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Apr

Strike: Greek Easter Sunday without trains, Proastiakos, Metro and urban train ISAP, May 1/2016

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After workers at TRAINOSE, also workers at Athens Metro and Urban train ISAP decided to go on 24-hour strike on Easter Sunday, May 1st 2016. They protest the Pension Reforms and want the signing of collective bargains. TRAINOSE & Proastiakos strike starts Saturday, April 30th 2016, at 6 p.m. and […]





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29
Apr

UPD Turkish Coast Guard threatened to arrest fisherman sailing in Greek territorial waters (video)

Posted by in Turkey-GR

A patrol boat of the Turkish Coast Guard patrol boat threatened to arrest a Greek fisherman sailing in Greek terrirotail waters off the islands of Oinousses near Chios. Only the intervention of a gunboat of the Greek Navy managed to avert a real escalation between the two countries. Turkey has […]





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29
Apr

What is this famous IMF €3.6bn ‘contingency measures package’ about? The Hell…

Posted by in Economy

Cuts, cuts and more cuts! Primarily in Greece’s public sector and state expenditure, whereas pensions will be trimmed for one more time. The 3.6-billion-euro Contingency measures package demanded by the International Monetary Fund,in case Greece will not meet the targets of 1.75% of GDP Primary Surplus in 2017 and 3.5% […]





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29
Apr

How to exchange Easter Wishes in Greek!

Posted by in Society

When in Greece… exchange Easter wishes like a Greek! Easter wishes are a bit complicated and depend on whether they are exchanged before of after Jesus Resurrection. In the average Greeks wish Καλό Πάσχα! Kalo Pascha! Happy Easter! from Palm Sunday until Good Wednesday or Good Thursday. From Good Thursday […]





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29
Apr

Shops, Banks, Public Services operation schedule over Easter days, April 29-May 3/2016

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Shops, public services and banks will remain close from Sunday to Tuesday as the holiday of May st has been transferred to May 3rd. As we all know, May 1st is not a holiday but a strike day. Below the schedule: April 29: shops, supermarkets 1 pm – 7 pm […]





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28
Apr

After a marathon of negotiations, extraordinary Eurogroup on Greece set on May 9th/2016

Posted by in Economy, Politics

After a marathon of negotiations between Brussels, Paris, Amsterdam and Berlin, Eurogroup head Jeroen Dijsselbloem decided to set the meeting of eurozone finance ministers on Greece on Monday, May 9th 2016, at 3pm in Brussels. The date has been set after taking into consideration that “discussion about the debt needed […]





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28
Apr

Turkey keeps challenging Greece with air- and sea-violations and even claims of SAR areas

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“>Turkey openly tries to secure its claims in the Aegean Sea and thus with the seal of the NATO force currently monitorin gthe refugees flows in the area. Today, Thursday, two Turkish Coast Guard vessels entered the area of the island of Oinousses near the island of Chios two days […]





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28
Apr

Stand-off between Greece & Lenders allegedly “different than in 2015”, but Greeks on the verge of nervous breakdown

Posted by in Economy, Politics

The stand-off between Greece and its European lenders and the IMF continues also on Thursday morning. While the proposal by Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras for an EU Summit has been turned down by the European Council and Germany, it is still not clear when an extraordinary Eurogroup will take […]





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28
Apr

NATO SNMG2 activities to stem refugees flow in the Aegean Sea, March 8-April 18/2016

Posted by in Politics

A total of 571 boats carrying estimated 25,871 refugees arrived on the Greek islands in March, while only 20 arrived in the first three weeks of April. From the beginning of the NATO force SNMG2 operation in the area of Lesvos (as of March 8,2016) and Chios ( as of […]





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27
Apr

Greece – Creditors deadlock: The Lunatics have taken over the Eurozone and the IMF

Posted by in Economy, Politics

Do you remember this chaotic film with Nick Nolte who jumped into the chaotic family of Bete Midler and Richard Dryfuss creating even more chaos? The film title was Down and Out in Beverly Hills and then it was this other film “One flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” What we hear […]





