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11
Feb

Tripoli: Hospital director removed after allowing Golden Dawn to check migrant nurses

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The director of a public hospital in Tripoli, the Peloponnese, has been removed from her position after allowing members of Golden Dawn to enter the premises and check the details of private nurses. Health Minister Andreas Lykourentzos ordered Eleni Sourouni to leave her post after complaints that members of the [...]

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11
Feb

Public Survey: 80% Greeks expect their economic situation to get worse

Posted by in Society

Greeks are increasingly pessimistic about the economic situation of the country in general, and their own situation in particular. In an online public opinion survey conducted by online newspaper “Zougla.gr“, participants also expressed their opinion about current issues like police interventions, “civil mobilization” of Athens metro workers. As for politics, Samaras’ [...]

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11
Feb

Pope Benedict XVI to resign on Feb 28/2013

Posted by in Very Mix

Pope Benedict XVI will resign on Feb. 28, the Vatican has confirmed. He is the first pope to resign in nearly 600 years. Pope Benedict XVI was elected on 19 April 2005 in a papal conclave as the 265th Pope, serving  as Sovereign of the Vatican City State and leader of [...]

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11
Feb

The beginning of a Greek week: protests and strikes – what else?

Posted by in Society

Several hundreds protesters gathered outside the Health Ministry in Athens on Monday morning, demanding to get an appointment with the minister. A group of protesters consists of 350 people who travelled from the islands of Paros and Antiparos to raise their voices against the shortages in the local health centre, [...]

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8
Feb

EU Commissioner Borg: Greeks should stop smoking, bad for …productivity

Posted by in Very Mix

It’s really tiring to have to face totally unprotected and be exposed to every jazzy nonsense that comes in one’s mind, just because you’re Greek. Here comes an EU health commissioner in a state of disarrangement with reality and confusses his role with the one of a labour commissioner. Instead of urging Greeks [...]

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8
Feb

Greek police releases shocking pictures of robbers before …photoshop

Posted by in Politics

Greek police published new pictures of the armed robbers of Velvento banks heist apparently to show that they were beaten during their arrests and not later during transport or interrogation. The pictures uploaded on Greek police website Friday afternoon, have also the digital data of the exact time when the [...]

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8
Feb

Her “Greek Drama” – Our Greek Tragedy

Posted by in Very Mix

Before, during and short after the Olympic Games of 2004, the media used to call her “the iron lady of Greece”.  Married to one of most powerful and rich businessmen of the country, Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki, became best known to Greece and else where for being the president of the bidding and [...]

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8
Feb

Social Cooperatives: Greece’s new scheme to get rid of municipality workers; 48h strike, Feb 13-14/2013

Posted by in Politics

POE-OTA, union of workers at Greek municipalities called for a 48-hour strike on February 13-14, 2013. The strike decision comes as expression of solidarity to workers at social services offered by local governments. POE-OTA demands that municipalities continue to offer social services, that workers received outstanding payments and opposes government and local governments [...]

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8
Feb

Greek Police: Armed robbers physically resisted arrests, therefore the injuries

Posted by in Politics

The armed robbers of Velento physically resisted arrests therefore the injuries on their faces, Greek police said on Friday, dismissing claims of they were tortured during interrogation. The head of Greece Police internal affairs department, Panagiotis Stathis, said during a press conference that the injuries of the four young robbers were sustained [...]

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8
Feb

Greece public sector parties with public money, despite crisis and austerity

Posted by in Economy, Politics

It must be on corruption- DNA or on deep rooted “I don’t give a dam”- mentality: that public money is here to be spent as if no tomorrow. The annual report 2010 by the State Audit Council published on Thursday shows incredible and widespread wasteful spending of public money and  by [...]

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