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16
Jun

Financially broke and homeless, a man kills himself in Athens Home for Elderly

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A 73-year-old man shot and killed himself in the Athens Nursing Home for Elderly in the night of Wednesday to Thursday. The man was financially broke due to the economic crisis and homeless. He was allowed to live in the Nursing home after a decision of the board of directors. […]





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16
Jun

Boat with 60-80 refugees & migrants runs aground off Lesvos

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A boat carrying 80 refugees and migrants run aground in the sea area south-southwest off the island of Lesvos on Thursday morning. According to local media, the boat was a normal touristic boat and was carrying 100 people. Two fishing boats and two patrol boats of the Greek Coast Guard […]





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16
Jun

Athens: Anti-authoritarians set bus and trolley on fire, clash with police

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A bus and a trolley bus were set on fire short after midnight in downtown Athens on Wednesday. Unknown perpetrators stopped a blue bus, ordered 15 passengers and the driver to  get off and set it on fire. They stopped also an empty trolley and set it on fire as […]





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15
Jun

Athens: Rally urging government to Resign started outside the Parliament

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The rally organized on social media and asking the SYRIZA-ANEL coalition to resign started at 18:30 outside the Greek Parliament and Syntagma Square. One hour later and it seems that there are no more than 7,000-8,000 protesters waving flags and banners with anti-government and anti-Tsipras slogans. The anti-government protest was […]





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15
Jun

Summer’s first Heat Wave on the way: Temperatures to reach 40C in the shadow

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The first heat wave of this summer is under way, with temperatures expected to reach 36 degrees Celsius in certain areas of Greece  tomorrow Thursday, June 16th 2016, and reach even 39° – 40°C on Friday and Saturday and in some areas also Sunday and Monday.      18-19 June 2016 […]





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15
Jun

Set on fire & shot in the face: Greek fishermen make macabre fund

Posted by in Society

A heinous crime at the sea shore: fishermen found the half-burned corpse of a man. The victim was furthermore shot in the face thus making him unrecognizable. The macabre fund was in one of rocky bays of Vouliagmeni in south-east Attica, in the area called “Limanakia”, at a distance of […]





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15
Jun

BoG Monetary Policy Report: High Taxation has recessional effects

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In its Monetary Policy Report 2015-2016, the Bank of Greece urges for overhauling of the bailout agreement with 20-year extension of the loans, lower the Primary surplus target to 2%.  The report describes the high taxation as “recessionary” and calls for a shift of policy focus towards reforms and privatizations, […]





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13
Jun

14-year-old boy killed by friend & classmate; perpetrator claim, he was victim of bulling,

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Τhe friend and classmate of the 14-year old who was killed on Saturday night has been taken to the Prosecutor in Thessaloniki on Monday noon. Τhe boy is also 14 years old. The boy confessed the crime after police followed the trace in the crime scene like finger prints on […]





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13
Jun

Frontex praises “Balkan Route closure”, Greece to open another 40 Hot Spots

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The closure of the Balkan Route was more efficient than the EU Turkey Deal as it discouraged refugees and migrants to come to Greece. This is more or less what the EU’s border Agency Frontex says in a analysis that has not been published yet, but obtained by German daily […]





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12
Jun

UPD2 14-year-old boy stabbed to death – murderer confessed

Posted by in Society

The body of the 14-year-old boy who had been missing since Saturday night was found just two kilometers away from home in the Gefyra area near Thessaloniki. The boy was stabbed to death. The body has at least two stabs in the neck, one at the carotid, caused by a […]





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12
Jun

Poll: ND leads with 3.5% towards SYRIZA. However….

Posted by in Politics

In a public opinion polls published over the weekend, main opposition party, conservative New Democracy leads with 3.5% towards governing left-wing SYRIZA. However, in polls conducted even a month ago, ND used to lead with 7%. At the same time, 32.4% of respondents declare that they do not know which […]





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11
Jun

EU presses Greece to change asylum appeal committees that consider “Turkey is not a safe country”

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How do Greeks dare say that Turkey is not a safe country to return Syrian asylum seekers? The Europeans in Brussels disagree and are frustrated that the deportations do not proceed with the fast pace they had in mind  and put pressure on Athens to replace members on its asylum […]





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10
Jun

Germany trembles with Brexit-fear, has SPIEGEL beg “Please, Don’t Go!”

Posted by in Economy

Impressive! German weekly Der SPIEGEL appeals to Brits thirteen days before the Brexit Referendum. With a front page in English: “PLEASE DON’T GO! – Why Germany needs the British”  The special edition with the English title will be sold in in the UK at a reduced price of 2 BP […]





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10
Jun

Survey: Europeans disapprove the way EU deals with Economic & Refugees crisis

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Two weeks before the Brexit Referendum and support for the European Union has fallen across Europe. A survey by the Pew Research Center suggests that support for the European Union has fallen in several EU states. In Germany, the EU’s popularity has fallen eight points to 50 percent in just […]





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10
Jun

EWG, Germany approve €7.5bn bailout tranche for Greece

Posted by in Economy

All prior action demanded from Greece have been fulfilled. The Euro Working Group gave the green light for the disbursement of the €7.5billion bailout tranche form the European Stability Mechanism on Thursday evening. The Budget Committee of the German Bundestag approved the disbursement on Friday morning. According to Reuters, the […]





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9
Jun

Driver burns in his car on Athens Highway – “Victim was well-known publisher”

Posted by in Society

A car caught fire on the Attika Highway in Athens on Thursday afternoon and the driver was trapped in the car thus burning alive. The accident occurred 10 minutes before 3 pm on the road track to Elefsina and short before the Athens Exit. According to preliminary information, the car, […]





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9
Jun

ECB’s Draghi calls on Eurozone-members to proceed with “structural reforms”

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President of the European Central Bank, Mario Drahi, called for structural reform of the Eurozone and called on the 19 members to proceeded with them as soon as possible. The cost of delaying structural reforms is “too high, by hurting labor and productivity that reduces economic potential in the long […]





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8
Jun

Kammenos to lease all properties of Greece’s Defense Ministry for 50-99 years

Posted by in Economy

I can’t help to reckon an old Greek sales slogan: “The boss went nuts!” Retailers used it when they offered their products at ridiculously low prices. Of course, I don;t want to imply that Greece’s Defense Minister Panos Kammenos will offer all properties of the Ministry – estimated worth €35 […]





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8
Jun

Germany postpones decision on bailout tranche, Greece’s gov’t reacts

Posted by in Economy

The Budget Committee of German Parliament (Bundestag) postponed the decision for the release of the bailout tranche for Greece. on Wednesday. “We have not released yet the istallment of the next bailout tranche as the implementation of a small remnant of the agreed measures by the Greek Government is still […]





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8
Jun

Greek FinMin: Once QE for Greek bonds, Grexit will be off the table

Posted by in Economy

Greek bonds will soon become eligible for the European Central Bank’s asset-purchase program, paving the way for an easing of capital controls, and the gradual recovery of investor confidence, Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos said. In an interview to Bloomberg, the Greek Finance Minister said also that once Greece is part […]





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