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Greek State Hospitals to work also Mo-Fr 15:00-22:00

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Starting on December 1, 2010 state hospitals of  ESY will operate also in the afternoon, daily from 15:00 to 22:00. The new working hours affect the main hospitals in Athens and Piraeus like Attikon, Tzanneio, Gennimatas and Chicldrens’ Hospital Agia Sofia. More hospitals like KAT, Evaggelismos, Erythros Stavros, Metaxas, Tzaneio etc.,  […]





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Dec
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Wikileaks inspire Animators (Video)

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New month, new luck!  I wouldn’t like to start posting today with some serious and ofteneconomically depressing issues. So, let’s take the chance for amusing ourselves about… the Wikileaks! What else?  Whistleblower website Wikileaks has created a media storm after releasing 250,000 classified US diplomatic documents. Details of the papers […]





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Nov
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The American point of view of Turkey’s Foreign Policy under AKP

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I am overwhelmed by the thousands leaked secret diplomatic cables posted on internet. Cables that apart from juicy (Gaddafi’s blond nurse), funny (“Teflon” Merkel ) and definitely offending characterizations for some political leaders and allies to USA , they show one more thing: How obssessive the US Diplomacy is on collecting gathering information. I mean, […]





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Nov
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Padoa-Schioppa:The long and winding road of Greek economy

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Ten to fifteen years of  austerity  lie ahead of Greece , Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa predicted for the Greek economy stressing that rebuilding trust in the Greek economy will be a long process that will last further than 2013. Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa is banker, economist, Italy’s former Minister for Economy and Finance (2006-2008) and former […]





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30
Nov
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Greek Seamen suspend Strike – Nov 30

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Greek Seamen suspended their strike after government ordered them to return back to work. Ferry boats and ships have started their engines as of six o’clock this morning. The strike that lasted one week has caused dramatic shortages on the islands.





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Nov
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Minister: One in five Greeks live below the poverty line

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“One in five Greeks live below the poverty line,” said Greek Labour Minister Louka Katseli opening the works of the conference “Together against Poverty” , a conference held in the framework of  the “European Year for Fighting Poverty. ” The poverty threshold is estimated at EUR 6,000 annual income per person and  […]





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29
Nov

IMF to Greeks: It will be Hell! Chat under Baccarat Roses (video)

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What does man need after a busy day? A tiresome day that man has spent hunched over dusty files, endless euro-figures and hopeless budget deficits? First of all, man needs to straighten his spine. And second, man needs a drink …or two.. The camera of  Greek STAR TV captured the IMF task force while […]





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29
Nov
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Greek FinMin: Greece’s loan repayment extension roadmap

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Greek finance minister Giorgos Papaconstantinou is confident that Greece will get seven years extension to repay all loans and a four years grace period. Speaking to journalists Papaconstantinou earlier on Monday said that: “We will be given a grace period of four years and then seven years to repay all […]





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29
Nov
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Turkey blames Cypriots for hampering the country’s EU accession.

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Ankara blames France, Austria and Cyprus for hampering Turkey’s EU accession. According to news portal in.gr quoting the leaked  diplomatic  dispatches from wikileaks, Turkish Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Feridun Sinirlioglu said so to William Burns, US Undersecretary of State during a meeting on February 25, 2010. Sinirlioglu blames the Greek Cypriots […]





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29
Nov
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Facts and upcoming posts about Greece, Nov 29

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There are quite some news from Greece today and I can’t make up my mind which one to pick first and  start posting. That’s why I start with a summary of “Facts and Factors ‘ and news I am going to post more or less during the day – of […]





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28
Nov
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Actor Giorgos Fountas passed away

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The Alpha male of the Greek cinema has passed away at the age of 86. Actor  Giorgos Fountas was the perfect epidomization  of  the tough guy, kind of creep and mostly slangy yet with a weird sense for social justice. Passionate but yet unlucky! In the many roles he played he would […]





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28
Nov

What’s on the table at the Greek Sunday lunch?

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There is nothing worst than to work while other people have fun! There is nothing worst than to write about debts, loans & defaults and other unpleasant issues  on a Sunday. So I have no other choice to increase my life quality than  turning  my PC off and join some friends for home […]





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28
Nov

IMF to Greece: You can repay your bailout debt in 11 years

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“You can repay your loan of € 110 billion in 11 years” says IMF in charge of the Greek bailout, Poul Thomsen. In an interview to Greek Sunday newspaper Real News, Thomsen said also that the year 2011 will be the most difficult and he would invest in  Greece,  if […]





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Nov
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Bellini’s Norma in Greek Television – Sunday, Nov 28

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For the first time in Greek State Television an opera performed at the Herodeion Theatre will be broadcasted tonight and delight million fans of one of the most famous operas over the centuries.  Vincenzo Bellini’s “Norma” was performed last summer in antic Herodeion  Attikou theatre in Athens by a brilliant casting under the […]





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28
Nov
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Athens: Umebayashi’s Music & Master Class, Dec 4-5

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Outstanding event with a unique composer! The star of  Shigeru Umebayashi will shine for the first time in Athens and embrace us with his  fascinating music next weekend. Shigeru Umebayashi, aka Ume, a  film composer from Japan has become famous worldwide with his soundtrack for the films “2046” and  “In the Mood […]





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27
Nov
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Ex German Minister blames Karamanlis for Greek crisis

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Ex Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis (2004-2009) is to blame for the Greek crisis, says former German Minister Hans Eichel, the Finance Minister who signed Greece’s accession to Euro in the year 2000. In an interview to Greek newspaper TO VIMA, Sunday edition, former German Finance Minister Hans Eichel says that “Nobody tricked […]





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27
Nov
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Greece Alert: Sailors extend strike for another 48 hours!

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Greek sailors extend their strike for another 48 hours! No ships will sail until November 30, 2010, six o’ clock in the morning! Ferrby boats between Greece-italy are not affected! Strong reactions from agricultural products producers on the islands.





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26
Nov

Olive Oil Festival in Athens: Fans, Hurry up! Nov 27

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There is a small Fresh Olive Oil Festival tomorrow, Saturday, in Athens, in Kerameikos. Don’t know where it is? Check in your map. It’s really worth it! This years’ olives have been collected and fresh oil has come out from the mills! Five passionate olive growers and oil makers , […]





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26
Nov

Greek PM Papandreou: Co-exploitation in the Aegean Sea is Out of Question

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Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou set very clear political lines concerning a possible co-exploitation of the Aegean Sea with Turkey. “There is no question of pooling energy resources together with Turkey in the Aegean Sea”, said he said speaking at  the Greek parliament. Mr. Papandreou stressed that there can not be […]





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26
Nov

Where is the Swine Flu? Greece has still 2.2 million vaccines…

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Last year we were in panic!  Health authorities were counting ‘victims’, schools were closing one after the other and Greece was kept ordering vaccines. ” One year after the pandemic hysteria, the swine flue has forgotten us and one million doses of vaccines have expired before being used”, writes Greek newspaper TO […]





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