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Jan

Foreign Policy “Why Greece Needs Syriza to win”

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Interesting approach by Philippe Legrain, economic adviser to the president of the European Commission from 2011 to 2014. In his opinion article in Foregin Policy, Legrain favors a debt relief and  argues that left-wing Syriza is the best option for Greece given the current and past economic and social circumstances. […]

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8
Jan

“Je suis Charlie” tribute held in Athens and Thessaloniki

Posted by in Very Mix

Carrying placards reading “Je suis Charlie” dozens of people paid a tribute to the victims of the satirical newspaper “Charlie Hebdo”, a days after the massacre that left 12 people dead and 10 injured. The solidarity meeting took place outside the French Institute in downtown Athens. Among the ordinary people […]

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8
Jan

PM Samaras politically exploits Charlie Hebdo attack for …votes

Posted by in Politics

Greece’s acting Prime Minister Antonis Samaras could not help it. He could not go beyond his inner demons of vanity and political ambitions and self-righteousness. So he made a linking of the Charlie Hebdo massacre with the migration in Greece just for the sake of  attacking main opposition left-wing SYRIZA. […]

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8
Jan

Tsipras to Channel 4: “We want debt relief, German WWII reparations & return of Acropolis Marbles”

Posted by in Politics

Good old Abba and the winner takes it all… In a lengthy interview with Britain’s Channel 4 leader of left-wing SYRIZA Alexis Tsipras said he wants it all: a debt relief, German World War II reparations and return of  the enforced loan plus the Acropolis Marbles. “We are going to […]

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8
Jan

Samaras “snatches” PASOK MP Gerekou, angers Venizelos

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After a decade that she has been elected on socialist PASOK ticket, Corfu MP and deputy Culture Minister Angela Gerekou decided to accept Antonis Samaras invitation and join conservative Nea Dimokratia. In a statement issued Thursday morning, the former actress confirmed the rumors of the last days, that she abandons […]

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7
Jan
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Two elderly find tragic death as they try to heat their homes in austerity-hit Greece

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It is not a secret in Greece of strict austerity that the crisis hits most the elderly with low or very basic pensions. It is not a secret also that in Greece of  drastic income cuts and high electricity or heating oil prices, people burn to death or die of […]

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7
Jan

Outrage in Greece as ND MP seeks to gain xenophobic votes out of Charlie Hebdo massacre

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Acting Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and deputy PM and Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos expressed their deep abhorrence and outrage to the massacre of 12 people at the office of the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo by unknown gunmen Wednesday morning in Paris. But some Greek politicians, known for their far-right […]

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7
Jan

One dead, dozens snowbound villages, power outage as snow weather hits Greece

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Temperatures below the freezing point, traffic problems, snowbound villages, power outages and frost in many areas are the main features of the snow weather that affected Greece in the last hours. Especially affected are the areas of Attica, Euboea, Boeotia, Thessaly and Crete. A young farmer lost his life, after […]

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7
Jan

German economists: Greek debt haircut cheaper than Grexit … for Germany

Posted by in Economy

Less than three weeks before elections in Greece and nervousness rises among the country’s lenders as  SYRIZA’s chances for a victory remain high and the left-wing party favors a debt haircut. The Grexit scenarios have grown wild as billions of euros in loans are at stake. Leading role in the […]

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6
Jan

Epiphany Cross amid freezing temperatures: a test for the real brave (videos)

Posted by in Uncategorized, Very Mix

The Epiphany tradition of Greek Orthodox Church turned into a real test for the faithful and brave divers this year. The cold was biting, strong winds were blowing from the North. This did not hinder the faithful divers to jump into ice-cold waters, catch the Cross and receive the blessings […]

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