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Mar

Athens: Ex PASOK Defence Minister, acting Golden Dawn MP stand trial

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Athens courts have a busy day on Monday with prominent defenders appearing before the judges. Former defence minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos (PASOK) stands trial for inaccurate income declarations of the past. Is this a reason to stand trial? No. The main reason for Tsochatzopoulos to be in custody since April 2012 are [...]

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4
Mar

Athens: Barking strays protest the Troika …in the name of all Greeks (picts)

Posted by in animals, Economy

The representatives of Greece’s lenders had a rather unpleasant encounter on Sunday: they came face to face with the famous Athens strays. Three, four doggies had taken position outside the finance ministry as the Troika moved to meet minister Yiannis Stournaras and check the pulse of Greece’s austerity progress.  Duel [...]

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3
Mar

Fake or Not? EU Commission’s ‘safety warning’ to staff visiting Greece & alarming predictions

Posted by in Politics

An odd and alarming at the same time e-mail puzzled many Greeks on Saturday, when a Greek newspaper posted on its internet site the content of an e-mail allegedly issued by the EU Commission to its staff containing “safety instructions”. The e-mail was apperently forwarded to EU staff due to visit Athens [...]

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2
Mar

Greek FinMin considers imposing compulsory property insurance

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Greek finance ministry considers to make property insurance against earthquake and floods obligatory. According to daily Kathimerini, the compulsory insurance of property against big natural disasters like earthquake and flood is being considered by the finance ministry as an attempt to forestall the possibility of a widespread economic damage from an [...]

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2
Mar

PASOK leader: EU part of the Troika offered ‘velvet euro exit’ in August 2011

Posted by in Economy, Politics

PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos dropped a bomb on Friday: “The country’s lenders offered a velvet exit from the euro in 2011,” Venizelos told 4,000 stunned party delegates during a speech at PASOK’s convention in Athens. Venizelos said that the Troika proposal came after a severe disagreement and that the price [...]

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1
Mar

HP-Cosco-Trainose hub deal signed in Athens

Posted by in Economy

Boosting competitiveness, creating thousands of jobs. The hub deal between Hewlett-Packard, Cosco and Trainose brought smiles in the faces of Greek government, the Prime Minister and the Development and Maritime ministers. “The deal between Hewlett-Packard, Cosco and Trainose to use Cosco΄s cargo terminal at the port of Piraeus as a [...]

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1
Mar

Greece finds horse DNA in imported Salami and locally produced Kebab

Posted by in Very Mix

Greek National Food Control Authority announced Friday that two more tested samples of “beef” were found to contain horse DNA. The first sample was found in minced meat ‘kebab’ prepared by a local producer, while the second sample was found in salami imported from Holland. Both samples were taken from [...]

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1
Mar

Larissa: 2 students die, 3 in critical condition from fumes of makeshift brazier

Posted by in Society

Two students died and another three are hospitalized in critical condition due to fumes from makeshift brazier. According to Greek media, all five were found at the home they were renting by another student who had come to visit them on Thursday afternoon. As the students were not answering she [...]

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28
Feb

Hydrocarbon research in Westen & South Greece ends successfully

Posted by in Economy

“The data collected during the geophysical research for the location of underwater hydrocarbon fields in the Ionian Sea and south of the island of Crete is very good,” Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) executive vice-president Sverre Strandenes said upon the return of the Nordic Explorer research vessel to the southern port city [...]

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28
Feb

Greek patients in panic as drugs disappear from pharmacies

Posted by in Society

A friend called me in an incredible angry mood this morning. “Thugs! Thugs! Thugs!” she roared in my ear, “they’re all thugs! The health ministry, the pharma companies, everyone!” Reason for my friends outburst was that one epilepsy drug suddenly disappeared from the Greek market. Without a warning the production of [...]

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