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Schaeuble: “Greece has not implemented in full the agreement”

“Greece has not implemented in full the commitments it made towards the creditors.” So simple. So cruel. So predictable. German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble chew his teeth, spit them out in front of the reporters. “However, time has become more pressing and [Greece] has to do it. The difficulty lies …

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Florina: No money for heating oil in primary schools, pupils freeze

Hundreds of elementary school students in Florina have been siting in ice cold class rooms. They wear their coats, their woolen scarves and caps on and struggle to come through the school hours that have turned in to a torture. Reason: lack of funds means no heating oil. So the …

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Supreme Court rules: NO to extradition of 8 Turkish officers

Greece’s Supreme Court rejected the extradition of 8 Turkish officers. The court ruled after a request by Turkey that claimed they were involved in the failed coup of July 2016. In six cases the judges decided unanimously, in two according to majority. Two votes were apparently in favor of the …

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EU Commission supports border checks for 5 Schengen countries

The European Commission is recommending that 5 nations from the borderless Schengen travel zone be allowed to extend internal frontier controls for another three months because of the exceptional circumstances caused by migration into Europe. The European Union’s executive said Wednesday that EU nations Austria, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and non-member …

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One dead as “Russian” cold snap and snow sweep across Greece

On more bad weather front with snowfall and temperature below the freezing point is expected to reach Greece on Thursday. Coming directly from Russia, the front will affect mostly the mainland but also the many islands in the north and eastern Aegean sea. Dense snowfall is expected in Central Macedonia, …

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Live Cockroaches in Greece’s public hospitals (videos)

Cockroaches in Greek public hospitals? Cockroaches in Greek public hospitals. the union of workers in public hospitals POEDIN published two videos showing alive and kicking cockroaches in their daily tour through walls and patients’ beds. In one of the video, two insects are happily wandering around on the wall of …

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Transparency Index 2016: Greece’s Corruption score still high

Transparency International published it latest Index about Corruption Perceptions in 2016. It noes “Let’s get straight to the point: No country gets close to a perfect score in the Corruption Perceptions Index 2016.” Over two-thirds of the 176 countries and territories in this year’s index fall below the midpoint of …

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Tsipras: Greece will not enact “a single euro extra revenue raising measures”

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras promised that “Greece will not enact a single euro extra revenue raising measures.” Moreover he said that he was “ready for elections” although early elections would be pointless at this time. Tsipras promise comes as the SYRIZA-INTERDEPENDENT GREEKS prepares to celebrate two years in power, while …

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