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Apr
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Deportations to Turkey “blocked” due to “rain” of asylum applications on Greek islands

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Refugees and migrants on the Greek islands of Lesvos and Chios had the EU and  Frontex officials to change their re-admissions schedule. They “stormed’ the asylum offices and started to submit “asylum applications” en mass, with the effect that the lists with the names of those to be deported had […]





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5
Apr

President Obama speaks …Greek, tells Diaspora “Ζήτω η Ελλάς”

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President Barack Obama welcomed Diaspora Greeks in the White House in fluent …Greek. He told them «Ζήτω η Ελλάς» (Ling Live Greece!”) during the traditional  reception for Greek Independence Day on March 25th – traditionally celebrated in the White House a couple of days later. In his speech, Obama spoke […]





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4
Apr
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BoG appoints Pricewater &Co with Liquidation of €9bn Assets in non-performing loans

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Appointment of a Special Liquidator for all the credit and financial institutions under special liquidation The Bank of Greece, in implementation of a relevant provision of Law 4336/2015 and by virtue of Credit and Insurance Committee Decision No. 182/1/4.4.2016, has appointed PQH Single Special Liquidation S.A. as Special Liquidator for […]





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4
Apr

Review Delays may trigger Credit Event in summer. Horror scenario: Greece signs another Bailout with IMF

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Greece is right to urge for a conclusion of the Program Review as soon as possible, insisting that talks and agreement should be over by the middle of April. Athens is right to insist and to slam the International Monetary Fund over the delays that may end up in a […]





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4
Apr
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191 men & 11 women of different nationalities (also Afghans) were deported to Turkey (full list)

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According to a press release issued by the Greek Migration Coordination body a total of 202 people, 191 men and 11 women, were deported from the islands of Lesvos and Chios in Greece to Turkey, on Monday morning. Their nationalities are: From Lesvos: 135 men and 1 woman ⇒ 124 […]





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4
Apr
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Vangelis Theodoropoulos is new Director of Athens & Epidaurus Festival after Fabre’s resignation

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Excellent choice! Vangelis Theodoropoulos has been appointed to be the new director of Athens & Epidaurus Festival after Belgian Jan Fabre resigned amid a storm of angry reactions by Greeks due to his decision to ban Greek artists form the Festival and promote his own works and the “Belgian Spirit.” […]





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4
Apr
http://www.keeptalkinggreece.com/2016/04/04/greeces-unemployment-at-24-highest-in-eu-still-1-150m-greeks-without-a-job/ tagged: , , , ,

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Greece’s unemployment at 24%, highest in EU, still 1.150m Greeks without a job

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Unemployment in Greece fell but it is still high, the highest within the European Union. Fro December 2015, Unemployment was not anymore 25% as in the last three years but at 24%. So, it is not 1:4 Greeks are unemployed but just 1:3.99999999…. Greeks. By the way, I do not […]





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4
Apr

Cold War: Greece tells IMF Lagarde “nonsense is the delay of review talks”

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In a sharp tone the office of Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras replied to the letter of IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde that was uploaded on the IMF’s official website on Sunday evening. “Nonsense is indeed the delay of the Review talks,” the PM’s office said in a statement issue […]





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4
Apr
http://www.keeptalkinggreece.com/2016/04/04/germany-takes-16-syrian-refugees-from-turkey-now-tr-has-to-take-16-from-greece/ tagged: , , , , ,

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Germany takes 16 Syrian refugees from Turkey, now TR has to take 16 from Greece

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The first Syrian refugees arrived in Germany on Monday morning under the controversial EU-Turkey deal of refugees exchange and send backs. In this silly children’s game called “EU Turkey Deal”, now Turkey has to take 16 Syrian refugees from Greece. The 16 asylum seekers were flown from Istanbul, Turkey, to […]





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4
Apr
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UPD 202 people deported from Greece to Turkey in a “dawn operation” (videos, picts)

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The mass deportation operation started as early as 6 o’ clock in the morning, although it was originally scheduled for 10 a.m. The first 136 migrants from Lesvos were already in Dikili, Turkey at 9:30 a.m.It is more than obvious that the Frontex did not want much media around, for […]





