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Porsche car crash: Scenarios and speculations

As the traffic police is seeking the causes of the incredible accident on Sunday, several scenarios and speculations are circulating on Greek media and websites –  not to mention the comments posted on social media. At the same time, the father of the family that was killed in the crash …

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Red Tide in Thessaloniki turns sea red

A phenomenon known as “red tide” appeared in the Thermaikos Gulf and across the shores of Thessaloniki, the second biggest city of Greece. The sea has been discolored and turned into red. Red Tide is a common name for a phenomenon known as an algal bloom (large concentrations of aquatic …

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February goes, the Troika comes…

Representatives of Greece’s creditors returned to Athens and they resume talks in an effort to reach an agreement on technical level (staff level agreement) and conclude the second review in no longer than two weeks. According to Athens News Agency, the European side but also the International Monetary Fund consider …

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My Perfect Greek …Taramosalata (Fish Roe Dip)

There is no Greek festive table on Clean Monday (Καθαρά Δευτέρα) without the famous Taramosalata: Fish roe salad which is actually a dip. But you know, we, Greeks, call all salads and dips “salata”. Taramosalata is spread on warm Lagana, the Greek unleavened flatbread, traditionally baked on Clean Monday, the first …

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Macedonian League condemns anti-Hellenic cartoon by Albanian neo-Nazis

The Macedonian League condemns anti-Hellenic cartoon and the formation of Albanian neo-Nazi organizations in Canada, USA and abroad. The Macedonian League condemns a fascist cartoon, released by the newly-established Albanian neo-Nazi party “Lëvizja për Shqipëri të Bashkuar (LSHB)”- English translation: The Movement for a United Albania. The cartoon, which was …

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Heineken fined £25m for 15-year abuse of Greece’s market

A Greek brewery has filed a €100 million lawsuit against Heineken’s Greek subsidiary, Athenian Brewery, after it was fined £25m for abuse of the market over a 15-year period, squeezing out competitors through exclusivity agreements. The filing follows a 12-year investigation by the Hellenic Competition Commission (HCC) into the actions of …

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PM Tsipras: The era of austerity is over

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says the era of austerity is over for his country, painting a positive picture Friday of reforms the country has agreed to take after its latest bailout program ends in 2018. Speaking in parliament, Tsipras described the deal reached Monday as an “exceptional success” and …

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Mnuchin: US wants IMF to stick to hard line on Greece

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin made it clear that the Trump administration does not think much neither of the European Union, nor the Eurozone nor Greece. In an interview to the Wall Street Journal, Mnuchin suggested that the US wants the International Monetary Fund to stick to its hard line on …

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Poll: Should Germany leave the Eurozone? Final Results

Tired of reading about Grexit polls commissioned by German media, I decided to run a counter poll on Twitter. The poll: Should Germany leave the Eurozone? run for 24 hours. From noon February 22nd until noon February 23rd 2017. Here are the results: Poll: Should Germany leave the Eurozone? — …

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Jobless father of 3 to lose home due to €3.800 debt

Members of leftist political parties, solidarity groups and civic movement “I don’t pay” managed to block the eviction of a 5-member family. The activists chased the notaries out of the court room in Thessaloniki on Wednesday. The home of the family was to be auctioned as the owner had a …

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