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Still testing

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KTg still performs some tests to recover site after tech-server- problem. thanks for your patience.

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13
Mar
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11
Mar

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

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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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11
Mar

Greek public sector on strike: Mar 12 & Mar 19-20/2014

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Greece’s public sector union ADEDY will launch a 24-hour strike tomorrow Wednesday, March 12th 2014, in order to protest the the measure of  the so-called “availability” that sends home civil servants with 75% of their salary and eventually lays them off after seven months. The measure that will end up [...]

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11
Mar

Greek deputy minister accuses the Troika of ‘serving private sector interests’

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Deputy Transport Minister Michalis Papadoulos dropped a bomb-shell that exploded in the face of the Troika and also expressed the frustration of many officials in the Greek coalition government. Referring to the often absurd demands tabled by the chief auditors controlling Greece, Papadopoulos blamed the Troika for blocking an overall [...]

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11
Mar

Two cases of mad cow disease in Central Greece; animals imported from the Netherlands

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A farm in Fthiotida, central Greece, has been placed in quarantine after two cases of mad cow disease were discovered there, almost 13 years since the disease last appeared in Greece. The cases of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) were found in two dead cows that had been imported from the [...]

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10
Mar

Inmate who uploaded pictures from Athens prison hospital to be charged

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The inmate who captured with a mobile phone the inhumane conditions at Korydalos prison hospital and uploaded them on social media is to appear before the Disciplinary Board of the largest prison in Athens. According to the Initiative for Prisoners’ Rights , despite the furor created in and outside the [...]

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10
Mar

Pharmacies on 48h strike, Mar 10-11/2014

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Pharmacists across Greece launched a 48-hour strike on March 10-11, 2014 in order to protest the countries’ lenders’ demands to open the so-called “closed profession” and have non-prescription drugs been sold at the supermarkets. During the strike, purchases can be obtained by the pharmacies on duty here.  PS The website [...]

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9
Mar

Greeks buy cheap from e-shops abroad; legislation about VAT & custom fees

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An increasing number of Greek consumers choose to buy online and thus from e-shops abroad, a market analysis conducted by online payment platform PayPal has found out. 36% Greeks buy electronic products -mainly tablets and gaming consoles, clothing, toys and cosmetics from USA, Germany and UK. According to PayPal  data, [...]

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7
Mar

MEP Chatzimarkakis: Health cuts see new-born deaths jump 43% in Greece

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EU-mandated spending cuts in the Greek healthcare system has brought the country decades back into time, with the new-born death rate jumping by 43% since the beginning of the crisis, according to Jorgo Chatzimarkakis, a liberal MEP from the German FDP party. The austerity policies, ordered by Greece’s Troika of [...]

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