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Exhausted….

Too much thinking, too much listening, too much worrying, too much typing… then my fingers go independent and ;orhen ai can;t wirite [s dwwhat isd want or habve aopski mind …

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PM Samaras mobilizes old recipes: panic, dilemmas, scaremongering, Grexit

Two days before the first round of voting for Greece’s next President and government officials piously grabbed the pews in the sacred church of power and televion pannels, turned on the alarm lights of the government vehicles and set up to a frenzy populism campaing full of dilemmas, panic and …

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Presidential elections? I got that feeling of Greek Déjà vu

I have the strong feeling that since yesterday I live a Greek déjà vu experience. Components of the situation we face today that is the “political games vs snap elections” strongly remind me of summer of 2009, when then main opposition party PASOK was threatening the government of Nea Dimokratia …

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Troika, Greece meeting in Paris had also a Snap-Polls Dragon

Like in all good old fairy tales, the meeting of Troika and Greece’s representatives in Paris had a dragon. A dragon spitting fire and generously distributing slaps in the face of the team sent by Samaras-Venizelos coalition government to negotiate with the country’s lenders the bailout exit. Aim of the …

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Greeks hit bottom; elections the only solution

Hundreds of property owners stood long lines outside banks on Tuesday morning in order to pay the new unified property tax ENFIA. The deadline for the first installment expires today. The majority of Greeks eager to meet their tax obligations are seniors who received their pension a day earlier. At …

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Greece’s media news and real life news

I have been quite quiet lately, as reporter, as blogger, as a human being… It is not that I have nothing to say, it is not that nothing important is happening in Greece and the Greek society.  But it is the same thing happening in Greece and to the Greek …

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23 Apr 2010 – 23 Apr 2014: Four years of austerity & loan agreements

I have almost forgotten this anniversary we call “four years loan agreements”. I almost forgot it because hardly any mainstream media and websites and blogs mentioned it. The day started with the festive celebrations of the primary surplus confirmed more or less by the Eurostat. And so were the loan …

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The markets can’t wait! Greeks are fit for bonds

I have been physically and psychologically preparing myself for the historical moment when Greece would return to the markets and borrow money. In fact I’ve been preparing myself for the last two weeks with an intensive fitness and an extreme makeover program. I increased my brisk walking from 7 km …

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Do bloggers need a break? Yes, they do :)

Although it looks as if I have been neglecting blog posting in recent days – maybe weeks -, the truth is “No, I don’t – Yes, maybe”. The answer may sound very sincere and thorough, and it may also need some further explanation. One reason for the decrease of posts …

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The usual deja-vu Greek stuff…

There are no news. There are no ‘important’ news to report about. I mean, it’s the usual Deja-Vu Greek stuff: ‘tough’ negotiations with the Troika,  possible new austerity measures, thinkable new taxes, a small economic scandal here, a bigger waste of public money there. Or even a new neo-nazi delirium. …

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Greek “untouchables” …touched: a scandal per day keeps the crisis away?

Hardy has the button “publish” been pressed and a new financial scandal breaks out. Slowly but surely we have lost control over the counting” how many prominent and less prominent Greeks have been arrested, how many of them are free on bail, how many of them are remanded custody, how …

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Find spiritual transquility with Greece’s blessed EU partners

I feel a wonderful peace inside me today. It’s so beautiful, I find it hard to explain or describe it by words. It feels like resting in the arms of the angel, like being touched by the lighthearted flutter of a higher power.  I am about to reach the highest …

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Ι started to blog… again!

These weird clouds appeared in the sky already in the morning. They move slowly, ‘lazily’ -one could say – in the sky. In fact, I would venture to claim that especially this one, this huge, gray cloud, that looks loaded with snow and has the penetrating smell of frost, this …

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a quiet Saturday morning in November…

It certainly has advantages to wake up early in the morning. Especially in a sunny morning.  Especially at this time of the season. Although we are in first ten days of November, the sun still shines bright, even though a bit more chilly than in the previous month. It shines …

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