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Aug
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In times of unemployment it’s a shock to get a job (Spanish Video)

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Marina wakes up at 7 o’ clock in the morning with a smile. She takes time to carefully pick up her clothes and put on  a light make up. She literally blooms every morning – at 7 o ‘ clock.  After three years of unemployment, Marina, 27, a university graduate […]

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13
Aug
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Greece’s recession eases but still high

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The good news: recession eases. The bad news: recession is still high. And thus for the sixth consecutive year. Austerity measures crack down on consumption, shops and businesses close down. Half of the touristic shops and hotels in Agia Marina, Aegina, stay closed for the second consecutive year. Photo: KTG […]

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10
Aug
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16,800 swim strokes away…

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I do 10 strokes per 15 seconds. That is 40 strokes per minute. I swim one hour every day. Considering that I keep a steady rhythm, pace  and speed I do 2,400 strokes per day. I am not a quick swimmer and my technique could be judged as ‘below average’. […]

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9
Aug

Stowaway Greek cat flies from Athens to Zurich on airplane undercarriage

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Unexplained wonder. A Greek cat flew from Athens to Zurich hidden in the front undercarriage of the airplane. The black and white cat survived temperatures of minus 50 degrees Celsius and landed at Zurich airport with a shock and hypothermia, but still alive. A vet is taking care of the […]

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8
Aug

My cheerful friend in the morning…

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This is my very cheerful company in the morning. Gender: Male. Age: 1 year old. Color: Yellow. Feather style: perfect styled layers with five to six thin brushes of black on the head. Species: domestic canary Name: Kitrinoulis (Yellowish). I call him Agoraki (Little boy) Main attributes: curious, chirpy and  […]

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8
Aug

Greece’s success story: unemployment new record 27.6%

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Unemployment in Greece hit a new record in May with 27.6%   just a month after Prime Minister Samaras had launched his ‘ “success story” campaign. The sheer horror is among the youth aged  15-24 :  unemployment has reached 64.5%. Total number of unemployed: 1,381,088 General unemployment 27.6% in May […]

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6
Aug

August is Cicadas’ time: are Greek cicadas really lazy?

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For one more time I asked myself the same question: why are cicadas considered to be lazy?. The truth is that hundreds, most likely thousands cicadas start their work at 6 o’clock in the morning. Shortly after the dawn. They continue their song all thought the day until late after […]

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6
Aug
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Still swimming around….

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It was supposed to be a just a weekend on an island near Athens. But the sea is so blue and beautiful, the air so clear and fresh…. who wants to return to boiling Athens?

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1
Aug

Troika-fatigue: Are Greek lawmakers tired of austerity? FinMin Stournaras claims so

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Maybe. Maybe not. At least Finance Minister Yiannis Stournaras claimed, that Greek lawmakers were tired of austerity and that “the fatigue of MPs” could cause a political risk for Greece’s fiscal targets. Stournaras’ interview to Reuters, woke up the tired Greek MPs especially those of coalition government partner PASOK. Those […]

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31
Jul

Austrian NGO supplies Greek hospital with drugs & paramedic material for uninsured patients

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Gauze, catheters, syringes, cotton, latex-gloves, but also drugs and medicine for cancer patients. Medical and paramedical material. A whole of 5 tons of aid has reached state hospital ELPIS. The humanitarian aid has the sole purpose to be used for patients without insurance. The aid has been sent to ELPIS […]

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