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Apr

Scientists confirm! “Austerity is too bad for your health”

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Scientists confirm what we already know: that recession-driven austerity measures are not just bad for your wealth, they are also harming your health. It’s not only that your pockets are robbed causing sleepless nights, depression and heart attacks. The austerity cuts that primarily target the health sector boost infectious diseases […]

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29
Apr

Athens: taxi drivers surprisingly launch 7h work stoppage Apr 29/2013

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You should not be surprised if you see no  single yellow cab on the streets of Athens and broader Attica area today. Taxi owners and drivers surprisingly launched a work stoppage from 3 pm until 10 pm in order to join their unions general convention. The Union of Attica Motorists […]

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29
Apr

Greece moves forward: 15,000 lay-offs, minimum wage at €490/month, retroactive property levy

Posted by in Economy

Development is here to stay! Unemployment will be combated, jobless will get a bread loaf and a piece of cheese and the revenues-bringing tax called “emergency property levy” will continue as such and in some cases even retroactive. On Sunday night, Greek government passed a multi-bill paving the way for […]

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29
Apr

UPD: Two cargo vessels collide off SW Greece, “PiriReis” sinks, 10 seamen missing

Posted by in Very Mix

Two cargo vessels collided in the early morning hours of Monday with one of them to have sunk 78 nautical miles south west of Methoni, Peloponnese. Cargo ship “PiriReis” under Cook Islands flag with 17 Syrian seamen crew “sunk within 7 minutes” survivors said according to Greek media. Eight seamen […]

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28
Apr

Kardashian sisters go …surreal in Mykonos

Posted by in Tourism

Famous Kardashian clan, sisters Kim, Kourtney and Khloé together with their parents moved to the island of Mykonos for a ten-day relaxing vacation. The Kardashian clan, 18 family members, and a camera crew of 50 people, flew from Athens to the island in the Aegean Sea, rented a luxury yacht […]

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28
Apr

Greece’s capital Athens sinks 10 millimeters per year due to excessive building construction

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Greece’s capital Athens sinks 10 millimeters annually because of the decline in surface soil, studies show. This phenomenon has been observed during the last 30 years and thus die to excessive building construction. According to Sunday newspaper Real News, the phenomenon was first observed by the European Space Agency, and […]

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28
Apr

Greece calls ISS: European Spaceport to open in Kalamata

Posted by in Very Mix

Greece is soon to enter a new era. The … space era! A space port is to be set up in Kalamata, the capital of Messinia prefecture in Peloponnese. Soon. In 2015. This was revealed by Dr Periklis Papadopoulos, a NASA researcher: “Kalamata is ideal for creating a European Spaceport […]

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27
Apr

How expats experience “three years Greece in the crisis” (Part IV)

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This is another story I received today for the series “How expats experience three years Greece in the crisis“.  Because as often mentioned, the Greek crisis affects all of us living here: whether Greek or expat. The story was submitted by Katerina from UK. Below the story by Katerina: “It […]

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27
Apr

Why jobless Greeks do not go strawberry picking?

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There has been lots of discussions in my environment about why jobless Greeks do not go strawberry picking. Of course, it’s not only strawberries growing in Manolada, Peloponnese. It’s the peaches in Naousa, Macedonia or the apples in Zagora, Pilio just to mention a few of the agricultural products flourishing in Greece. But […]

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27
Apr

German FinMin Schaeuble: Greece proved bailout program working, unemployment goes down

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He must have a weird sense of humour. German finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble sees nothing but effectiveness in the bailout program for Greece. In the country of 1,3 million jobless and 6%-7% recession. “The policy of the euro rescue works and Greece is an example for this,”  Schaeuble told German magazine […]

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