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Apr

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

Posted by in Very Mix

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

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

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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21
Apr

Tsipras intervenes after society outrage over “Greek MPs exempted from Pensions Reform”

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We always knew that this country, Greece, is based on a two-class society: the underprivileged Mortals and the privileged Immortals.Now for one more time, this is confirmed. The upcoming Pensions Reform – Social Security bring the society upside down. Pensions will be cut, social contributions will be increased. But those […]





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20
Apr

Greece’s Communications body forbids TV Commercial line as “sexist”

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Greece’s Communication Control Council ruled that a specific line on a TV Commercial has to be taken out because of it is “sexist and dangerous” and it shows “criminal behavior” as “normal.” the complained was filed by the General Secretariat for the Gender Equality. The CCC refers to the line […]





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20
Apr

UPD ESM acknowledges, it is considering Debt Relief for Greece

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The European Stability Mechanism has acknowledged that it is considering ways to grant debt relief to Greece, possibly by fixing the interest level at current low rates or by extending its maturities further. The ESM said in August 2015 that euro area finance ministers stood ready to consider, if necessary, […]





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20
Apr

IMF insists on €3bn contingency measures, EC Juncker says “Greece does not need them”

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The famous Greece’s projections of the International Monetary Fund. They have been not so ‘successful’ it seems. IMF’s Projections for Recession/Growth vs Real Life 2010: recession -4% vs Real Life: -5% 2011: recession -2.6% vs Real Life -7.1% 2012: growth 1.1% vs Real Life recession -6.6% 2013: growth 2.1% vs […]





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20
Apr

Ellinikon Camp: Teenager migrant girl, 17, dies in ICU

Posted by in Very Mix

A 17-year-old migrant girl from Afghanistan died in the Intensive Care Unit of Laiko Hospital in Athens where she going undergoing treatment for five days. According to Greek media, the girl was suffering from severe abdomen and stomach pain and she was taken to the hospital. She was allegedly suffering […]





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19
Apr

A new SYRIZA Referendum, while ND urges for early elections??

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Does SYRIZA play with the idea of holding a referendum? Government party MP Sakis Papadopoulos told Greek media on Tuesday morning that in case the review talks end in deadlock, the government could turn again to the people. “A Referendum might help,” Papadopoulos told private Star TV. Claiming to speak […]





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19
Apr

Rania, Queen of Jordan, to visit refugees camp on Lesvos

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Queen Rania, the wife of King Abdullah of Jordan will visit the island of Lesvos next week, following in invitation of international humanitarian organization In International Rescue Committee. The Queen has reportedly expressed the desire to visit the island that has been the gateway to Europe for hundreds of thousands […]





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18
Apr

Idomeni: Syrian refugee severely injured after hit by police van

Posted by in Very Mix

A Syrian man was transferred from Idomeni refugee camp to a hospital in nearby Kilkis and later to a hospital in Thessaloniki after he was most probably accidentally hit by a van of the Greek police. Immediately after the incident, refugees and migrants started to throw stones at the police […]





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18
Apr

Frontex confirms “deportations to Turkey halted”, sees number of arrivals to Greece “sharply dropped”

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EU Borders Agency, the Frontex, is proud about the EU Turkey deal. It realized that the number of arriving refugees and migrants in the whole month of March sharply fell down to 26,460, less than half the figure recorded in February. Praising the EU Turkey deal, the Frontex notes in […]





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18
Apr

Prosecutor to investigate medicines shortages in Greece

Posted by in Society

The prosecutor in Athens will investigate the dramatic shortages in the Greek drug market after an official complained filed by the president of the Greek Pharmacists Association. Serious shortages in certain medications cause problems to thousands of insured and even uninsured patients. In preliminary investigation, the prosecutor will determine whether […]





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18
Apr

Greek “Mini-Summer” in the middle of April

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This is Greece we love: a mini summer in the middle of April. After a warm weekend, temperatures are expected to reach 30 degrees Celsius on Monday and even reach 31° C on Tuesday. Temperatures of such degrees are rather unusual in spring time. Greek meteorologists speak of a “mini […]





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17
Apr

Schaeuble wants the IMF, the IMF wants Debt Relief, Tsipras doesn’t want more austerity measures

Posted by in Economy

Greek program Review, Debt Relief, participation of International Monetary Fund in Greece’s program. Key words for a temporary solution that would allow Greece to receive a bailout tranche and avoid default to its lenders. However, the key players, Greek government, Germany and the IMF still have not found a formula […]





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