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Troika, Greece meeting in Paris had also a Snap-Polls Dragon

Like in all good old fairy tales, the meeting of Troika and Greece’s representatives in Paris had a dragon. A dragon spitting fire and generously distributing slaps in the face of the team sent by Samaras-Venizelos coalition government to negotiate with the country’s lenders the bailout exit. Aim of the …

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Nothing but his mohawk hair… Naked protester joins students’ march in Athens

Peacefully marched protesting students through downtown Athens, when suddenly a protester of special kind joined the crowd. Tall, well-built, barefoot and naked. The man wore a red mohawk hairstyle and two necklaces. He carried a couple of magazines that he occasionally held in front of his hanging protest banner. picture …

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Bribes Alert! Opposition MP claims, she was offered €3mln to vote for Greece’s next President

Stavroula Xoulidou, a lawmaker from right-wing Independent Greeks party, claimed that she was offered 3 million euro to vote for Greece’s next President. Xoulidou made her claims during a late night show on Tuesday short after party president Panos Kammenos had claimed that there were attempts from the side of …

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Police arrests man who opened fire with AK47 at Piraeus bar

In an operation apparently resembling CIS-tactics, Greek police caught the “killer” who opened fire with a Kalashnikov AK47 at a bar in Piraeus last in the early morning hours of Sunday. According to news websites and portals, strong police forces surrounded the apartment where the man of Albanian origin was …

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University Professor fired for trading “bribes” for “grades”, now seeks justice in ECHR

The professors had a price list for the grades he could give to students who wanted to pass his class: 250 euro for grade “6”, 300 euro for an “8” and 400 euro for the top mark “10”.  It is not clear for how many years the professor at the …

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Greece’s general strike affects public transport, ferries, planes, Nov 27/2014

Greece’s public and private sector unions ADEDY and GSEE will launch a 24-hour anti-austerity general strike on Thursday, November 27th 2014. The general strike is expected to paralyze the country as next to civis servants, also bank employees, and public transport workers as well as seamen and air traffic controllers …

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UPD Thessaloniki University Vice-Dean forced to resign after saying: “We in power should fascistize”

Forever gone are the times when Greece was praised for being the cradle of democracy. In year 2014, it is the suppression, the violence and the authoritarian state and institutions that are been praised and thus by an academic (?) who teaches young people. Vice-Dean of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki …

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Lock-out for 140 unpaid journos & staff of daily “Eleftherotypia” after strike

Who could ever think that Greece would lead in imposing measures that are normally known as neo-loberal? In times when the International Monetary Fund and the other kids of the Troika block want the lockout as austerity measure to tackle “unemployment” (lol), a private businessman imposed it in real Greek …

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ILO warns of prolonged social crisis in Greece

International Labor Organization (ILO) warned on Monday, that Greece faces a prolonged social crisis unless action is taken.  In its report “Productive Jobs in Greece” released today, the ILO calls for additional measures to support jobs plus social protection and a stop to further wage cuts in the country. The …

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Troika, Greece to meet in Paris to negotiate stalled progress review

Greek government officials will meet with representatives of the Troika-lenders in Paris tomorrow Tuesday. The meeting aims to break a deadlock that occurred after the Greek government refused to obey some of the Troika commandments and the Country’s lenders insisted. A Greek Finance Ministry statement said that Greece and its …

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Larissa: Mammoth fine €270,000 for puppies slaughterer

The mammoth fine of 270,000 euro was imposed to a man in Larissa who had slaughtered nine newborn puppies with a backhoe and buried them in a plastic bag under stones. Going strictly by the Greek Animal Abuse book, police fined the murderer of defenseless souls with the maximum fine …

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Huffington Post Greece edition launched with “Opa!” ?

Famous Huffington Post launched its Greek edition on Thursday as a latest step of the company’s blobal expansion strategy. The offices of Huffington Post Greece are based in Athens, Editorial Director is Sophia Papaioannou,  Nikos Agouros as Editor-in-chief and a team of some ten journalists. HuffPost Greece came into realization …

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Athens Airport: Voting Screens for the Return of Parthenon Marbles

Passengers in Athens Airport Eleftherios Venizelos had the opportunity to participate in so-called “interactive referendum” and vote YES or NO for the Return of The Parthenon Marbles. The application screens are place in four spots in Arrivals (one) and Departures (three) halls of Athens International Airport.    “Are you in …

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Parliament refers LAOS Karatzaferis to prosecutor over assets in offshore

Finance Audit Committee of Greek Parliament unnanymously decided to refer right-populist LAOS President  Giwrgos Karatzaferis to justice for false assets declaration, illegally acquired assets and illegal participation in off-shore companies. Furthermore, the audit committee calls for immediate return of the money to the State, as he was unable to justify …

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Greek Labor Terror: employee claims employer asked her to abort child

An employee working at a private company as office clerk has made a complaint the employer asked her to abort the child when he heard that she was pregnant. In her complaint to the local Engineers’ Association, the woman said that “she received threats by the employer after refusing to …

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Three tremors 5.3R, 5.2R, 4R strike Greece within just a couple of minutes

Three powerful tremors shook Greece short after 1 a.m. early Tuesday and were felt in broader parts of the country. According to European‑Mediterranean Seismological Center preliminary magnitude of  the first tremor at 1:05 am was 5.3 R. The second tremor at 1:09 am is given with 5.2 R and the …

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Athens: German Erasmus student beaten by police

Greek riot police allegedly beat up a German student on Erasmus exchange program. The student,Nils, uploaded a picture of his blood covered face on his Facebook profile and described his horror experience with the police while in Athens on November 17th 2014. Reason for him beaten up by police? Standing …

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Athens: police attacks 2 reporters, raids Exarchia, uses stun grenades & teargas for no obvious reason

Greek police beat one female photo reporter and a male journalist covering the raid in Exarxeia district of Athens. According to reports, riot police beat the photo-reporter on the back and pulled her by the hair, while she was covering the rally to the US Embassy tonight. A little later, …

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