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Mar

Bailout tranche balckmail: Troika wants 25K lay-offs from Greek public sector

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Every two-three months the same procedure… Greece’s lenders increase pressure on the government of the debt-ridden country that hesitates to proceed with the Troika’s demands. This time the issue of lay-offs in the public sector lays high on the negotiation table. Greek media report, that the Troika gave a very clear [...]

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7
Mar

Skouries Gold Mine: Clashes between residents & police, tear gas in school

Posted by in Society

Broader clashes between angry residents and police started on Tuesday morning in Ierissos, Chalkidiki, the area where the disputed gold mining triggers tension. Greek media report that the residents started the incidents when they attempted to hinder police units from searching in some homes of the area. picture @katerinaelikaki Tear gas in school [...]

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6
Mar

Athens prosecutor charges three ex ministers for not full assets declarations

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Two former Nea Dimocratia and one ex PASOK ministers were charged by a prosecutor for not fully declare their assets. Three formers ministers – Petros Doukas, Yiannos Papantoniou and Giorgos Voulgarakis – were charged on Wednesday over failing to fully declare their assets in annual derivation of wealth (“pothen esches”) [...]

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6
Mar

Horse DNA found in Greek “farmhouse” sausages

Posted by in Very Mix

Greek Food Control Authority (EFET) found horse DNA in sausages. The specific product with the name “farmhouse sausage” had the commercial name “Nostima” (delicious). The sausages have been produced-packed by a company in Northeastern Greece. near Alexandroupolis. The sausages were bearing production date 23. Feb 2013 and expire date 25. Mar [...]

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6
Mar

Channel 4: police & prosecutor intervene in racist Golden Dawn documentary

Posted by in Politics

The tolerance towards the incredible racism expressed by members of extreme-right party Golden Dawn was of very short duration. Hours after the video started to flood Greek media and internet sites, police intervened and sent the excerpts from the documentary broadcast on UK Channel 4 News to the prosecutor. The Department against [...]

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6
Mar

Heartbreaking video: Dog weeps and tries to revive killed buddy (video)

Posted by in animals

It is really heartbreaking: a dog weeps, pushes and softly barks at his female buddy killed by a car. He does his best to revive her. When volunteers from an animal welfar rush to the spot, the dog refuses to get into their car unless they pick up also his [...]

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6
Mar

Greek Gov’t & Troika to grab the daily bread out of the mouth of low-pensioners

Posted by in Economy, Society

Greek government and the Troika plans to cut even low pensions of 486 euro per month as the hole in the country’s biggest insurance fund IKA has reached one billion euro. According to daily Eleftherotypia, the plan foresees cuts of 1) 15 euro per month in 486-euro pensions for private sector. The [...]

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6
Mar

Athens: students protest controversial education ‘reforms’

Posted by in Economy, Politics, Uncategorized

Students took to the streets of downtown Athens on Wednesday to protest the so-called education ‘reforms’  that will shut down universities and technical colleges in the name of Troika-imposed austerity. The controversial plan carrying the euphemistic title “Athena” , the ancient Greek Goddess of wisdom, foresees the merger and shutting down of [...]

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6
Mar
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Athens: One metro station to close after 4 p.m. Mar 6/2013

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Greek police ordered the closure of Athens Metro station <Megaro Mousikis> as of 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6th 2013.  Several rallies will take place in the area, among them an event to commemorate 15 years after the death of former PM Konstantinos Karamanlis. Protests will be held by the [...]

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6
Mar

UPD Channel 4: Greek student films the true face of Golden Dawn

Posted by in Politics

National Film and Television student Konstantinos Georgousis spent a month in summer 2012 filming members of extreme-right party Golden Dawn – wandering through the streets of Athens, harassing migrants. The result is shocking. So shocking that I refuse to display the video footage here. Speaking to UK Channel 4 News about [...]

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