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Sep

Tsipras pledges mammoth package to restore Greek economy

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Alexis Tsipras, leader of major opposition left-wing SYRIZA announced a package of economic and social measures should his party win the next elections. Speaking at the International Trade Fair of Thessaloniki, Tsipras pledged that his party would manage a big write-off of the public debt with Greece’s lenders and outlined […]

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12
Sep

IMF’s Lagarde: “I got death threats when I talked about Greece and its taxes”

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Head of International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde revealed that she received death treats when she talked about Greece and the failure of paying taxes in the past. Speaking to Financial Times, Christine Lagarde may be more cautious nowadays but yet; for one more time she criticized “the shipping industry” and […]

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12
Sep

Survey surprise: 1. SYRIZA 23%, 2. ND 20.4%, 3. Communists 5.6%

Posted by in Politics

The latest public opinion survey has several surprises. First that the Greek Communist party KKE occupies the third position in respondents’ preference and that it pushes down right-extremist Golden Dawn, for the first time since 2 years. The second surprise is that former Samaras’ coalition partner Democratic Left is not […]

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12
Sep

Athens Mayor’s sophisticated benches to prevent use by homeless

Posted by in Society

No, no, no! Public benches are not for homeless to sleep. Public benches are for proper people with proper homes and proper beds. In Agios Georgios Square, in Kypseli district of Athens, the new public benches have been installed: nicely lacquered and with a metal detail – apparently a designer’s […]

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12
Sep

CEOs of state broadcaster NERIT resigned over gov’t intervention of Tsipras live streaming?

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In an surprise move, managing director of state broadcaster NERIT Antonis Makrydimitris and deputy CEO Rodolfos Moronis submitted their resignation on Thursday afternoon.Both Makrydimitris and Moronis were appointed to these positions by the Greek government and are reportedly members of Nea Dimokratia. Although there no no immediate press release on […]

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12
Sep
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Greek Court orders temporary suspension of shops opening on Sundays

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Greece’s Council of State ordered the temporary suspension of shops opening on Sundays. Traders, retailers and private sector unions had appealed to the court asking the cancellation of shops opening on Sundays. According to the Court’s reasoning, the opening of shops on Sundays will lead to “irreparable financial harm” and […]

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10
Sep
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Avramopoulos: new EU Commissioner for Migration

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+++Former Athens Mayor and Defense Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos is the new EU Commissioner for “Migration, rights and internal affairs”, Reuters report on Wednesday.

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10
Sep

ND lawmakers revolt over Property Tax; MP: “Tell the FinMin to go f….”

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A big number of lawmakers of Samaras’ conservative Nea Dimokratia met on Tuesday evening to discuss the property tax ENFIA that triggered outrage and strong reactions in the society. And not only! Present was also an adviser to Finance Minister Gikas Hardouvelis. The government lawmakers apparently expressed their objections to […]

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10
Sep

Libyan Parliament takes refuge in Greek ferry

Posted by in Very Mix

Weird things happen in countries torn by civil war. The Parliament of Libya took refuge in a Greek car ferry hired to serve as last-minute accommodation for the troubled lawmakers and their families. The 17,000-ton Elyros liner has docked in the small port of Tobruk and is deployed as floating […]

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9
Sep

Amphipolis: tomb interior presented in pictorial drawing

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Greek Culture Ministry presented the first design of an axonometric projection of the interior of famous Amphipolis tomb. The pictorial design has been prepared by architect M. Lefantzis and shows the excavated interior of the tomb: the entrance with the two Sphinxes, the septal wall, the floor and the ceiling, […]

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