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Sep

Greek Court orders temporary suspension of shops opening on Sundays

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Greece’s Council of State ordered the temporary suspension of shops opening on Sundays. Traders, retailers and private sector unions had appealed to the court asking the cancellation of shops opening on Sundays. According to the Court’s reasoning, the opening of shops on Sundays will lead to “irreparable financial harm” and [...]

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10
Sep

Avramopoulos: new EU Commissioner for Migration

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+++Former Athens Mayor and Defense Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos is the new EU Commissioner for “Migration, rights and internal affairs”, Reuters report on Wednesday.

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10
Sep

ND lawmakers revolt over Property Tax; MP: “Tell the FinMin to go f….”

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A big number of lawmakers of Samaras’ conservative Nea Dimokratia met on Tuesday evening to discuss the property tax ENFIA that triggered outrage and strong reactions in the society. And not only! Present was also an adviser to Finance Minister Gikas Hardouvelis. The government lawmakers apparently expressed their objections to [...]

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10
Sep

Libyan Parliament takes refuge in Greek ferry

Posted by in Very Mix

Weird things happen in countries torn by civil war. The Parliament of Libya took refuge in a Greek car ferry hired to serve as last-minute accommodation for the troubled lawmakers and their families. The 17,000-ton Elyros liner has docked in the small port of Tobruk and is deployed as floating [...]

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9
Sep

Amphipolis: tomb interior presented in pictorial drawing

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Greek Culture Ministry presented the first design of an axonometric projection of the interior of famous Amphipolis tomb. The pictorial design has been prepared by architect M. Lefantzis and shows the excavated interior of the tomb: the entrance with the two Sphinxes, the septal wall, the floor and the ceiling, [...]

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9
Sep

Athens Court orders rehiring of fired state broadcaster ERT-personnel

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A bomb of a decision! The First Instance Court in Athens ordered the rehiring of former state broadcaster ERT personnel, some 2,000 people who were sacked overnight on June 10th 2013. The Court orders the Greek Public Administration to re-hire the sacked employees in the new state broadcaster. Specifically, the [...]

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9
Sep

Highest ever fine of €30,000 for tavern owner who killed stray puppy, Maggie

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That’s a certain success for the Greek Animal Welfare movement! The Region of Central Greece upheld an administrative fine of €30,000 to the tavern owner who killed stray puppy, Maggie, last July in Nea Styra. The administration of Central Greece region rejected the appeal of the puppy murderer and he [...]

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8
Sep

Greek austerity “cuts” cancer prevention tests for large parts of the society

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After the exorbitant hikes of up to 70% in co-payments for prescription drugs, Greek Health Ministry took a further step in cutting subsidized medical services to insured patients. Minister Makis Voridis announced very strict criteria for diagnosis and screening tests that will affect mainly cancer prevention tests (test PAP, mammography, [...]

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7
Sep

Amazing Amphipolis: Archaeologists discover sculptures of two Caryatids protecting the tomb

Posted by in Culture, Very Mix

Amazing findings in Amphipolis tomb! Archaeologists revealed the sculptures of two female figures (“Caryatids”) after the removal of sandy soil inside the tomb. Made of Thassian marble the sculpures are standing in front of the second septal wall inside the Amphipolis archaeological site and are supposed to prevent visitors from [...]

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6
Sep

Thessaloniki: Greek PM promises “tax breaks roadmap” but little sustance without Troika’s blessing

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In a festive mood Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras announced a 30% discount in the Special Consumption Tax for heating oil. Inaugurating the International Trade Fair in Thessaloniki, the Greek PM announced a package of measures to the dept-, recession- and austerity-ridden Greeks. Vague discounts in property tax and solidarity [...]

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