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Nov

Creditors approve €2billion disbursement for Greece

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The borad of directors of the European Stability Mechanism approved the disbursement of 2 billion euro bailout tranche to Greece. In a statement issued Monday afternoon the ESM said that the money will primarily be used for debt service, as well as for arrears clearance, and co-financing projects funded by […]





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23
Nov

Varoufakis says he wanted to use Greece’s “Default as a strategy weapon” to force agreement with creditors

Posted by in Economy

“We should have defaulted. They would have come around and we would have a compromise agreement, but I wasn’t allowed to use that weapon,” former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said in an interview to The Guardian. Speaking about the times of negotiations between Greece and the lenders, the former […]





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23
Nov

BBC claims second suicide bomber of Stade had passed from Leros island

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Was the third suicide bomber in the Stade de France the same person that was registered as refugee in Greece on October 3rd? On Sunday, French police published a picture of a suspect suicide bomber in connection with the Paris attacks. The French are seeking information about the suspect thus […]





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22
Nov

Idomeni: More than 2,000 Refugees trapped in Greece as FYROM won’t allow them to cross borders

Posted by in Very Mix

More than 2,000 refugees have been trapped in Northern Greece after FYROM authorities closed the boarders and allow only refugees from Syria, Afhanistan and Iraq to cross Skopje. Holders of passports from other countries are not allowed to cross to FYROM and from there to head towards Central and North […]





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22
Nov

UPD New Democracy leadership voting turns into fiasco – Elections postponed

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This is a First Class Fiasco for a political party that claims to govern Greece. Everything was ready for the elections on Sunday morning, voters had gone to the polling stations, their ID and 3 euro at hand, the four candidates were standing by at the race start. 1,290 ballot […]





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20
Nov

EU ministers: Also EU citizens to be checked at Schengen external borders

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In the aftermath of the Paris attacks, interior ministers from EU member states decided today in Brussels to impose stricter and systematic controls at the external borders of the Schengen area also for the citizens of the European Union. The decision seems to be justified with the allegation the organizer […]





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20
Nov

6.1R Earthquake shifts island of Lefkada 36cm to the South, wipes out famous Egremnoi beach

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The powerful earthquake that hit the island of Lefkada in the Ionian Sea with a magnitude of 6.1R shifted the island by 36 cm southwards and caused unusually  deep vertical deformations. According to  Greek media reports “Measurements of the National Observatory of Athens showed that the island of Lefkada was […]





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20
Nov

IMF strikes back with same old joke: 2% wages decrease for PIIGS to boost competitiveness

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You certainly know the old IMF joke: “Greece needs to boost its competitiveness via wage decreases.” Managing Director Christine Lagarde said it x times in 2011 and 2012 and 2013 but she stopped telling it around after wages dropped by 40% in Greece and Greeks were not able to laugh […]





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20
Nov
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Two Greeks arrested after making joke of “bomb in suitcase” at Copenhagen Airport

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There is always a Greek somewhere in the world… Most of these Greeks we are proud of become famous due to extraordinary achievements in science and culture. But there are also these “other Greeks”, the “jokesters” who think the whole world is a joke and that making fun is the […]





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20
Nov

Prior Actions Bill passed. Greece’s coalition loses 2 MPs and goes down to 153 seats

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Creditors’ prior actions bill with provisions for foreclosures and nonperforming mortgages and red loans passed through the Greek Parliament with a slim majority of just 153 votes out of 300. Despite the ‘success’, Greece’s coalition government has nothing to cheer about. One lawmaker from SYRIZA and one from Independent Greeks […]





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19
Nov

Athens: Public Transport Tickets to rise by 16% due to technical “inconvenience” !!!

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Ticket fare for public transport means in Athens will rise by 16% as of 1.1. 2016. Passengers of Metro, Tram, Urban train ISAP, Trolley bus and Blue buses will have to dig deeper in their pockets and find another €0.20 if they want to go soewhere for whatever reasons. No, […]





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19
Nov
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6 Syrians with Fake Greek Passports arrested in Honduras

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Honduran authorities said on Wednesday they had intercepted six Syrian nationals traveling on doctored Greek passports in the past week, including five who had been trying to reach the United States. Five of the men were detained late on Tuesday in the Honduran capital, Tegucigalpa, on arrival from Costa Rica, […]





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19
Nov
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SYRIZA MP resigns over “prior actions bill”, Kammenos asks ‘rebel’ ANEL MP to resign

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Syriza lawmaker and former government spokesman Gavriil Sakellaridis submitted his resignation on Thursday morning, hours before the Parliament would be called to vote for the bill of prior actions and new austerity measures. “Sakellaridis raised objections to the bill,” Greek media report adding that it was Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras […]





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19
Nov

Call to Action! Need to collect some Testimonials submitted by Awesome KTG-ians!

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I need some testimonials for a KTG campaign. You can add them in the comments section below or e-mail them to me in: keeptalkinggreece AT gmail.com Once you do so, you give me your permission to publish your testimonial in the context of a KTG campaign so that the blog […]





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18
Nov

Greece’s agreement protects only 25% of mortgages – Foreclosures just outside the door

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Three in one mortgage receivers are most likely to lose their homes after Greece and creditors agreed on the measures to “protect the first residence”.  Income criteria for first residence protection are set extremely low, the state is willing to subsidize and help the banks and the poor borrowers with […]





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18
Nov
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Police teargases angry farmers outside the Greek Parliament (videos)

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Jeering, tear gas, sound flares, water bottles and oranges were the highlights of the farmers’ protest outside the Greek Parliament at Syntagma Square on Wednesday. More than 3,500 farmers, breeders and fishermen from all over Greece had gathered in Athens to protest taxation and social security reforms in their sector. […]





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18
Nov
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Turkish soccer fans booed silent minute for Paris victims (video)

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Turkish fans booed the silent minute held for the victims of Paris attack on Tuesday evening. The incident occurred short before the friendly soccer match between Greece and Turkey kicked off in Basaksehir Stadium in Istanbul. Present were Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and his Greek counterpart Alexis Tsipras who […]





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17
Nov
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Fisherman shoots stunning video during Lefkada Earthquake

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Spyros Kolyvas was out in the sea fishing when the earthquake measuring 6.1R occurred on Tuesday morning. Spyros grabbed his camera and shot this stunning video of masses of rocks getting detached from the cliffs and falling into the sea. Video embedded by Embedded VideoYouTube Direkt The cliffs are in […]





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17
Nov

Greece & creditors agree on 23% V.A.T on Gambling, Extra Tax on Wine

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Debtors and creditors have agree on how Greece will collect €300 million on yearly basis from indirect taxes. Jumping from beef to private education the famous 23% Valuer Added Tax finally landed on Gambling and Wine. Creditors seek 300 million EUR per year and they don’t care where the money […]





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17
Nov
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Downtown Athens: Three Metro stations to close due to Polytechnic Commemoration March, Nov17/2015

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Three metro stations will be closed as of 2:30 p.m. today Tuesday, November 17th 2015 due to the march for the commemoration of the Polytechnic School Students’ Uprise. The metro stations are <Syntagma>, <Evangelismos> and <Megaro Mousikis>.  The metro wagons will pass through but no passengers will be able to […]





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