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TIME: Can Privatization Save the Treasures of Ancient Greece?

A frustrated American archaeologist has a ban breaking proposal: to privatize Greece’s ancient treasures in order to protect them form the economic crisis. According to TIME, Stephen Miller sent a detailed proposal to the Greek Culture Ministry and suggested private companies take over the development, promotion and security of certain …

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Golden Dawn sues prosecutors leading probe into party’s alleged criminal activity

Greece’s far-right Golden Dawn party filed lawsuits against three senior judicial officials leading investigation into the party’s alleged criminal activity. According to GD spokesman Ilias Kasidiaris, the action was taken against a public prosecutor and two investigative magistrates accusing them of “breach of duty “. Kasidiaris claimed that the orders …

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Bullets sent to Bank of Greece governor and private TV journalist

Two envelopes containing bullets were sent to governor of Bank of Greece, Giorgos Provopoulos, and well-known journalist Yiannis Pretenderis, who works at private Mega TV. The envelope to Provopoulos was containing two bullets and a threatening note, the envelope to Pretenderis had one bullet. A previously unknown organization calling itself …

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Thessaloniki: “Samaras, Venizelos” hand out money to protesters

Two citizens found an original way to protest the upcoming privatization of the Water Company in Thessaloniki, Northern Greece. Wearing masks of prime minister Antonis Samaras and deputy prime minister Evangelos Venizelos they started to distribute fake euro bank notes. photo: thestival.gr With main slogan “Save the Water” several people …

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Tas Melas: NBA show presenter sings live the Greek National Anthem (video)

Thousands of viewers watched basketball show presenter Tas Melas singing the Greek National Anthem on TV show  The Starters of  NBA.com. Greek-American journalist Tas Melas sang live on the occasion of  the upcoming basketball match between Milwaukee Bucks and Memphis Grizzlies, a match that would bring three Greeks on the …

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145,000 Greek school children in need of free meals

The economic collapse continues to threaten Greek households, with many families not being able to feed their children. Malnutrition reportedly affects more and more children, the number could be more than 100,000. According to daily Eleftheros Typos, 975 schools across the country have applied to be included into the program …

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BoG Provopoulos: Greek banking system “is standing on a solid foundation”

The issue of non-performing loans to enterprises and households must he resolved in a systematic way, Bank of Greece governor George Provopoulos said on Wednesday. According to AMNA, addressing a seminar organized by the Federation of Hellenic Enterprises (SEV), the central banker said that the accumulation of bad debts –that …

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Media owner Kontominas released on mammoth bail of 5 million euro

Owner of private Alpha TV Dimitris Kontominas was released on a mammoth bail of 5 million euro. Furthermore he has been prohibited from traveling abroad and he should check at a local police station twice a month. After a marathon meeting the members of judicial council decided to allow Kontominas …

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