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12
Oct
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UPD: Powerful Earthquake 6.3R jolts Crete (video)

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A powerful earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale jolted the Western of Crete on Saturday afternoon. The earthquake occurred at 4:11 p.m. on Saturday in the sea area 63 km western of Chania and 23 km below the sea surface. According to  Greek  Geodynamic Institute, the earthquake had a magnitude of 6.3R, […]





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12
Oct

Troika rejects decrease in heating oil tax; Greeks to freeze another winter

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Greece’s lenders, the Troika rejected two of Greek government plans: the tax reduction in heating oil and the broadening of income criteria for those entitled to heating oil allowance. The government had proposed to decrease at 15% the Special Consumption Tax for heating oil and avoid the freezing of Greek households and the incredible air pollution of […]





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12
Oct
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Greek Privatization Agency rejects reports “22 regional airports to shut down”

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Greek Privatization Agency (TAIPED) categorically rejects media reports that 22 regional airports were to shut down after demands by the Troika and recommendations by German airliner Lufthansa. “There was never such an issue and there will never be one in the future,” TAIPED said recalling that “there is an international […]





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12
Oct
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It ‘rains’ lawsuits against ministers, ex PM Papandreou included

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Several Greek citizens filed lawsuits against current and former ministers, ex prime minister George Papandreou included. The citizens want the lifting of the parliamentary immunity of the ministers involved and a probe for requests that have to do with the economic crisis. The start was made by former Navy officer […]





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10
Oct
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Cretans fundraise food & clothes for Greek FinMin’s mom…

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An aid parcel with food and clothes for the mother of Greek Finance Minister Yiannis Stournaras. A woman who apparently “lives in poverty with €500 pension per month” as her famous son recently claimed on Greek television. Touched by the poverty of the minister’s mother, some residents of Heraklio, Crete, […]





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10
Oct
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27.6% Unemployment in Greece reaches new record; 55.1% among youth

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I know. It’s not a news anymore. The fact that unemployment rises each and every month. It can be news though if the unemployment rises also in months were traditionally it was lower due to tourism season in summer months. Whether it’s worth reporting or not, unemployment reached 27.6% in […]





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10
Oct

Thessaloniki: fired ERT-employee jumps to death

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A fired ERT3 employee jumped to her death from the fifth floor of an apartment building in Thessaloniki on Wednesday evening.  The ambulance and the medical team that rushed to the spot could not save the 46-year-old woman. The mother of a daughter had lost her job when the Greek […]





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10
Oct

Erdogan’s adviser: “Most Greeks want to exit EU and join Turkey”

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The chief adviser to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Yiğit Bulut, has said in a televised interview that if given the option, most Greeks would want to exit the European Union and join Turkey. “If there were a referendum in Greece today, 51 percent of Greeks would vote to […]





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10
Oct

Troika wants to close down 22 Greek airports – after Lufthansa’s recommendation

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Greece’s lenders, the Troika, have reportedly brought back on the table the demand that 22 airports across the country should be shut down. The proposal has been allegedly suggested by the German airliner Lufthansa and forwarded to the Greek government via the German advisers to the Greek state – I […]





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9
Oct
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Athens: arson attack against ministers’ office

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An arson attack against the political office of Marine Minister, Militadis Varvitsiotis (Nea Dimocratia), took place short before 8 o’clock on Wednesday evening in Athens. According to Greek media, a group of people wearing masks threw flammable liquid on the ground floor of the building where Varvitsiotis’ office is located […]





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9
Oct
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IMF on Greece: new austerity measures €6.7 billion, new “haircut”

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International Monetary Fund wants new austerity measures worth 6.7 billion euro from Greece and thus until 2016. The IMF sees no primary surplus to be achieved for 2013 and furthermore that additional debt restructuring (haircut) will be requited.. According to IMF’s “Fiscal Monitor” report published on Wednesday, Greece is expected […]





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9
Oct
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Greek Parliament Budget Office: “Debt Restructuring is one-way street”

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We live in an illusion world… that things will get better, the debt volume will decrease, Greece will return to the markets, recession and unemployment will ease, that this and that… However the Greek Parliament Budget Office dropped a bomb today. It said that “debt restructuring is one-way street” and […]





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9
Oct
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ΕU approves Aegean Airlines – Olympic Air merger

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Τhe European Union gave its blessing Wednesday to the merger of Greece‘s Aegean Airlines and its rival Olympic Air, saying that there would be no harm to competition since Olympic Air would have no choice but to shut down without the deal. The EU‘s executive, the European Commission, had once […]





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9
Oct

EU wants hikes in V.A.T & other taxes in Greece, Portugal, Spain, Italy…

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The gap between theory and practice… That’s the main problem of institutional technocrats seeking solutions to countries where real people live in. They just don’t get it. that their theoretical approach is good on academic level but a failure in real life. A fact that is being confirmed again and […]





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8
Oct
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WSJ: IMF secret docs May 2010 “Greece’s rescue program was not sustainable”

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Minutes of International Monetary Fund board meetings held in May 2010 and published by the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday have highlighted the concern of many country representatives that the Greek bailout was not sustainable. One of the key criticisms expressed during meetings held before Athens agreed its first bailout […]





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8
Oct
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Greeks to sink in insurance contributions: pension of 360 EUR and “compulsory life insurance”

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Groundbreaking changes in Greece’s pension schemes are on the way as the social insurance funds are about to collapse due to high unemployment and liquidity shortage in the labor market. There are plans for a national pension of just 360 EUR and a ‘compulsory life insurance’ to cover the rest […]





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8
Oct
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UPD Athens Court cancels Metro, Urban Train work stoppage, Oct 10/2013

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An Athens court ruled the work stoppage to be launched by metro and urban train workers was illegal. Therefore, the metro and the urban train ISAP will operate as usual on October 10th 2013. Workers at Athens Metro and Urban Train ISAP will launch a work stoppage from 11 a.m. […]





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7
Oct
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Golden Dawn witness: “Training to bat the carotid artery on living lambs”

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Daily are the testimonies of former and current members of far-right Golden Dawn leaked to the press. The witnesses report of the hierarchy within the group, the training they received. Often the testimonies are shocking. Like this given by a witness named “E” who claimed that “they were trained on […]





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7
Oct
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Ex Defense Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos gets 20 years imprisonment

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The judges spoke in the case Akis Tsochatzopoulos and the famous submarines bribes: the former Defense Minister of PASOK received a prison sentence of 20 years. The court imposed the highest sentence for money laundering cases. Tsochatzopoulos has to stay in prison at least seven years. He was arrested one […]





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7
Oct
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Unionist asked €50K from hospital commander to refrain from protest strikes

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The president of the union of workers in “Sotiria” public hospital in Athens was reportedly caught red-handed with ‘marked’ bank notes. According to Greek media, the unionist had allegedly asked forty to fifty thousand euro from the hospital commander so that the union would refrain from protest strikes. An old […]





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