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Feb
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Greek unemployment: 106K CVs for 20 job vacancies

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More than 106,000 CVs have been saved on the data base of a supermarket chain, while the management does not expect to offer more than 20 job vacancies during the next months. This reality captures the agony of thousands of young people trying to get a job. Any job. Irrespectively of education and skills […]





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19
Feb
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Hollande supports Greece – Greece loves Hollande

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I was very much tempted to give the title “Hollande: I didn’t come to sell arms – Samaras: even if you would, we have no money”. But it would be only partly true… Even if Samaras would love to say that, the protocol did not allow hims. Therefore, we stick […]





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18
Feb
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Athens: Public transport strikes, work stoppages Feb 19-20/2013

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Workers at Athens public transport means will launch several strikes and work stoppages on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 19th and 20th 2013. Feb 19 Trolley on work stoppage from 11 am until 5 pm due to general meeting of union Feb 20 – general strike day Trains OSE and Proastiakos on […]





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18
Feb
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Greece 2013: Seeking cooking oil in garbage bin

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This picture could pose a very good quiz question: how many garbage bins are needed to get together enough oil to cook a day’s meal. It’s not a joke. It’s just the reality of somebody trying to get along, while awaiting development and growth in Greece of 2013. Picture form Greke […]





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18
Feb
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Envelope with bullet reaches office of FinMin General Secretary

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An envelope containing a bullet reached the office of General Secretary of Greek Finance Ministry Giorgos Mergos, who caused outrage last week with his statements on lowering the minimum wage. The envelope was found on Monday. A similar incident occurred beginning of the month, also a Monday, when an envelope […]





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18
Feb
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Greek PM: “All together we can” – or not…

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“With teamwork, all together will win!.I believe in the will power and the decency of Greeks in these difficult hours. The government will fight day and night to lift up our country and enter a path of development while ensuring the social cohesion that has been injured as expected. Top priority […]





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18
Feb

Hollande to “push” 2+6 frigates to debt-ridden Greece

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Everything changes and everything remains the same. Politics, mentalities and interests. What if Greek children go hungry to school, pensioners dig in garbage bins for food and majority of households cannot afford heating their homes. Politics, mentalities and interests remain the same. French  President Francois Hollande will visit Athens on […]





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18
Feb
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Greek PM Samaras: “I commit myself [not to lower] the minimum wage”

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Days after the outrage over a possible further lowering of minimum wage, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras more or less promised that the government would keep it at the current level. Speaking to Sunday newspaper Real News, Antonis Samaras said: “We already said that. Even Olli Rehn said it. Of course, I commit […]





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18
Feb

Halkidiki: One man arrested for arson attack at Skouries gold mine

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One person has been arrested in connection to an arson attack on the site of Hellas Gold at the Skouries gold mine in Halkidiki, northern Greece, on Sunday. The attack occurred in the early morning hour sof Sunday, with a group of some 50 people raiding the site, setting vehicles […]





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18
Feb

Crete: Lasithi to issue local passport to protest government policies

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Local society of Lasithi prefecture in Eastern Crete, is in outrage seeing the infrastructures in prefecture being deforested. Due to strict Troika-imposed austerity, sweeping mergers in health, education and public services take place with residents planning dynamic mobilizations. Among them,  the issue of a local passport for those wanting to enter the […]





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18
Feb

Greek FinMin to trace tax evaders lavishly spending in gym and dance schools subscriptions

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Greece is seeking the “super rich” who avoid declaring their real income. However as the real super rich are real untouchable, the average John Greek and his lavish expenditure will be turned up side down and registered in a central tax payers registry. What makes the average Greek to tax evading […]





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16
Feb

Grand Racehorses in your Ravioli and Burger?

Posted by in Very Mix

Yuck! The horsemeat scandal gets more and more disgusting. Not that eating “anonymous” horses for beef would be less disgusting… Famous horse Synchronised, Irish-bred, British-trained Thoroughbred racehorse, a specialist in long-distance steeplechaser, was euthanized after an injury and apparently disposed for horsemeat. “The owner of a slaughterhouse that disposes of horses […]





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16
Feb
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Tax inspectors’ director arrested for …bribery

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The director of Financial Crimes Units (SDOE) for Western Greece was arrested by Greek police for bribery. The arrest took place after a local businessman filed a complaint that the tax controller was asking him 15,000 euro to lower a tax penalty. Two more tax inspectors were arrested as they […]





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16
Feb

Greek PM: EU Funding for development will go only to big projects

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The news went almost unnoticed. It went under among billions of euro that will reach the country and make everybody’s pockets full. Everybody’s pockets? No exactly. Only the pockets of big interests that have always profited form the distribution of public money. Prime Minister Antonis Samaras made it very clear: The […]





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16
Feb
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Greece to enable “vacation in Lighthouses”

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I admit it! That’s an original idea to enrich the heavy industry of the country: the tourism. Deputy Defence Minister Dimitris Elefsiniotis is due to promote a law that will define anew the regulations of the lighthouse network of the country. This will make possible the establishment of an institution that […]





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15
Feb
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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
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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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