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

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

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

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

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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

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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

Queen Rania of Jordan meets refugees on Lesvos

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Queen Rania of Jordan visited the Kara Tepe refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos on Monday in her capacity as advocate for the humanitarian organization International Rescue Committee (IRC). She met with several refugees who told her their own personal stories of tragedy and despair. Stressing that this […]





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25
Apr

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

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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?

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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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25
Apr

Greece’s private sector: 244,712 businesses closed and 842,670 work places lost during 2008-2015

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The grim picture of Greek entrepreneurship confirmed by numbers: from 2008 until 2015, a total of 244,712 businesses closed their doors causing the loss of 842,670 work places. According to official data of the European Commission, the number of Greek businesses registered in 2008 were 858,685, while by end of […]





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25
Apr
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35 migrants to be deported to Turkey on Tuesday, April 26/2016

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Thirty-five migrants will have to see their European dream ending forever. Tomorrow, Tuesday, April 26th 2016 they will be deported from the Greek island of Lesvos back to Turkey within the framework of the EU Deal with Turkey. According to local media, lesvosnews.net, the majority of these 35 migrants asked […]





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24
Apr

Anarchists attack police station in Athens, cause damages in train station, raid supermarket

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Α group of some 40 people attacked with Molotov cocktail bombs the police station in Exarchia late Sunday afternoon. According to reports, the group threw at least 10 molotov cocktail bombs and stones at the police station at 3:30 p.m., causing material damage at the building front and the guard’s […]





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24
Apr
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The most ridiculous “man overboard”: Norway’s Migration Minister pretends to be a refugee in the Aegean Sea (video)

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Huh? A high-tech Migration Minister wanted to feel like a refugee on a capsized boat for a moment. And jumped in to the sea from a boat off the Greek island of Lesvos. Only problem for Norwegian Migration Minister Sylvi Listhaug is that refugees not only do not wear such […]





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24
Apr
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Greek media extend Strike over Pensions Reform for another 3 days, until April 27/2016

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Greek Federation of Journalists’ Unions POESY decided to extend τhe strike until Wednesday morning, April 27th 2016, where it will decide whether it will give the strike another extension. The strike aims to protest the changes in the pensions and social insurance funds reforms that will merge the professional pension […]





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23
Apr

A “4. Bailout” for Greece & Debt Relief “light”? Whatever the name, Greeks are burdened with €9bn austerity package for 2016-2018

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More austerity, more work and more measures. that was the slogan of Friday’s Eurogroup on Greece. An agreement between the two sides  was not on the agenda. It was just talks to force the Greek government accept the conditions of the International Monetary Fund for an extra package of 3.6 […]





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22
Apr
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A not so bright day…

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I dare say that today is a horrible day. most probably a power cut in PPC network has “burned” the power supply of my desktop PC screen. I try to work using my tiny notebook that operates  on a turtle/speed. It is old and some keys on the keyboard do […]





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22
Apr

NATO SG Stoltenberg visits the Aegean Sea

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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg visited FGS BONN, the German flagship of Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2), on Thursday (21 April) as the ship continues to conduct reconnaissance, monitoring and surveillance of illegal crossings in the Aegean Sea. The Secretary General thanked the crew for their important work and […]





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21
Apr

Schaeuble pleasurably chews his bitter-sweet Grexit candy

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In fact, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble agrees with the International Monetary Fund in one thing: they both doubt about the success of the 3. bailout program. However, as Schaeuble can never agree on the Greek debt relief proposed by the IMF, he chews again on this little bitter-sweet candy […]





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21
Apr

Idomeni: Syrian refugee hit by police van dies in hospital

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The Syrian refugee who was hit by a police van on Monday, died in Papageorgiou hospital in Thessaloniki Thursday noon. The man suffered severe injuries in the head, the doctors could not save him. Officially the Greek police says that it was an accident. According to Greek police, the man […]





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21
Apr
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EUROSTAT: Greece’s Primary Surplus 0.7% of GDP in 2015

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The much anticipated EUROSTAT data on EU’s government deficit and debt has been released. According to the data, Greece’s primary surplus for 2015 was 0.7% of the GDP. The Greek debt is 176.9% of the GDP and not 200% as it was claimed by several analysts last summer. In 2014, […]





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21
Apr
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RIO 2016: Olympic Flame Lit at Ancient Olympia- Live Streaming

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The Olympic flame for RIO 2016 Summer Olympic Games was lit earlier today in the ancient site of Olympia in Peloponnese. The Lighting Ceremony was performed by actress Katerina Lehou who lit the torch using a parabolic mirror to catch the the sun’s rays. The torch was lit within seconds. […]





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