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May

Refugees and migrants flow to Greece dramatically decreased

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The flow of refugees and migrants to the islands of the eastern Aegean Sea has dramatically decreased during the last couple of days. According to official data, no refugee or migrants arrived on Lesvos for four consecutive day. 52 people arrived on Chios yesterday, Sunday, and 12 people arrived on […]





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2
May
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upd FOUND! Amber Alert Greece: 3.5-year-old girl went missing on Easter Sunday, May 1/2016

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Maria-Eirini Printezi, 3.5, went missing on Easter Sunday, May 1st 2016, from Skaramargas area in western Attika. The girl is 100cm tall and weights 22 kg. She has brown eyes and hair. During her disappearance Sunday noon, she was wearing a pink blouse, pink pants and pink sports shoes. According […]





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1
May

Χριστός Ανέστη! Happy Greek Orthodox Easter! Kalo Pascha!

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Χριστός Ανέστη! Happy Greek Orthodox Easter! Kalo Pascha!     and Kalo Mina!





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30
Apr

Greek Orthodox Easter: Holy Light made mysterious appearance again, was flown to Greece

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For one more time, The Holy Light mysteriously appeared in the sealed crypt of Christ Grave in Jerusalem. Thousands of Greek Orthodox had gathered in order to light their candles directly from Patriarch of Ierosolyma Theophilos, the only high-ranking official of the Greek Orthodox Church to have access to the […]





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30
Apr
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Greek Orthodox customs to honor the dead on Good Friday

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I find it always deeply touching how Greeks honor their dead before major holidays like Christmas and Easter. On Good Friday, the peak of the Passion Week, Greeks go to the cemeteries with the arms full of flowers to lay on the graves of their beloved ones. After washing the […]





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30
Apr
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Strike: Greek Easter Sunday without trains, Proastiakos, Metro and urban train ISAP, May 1/2016

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After workers at TRAINOSE, also workers at Athens Metro and Urban train ISAP decided to go on 24-hour strike on Easter Sunday, May 1st 2016. They protest the Pension Reforms and want the signing of collective bargains. TRAINOSE & Proastiakos strike starts Saturday, April 30th 2016, at 6 p.m. and […]





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29
Apr

UPD Turkish Coast Guard threatened to arrest fisherman sailing in Greek territorial waters (video)

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A patrol boat of the Turkish Coast Guard patrol boat threatened to arrest a Greek fisherman sailing in Greek terrirotail waters off the islands of Oinousses near Chios. Only the intervention of a gunboat of the Greek Navy managed to avert a real escalation between the two countries. Turkey has […]





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29
Apr

What is this famous IMF €3.6bn ‘contingency measures package’ about? The Hell…

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Cuts, cuts and more cuts! Primarily in Greece’s public sector and state expenditure, whereas pensions will be trimmed for one more time. The 3.6-billion-euro Contingency measures package demanded by the International Monetary Fund,in case Greece will not meet the targets of 1.75% of GDP Primary Surplus in 2017 and 3.5% […]





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29
Apr

How to exchange Easter Wishes in Greek!

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When in Greece… exchange Easter wishes like a Greek! Easter wishes are a bit complicated and depend on whether they are exchanged before of after Jesus Resurrection. In the average Greeks wish Καλό Πάσχα! Kalo Pascha! Happy Easter! from Palm Sunday until Good Wednesday or Good Thursday. From Good Thursday […]





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29
Apr
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Shops, Banks, Public Services operation schedule over Easter days, April 29-May 3/2016

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Shops, public services and banks will remain close from Sunday to Tuesday as the holiday of May st has been transferred to May 3rd. As we all know, May 1st is not a holiday but a strike day. Below the schedule: April 29: shops, supermarkets 1 pm – 7 pm […]





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28
Apr
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After a marathon of negotiations, extraordinary Eurogroup on Greece set on May 9th/2016

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After a marathon of negotiations between Brussels, Paris, Amsterdam and Berlin, Eurogroup head Jeroen Dijsselbloem decided to set the meeting of eurozone finance ministers on Greece on Monday, May 9th 2016, at 3pm in Brussels. The date has been set after taking into consideration that “discussion about the debt needed […]





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28
Apr

Turkey keeps challenging Greece with air- and sea-violations and even claims of SAR areas

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“>Turkey openly tries to secure its claims in the Aegean Sea and thus with the seal of the NATO force currently monitorin gthe refugees flows in the area. Today, Thursday, two Turkish Coast Guard vessels entered the area of the island of Oinousses near the island of Chios two days […]





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28
Apr

Stand-off between Greece & Lenders allegedly “different than in 2015”, but Greeks on the verge of nervous breakdown

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The stand-off between Greece and its European lenders and the IMF continues also on Thursday morning. While the proposal by Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras for an EU Summit has been turned down by the European Council and Germany, it is still not clear when an extraordinary Eurogroup will take […]





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28
Apr

NATO SNMG2 activities to stem refugees flow in the Aegean Sea, March 8-April 18/2016

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A total of 571 boats carrying estimated 25,871 refugees arrived on the Greek islands in March, while only 20 arrived in the first three weeks of April. From the beginning of the NATO force SNMG2 operation in the area of Lesvos (as of March 8,2016) and Chios ( as of […]





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27
Apr

Greece – Creditors deadlock: The Lunatics have taken over the Eurozone and the IMF

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Do you remember this chaotic film with Nick Nolte who jumped into the chaotic family of Bete Midler and Richard Dryfuss creating even more chaos? The film title was Down and Out in Beverly Hills and then it was this other film “One flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” What we hear […]





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27
Apr
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My Prefect Greek Easter Cookies: Smyrneika

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Greek Easter traditions for the sweet tooth: Tsourekia and Smyrneika. The first being a brioche-like sweet bread that needs approximately  6 hours of preparation as the yeast containing dough has to be kneaded three times and rise three times before the loafs would land in the oven. My mom was […]





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27
Apr

EU Council Tusk, FinMin Schaeuble turn down Tsipras’ call for a EU Summit – Problems will be solved in Eurogroup

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Two phone calls by Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to European Council President Donald Tusk did not bring the desired result. After the cancellation of the Eurogroup meeting, PM Tsipras called Tusk twice: on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. Tsipras wanted to call a EU Summit on the table in […]





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27
Apr

Eurogroup cancelled, Greece wants EU Summit, blames the IMF and German FinMin Schaeuble

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The extraordinary meeting of the Eurogroup on Greece that was supposed to take place tomorrow, Thursday, has been cancelled. The announcement has been made by a spokesman of Eurogroup head Jeroen Dijssselbloem on Tuesday night. Dijsselbloem was apparently the one to decide whether the meeting would take place depending on […]





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26
Apr
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Lesvos: Police teargases refugees in Moria camp, after they throw water bottles at Migration Minister

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Greek police fired teargas against refugees and migrants in Moria camp on the island of Lesvos on Tuesday. According to local media, tension started when Migration Minister Yannis Mouzalas visited the camp and the refugees and migrants protested the living conditions by throwing plastic water bottles at the minister. the […]





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26
Apr
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Greece’s Trains & Proastiakos on strike over Easter weekend April 30 – May 2/2016

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Workers at TRAINOSE will launch a strike over the Easter weekend thus disrupting holiday travelers. The Strike will start at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 30th 2016, and will end at 10 a.m. Monday, May 2nd 2016. Neither the trains nor the Proastiakos will be in operation. As the Metro Line […]





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