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Nov

PM Tsipras: Greece supports creation of Palestinian State with borders of 1967

Posted by in Israel-GR

“Greece supports the creation of an independent Palestinian State with the borders of 1967 and with East Jerusalem as its capital.” This is is what Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras told Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah. Before and after the Six days War in 1967 I don’t know what […]





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26
Nov
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Greece has mass production of “unemployed labor-craft with higher education”

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Greeks continue to ‘invest’ in education and ‘produce’ qualified jobless despite the high unemployment among the youth and the highly skilled labor craft. According to OECD’s latest report “Education at Glance 2015” Greece has the highest rate in higher education. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development found in its […]





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26
Nov

Ops! Trikala driverless bus needs …a driver?

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The famous driverless bus of Trikala probably needs a driver or new settings. Several pedestrians got scared this morning to see that the town jewel lost its orientation,  and stranded on the sidewalk in the middle of the town. The bus halted what it seems one meter away from a […]





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26
Nov
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Germans hand out to Greece 10,588 data of suspected tax evaders with assets at Swiss Banks

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German regional state of North-Rhine Westphalia handed out to Greece files containing more than 10,588 data – that is Swiss bank accounts – of suspected tax dodgers. The data is from one Swiss bank but the name had not been revealed. The data on tax evaders was reportedly bought by […]





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25
Nov

Russian Su-24 & Airspace violations: Why Greece and Turkey do not shoot down each other’s fighter jets

Posted by in Turkey-GR, Very Mix

On the occasion of the shooting down of the Russian Su-24 jet by Turkey, there are quite some people – Greeks and expats living in Greece – wondering what it seems to be the obvious:  why is not there has been downing similar airplane either from Greece or from Turkey […]





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25
Nov
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NATO calls on Turkey and Russia to “Calm down”, Ankara gets Obama’s support

Posted by in Very Mix

NATO called on Turkey and Russia to show restraint as tensions rise in the wake of the downing of a Russian jet near the Turkey-Syria border on Tuesday morning. After a meeting of the diplomatic representatives at the NATO Headquarters in Brussels, NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said that the military […]





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24
Nov

€120bn left Greece’s banks during the years of the crisis

Posted by in Economy

The “dizzying” amount of 120 bullion euro left the Greek banks during the years of the crisis. Moreover, 45 billion euro left the banks during the last year. 80% of this amount, that is some €36 billion are been kept in homes, company safes or in bank lockers. These revelations […]





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24
Nov
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UNHCR data Jan-Nov 2015: total 863K arrivals to Europe by sea, 715K to Greece, 3.4K dead/missing

Posted by in Very Mix

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees published data about the arrivals of people to Europe by the sea. The data refer to arrivals from January to November 2015. A total of 862,901 people have arrived to Europe via Spain (3,592), Malta (105), Italy (143,700), and Greece (715,704). 3,485 people trying […]





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24
Nov

Su-24: Dangerous Escalation in Greece’s Neighborhood & a Geopolitical Scenario

Posted by in Very Mix

A dangerous escalation is taking place in Greece’s backyard, after Turkey shot down a Russian  Su-24 on Tuesday morning, claiming that the jet bomber had violated its airspace in the south. The Russian jet was reportedly conducting airstrikes in Syria against positions of the Islamic State. While information about the […]





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24
Nov
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Bomb explodes at Greece’s Enterprises Federation in central Athens

Posted by in Very Mix

A bomb exploded outside the offices of the Greek Federation of Enterprises (SEV)  at 3:35  early on Tuesday near Syntagma Square in central Athens. The explosion caused material damage but no injuries. Prior to the explosion there was a warning phone call to newspaper Efimerida ton Syntakton. An anonymous caller […]





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23
Nov
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Belgians let LOLCats out when police tells them not to tweet on anti-terror operations

Posted by in Very Mix

Sunday night a major anti-terror operation took place in several areas in Brussels and elsewhere in Belgium. As the operation took place in the middle of neighborhoods, residents watched what was going on and reporting it on social media, mostly on Twitter. Then the authorities requested that Belgians refrain from […]





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23
Nov

Creditors approve €2billion disbursement for Greece

Posted by in Economy

The borad of directors of the European Stability Mechanism approved the disbursement of 2 billion euro bailout tranche to Greece. In a statement issued Monday afternoon the ESM said that the money will primarily be used for debt service, as well as for arrears clearance, and co-financing projects funded by […]





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23
Nov

Varoufakis says he wanted to use Greece’s “Default as a strategy weapon” to force agreement with creditors

Posted by in Economy

“We should have defaulted. They would have come around and we would have a compromise agreement, but I wasn’t allowed to use that weapon,” former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said in an interview to The Guardian. Speaking about the times of negotiations between Greece and the lenders, the former […]





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23
Nov

BBC claims second suicide bomber of Stade had passed from Leros island

Posted by in Very Mix

Was the third suicide bomber in the Stade de France the same person that was registered as refugee in Greece on October 3rd? On Sunday, French police published a picture of a suspect suicide bomber in connection with the Paris attacks. The French are seeking information about the suspect thus […]





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22
Nov

Idomeni: More than 2,000 Refugees trapped in Greece as FYROM won’t allow them to cross borders

Posted by in Very Mix

More than 2,000 refugees have been trapped in Northern Greece after FYROM authorities closed the boarders and allow only refugees from Syria, Afhanistan and Iraq to cross Skopje. Holders of passports from other countries are not allowed to cross to FYROM and from there to head towards Central and North […]





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22
Nov

UPD New Democracy leadership voting turns into fiasco – Elections postponed

Posted by in Politics

This is a First Class Fiasco for a political party that claims to govern Greece. Everything was ready for the elections on Sunday morning, voters had gone to the polling stations, their ID and 3 euro at hand, the four candidates were standing by at the race start. 1,290 ballot […]





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20
Nov

EU ministers: Also EU citizens to be checked at Schengen external borders

Posted by in Very Mix

In the aftermath of the Paris attacks, interior ministers from EU member states decided today in Brussels to impose stricter and systematic controls at the external borders of the Schengen area also for the citizens of the European Union. The decision seems to be justified with the allegation the organizer […]





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20
Nov

6.1R Earthquake shifts island of Lefkada 36cm to the South, wipes out famous Egremnoi beach

Posted by in Very Mix

The powerful earthquake that hit the island of Lefkada in the Ionian Sea with a magnitude of 6.1R shifted the island by 36 cm southwards and caused unusually  deep vertical deformations. According to  Greek media reports “Measurements of the National Observatory of Athens showed that the island of Lefkada was […]





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20
Nov

IMF strikes back with same old joke: 2% wages decrease for PIIGS to boost competitiveness

Posted by in Economy

You certainly know the old IMF joke: “Greece needs to boost its competitiveness via wage decreases.” Managing Director Christine Lagarde said it x times in 2011 and 2012 and 2013 but she stopped telling it around after wages dropped by 40% in Greece and Greeks were not able to laugh […]





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20
Nov
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Two Greeks arrested after making joke of “bomb in suitcase” at Copenhagen Airport

Posted by in Very Mix

There is always a Greek somewhere in the world… Most of these Greeks we are proud of become famous due to extraordinary achievements in science and culture. But there are also these “other Greeks”, the “jokesters” who think the whole world is a joke and that making fun is the […]





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