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Apr

UNICEF Greece report: 686,000 children at risk of poverty

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In its latest report UNICEF states that one in three children in Greece was at risk of poverty or social expulsion. The total number may shock: 686,000 children or 35.4 percent of the children population in Greece. The causes? Rising unemployment and cuts in welfare benefits. 292,000 children live in [...]

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3
Apr

Baltakos-Gate stirs Greece’s political world, as the PM suffers from strong headaches

Posted by in Politics

“I decided to play a specific role for the good of the party and Greece, we could not leave 500,000 Greeks trapped in Golden Dawn and do nothing. Somebody had to maintain contacts with them. I was telling them what they wanted to hear.” With these words former cabinet secretary [...]

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2
Apr

Radio Sweden: “Whistleblower: Ericsson bribed Greek policymakers”

Posted by in Politics

Telecommunications giant Ericsson has paid over 10 million euro to an agent in connection with a large defense deal in Greece, Swedish State Radio sverigeSRradio (Radio Sweden) reported on Wednesday. According to former Ericsson employee Liss Olof Nenzell, the payments were handled through a middle man and started beginning of [...]

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2
Apr

Baltakos-Gate: Strong reactions from Greek political parties

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Fierce are the reactions from Greece’s political parties after the release of a video footage showing the general secretary of Samaras’ coalition government and close aide of the prime minister, Panagiotis Baltakos, having a friendly chat with an MP of extreme-right Golden Dawn. According to news website in.gr, not only [...]

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2
Apr

UPD Friendly chat with Golden Dawn brings down Greek gov’t secretary general (video)

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A first class political scandal is shaking the Greek coalition government after Golden Dawn released footage of a friendly chat the extreme-right party had with the secretary of the government Panagiotis Baltakos. According to the recorded conversation and the footage transcript Baltakos allegedly claimed that the political persecution of Golden [...]

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2
Apr

Crete: fishermen help whale to return to open sea (video)

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A good news for a change. A young whale had apparently lost its orientation and was swimming in swallow waters near Keratokampos bay in Crete. The whale was lucky to come near fishermen from the area. The men tried to help her return to the open sea, while the most [...]

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2
Apr

Greek FinMin: We do everything to secure the banks

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Greek Finance Minister Yiannis Stournaras could not say it more clearly. That top priority of the EU partners is to safe the banks. “We learned our lesson from the crisis. We do everything what is possible to ensure that the banking system is safe,” Stournaras said during a joint press [...]

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1
Apr

Death by torture in Greek prison: prison guards arrested over the death of convict Ilya Kareli

Posted by in Very Mix

Brutal torture by prison guards in what it look to be revenge for the death of their colleague has apparently caused the death of Albanian convict Ilya Kareli, 42, in Nigrita prison last week, Greek media report on Tuesday. Arrest warrants have been issued against at least eight arrest  prison [...]

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1
Apr

Eurogroup: Greeks secure bailout €8.3 bn but need to implement 12 “prior actions”

Posted by in Economy

All clear in Athens front. The Eurogroup finance ministers are content with the commitments and actions of the Greek government and decided to release the next bailout installment of 8.3 billion euro from the EFSF. However not all money will come at once as our partners and lenders seem to [...]

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1
Apr

Prosecutor calls IKA chief with felony charges

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Corruption prosecutors filled felony charges against Rovertos Spyropoulos, the chief administrator of Greece biggest social security fund IKA. According to Greek media, Spyropoulos allegedly helped a big supermarket chain to avoid paying 18,000,000 euro debts to IKA. Prosecutors accuse Spyropoulos of corruption and breach of trust against the Greek state. [...]

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