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Daily Archives: September 28, 2016

IAAF strips triple-jumper Devetzi from Bronze Medal in Beijing Olympics 2008

Triple-jump national record holder Piyi Devetzi has had her Olympic bronze medal from the 2008 Games in Beijing annulled as the International Amateur Athletics Federation, track and field’s world governing body, announced she is retrospectively disqualified from August 2007 for failing a drugs test. IAAF found Devetzi’s sample from the …

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Thessaloniki: Solidarity movement blocks bank from confiscating the home of disable man – For now! (video)

The atmosphere in court room was tense on Wednesday afternoon in Thessaloniki. Members of the local solidarity movement had flocked to express solidarity with a man with disabilities who was about to lose his home due to debts to the bank. At the same time, several police squads in full …

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1000+1 reasons why investors do not invest in Greece

It isn’t about competitiveness and even lower minimum wages. It isn’t about the constantly changing taxation system and the over taxation. It isn’t about lack of growth-friendly policies, like lower tax rates and fast implementation of structural  -see: labor – reforms. It is about Mario Draghi, the European Central Bank …

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Gov’t MPs approve Water Privatization with 152 votes

With 152 YES votes, coalition government lawmakers from left-wing SYRIZA and nationalists Independent Greeks approved the privatization of the water companies in Athens and Thessaloniki. Replying to sharp criticism form opposition parties and the society, the government insisted that “indebted state-run enterprises would hardly find an investor” and that the …

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