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Life of a Greek soldier killed on duty is worth €13,000 minus €3,000 tax!!!

We have an expression here in Greece: “somebody squeezes fat out of a fly”.  We use this expression in order to describe someone extremely miserly and stingy. Now the Greek state, precisely the Greek Finance Ministry shows this attitude towards the family of a 19-year-old soldier who was killed during …

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Presidential election: 1. round of voting set for 7pm on 17. Dec 2014

The first round of the Presidential election is scheduled for 7 pm local time on 17. December 2014. Coalition government candidate Stavros Dimas will need 200 votes, a target considered impossible to be achieved. The second round is scheduled on 23. December and the third round on 29. December. Dimas …

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Nikos Romanos stopped “hunger-strike”; President Papoulias intervened to PM Samaras

Nikos Romanos stopped the hunger-strike after the last minute ameliorating amendment by Justice Minister Charalambos Athanasiou. Private Megat TV reported that “Nikos Romanos is going slowly to start eating again.” According to his physicians, Romanos health was at deteriorating condition and a high risk of fatal heart attack after 30 …

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Justice Minister makes last minute amendment as Romanos begins also “thirst-strike”(30th day “hunger-strike”)

After the dramatic but fruitless consultations between political parties in Greek Parliament on Tuesday night, prisoner Nikos Romanos, 21, began also a “thirst strike” on Wednesday morning, the 30th day of the “hunger-strike” he started on November 10th. With the crucial for Romanos case parliament voting on prisoners’ educational furloughts …

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