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Apr

Greece Discovers 57 Bags Full of German Reichsmark, Worth 14 Million

Posted by in Economy, Politics

The gift came from nowhere. It did not fall from the sky but it was hidden and forgotten in the dark cellars of the Treasury of Bank of Greece.  57 bags full of bank notes and coins. Total worth 14,334,000 Reichsmark. Most probably the Germans had no tanks big enough to carry them […]

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10
Apr

Greece’s Political Parties Funding Bill Provokes Voters

Posted by in Politics

 What if every penny a Greek citizen gives the state goes to the country’s lenders and taxes have almost stopped to serve redeeming purposes. What if banks give loans to companies and individuals  only under strictest conditions demanding properties as guaranties. Even for a 10,000-euro company loan. For political parties “there […]

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10
Apr

Greece’s Early Elections: Parliament to be Dissolved Apr 11/12?

Posted by in Politics

Greeks are one breath away from …hearing the date of the snap polls. Speaker of Greek Parliament Philippos Petsalnikos said on Tuesday afternoon that the Parliament concluded its legislative work, allegedly due to Easter Holidays (Greek Orthodox Easter on 15. April 2012). However he also took the floor to speak about “the […]

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10
Apr

Novelty? Rent-A-Cop. A Real Greek Cop….

Posted by in Economy, Society

Feel unsafe when you go to pick up money from your local bank? You could rent a trained guard from squads of  Greek Police EL.AS. For just 30 euro per hour. For additional 20 euro you could also be escorted by a policeman on a motorcycle or accompanied by a police dog. A […]

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10
Apr
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Iran Cuts Oil Sales to Greece

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Iran’s oil minister says the country has halted oil sales to Greece. It’s the latest European country hit with Iran’s pre-emptive retaliation over an EU embargo that is to go into effect in July and that was imposed over Tehran’s controversial nuclear program. The West suspects Tehran of pursuing nuclear […]

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10
Apr

Donations Needed to Send Dead Pakistanis Home

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Members of Greece’s Pakistani community are seeking to raise money to send home the bodies of two Pakistani men who died last Friday while trying to save an elderly couple from a car trapped on a railway track in Kryoneri, north of Athens. Hamayun Anwar, 18, and Wakar Ahmed, 32, […]

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9
Apr

Lagarde: Greeks, Portuguese & Italians are Relaxed about Work, Money and Taxes

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 In an interview with US television channel CBS yesterday, the chief of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde said that when you have a single currency and when you don΄t have a single or at least very closely coordinated fiscal policy then you run the risk of having part of […]

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9
Apr

Germany To Fish Young Jobless Greeks and Spaniards, Portuguese and Italians

Posted by in Economy, Society

I hear the dogs bark, and there go the caravans of post-modern Gastarbeiter to Germany. Young, talented and skilled jobless from Greece and Spain, Portugal and Italy. Labour Minister Ursula von der Leyen wants to hold jobless young people to Germany so they can escape the misery of unemployment in […]

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9
Apr

Eye Witness/Footage Material Sought on the Attack of Greek Photo-Reporter Marios Lolos

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 Relatives of Marios Lolos, the chairman of the Greek Union of Photographers who suffered brain injuries by police seek eye-witnesses and footage material and/or pictures to help with the investigation. Marios Lolos was attacked by a policeman with a baton on the back of his head and suffered brain injuries on […]

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7
Apr

Athens: Protesters Beat Policeman, Set Uniform Jacket Alight

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Protesters attacked one policeman at Syntagma Square, near the spot where Dimitris Christoulas, 77, committed suicide on Wednesday morning. According to Greek media reports, mourners had marched to Syntagma Square after having attended the funeral of the retired pharmacist. It looks as if there was also a march by anti-authoritarian protesters.  News portal Zougla.gr reports that some […]

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