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Dec

What’s Up in Greece on Dec 6?

Posted by in Very Mix

A sad commemoration day is up today, the  Alexis Grigoropoulos Day, three years after his fatal shooting by a police man. School and university students and teachers organize marches to commemorate the death of the 15-year-old teenager three years ago. Students march starts in downtown Athens at 12 noon, while [...]

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5
Dec

Dispute Among Unionists Sends Athens-Metro-Union Chief in Hospital

Posted by in Society

When unionists argue on whether to strike or not, blood can start boiling especially given the series of austerity measures that drive Greeks mad and have them easily lose control over their temperament. Chief of the Athens Metro union and one more member were taken to hospital in Athens, after a dispute [...]

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5
Dec

ICJ-The Hague: Greece Was Wrong in Blocking FYROM’s Membership to NATO

Posted by in Politics

 The International Court in the Hague ruled on Monday that Greece was wrong to block FYROM’s bid to join NATO in 2008 because of a long-running dispute over the country using the name of “Macedonia”. The two countries got into an unsolved -name dispute, when the Former Yugoslavia Republic of Macedonia got [...]

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5
Dec

Biden in Athens Expresses Support to Friends, Refuses to Meet ‘Foes’

Posted by in Politics

US Vice President Joe Biden brought a message full of hope and solidarity to the debt-ridden Greeks. ” We stand beside you in solidarity, we are ready to help you  in any way we can,” Biden told Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos at a joint press conference in Athens. Stressing that [...]

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5
Dec
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KTG is a bit busy today…

Posted by in Very Mix

KTG has some ‘issues’ to fix on Monday morning and will start posting after 1.30 pm – local time. Have a great Monday!

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3
Dec

Greek Taxation: New Ways to Squeeze Out Small Businesses & Freelancers

Posted by in Economy

A new-new-new, the la  Taxation bill is under way as the Greek Finance Ministry “tries to combat tax evasion and injustice”(apparently).  The self-assessment, in power since 2004, will be abolished and the so-called new “objective criteria” will be applied for the taxation of small businesses and freelancers. These will include not only [...]

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3
Dec

Greece’s Fashion King Arrested for Tax Evasion

Posted by in Economy, Lifestyle

Greece’s most famous fashionistas, LakisGavalas was arrested with handcuffs and all the necessary accessories on Friday night in Athens. Police arrested “Mr. Lak” in the context of arresting big scale state debtors. Greek media report, that Gavalas was for almost a week the most wanted state debtor, but authorities efforts [...]

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2
Dec

Greeks Ban the Economic Crisis With Early Christmas Decoration

Posted by in Society, Very Mix

The first Christmas lights timidly appeared on the balconies of my neighborhood  on November 19th. A day later, another neighbor made a test with a rain of lights at his balcony. Ops! “Isn’t that too early?” I asked myself, watching the neighbor and his son untangle the lights and hang them [...]

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2
Dec

Students Protest Greek FinMin at His Daughter Graduation (video)

Posted by in Society

 Oh, these cheeky Greek students! They protested Financial Minister Evangelos Venizelos who had come to watch the graduation of his daughter at the Law University of Thessaloniki. They showed an absolute lack of respect. They started chanted slogans against him and put on hims the blame for lifting of university [...]

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2
Dec

( UPD) Alimnia: Rent A Greek Islet near Rhodes! Maybe…

Posted by in Economy, Tourism

UPDATE: It looks as if mayor Patros is not very clear about the renting of the islet. Today, he said that he will not rent the whole islet, but maybe only a part of it. ( news247.gr ). Who knows, what made him change his mind… Some pressure from certain circles, some [...]

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