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Apr

High on Greek agenda: non-stop disputes ahead the elections

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Dispute is high on the agenda just a couple of weeks before the EU and the municipalities elections with each party trying to trip the rival and gain points in the voters’ preference. At the same time the political, economical and social disputes set the climate on fire not only [...]

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29
Apr

University of Chicago seeks to decipher margin notes in Homer’s “Odyssey”

Posted by in Culture

Are you good in deciphering …handwritten notes? University of Chicago wants to solve the mystery of handwritten notes in an 1504 edition of Homer’s “Odyssey”.  An unidentified  donor offers 1,000$ to anyone who can decipher the handwritten notes that are allegedly in French. Option is not excluded that the notes [...]

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29
Apr

AI urges EU to sanction Greece for its refugees and migrants practices

Posted by in Very Mix

“The European Union  must sanction Greece for its widespread practice of pushing back refugees and migrants,” said Amnesty International in its “Greece: Frontier of hope and fear”” published on Tuesday. According to AI, with this practice Greece violates its international human rights obligations and urges the EU to use its [...]

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28
Apr

Protesters hang bras and briefs outside the Greek Parliament

Posted by in Society

Open-air market vendors hung bras and briefs outside the Greek Parliament on Monday morning to protest a series of so-called “reforms” that will “economically destroy 50,000 families” as they claim. symbolic protest based on the Greek phrase “mas piran ta sovraka” (“they deprived us of our briefs” )meaning “they stole [...]

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27
Apr

Tragedy in amusement park: boy dead, girl seriously injured, when gust sweeps away ball

Posted by in Very Mix

The Sunday play turned into a tragedy for a 13-year-old boy who lost his life, while his 9-year-old sister was seriously injured.  According to Greek media, the brother and his sister had visited the playground in Ellinikos suburb of Athens together with their parents. The children were playing inside an [...]

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27
Apr

BBC reports from unemployment-hit South & EU elections. Do you want to participate?

Posted by in Society

“What jobless in crisis-hit south think of the European elections?” BBC journalist Patrick Jackson is traveling to “unemployment hotspots” of the Eurozone and collects opinions from Spain, France, Italy and Greece. First stop is Seville, in the Spanish region of Andalucia where general unemployment reached 36.3% last year and youth [...]

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27
Apr

Greek Deputy FinMin: tax reductions for companies and households

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Deputy Finance Minister Christos Staikouras announced the tax reduction for companies and households in the debt-ridden and austerity-hit Greece. In an interview to daily Typos tis Kyriakis Staikouras heralded the Greek fiscal progress in lenders’ imposed austerity program and said that “meeting of the objectives launches the tax rates reduction.”

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25
Apr

“Revolutionary Struggle” claims responsibility for car bomb on April 10/2014

Posted by in Very Mix

Guerrilla group Rveolutionary Struggle claimed responsibility for the car bomb that exploded outside the Bank of Greece in the dawn of April 10th in downtown Athens on Amerikis street,  a day before German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited the Greek capital. In a 18,322 words long text, the group said that [...]

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25
Apr

EC Greece Report: new austerity measures €7.7bn for 2015-2017

Posted by in Economy

The European Commission may hail the “Greek progress” in its April 2014 review of the second Economic Adjustment Programme for Greece.  The EC may hail the primary surplus and the structural reforms. However at the same time it stresses the need for additional austerity measures totaling 7.7 billion euro for [...]

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25
Apr

Greece got a plan: a “development model” named “Greece 2021″

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Greece got a plan. A growth and development plan with the futuristic title “Greece 2021″, that is seven years from now. The plan was submitted by Finance Minister Yiannis Stournaras to Euro Working Group on Thursday in Brussels in the context with the Greek debt relief request. Here is to [...]

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