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Keep Talking Gaga

I think I ‘ll rename my blog : Keep Talking Gaga! Not only because Lady Gaga is currently enjoying her vacation in Greece and makes people worldwide crazy. But because sometimes I feel I live in a Gaga country! You know, there are the little but important things occurring here …

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Greek Budget 2011: the Long Arm of Tax Collectors

While I am trying to write about the Greek Austerity Budget for 2011, I see billions and billions of euro banknotes softly whirling around my head and %-signs going up and down.  There is a high risk you will understand nothing out of this post, because I simply got dizzy. …

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Greek e-Smart Card: the wonder that makes me wonder

Greek Finance Minister Giorgos Papaconstantinou may have proudly announced his plans for an electronic transactions card but the European Commission has already identified gaps for the protection of personal data.                          my virtual  reality   According to the grand plans of Greek FinMin or his technocrats, most probably aliens from outer space, …

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Tourists Stranded in Greece? EUR 100 Compensation are waving

Need 100 euros? You are a (foreign ?) touriststranded in Greece? You can’t depart due to natural disaster like volcanic ash? You are still here, though you were planned to leave yesterday? Are you still in Greece because air traffic controllers strike or your airplane has not a drop of gasoline? …

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“Royal” Wedding: Fairy Tales and Feather Tails

“An ex son of a former father….” ops! sorry! I start again! “An almost-prince and son of a former king got married at the island of  Spetses, yesterday. The almost-prince is tall (princes have to be tall, OK?) and dark haired. His almost-princess is tall too and blond (princesses have …

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Papandreou – Netanyahu: The Perfect Astrological Match

They look so damn good together… It must be the “chemistry”!  Black polo t-shirt, hair shimmering white in the sun. The perfect match: Greek PM Giorgos Papandreou and Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu . Athletic and sun tanned,  Socialist leader Papandreou and  forgot-my-gym-at-home and milky-white, Far-right leader Netanyahu seem to perfectly complement each …

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Greece: Everybody Angry at Netanyahu’s Visit

It seems everybody in Athens is angry about the visit of  Israel’s PM Benjamin Netanyahu. Left parties and activistsare angry because they oppose “Israel’s oppression and embargo to occupied Territories”. Journalistsare angry because they don’t get information whether Greek PM will accompany Netanyahu to his short holidays on the island of Poros …

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Are We a Morally-Bankrupt Society?

This morning I was trying to find some positive news to write about. Something  like “The Good News of the Day”. For a change, you know… But not matter how hard did I try,  I didn’t find anything. We, Greeks, are going through economically difficult and socially disheartening times. We …

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Sorry seems to be the hardest word!

Amid the song and dance of famous “Wedding Party on a Battleship” – the AVEROF, you know… -, which became talk of the country, I forgot, or better say, I didn’t catch up with other important news and issues that affect crisis-suffering Greeks. You may have understood by now that …

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Where is my Blog? Where is my Summer?

I have been very busy lately. You know, busy with … stuff! In fact I have been busy since a couple of months with …stuff! And since “stuff” makes “stuff”, I feel stuffed myself. Stuffed with fat! I realized with horror that waste line downwards I have become stuffier & …

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Greeks: Fed up with Scandals & Corruption!

Greeks: Fed up with Scandals and Corruption “They should go …@@@” The insult coming out of my neighbor’s lips is unprintable. Giwrgos has just put aside the Sunday newspaper. “Every day we read about a new scandal, today I see at least 5” he says as he grabs again the …

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We write Greek NEPOTISM in Capitals

We write Greek NEPOTISM in Capitals Nepotism – the favoritism granted to relatives and friends regardless of their merits – has been a common practice in Greece. It has been tolerated by a large percentage of the population for ages, since it provided people with guaranteed income and politicians with …

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Greek Financial Crisis causes Nightmares

THIS MORNING I WOKE UP SCREAMING…. I woke up screaming this morning…. I had a nightmare… I was taken “hostage” by a group of people. Were they the notorious and scary Bonds-Speculators? Were they my devoted blog-visitors?  Or even the no-returning visitors? In my dream, we were all in a …

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