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27
Apr

My Prefect Greek Easter Cookies: Smyrneika

Posted by in Eat-Drink

Greek Easter traditions for the sweet tooth: Tsourekia and Smyrneika. The first being a brioche-like sweet bread that needs approximately  6 hours of preparation as the yeast containing dough has to be kneaded three times and rise three times before the loafs would land in the oven. My mom was […]





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27
Apr

EU Council Tusk, FinMin Schaeuble turn down Tsipras’ call for a EU Summit – Problems will be solved in Eurogroup

Posted by in Economy, Politics

Two phone calls by Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to European Council President Donald Tusk did not bring the desired result. After the cancellation of the Eurogroup meeting, PM Tsipras called Tusk twice: on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. Tsipras wanted to call a EU Summit on the table in […]





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27
Apr

Eurogroup cancelled, Greece wants EU Summit, blames the IMF and German FinMin Schaeuble

Posted by in Economy, Politics

The extraordinary meeting of the Eurogroup on Greece that was supposed to take place tomorrow, Thursday, has been cancelled. The announcement has been made by a spokesman of Eurogroup head Jeroen Dijssselbloem on Tuesday night. Dijsselbloem was apparently the one to decide whether the meeting would take place depending on […]





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26
Apr

Lesvos: Police teargases refugees in Moria camp, after they throw water bottles at Migration Minister

Posted by in Very Mix

Greek police fired teargas against refugees and migrants in Moria camp on the island of Lesvos on Tuesday. According to local media, tension started when Migration Minister Yannis Mouzalas visited the camp and the refugees and migrants protested the living conditions by throwing plastic water bottles at the minister. the […]





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26
Apr

Greece’s Trains & Proastiakos on strike over Easter weekend April 30 – May 2/2016

Posted by in Society

Workers at TRAINOSE will launch a strike over the Easter weekend thus disrupting holiday travelers. The Strike will start at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 30th 2016, and will end at 10 a.m. Monday, May 2nd 2016. Neither the trains nor the Proastiakos will be in operation. As the Metro Line […]





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26
Apr

UPD Unbelievable! Docked Ferry-Boat is sinking inside the port of Piraeus (picts, rescue operation video)

Posted by in Very Mix

Never seen this before: a docked ferry sinks inside the port. The ferry boat “Panagia Tinou” started to sink inside the port of Piraeus on Tuesday morning. The ferry of Ventouris Sea Lines had been docked at Gate E4 when it started to lean on its right side after sea […]





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26
Apr

Taste & Design OLYMP AWARDS 2016 Competition – Submit your application, if you’re interested

Posted by in Very Mix

Are you part of Greece’s agroalimentary food chain? Do you think the honey, the pasta, the rusks, the olive oil, the herbs, ouzo or what ever the product you produce is of excellent quality and should be awarded? Or are you a designer involved in packaging? The Olymp Awards 2016 […]





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26
Apr

Greek Atheists call for “Meat Supper” on Good Friday, April 29/2016

Posted by in Society

Greek Atheists Association is organizing a Meat Supper event on Good Friday, the day when Greek Orthodoxes are supposed to keep a very strict Lent avoiding to consume even oil. “We refrain from mourning and fasting but not from logic, and especially from the representatives’ commands of alleged supernatural beings,” […]





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25
Apr

Eurogroup uncertain unless Greece makes a list of €3.6bn contingency measures to please the IMF

Posted by in Economy

The European Commission said today that it cannot confirm an extraordinary Eurogroup meeting on Thursday. This will be decided by  Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem  and will depend on the sufficient progress of the negotiation talks. EC spokeswoman Annika Breidthardt told reporters that “discussions on emergency measures in progress” and that […]





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25
Apr

German media claim Greece’s Finance Minister Tsakalotos was ready to resign. Really?

Posted by in Economy

German media know apparently better. And they claim today that finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos and one more member of the Greek government intend to resign. Leading in this role is Bild newspaper that sees “a dramatic escalation in Greece’s government and financial crisis as two cabinet members are threatening to resign […]





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