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Feb

FM Kotzias: Turkey very close to crossing Greece’s red lines

Posted by in Politics, Turkey-GR

Turkey came very close to crossing Greece’s red lines in the Aegean, foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias warned in an interview on Tuesday. Greece is prepared to meet every challenge coming from the Turkish side, but at the same time it is determined not to back down or accept any claim, […]





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21
Feb

Turkey’s Soap Opera: Army releases video claiming boat anchored at Imia

Posted by in Turkey-GR

“We reached two meters away from Imia.” This is what the Turkish Armed Forces claim in a footage given to local media on Tuesday and in another attempt to create an artificial crisis with Greece. The Turkish Soap Opera continues without a break. According to the reports, a vessel of […]





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21
Feb

A shocking report: Greeks sink yet deeper in poverty

Posted by in Society

How can Greeks live on a monthly pension of just a little above 300 euros?  They cannot. Rent or property tax and utility bills swallow the meager income month in, month out. Hardly is a euro left for food or other items that cover daily needs. A food package from […]





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21
Feb

IMF’s David Lipton: “We would like to be in position to help Greece”

Posted by in Economy

A top official at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Tuesday there had been progress on Greece and the Fund would like to get to a situation where it could help Greece. “Some progress has been made,” David Lipton, first deputy managing director of the IMF, told reporters in […]





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21
Feb

Oraiokastro: Ugly scenes as far-rights protest refugee children in Greek school (videos)

Posted by in Very Mix

With hate slogans against nine refugee children, a group of far-right-wing members of the so-called ‘Patriotic Movement of Oraiokastro Citizens’ demonstrated their opposition to spread the Greek culture to “illegals” as they called the refugee children. The angry groups also shot a vulgar attack in the memory of Petros Fyssas, […]





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20
Feb

Greece bows to Eurogroup pressure, agrees to pre-legislate additional measures

Posted by in Economy

The Eurogroup is over. Greece have in to the creditors’ demands: Pre-legislation of  structural reforms that will be balanced with counter-measures and ‘no more austerity’. The so-called ‘technical teams’ of the institutions representatives are expected to return to Athens on Tuesday (Feb 28th) to continue talks aiming to conclude the […]





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20
Feb

Athens Metro, Tram, Urban Train on 24h strike, Feb23/17

Posted by in Society

Workers at the Athens Metro, the Tram and the Urban train ISAP will launch a 24-hour strike on Thursday, February 23rd 2017. Workers oppose the legislation according to which the commercial use of stations and spaces of the Urban Rail Transport SA (STA.SY) will be given to the Public Bus […]





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20
Feb

Greece’s public debt reached €326.358billion end of 2016

Posted by in Economy

326.358 billion euros. Greece’s public debt reached 326.358 billion euros at the end of 2016 against €323.709 billion at the end of September in the same year. According to a statement issued by the Public Debt Management Agency on Monday, the cash available at 31. Dec 2016, amounted to 2,791 […]





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20
Feb

German Minister: Greece should pledge Cash, Gold and Real Estate for new loans

Posted by in Economy

New loans to Greece? Arch-conservative Germans have ideas…Yes, to new payments under conditions. What conditions? The usual conditions usually posed by loan sharks: Gold and Real Estate. Bavaria’s finance minister Markus Soeder (CSU) told the daily BILD that should Greece receive new aid payments then there should be new conditions: […]





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20
Feb

Acropolis, archaeological sites closed due to guards’ 24h strike Feb 20/17

Posted by in Culture

Hundreds of tourists from all over the world were deeply disappointed to see that the gate to Acropolis was closed on Monday. A 24-hour strike launched  by the state guards on February 20th 2017 has closed down the Acropolis and other archaeological sites across Greece. The guards called the strike […]





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20
Feb

Regling: Greece may need less than originally planned ESM funds

Posted by in Economy

As the government in Athens used only €32 billion from the €86 billion prepared by the European Stability Mechanism, with less than half the program until the end it is clear the final figure will be smaller than the maximum, said Klaus Regling, the facility’s managing director. German daily Bild quoted him […]





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20
Feb

Greece goes to Eurogroup with ‘low’ to ‘moderate’ expectations

Posted by in Economy

The Greek team goes to Eurogroup with anything but great expectations. The topic “Greece” is third on today’s agenda of the finance ministers of the eurozone.  Athens seeks a political solution to the Greek problem and anticipates the meeting between German Chancellor Angela Merkel with the managing director of the […]





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20
Feb

Nuts in Chania: A dangerous ‘game’ with parked vehicles

Posted by in Society

Some people have apparently found a new weird hobby that not only angers the local community, it can also set lives at risk. Several such incidents have been recorded recently in the city of Chania on the island of Crete. The new hobby of a group of brainless and obviously […]





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20
Feb

More than €4million in ‘kickbacks’ money returned to Greek state

Posted by in Politics

More than four million euros in “kickbacks” money have been transferred to a bank account of the Greek government in January. The money is part of kickbacks paid for procurement of armament programs. Minister of Justice Stavros Kontonis said that the total amount of €4,313,675 has been transferred to the […]





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20
Feb

IMF’s wrong forecasts increased Greece’s funding needs

Posted by in Economy

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has made serious mistakes in the first memorandum, noted the chairman of Attica Bank and Greece’s former representative to IMF Panagiotis Roumeliotis speaking to Athens Macedonian News Agency. “The wrong forecasts increased Greece’s funding needs” he said while referring to the second review he estimated […]





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19
Feb

Schaeuble: “I have never made Grexit threats”

Posted by in Economy

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble denied on Sunday that he had said Greece would have to leave the eurozone if it failed to implement economic reforms. In an ARD television interview, Schaeuble that Greece would not have problems if it implemented agreed reforms, but would if it fails to carry […]





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19
Feb

UPD “Carnivalists” attack SYRIZA HQ in Athens, one injured

Posted by in Politics

Wearing carnival masks, a group of some thirty people hurled molotov cocktail bombs at the headquarters of Greece’s ruling party left-wing SYRIZA at Koumoundourou Square in downtown Athens on Sunday. One police officer was injured. According to police, the group threw to or three petrol bombs that caused damages  to […]





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19
Feb

Greek actor threatens to commit suicide if his pension undergo further cuts

Posted by in Society

Greek Actor Dinos Karydis warned that he would committee suicide, should his pension undergo further cuts. On his social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter, Karydis uploaded a macabre picture of himself lying on a bed and looking like sleeping or unconscious. He wrote: “If my pension undergoes further gut […]





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19
Feb

“Tsim Booky” : Australians angry at Greek cab driver

Posted by in Society

While thousands of tax drivers protested in Melbourne the government plans to buyback tax licenses, one cabbie decided it was a good time to prank two Australian television networks. The cab driver of Greek origin told the TV reporters that his name was “Tsim Booky”. And so he was presented […]





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18
Feb

Merkel: The Euro is too low for Germany

Posted by in Economy

German Chancellor Angela Merkel suggested on Saturday that the euro was too low for Germany but made clear that Berlin had no power to address this “problem” because monetary policy was set by the independent European Central Bank. Merkel made her remarks at the Munich Security Conference as U.S. Vice […]





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