasing at 10 percent during each and every year of the economic crisis. And this although the whole sale price decrease. What do Greeks pay in addition to their electricity consumption so that their electricity bills skyrocket? …

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Thessaloniki: Boy, 13, dies during Parkour jumping

A 13-year-old boy found a tragic death when he fell from the rooftop of a 6-storey building in downtown Thessaloniki, Northern Greece.  According to local media, the incident occurred while several boys were doing parkour jumping from rooftop to rooftop. At one point, the boy apparently lost control and fell …

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5,620 civil servants transferred abroad €1.5billion amid the crisis

Yeap! Our Greek civil servants earn good and apparently save even better! 5,620 government employees transferred a total of 1.45 billion euro to financial institutions abroad and thus amid the crisis. According to data released by the Ministry of Public Administration the average amount sent abroad was 270,000 euro, while …

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Amphipolis: Much Ado about a mysterious tomb without dead?

Excavations in the mysterious tomb of Amphipolis seem to have hit the big wall of deadlock. After having horizontally dug through three chambers, archeologists realized that there is no a fourth chamber, no sarcophagus, no bones of the deceased, no… nothing. so, the whole of the huge tomb was set …

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Education Minister orders internal inquiry for a mess with the mass…

Greece’ Education and Religion Minister Andreas Loverdos ordered an internal inquiry for reasons in order to find out the responsible who failed to inform him that he had to attend the festive Church Mass during the National Ochi Day. According to Greek media, the priests at the the Church of …

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Amphipolis: Sphinxes’s wings discovered; Video from inside the tomb released

Greek Culture Ministry released footage from inside the mysterious ancient tomb of Amphipolis. In a press conference held on Tuesday afternoon, the Culture Ministry briefed also about the lasted findings of the ongoing excavations.              Sphinx wing fragment The latest findings unearthed are 1. fragments of the wings of the …

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Confusion whether Greek banks passed Stress Tests; Athens Stock Exchange -3.29%

Hardly had the European Central Bank released Sunday the official results of the stress tests, Greek mainstream media started to hail “Greek banks passed the tests” and “No need for recapitalization”. It took just a couple of minutes for a war of words to break out on the internet with …

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Change the Clocks! It’s Winter Time! Oct 26/2014

It’s time for “winter” time and for days to get shorter, no matter how much we hate that. In the night from Saturday to Sunday, clocks will be set one hour back: the magical change will occur at 04:00 am that will suddenly be 03:00 am. The time change refers …

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When it rains, Athens and Piraeus turn into Greek …Venice! (picts, video)

The absolute chaos! Main roads turn into rivers and lakes with floating vehicles and garbage bins.  Homes and shops are flooded, while the fire brigades received more than 300 calls to pump water. It took two to three heavy rain showers to mutate the streets in several suburbs in Athens …

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Shock in Patras school: teacher cuts his wrists in front of students

A teacher in amok, students in shock. Ateacher in a high school class went out of control and started to cut his arms, from the wrist to the elbow, with a paper cutter in front of screaming children in the classroom. Amid students’ screams and cries, the teacher spread the …

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“Winter” arrives in Greece with rain storms, early snow and temperature drop

Winter arrived in Greece with heavy rain, strong winds, early snow in the mountains and sharp temperature drop. Sudden rain storms turned streets into rivers. the island of Zakynthos (Zante) was hit by a mini-tornado that uprooted trees, swept away stables roofs and destroyed balconies. Snow felt not only in …

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UPD Silver Alert: French woman reconnected with her family

UPDATE: The French who was found by the police wandering in Glyfada a couple of days ago, was reconnected with her family. According to a statement issued by Silver Alert, the reconnection was done with the aid of the French Consulate in Athens. The name of the woman is given …

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LOL Ex-Minister complains about cuts in MPs’ salaries and allowances

Ex minister for Health and Nea Dimokratia MP Adonis Georgiadis complained about the cuts in MP’s pay and perks. “Greek MPs have suffered the biggest cuts in their salary and allowances than any other branch in the government,” he claimed adding “the salary cuts reached 60% and the parliamentary pensions …

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Athens Metro stuck in tunnel; passengers walk to next station using mobile-phones as flashlight

Passengers of Athens Metro Line 2 experienced the blankest horror when the wagons stopped in an underground tunnel due to mechanical failure. The light in the wagons went off, with the passengers first waiting patiently. When time passed and nothing happened, panic broke among the dozens of people commuting to …

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Amphipolis: archaeologists discover missing Sphinx head

One surprise follows the next: archaeologists discovered the head of one of the Sphinxes guarding the entrance of the ancient tomb in Amphipolis. The head made of marble was found in behind the wall after the third chamber in the inner of the tomb. The head is 0.60m high and …

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