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10
Jul

Public survey: 73% of Greeks will spend vacations …at home

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Why do you think, Greeks take their sun umbrellas, sun chairs, camping fridges full of sandwiches and cold drinks, pack children and grannies and rush to the nearest free beaches where they spend the whole Sunday? For a simple reason: because the majority of them cannot afford vacations this summer. […]

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10
Jul
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Patras: Mother beats to death 3-month-old baby boy and puts it in the deep freezer

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A family tragedy: a mother beat her baby boy to death and put it in the deep freezer. When the father came home, she apparently put the corpse back in the baby bed to trick her husband. When the man felt the baby was ice-cold and asked his wife for […]

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10
Jul

New Greek Public Television starts with tongue-twister “EDT” and possibly illegal signal

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After four weeks of blackened screens and color bars, Greeks saw a new logo on the three public broadcaster freguencies. And an abbreviation nobody can speak out: EDT. (Ελληνική Δημόσια Τηλεόραση) Meaning “Greek Public Television”.   A logo with color lines and a rolling globe at risk to slide out of the […]

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9
Jul

AI voices concern over inmate on 34th day of hunger strike; Costas Sakkas in 2.5-year detention without trial

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Amnesty International’s Greek branch has expressed concern about the continued detainment of 29-year-old student Costas Sakkas, who was on the 34th day of a hunger strike on Monday in protest at his continued detention without trial. Sakkas, who is being treated at Nikaia General Hospital near Piraeus, is accused of […]

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9
Jul

Greek mayors threaten with mass resignations over workers lay-offs, while municipalities stink

Posted by in Politics, Society

Municipality workers are on strike again on  second consequently day. Thousands of angry workers and municipality policemen marched in downtown Athens again on Tuesday to protest the upcoming mass lay-offs in the Greek public sector. Samaras’ government has no other choice but to finally proceed to the much-needed and much-demanded, […]

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9
Jul
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Athens: public bus stop for …climbers

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Eternal Greek innovation and improvisation. The public bus crosses the Athens/Attica highway. At the area of Agios Stefanos in the northern of Greek capital the bus stops only for passengers with a full training in climbing, mountaineering or 110-meter-hurdles. The metallic parapet that separates the highway from the parallel street is […]

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9
Jul

Greece secured next bailout tranche: €6.8bn in sub-tranches

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The finance ministers of Eurogroup and Greece’s international lenders approved on Monday evening the next bailout tranche for the debt-ridden country. A total of 6.8 billion euro are to come to Greece in three aub-tranches and be immediately forwarded to anybody else except the average Greek. The money will only make […]

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8
Jul
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Greece’s new ‘fair’ taxation system on the making… beware of the splash!

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Greece’s new – probably number 178 – taxation system is on the way. However it is still on public consultation on the government website. Only that the citizens cannot post their comments. Anyway, it was uploaded last week and Greeks still try to recover from the shock. The new taxation […]

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8
Jul

Suicides continue in recession- & unemployment-hit Greece

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Sometimes they occur every day. Or ever second. Or once a week. Sometimes, it’s two a single day. Suicides. Greek men and women who decide to put an end to their life. And leave behind children, spouses, parents. Desperate human beings. Cracked spines under the heavy height of economic crisis, unemployment, loans. A […]

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8
Jul

Riot police fires tear gas in Athens University, municipality workers block main streets

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Riot police fired tear gas in Athens university when students and administrative personnel attempted to disturb a meetings of professors discussing cuts in education and lay-offs.  Greek media report that  a group of students invaded the building and that some of the board members called the police. Outside the university at Panepistimiou […]

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