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Aug

Frontex documents show: Coast Guard fired at migrants boats

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Officers of the Greek Coast Guard fired at boats carrying refugees and migrants, documents of the European Border Agency Frontex show. One of the incidents described by online publication The Intercept, occurred two years in March 2014, when a small boat carrying 13 Syrian refugees was trying to reach the […]





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22
Aug

EU’s Migration Commissioner reminds of €250,000 fine per refugee for member-states denying relocation

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European Commission for Migration Dimitris Avramopoulos reminded of the €250,000 fine per refugee that is supposed to be imposed on EU member states that refuse to accept refugees. In a relevant question posed by SYRIZA MEP and Vice-President of the european Parliament Dimitris Papadimoulis, Avramopoulos said that the EU Commission […]





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22
Aug

Code 24 Hours: Greece’s powerful tool against tax evasion will compare taxpayers’ data & pictures they post on social media

Posted by in Economy

These efforts of Greek finance ministry officers to combat tax evasion have always a surprise hidden in their old fashioned drawers. This time, it will be an evil software that will identify tax evaders who show off with their wealth on social media! The ambitious plan will compare pictures of […]





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22
Aug

My cats & Greek meteorologists forecast: Showers, thunderstorms & even hail Aug 22-24/2016

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Showers and thunderstorms, locally also hail, strong winds and significant drop of temperature. These are the weather features forecast for the next two days, Tuesday and Wednesday, August 23rd and 24th, 2016. The bad weather front is expected to come from North and North-West and initially (on Tuesday) affect the […]





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22
Aug

Greece bans blood donations in 12 districts over Malaria

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Twelve districts of Greece have banned blood donations because of malaria cases some of them to have been contracted domestically and the majority of them to be “imported.” Over the weekend, the Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention (KEELPNO) and the National Center for Blood Donation both issued blood […]





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20
Aug

Crete: German tourist to taxi driver “I don’t pay you because you owe to my country”

Posted by in Tourism

The transfer of two German tourists from a hotel in Agia Pelagia to Heraklion airport  ended up in the local police station. When the taxi driver stopped at the airport, the tourists refused to pay the fare of 40 euro arguing that …Greece owes money to Germany! The passengers initially […]





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20
Aug

Church of Greece paid €3.5million in taxes

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In the name of God, of faith and of transparency…  On the occasion of approving the finances report for the year 2015, the Holy Synod of the Greek Church issued a statement concerning the Revenues and Expenses for the management year 2015. The statement includes also the payments by the […]





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20
Aug

Europol sends 30 anti-terror experts to track jihadists in Greece’s refugee camps

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The EU joint police agency, Europol, will deploy a team of anti-terror experts to Greece in an attempt to single out potential jihadists among the 58,000 refugees and migrants stuck in the country, France24 reports. The team of 30 European experts will land in Athens by 20 August and travel […]





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20
Aug

RIO 2016: Katerina Stefanidi wins Gold in Women’s Pole Vault

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Katerina Stefanidi wins Gold medal in women’s pole vault gold with a jump of 4.85 meters. The 26-year-old athlete is the new queen of pole vault. She has a personal best of 4.86 meters in the outdoor track and field, which she achieved in June of 2016 in Athens, as […]





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19
Aug

Prosecutor to investigate Bishop of Chios over “hate speech”

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Greece’s General Secretary for Human Rights made an unprecedented move: Kostis Papaioannou He collected the recent “hate” statements made by Bishop of Chios Markos and forwarded them to the prosecutor in charge of Racism Crimes. The prosecutor should investigate whether the Bishop has committed any offenses. The General Secretary allegedly […]





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19
Aug

Greece: Asylum procedures for 8 Turkish officers will take up to 2-3 months

Posted by in Turkey-GR

Greece began hearing the asylum claim Friday of the first of eight Turkish military officers who fled their country after the failed coup on July 15, the asylum service said, according to AFP. Captain Feridun Coban was driven to the headquarters of the asylum service in Athens in the early […]





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19
Aug

261 refugees & migrants arrived in Greece in last 24 hours

Posted by in Very Mix

A total of 261 refugees and migrants arrived in the eastern Aegean islands in the last 24 hours, that is from Thursday to Friday morning. According to the Greek Migration Coordination body 139 people arrived in Lesvos, 61 in Chios, 18 in Samos, 15 in Leros and 28 in Karpathos. […]





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19
Aug

New Labor Conditions rule: Part-time jobs, less than €400/month

Posted by in Economy

Flexible forms of work like part-time jobs and work in rotation and low wages: these are the new conditions for Greek labor force. The new working standards hit all ages. Employers fire older workers and hire “cheaper” employees below 29 years old with part-time contracts and respectively low wages. According […]





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18
Aug

Rio 2016: Mantis-Kagialis win Bronze in 470 Men’s Medal Race

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Another medal for Greece in Rio summer Olympics: Panagiotis Mantis and Pavlos Kagialis won Bronze in the 470 Men’s Medal Race. It is the 8th Olympic Medal in the history of the Greek sailing. Congrats, Mantis – Kagialis! – We are proud of you! #Bronze for #GRE   in 470 Men’s […]





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18
Aug

IMF is concerned about aging population in Europe that insists on working & living…

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The International Monetary Fund is concerned about the Europeans who insist on living instead of set sail and go meet their creator – thus relief the pensions funds and the public health care system. The population in Europe is aging and this is going to create havoc in economy and […]





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18
Aug

What “Full Sturgeon Moon”? Enjoy the simple Full Moon tonight 18. Aug 2016

Posted by in Very Mix

The full moon in August seems to have something magical and inspiring. Probably because people are on summer vacation and enjoy the phenomenon next to the sea, see it mirror in the black waters of a lake or cheer to see the full moon rising from the skyline of a […]





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18
Aug

USA moves nuclear weapons from Incirlik Air Base in Turkey to Romania

Posted by in Politics

The story sounds kind of hard to believe: Super-power USA is abandoning the Middle East and plans to transfer some 50 tactical nuclear weapons (TNW) stationed in the air base of Incirlik in Turkey to European Romania? In an exclusive report, EU affairs website EurActiv.com quotes “sources” who claim the […]





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17
Aug

RIO 2016: Head of Irish Olympics arrested for alleged ticket touting inquiry

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The Irish International Olympic Committee member Pat Hickey has been arrested in Rio as part of a police investigation into alleged ticketing touting, according to reports. The 71-year-old, who until last week sat on the IOC executive board, is also the head of the European Olympic Committees that organised last […]





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17
Aug

Aegina-Video: Dramatic moments after speed boat rams tourist boat with 20 on board

Posted by in Society

A few moments after a speed boat rammed and cut into two a touristic boat sailing from the village of Perdika to the islet of Moni, in the narrow sea passage, south-west of the island of Aegina. The touristic boat has been cut into two, some 20 passengers have fallen […]





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17
Aug

Turkey attacks Greece’s President over alleged anti-Turkish remarks

Posted by in Turkey-GR

Greek President Prokopis Pavloppoulos urged Turkey to apologize for the genocide of Pontus Greeks in 20th century. In his speech on the occasion of the Virgin Mary celebrations on August 15th, Pavlopoulos reiterated the Greek claim that Turkey should apologize for the Genocide of Pontus Greeks and noted that this […]





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