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Nov

200 employees at Samaras’ ND party unpaid for 3.5 months

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200 employees at PM Samaras’ party Nea Dimokatia staged a warning protest and symbolically “occupied” the entrance of ND headquarters in Athens demanding to receive their wages. The ND staff has not been paid for 3.5 months. On Tuesday, the general manager of ND promised that part of the outstanding […]

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12
Nov

Greece leads in neoliberal schemes: Health Care Service according to contributions?

Posted by in Society

It looks like a real revolutionary concept: Health Care should be provided to insured patients according to the contributions they have paid to social insurance funds. The idea was put indirectly on the table by Rovertos Spyropoulos, the general director of IKA, Greece’s biggest state insurance fund for the insured […]

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11
Nov

Employees at Financial Crimes Units, FinMinistry and Bank of Greece arrested for blackmailing businessman

Posted by in Society

Two Financial Crimes Squad (SDOE) employees, a Finance Ministry employee and an employee in the Bank of Greece were arrested in Athens on Monday over bribery and extortion charges, the Greek police department announced on Tuesday. According to a statement released on Tuesday, the case involved a 68-year-old accountant, her […]

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11
Nov

Troika vs Greek FinMin: 100 installments for debts to tax office; do the maths…

Posted by in Economy, Society

After a planning that lasted several months,, Greek Finance Ministry set the guidelines for debtors to the the tax and customs offices. “Outstanding debts can be paid back in 72 or 100 installments,” mainstream media herald adding that “this is a big gift by the General Secretary of Revenues” to […]

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10
Nov

Greece names ex FDP-politician, ex “Dr” Chatzimarkakis “Ambassador at Large”

Posted by in Politics

Last week, Greek Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos named new Ambassador – at -Large Giorgos Chatzimarkakis, a former MEP of the German neoloberal Free Democratic Party (FDP). Speaking in a festive ceremony Venizelos praised Chatimarkakis’ qualities saying among others several nice things like: ” Mr. Hatzimarkakis is an extremely experienced and […]

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10
Nov

Symi-Rhodes boat trip adventure in rough sea (video)

Posted by in Very Mix

A horror boat trip for several dozens passengers crying for help amid rough sea and high waves. Local boat Dodekanisos Express set sail on Saturday morning, November 9th 2014,  for a trip from Panormitis on the island of Symi to Rhodes. Strong south winds had previously prohibited sailing in the […]

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10
Nov

Turkey openly threatens Greece to stay away from Cyprus waters

Posted by in Turkey-GR

Turkey “fired” an open threat against Greece, with Turkish Naval Forces Commander to announce that the naval forces have received a new set of rules of engagement. During a briefing at the Blue Whale 2014 military exercise, Admiral Bülent Bostanoğlu revealed that “the Turkish navy has been authorized by the […]

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7
Nov

Anarchist group claims responsibility for arson attack against Athens Voice office

Posted by in Very Mix

An unknown organization calling itself “Anarchist group of anticapitalist action – Black Sundays, Red nights” has claimed responsibility for an arson attack on the offices of the free press weekly newspaper Athens Voice. The group accused the free press of creating “apolitical masses” and claimed that Athens Voice was contributing […]

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7
Nov

Extreme Weather Conditions with Thunderstorms & Hail expected in Greece, Nov 7-9/2014

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Extreme weather conditions with thunderstorms and hail are expected in Greece over the weekend,” meteorologists and civil protection authorities warn. The risk of floods is considered to be high due to the volume of rain expected to fall. The bad weather front is expected to start today Friday in the […]

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7
Nov

Education Ministry seeks to hire 1,100 teachers to work on voluntary basis, ie. without payment

Posted by in Politics, Society

Greek Education Ministry seek fill 1,100 job vacancies with teachers who would be gladly and proudly work on “voluntary basis”, that is without payment! According to daily TA NEA, Education Minister Andreas Loverdos considers to seek teachers who would work on voluntary basis in order to fill up vacancies in […]

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