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Greek civil servants enjoy extra 6-day paid leave for using computers at work

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We certainly all feel with the plight of Greek civil servants and the cuts they have been exposed to due to Troika austerity. Their already hard working life spiced with benefits, allowances, part-time work but full-time payments and all possible kinds of benefits a union-government alliance could think of is getting even harder. […]

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Sep
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Suspected Golden Dawn supporters attack supporters of Communist KKE

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Nine people were taken to the hospital after a group of suspected ultra-right Golden Dawn supporters attacked members of the Communist Party (KKE) as they were putting up posters in Perama, near Piraeus, late on Thursday. According to Greek media, the incident occurred around midnight when a group of some 50 people […]

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13
Sep
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Ex ECB official: “Merkel toyed with the idea of Grexit but she was convinced otherwise” by the Chinese?

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“German Chancellor Angela Merkel toyed with the idea of forcing Greece out of the euro until the autumn of 2012.” These claims are raised by Lorenzo Bini Smaghi, until recently one of the six-man executive council  at the European Central Bank and for many years Italy’s man in Frankfurt” In […]

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13
Sep
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Troika arrives in Athens on a Friday the 13th

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Just kidding! The technical delegates of Greece’s lenders arrived in Athens on Thursday. But took position in several ministries today. They will start reviewing the execution and progress of the Greek fiscal adjustment program. Their aim is to check whether Greece has applied and implemented the lenders’ demands so that […]

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12
Sep

Absence of school guards creates chaos outside Athens elementary schools (video)

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Whhhat? Were school guards in Greek schools necessary? didn’t the Greek government know that when it decided to send 2,250 school guards home and suspend the institution all together in order to comply with the Troika’s demands for several thousands less people in the country’s public sector? News portal Zougla.gr […]

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12
Sep

Singer Jimmy Fontana passed away – “Il Mondo” makes the world go round

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I can’t help. I must report about the passing away of Italian singer Jimmy Fontana. Because he sang one of the most beautiful songs: Il Mondo. All these years I never knew what Fontana sang about in his song “The world” but I loved it. Jimmy Fontana: Il Mondo embedded […]

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12
Sep
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SYRIZA leads in two public opinion polls; ND second, GD constantly third…

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Main opposition party, left-wing SYRIZA leads in the latest two public opinion polls.Samaras’ Nea Dimocratia follows with 1-1.5% difference, while third party in the respondents preference remains extreme-right Golden Dawn. A) SKAI TV Public Issue SYRIZA 29% – Nea Dimocratia 28% – Golden Dawn 13% – PASOK 7% – KKE […]

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12
Sep

Greece’s unemployment out of control: new record at 27.9% – 1.4m people without work

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It’s getting higher and higher and breaks a new record every month. Even though traditionally the summer months offer job opportunities due to tourism. But that was in the past. According to Greek Statistics Authority ELSTAT, unemployment hit a new record in June 2013 and rose to 27.9%. In comparison, […]

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12
Sep
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Oxfam: “Greece is in a terrible state; Austerity will bring 25m more Europeans at risk of poverty by 2025″

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Oxfam, the international charity organization founded in 1942 because of the famine in Greece,  finds it hard to believe that 70 years later, this same country “is in a terrible state.” Sharply criticizing the IMF- austerity programs, Oxfam said: “These policies were a failure: a medicine that sought to cure the […]

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Sep
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Bloomberg poll: investors more optimistic on Greece, however risks not averted

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Despite the ongoing structural reforms, the praises from Troika officials and the surpluses, foreign investors do not seem convinced that Greece has averted the risk of default. That’s the result of a global poll conducted by Bloomberg: “The risk of default is on the slide with about three-quarters saying Spain […]

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