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15
Feb
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Greece’s Recession at 6% in 4Q 2010 – Things will go worse in 2011

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Quite depressing is the data released by the Greek Statistics Authority stating that recession has grabbed tighter the Greeks by the neck – although we do not need official date to confirm our daily experience. Economy shrank by 6,5 in the 4th quarter of 2010, and by 4,5% for the whole […]





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15
Feb

Greek PM: “We do not sell our soil!” – Demands Respect

Posted by in Economy, Politics

Greece is adamant not to sell land plots, not even for the shake of getting together 50 billion euros as the country’s lenders IMF, EU and ECB demand. Is it so? Well… almost but not exactly… Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou proposed a law according to which land transfer or […]





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15
Feb
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GreeK Trade Union calls IMF/EU/ECB reps. “Persona Non Grata”

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Angers still echoes in Greece over the Troika press conference and the biggest private sector trade union, GSEE, asked the Greek government to declare the representatives of IMF, the EU and the ECB as “undesirable persons” – in diplomatic language “Persona non Grata” (unwelcome persons). In a press release,  the GSEE […]





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15
Feb
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Crete: Cigarettes more expensive than else where in Greec

Posted by in Economy, Tourism

 Kiosk owners on the island of Crete proceeded to an arbitrary increase of cigarette prices, sticking a tiny paper tag informing the smokers that every packages of cigarettes is  € 0,10 more expensive than elsewhere in Greece. The kiosk and tobacco sellers have been complaining about the low profit margin from tobacco […]





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15
Feb

JC Juncker urges Greece to sell assets worth 50 billion euros

Posted by in Economy

The head of Eurogroup, Jean-Claude Juncker, has apparently a PhD in “Bomb Shelling”. Last night he hurled his latest attack amid the ” €50 bn privatization of state assets”- dispute between the IMF/EU/ECB-Troika ( “sell”) and Athens (“utilize”). Jean-Claude Juncker, described as ‘impressive” Greece’s efforts to meet the targets set by the European […]





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15
Feb
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Greek Insurers lash out at IKA manager – Pensioners fight against each other (video)

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Tension prevailed this morning with aging pensioners fighting against each other and other insurers lashing out at the general manager of  Greece’s biggest Social Security Fund, IKA. Rovertos Spyropoulos made an inspection visit at the Nea Ionia branch, a suburb in western Athens, but the people standing long queues started to shout at him. […]





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14
Feb
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Greeks are broken! 19% to spend Zero Euro for Valentine Gifts!

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Folks, we are broken! I mean, we know that. It seems we spent our last euro  on Christmas. For Valentine’s Day there is hardly a euro cent in our pockets. And this is almost official, according to a poll. The survey condected by MRB for Cosmo.gr among 2,300 Greeks showed […]





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14
Feb

Greece: 62 dead from H1N1- Experts urge for vaccination

Posted by in Very Mix

Fourteen people lost their lives within the last 48 hours from health complications after infected with the Influenza A – H1N1. All of them had been chronic sick. Since the beginning of the year 62 people died from the deadly flu virus. Currently 110 people are hospitalized in Intensive Care […]





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14
Feb
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When is a Greek “impoverished”? Court rules…

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No matter what the International Monetary Fund dictates, a court in Athens ruled that when somebody has an income of EUR 680 is “impoverished”! An old man sued his own son and asked for alimony, as he was not able to live on his monthly pension of 680 euro (included […]





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14
Feb

Greece: Striking workers throw eggs at Transport Ministry.

Posted by in Very Mix

Athenians experienced another day of traffic distress as metro and urban trains were halted for five hours. The striking workers found a creative way to demonstrate and cover the long distances between Athens downtown (Greek Parliament) and the Transport Ministry. They rode motorbikes and honked in triumph through the streets of […]





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14
Feb
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Greeks are getting smarter… about a kilo of Artichoke

Posted by in Very Mix

I would have no idea, as I hate the cleaning of artichokes. And thus I wouldn’t say it’s one of my favorite vegetables. However a buglary case brings up the price of artichokes into our attention. Many of us know that  Greece has turned into a country, where everybody steals […]





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14
Feb
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Greece:No end to turmoil triggered by the IMF/EU/ECB-employees

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The policial turmoil that broke out in Greece due to the controversial press conference of the IMF/EU/ECB does not come to an end. Oppositions parties and media raise the question about “governance legitimation” with main opposition party, the conservative Nea Dimokratia,  asking  the removal of Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou. Critics […]





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14
Feb

No Eat, No Sleep and even No International Destinations for Greek Train Passengers

Posted by in Economy, Tourism

Hungry while at a long journey? Better prepare your own sandwiches at home if you travel with Greek trains. Oh, and take a sleeping bag with you to keep you warm! Then TRAINOSE is going to cancel all services  of catering and sleeping in couchette train wagons by March 1, […]





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14
Feb

EUR 3,000 reward for info on the Mass Poisoning of Strays in Athens

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Animal lovers have issued a EUR 3,000 reward for any information that will lead to the capture of the criminals that caused the gruesome death of dozens of dogs, cats and pigeons in the Zappeio park in the heart of Greek capital, Athens. You can turn with information to the […]





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14
Feb

“The World is Big Enough!” – Animal lovers protest Mass Poisoning of Strays in Athens (pictures)

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Animal lovers, volunteers and animal welfare societies protested the mass poisoning of strays in Zappeio, in the heart of the Greek capital. More than 300 devoted for a cause people gathered outside the Greek Parliament on Saturday noon and walked through main commercial streets on Athens shouting slogans.                Walking through the […]





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13
Feb

Al Qaeda suspect arrested in Greece

Posted by in Very Mix

Greek police arrested a man suspected of being an Islamist extremist with links to  Al Qaeda. Local media reported the name of the arrested as Ghalep Talep of Palestinean origin with a  Lebasene citizenship. Taleb is considered to be a member of  “Fatah Al Islam”, a Lebanese organisation with alleged links […]





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13
Feb
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Poll: “Nobody” is the best Greek Prime Minister

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A public poll conducted for the Greek newspaperKathimerini and the Skai television channel showed that the majority of Greeks considers the unknown “Mr. Nobody” as the best prime minister to govern the country! To the question “how do you consider as most suitable for prime minister”  44% answered Nobody 36% George […]





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13
Feb
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Help a Child with Cancer just with one sms; Action Feb 14-20

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How about a rose less at Valentine’s Day but instead a single sms to help a child’s life? The Greek NGO Floga.org.gr is organizing an action from February 14 to February 20, 2011 to collect donations for children that suffer form cancer. From Febr 14 at 12:00 noon to February 20 at 11:30 […]





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13
Feb
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The day the IMF shed a tear…; Greeks angry at EU representative

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The dispute between Greece and the so called “Troika” is continuing despite the apology from the International Monetary Fund. Then the European Commission representative Servaas Deroose gave an interview to Greek Sunday press that angered the Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou. Greece’s dispute with the International Monetary Fund, the European Commission […]





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13
Feb
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Public Transport Strikes – Keep Walking! Athens, Feb 14-15

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Public Transport workers will continue their protests in Athens this week as well. On Monday, February 14, Metro and Urban Train-HSAP will be on hold  from 11:00 am to 04:00 pm. The big Public Transport Festival will take place on Tuesday, February 15, the day the Greek Parliament will be […]





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