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Shock and awe as meteorite falls & horses gallop illegally across Europe

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Meteorite flare in the sky, explode and fall over Russland  injuring hunderds of people, horses gallop in the stomachs of European citizens. embedded by Embedded VideoYouTube Direkt  A meteorite has flared spectacularly in the sky and exploded over the Russian region of Chelyabinsk, reportedly injuring around 1,00o people. Fragments of [...]

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14
Feb

Athens Metro under investigation for massive staff recruitment – Trading votes for jobs?

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Massive, illegal staff recruitment to satisfy favor requests – most probably in exchange of votes - caused damaged in the economic situation of Athens Metro, according to a report released by the Inspector of Public Administration Leandros Rakitzis. According to report findings, Athens Metro staff increased by 50% within a few years, [...]

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14
Feb

Varoufakis: Olli Rehn “an illiterate, yellow, 3rd category understrapper”

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Well-known Greek economist Yanis Varoufakis attacked EU commissioner Olli Rehn, who refused a renegotiation of the Greek austerity program after the IMF officially admitted wrong calculations and false fiscal multipliers. “The mistake was done on purpose. It wasn’t an accounting error of the IMF, it was a political decision,” Varoufakis told [...]

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14
Feb
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Greek FinMin: No lay-offs in public sector

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“We do not talk about lay-offs,” Finance Minister Yiannis Stournaras told reporters after a meeting with prime minister Antonis Samaras on Thursday on the dwindling of four ministries. “Will there be lays-offs in the public sector?” a reporter asked. “No. We don’t talk about lay-offs,” Stournaras replied. While the Troika [...]

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14
Feb

Where to find cheap fuel in Greece

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Greece has the sixth highest gasoline prices, according to a survey conducted by Market Monitoring Agency for news agency Bloomberg. Out of 60 countries surveyed by Bloomberg, Greece was found to have the sixth highest gasoline prices and the third-highest in Europe. All these despite dramatic income decreases. The average [...]

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14
Feb

Olli Rehn rejects renegotiation on Greek program due to IMF miscalculations

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European Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner Olli Rehn put a stop to Greece’s expectations of a revision of the austerity program due to IMF’s miscalculations of fiscal multipliers. In a letter to ECOFIN ministers snet on 13. February 2013, Rehn wrote among others ““Recent studies on fiscal multipliers are of [...]

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Feb
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Greece Unemployment: 27% (61.7% among youth), 1.35 million without job

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Unemployment in Greece broke all previous records: it reached 27% leaving at total of 1,350,181 people without job or income. Shocking is the unemployment among youth 15-24 years old with 61.7%. According to Greek Statistics Authority ELSTAT, unemployment skyrocketed to 27% in November 2012 when compared to 20.8% in November 2011 [...]

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14
Feb

Athens: Riot police fires tear gas at minimum-wage protesters, beats two MPs

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The symbolic occupation of the private office of general secretary of Finance Ministry Giorgos Mergos by members of the youth organization of left-wing SYRIZA ended in teargas and the injury of two MPs. Protesters moved to the office of Mergos and raised banners against the further lowering of minimum wage. [...]

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13
Feb

Two jobs, €6,200 net/m: Greek FinMin official supporting lowering minimum wage (lol)

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The issue of further lowering the minimum wage in Greece takes tragicomic features. Not only because the government reassures through Finance Minister Yiannis Stournaras, that there won’t be any further lowering below €586 gross (€480 net) per month, even though EU Monetary commissioner Olli Rehn said a revision was planned [...]

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13
Feb

Greek police arrests police director for blackmailing foreigner shop owners

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Greek police arrested the head of the 2. police station of Egaleo suburb of Piraeus after a foreign shop owner filed a complained. The police director was allegedly blackmailing foreign shop owners from Pakistan and Bangladesh, threatening them with infringed law violations, if they would not give him money. In this [...]

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