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ECB’s Draghi: Solution for Greek Debt is in the interest of the Eurozone

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A solution for the Greek Debt is in the interest of the eurozone, chief of the European Central Bank, Mario Draghi said on Monday, speaking at the Economic and Monetary Committee of the European Parliament. Answering a question posed by Giorgos Kyrtsos, MEP of conservative New Democracy, Draghi stressed  that […]





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28
Nov
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FinMin Tsakalotos admits: Creditors push for more austerity measures for 2019-2020

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Without conclusion of the second program review there will be no discussion on debt neither we will enter ECB’s Quantitative Easing and consequently return to the markets. This dramatic warning came from Greece’s Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos on Monday. Speaking at the conference “Time for the Greek Economy” in Athens, […]





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28
Nov
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ECB’s Coeure: Europe’s success in dealing with Greece is Europe’s success in …

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“Europe’s success in dealing with Greece is Europe’s success in dealing with itself,” European Central Bank (ECB) Executive Board Member Benoît Cœuré said in Athens on Monday, while failure to support Greece will also be a failure to support itself. He noted that Greece had made a lot of progress […]





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28
Nov

Refugee camp flooded – Is Chios the new Idomeni? (video)

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A strong rainfall on the island of Chios left a couple of hundreds of refugees and migrants sitting in the mud. Rocks have been put at the tents basis to protect them from the next wind blow. Kids play in the mud. The camp of Souda has turned into a […]





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28
Nov
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One-Stop Agency: Greece tries again to facilitate starting a business

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For one more time, Greece tries to overcome bureaucracy and facilitate starting a business without having to go around through half of Attica prefecture if you’re an aspiring entrepreneur living in Athens. It is not the first time, Greece tries to make the life of business world easy. A couple […]





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27
Nov

Greek banks propose “tax on cash withdrawals” to combat tax evasion

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Greek banks propose a series of measures to combat tax evasion, strengthen the electronic transactions and limit the use of cash in the economy. One of the measures proposed is a special tax on cash withdrawals. Bankers reportedly stress that cash money can easily and largely be channeled in the […]





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27
Nov
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Floods in Zakynthos: Missing man found dead

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Research for man who went missing in the floods of Zakynthos have been concluded with the worst possible way: the body of the 33-year-old man was found Sunday afternoon by locals. The body of the young man was found among the mud the waters had left behind, three kilometers away […]





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27
Nov
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Rainstorms flood Athens and Zakynthos, one man missing (picts, videos)

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It’s short before midnight at the square of Dafni, a suburb in southern Athens. We are sitting outdoors in a cafe, sipping on our beer, trying to recover from the punch in the stomach after having watched Ken Loach’s social drama I, Daniel Blake. We cannot resist drawing the bureaucratic […]





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25
Nov

Piraeus Bank Chairman sees Trump boost to Greece’s Economy

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Donald Trump’s election victory could spark spreading economic growth that lifts Greece out of recession, helping the country’s struggling lenders along the road to recovery, according to Piraeus Bank Chairman George Handjinicolaou. “If the bullish sentiment that currently exists in the U.S. with the election of a new president is […]





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25
Nov

Black Friday: Crowds of Greeks defy the crisis & rush to stores for the best deal (picts, videos)

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Unprecedented masses of people lined up outside big retail stores long before the shops open on Friday. The first customers arrived as early as 5:45 a.m. in order to be the first to “raid” the shop when the doors open. Of course, the images are unprecedented as it is the […]





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25
Nov

Chalkida: Street vendor, 82, arrested for selling Worry Beads

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A street vendor in Chalkida was arrested for selling worry beads without license. Men from the Coast Guard in Chalkida arrested the 82-year-old grandpa who was selling beads at the beach of the city in order to make a living. In handcuffs the man was taken in zero time to […]





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25
Nov

Is Ankara seriously considering to annex Turkish-occupied northern Cyprus?

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Turkish journalist and senior advisor to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Yigit Bulut, has suggested that Turkey annexes the Turkish-occupied north of Cyprus. Speaking on A Haber news channel on November 20, Bulut argued that Britain was attempting to control the northern part of Cyprus. His comments came two days before […]





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25
Nov

Turkey threatens to “flood the EU with migrants”

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“The damage will be multiple for the European Union,” Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim warned and threatened that “without the help of Ankara, EU member states may be flooded with waves of migrants.” In the same wave length, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened that “if Europe goes too far, […]





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25
Nov
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Riots in Moria camp after woman and child killed in tragic gas explosion

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Riots broke out at Moria detention camp on the island of Lesvos, when a cooking gas exploded killing an Afghan grandmother, 66, and her 5-year-old grandchild. Seriously injured were the mother, 25, and a sibling 4 years old; they were transferred to Athens for treatment with a C-120 helicopter. Another […]





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24
Nov

First time Black Friday: Thousands line up for a free lip stick (video)

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For the first time, Greece introduces the Black Friday shopping although the country does not celebrate Thanksgiving. However, in Greece of the economic crisis, boosting sales and private sector revenues is the A and O of an economy that has been stagnating for the last 6-7 years. Therefore, we imported […]





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24
Nov
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EPP leader Weber(CSU) criticizes Erdogan for challenging the Lausanne Treaty

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An unexpected supporter for Greece, from a side which is not known for its positive approach. Conservative German CSU politician and leader of European People’s Party fraction in the European Parliament, Manfred Weber, criticized Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for challenging the Lausanne Treaty of 1923 and setting in borders […]





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24
Nov

European Parliament voted to freeze accession talks with Turkey

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The members of the the European Parliament voted on Thursday in favor of  a temporary halt to EU membership talks with Turkey because of Ankara’s “disproportionate” reaction to July’s failed coup. Members of the European Parliament voted solidly in favor of a non-binding motion urging the European Commission and national […]





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24
Nov

My Prefect Greek vegetarian Mushroom-Chestnut “stuffing” for Thanksgiving & Christmas

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We all know the problem when it comes to big celebration gatherings on Thanksgiving and Christmas. We spend hours for the perfect turkey and the most delicious stuffing, when… a friend, a relative or two declared they have gone vegetarian or vegan. Need pushes us to seek for creative solutions, […]





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24
Nov
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Remarkable initiative by high-school students to help their co-students in need

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The small blackboard at the school canteen reads “Items Available”. Below is the date and the items high school students in difficult economic situation can obtain free of charge. On Monday, November 21st 2016, the items available were: 5 buns 1 Spinach pie 4 Cheese pies 2 Toasts 1 Water […]





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24
Nov

Russian tankers allegedly smuggled jet fuel to Syria via Cypriot and Greek ports

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Despite the EU sanctions, Russian tankers have alleged smuggled jet fuel to Syria through EU waters and thus through Cypriot and Greek ports. According to an exclusive Reuters report based on anonymous intelligence sources, “at least two Russian-flagged ships made deliveries – which contravene EU sanctions – via Cyprus,”  while […]





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