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3
Apr
http://www.keeptalkinggreece.com/2016/04/03/lagarde-tells-tsipras-credit-event-is-simply-nonsense-asks-guarantee-for-imfs-team-personal-safety/ tagged: , , , ,

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Lagarde tells Tsipras: credit event is “simply nonsense”, asks guarantee for IMF’s team “personal safety”

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Managing Director of International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, replied to the letter sent on Saturday by Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras not with a letter but with a Press Release posted on the IMF’s official website. In order to “enhance transparency of dialogue”, you know. Christine Lagarde defends the view […]





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3
Apr

Greece’s Migration Spokesman: “We are expecting violence” among refugees & migrants

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Afghan migrants and Syrian refugees clashed several times at the port of Piraeus, some stabbed each other at Idomeni, several hundreds migrants and refugees broke out of the detention center on Chios and marched through the island. Refugees and migrants trapped in Greece are frustrated and most of them live […]





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3
Apr

Mass-deportations of 750 Migrants to Turkey start tomorrow

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The day to implement the painful EU-Turkey deal has come. A total of 750 migrants will be deported from the Greek island of Lesvos back to Turkey. Two Turkish ships chartered by the Frontex will transport the migrants to the port of Dikeli. According to Athens News Agency, the deportation […]





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2
Apr

IMF comments on WikiLeaks, Greece’s PM sends letter to Lagarde

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The International Monetary Fund did not dismiss the WikiLeaks transcript of a conversation between IMF Europe Desk, Poul Thomsen and IMF’s Greek program responsible Delia Velculescu. Speaking to Washington correspondent of Greek state broadcast Lena Argiri, an IMF source said: IMF:we do not comment on leaks or supposed reports of […]





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2
Apr

Jan Fabre submitted resignation to Greece’s Culture Minister

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Culture Minister Aristidis Baltas said that Jan Fabre submitted his resignation as curator of the Athens and Epidaurus Festival. In his resignation Fabre said it was not possible for him to “work in a hostile artistic environment.” In a statement Minister Baltas underlined that Fabre’s resignation was the result of […]





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2
Apr

Explosive! WikiLeaks exposes IMF’s strategy of delays in Review Talks aiming to trigger Greece’s Default

Posted by in Politics

WikiLeaks and Julian Assange published today the records of a 19 March 2016 teleconference between the top two officials of the International Monetary Fund who in charge of managing the Greek debt crisis – Poul Thomsen, the head of the IMF’s European Department, and Delia Velkouleskou, the IMF Mission Chief […]





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1
Apr

Research: 5% of 55,000 Greek millionaires migrated in 2015

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Difficult times for Greek princes and princesses… ehm… for millionaires, I mean. From a total of 55,000 Greek millionaires in 2014, 3,000 hit the road of migration last year seeking for a better future in other countries and atmospheres. According to a global research about “Millionaire Migration for 2015“,  the […]





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1
Apr
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Ex BoG governor: “IMF warned in 2008, Greece’s long-term debt would soar to 800% of GDP”

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Former Governor of the Bank of Greece Giorgos Provopoulos revealed that the in May 2008, the head of the IMF’s mission to Greece Bob Traa had estimated that Greece’s debts were over 800% of the GDP. Speaking at the annual meeting of the Federation of Hellenic Food Industries (SEVT), Provopoulos […]





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1
Apr
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Doctors of the World leave Chios Hot Spot after clashes among refugees

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Clashes between Syrian and Afghan refugees and migrants in the “detention center” on the island of Chios on Thursday night ended with two people stabbed and many with injuries in the legs and the head and severe damage at the facilities of humanitarian organization Doctors of The World that provides […]





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1
Apr

Hubris! Belgian curator of Athens & Epidaurus Festival excludes Greek artists

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The new curator of Athens and Epidaurus Festival, Belgian Jan Fabre triggered stormy reactions when he decided to exclude Greek artists and dedicate this year’s event to “Belgian spirit.” Belgian artist Jan Fabre and new art director of the Athens and Epidaurus Festival announced this year’s event would focus on […]





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