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Turkey proposes co-exploitation of the Aegean Sea

Here in Keep Talking Greece we knew it since months (see article links below).  We had correctly read and interpreted the signs.  Now, Turkey’s EU Chief Negotiator speaks it out loud: That Greece and Turkey should exploit together the Aegean Sea. No, he doesn’t mean the the red mullets, the …

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Greek Parliament clears 2 Ministers over land-swap Vatopedi Scandal

The secret ballot over charging or not former Ministers of Karamanlis’ Nea Dimokratia government over the land-swap and real estate Vatopedi scandal concluded at the Greek Parliament, clearing two of the five ex Ministers. Greek lawmakers agreed that  Evangelos Basiakos and Petros Doukas should face charges  for aiding and abetting a breach of trust against …

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Volker Jung: Another SIEMENS Bird that Flew…

 “When in  Greece, do as the Greeks do”. Volker Jung, ex Siemens executive, seems to have taken the paraphrase of the Latin saying (when in Rom, do we the Romans do) deep  engraved in his heart. So he did as the Greeks do: he disregarded the law – a court …

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Athens: Facebook and Twitter elected the Mayor

As I have been trying to post something about the Greek local elections under a special ankle I found this interesting article about the elections for the Mayor of the city of Athens. It shows that young and ‘thinking’ voters use social media like Facebook and Twitter to support their favorites, …

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Invalid Votes: The Funny Side of Elections!

It’s difficult to leave your couch and go cast a vote if you disagree with any major or regional governor candidates or political parties. It’s the time when  “Abstention” becomes the magic word for many. An average of 54% of Greek voters picked up couch and coffee to ballot box. Another …

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I am flattered! Greek Politicians ask my vote per SMS!

 I am flattered 🙂 ! I am flattered because they all remembered me! The well-known Greek politicians who urge me to vote for their party candidates per SMS.  No, I know nobody of them personally nor have I ever met anyone of them before. But they send me their  elections campaigns sms via mobile. Just …

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Anastacia to perform in Northern Cyprus on Nov 13

Anastacia may have cancelled her September concert in Northern Cuprus but tomorrow she is going to perform there! It was only 2,5 months ago when Cypriots’ and Greeks’ lobby took action pressuring famous singer Anastacia not to perform in Northern Cyprus  Cratos Hotel. The date of her performance in occupied …

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Straw proposes Partition of Cyprus – Angers Cypriots & Greeks

British former foreign secretary Jack Straw lit an explosive political  fuse suggesting partition of Cyprus  should the current negotiations fail. In an interview to newspaper  The  Times, Jack Straw called on London to consider the “formal partition of Cyprus” in the case of failed reunification talks between Greek and Turkish Cypriots. …

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Some Greeks voted for a … Donkey!

A donkey managed to run ahead of  the human aspiring mayor candidates in a rural municipality at Steni of Evvoia in Greece. The ballot ticket with a donkey as logo avatar appeared at the polling stations of Dirfion-Messapion Municipality .     The ballot’s name S.A.NO is an acronym from a sentence …

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Astrology & Politics:Dora Bakoyannis to announce her political party on Nov 21

Many wondered why Dora Bakoyannis,  Greek politician, former foreign minister and culture minister and ex Athens mayor, choose the November 21st to announce the establishment of her political party. In fact it is a new political party in the liberal/center-right  spectrum in Greece as Dora Bakoyannis had to leave the Nea …

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Greek Local Elections – Voters’ Performance!

First round of local elections is over! Everything seems back to normal. The risk of early parliamentry elections has been averted. Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou said “No!” to this option. Spreads of 10-year Greek bonds started to fall again.  Many candidates spend Monday on the couch of their homes, …

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Is Greece Heading for Early Elections on December? Scenarios

Is Greece heading to early national elections in December, should ruling party PASOK fail to win  the local elections of  November 7? Greek media report that there is no room for misinterpretation as for the intentions of Prime Minister George Papandreou. He is allegedly to take his decision on Sunday night, after …

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Greek Police was Expecting Terror Attacks

Police departments across the country have been on a state of  “red alert” for possible terrorist attacks since last week, report Greek news portal www.in.gr . According to information  last Wednesday an urgent badge sent to police departments asked the staff to be vigilant because there was information that there is …

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Athens: Parcel Bomb Alarm – Courier Deliveries Suspended

Greece remains on Red Alert after a series of parcel bombs sent to foreign embassies in Athens, European politicians and institutions abroad.   Yesterday  Tuesday, Greek Civil Aviation authorities suspended all mail and parcel courier deliveries abroad  for 48 hours, after a recommendation by Police. A statement by the police said that …

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Early Elections: Russian Roulette with an Automatic Weapon (Opinion)

Contribution by Etsi!  Through his blatant dilemma/threat of support for PASOK candidates in regional elections, or else… early national elections, Prime Minister  Giorgos Papandreou is cranking up pressure on his party, the opposition, and the Greek people. Many are wondering what the PM has in mind, since elections, like war, …

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Athens Parcel-Bombs: Greek Parties speak of Provocation to destabilize the country?

Immediate was the reaction of political parties in Greece to the parcel bombs terrorist incidents. Both opposition parties and the Parliament Speaker condemned the terrorism acts. Yet some speak of political provocation aiming to destabilize the country, shortly before the local elections of November 7. Greek Communist Party speaks about …

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Greek PM: Warming up for Early Elections?

” I am not bluffing” (about the early elections) , said Greek Prime Minister Giorgos Papandreou Sunday in an interview to Real News newspaper. Of course, the interview was recorded earlier then Sunday Greek PM participated together with 20,000 at the Marathon Race. Papandreou spoke again about the possibility of …

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Turkish Imvros: Vandals damage 78 Greek-Orthodox graves.

“Unknown” perpetrators vandalized 78 Greek-Orthodox graves in the cemetery on the Turkish Island of Imvros. It is  the first time in 20 years that such an unprecedented damage and to this extend occurs in the area. The vandalism occurred Friday, October 29, the day Turkey celebrates the anniversary of the Proclamation of …

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