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10
Jun
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Disoriented in Greece

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I am disoriented today. I feel the heavy load of the additional austerity measures over my shoulders. I have been hanging on the phone and e-mail box the whole morning. Friends call and we exchange views on the measures. Despair. Hopelessness. Internet friends send e-mails asking about Greece’s economic future. What can I […]





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10
Jun

Greek Cabinet Approves XXLL Austerity Measures

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Greek cabinet approved on Thursday a package of  austerity measures, the so called ‘II. Memorandum of Understanding” or else “Budget Plan 2011-2015” or else “Mid-Term Stability program” dictated by the IMF/EU/ECB Troika. Call it whatever you want, the package contains measures that will kill small and medium enterprises, drive mad families, starve […]





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9
Jun
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UPDATE: Greece -General Strike-Flights, Ferries – June 15

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uPDATE 06/14: Air traffic controllers cancelled their strike for June 15, 2011. All flights from/to Greece will operate as usual!  The union of seamen also declared to participate on the general strike. No ferries or other ships will sail from major Greek ports. Check with your travel agent for updates!





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9
Jun

Is the “Euro-Drachma” a solution for Greece?

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Is the “Euro-Drachma” a solution for the Greek crisis? No, not, a coin featuring Euro on one side and Drachma on the other side, as an internet user posted in a Greek economic forum. But the  Euro-Drachma would be the currency to be used for the internal trade within Greece, […]





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9
Jun

Larisa: Teacher Muzzles Pupils with Tape

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A school teacher silenced two elementary school pupils with a tape because they were talking too much! The pupils managed to unmuzzle themselves and complained to their parents about the unbelievable teacher’s behaviour. On their part, the parents complained to the headmaster who ordered an investigation on the issue and […]





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9
Jun

Greek Mirage 2000 Crashed into the Sea off Samos

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A double-seater Mirage 2000 of the Hellenic Air Force crashed into the sea area off the island of Samos on Thursday. The two pilots used the ejector seats to escape the falling aircraft. They were later rescued and are been transported on a C-130 to Athens military hospital. The Mirage was on training […]





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9
Jun

What’s Up in Greece on June 9? Strikes & Poll Tax

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A general strike that paralyzes Greece and a protest rally through the streets of downtown Athens are up in Greece today; also the package of additional austerity measures and rising temperatures up to 35 degrees Celsius. The strike of technicians working in television networks, leave millions of Greeks without information, […]





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8
Jun
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Souda: Greek F-16 On Fire During Taking Off

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The engine of a Greek F-16 caught fire during the take off from the Souda airbase on Crete earlier on Wednesday. The fire was followed by a small explosion and some metal parts were detached. During the thriller that lasted a couple of minutes, the pilot managed to empty the fuel […]





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8
Jun
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Greek Teenager Arrested for “Cracking” Interpol & FBI websites

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An 18-year-old Greek “cracker” has been arrested by Cyber Crime police after a warrant of Interpol. The cyber-genius youngster had managed to “crack”  the Interpol website at the age of 15,5  while a year later he went deep into the FBI website, destroying archives and other important files. The ‘cracker’ […]





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8
Jun

Greece: Unemployment hits new record with 16.2%

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Each and every month unemployment in Greece hits new records, with the latest report of the Greek Statistics Authority  to state that the jobless rate for  March climber at 16,2% !  A month earlier, February 2011, the jobless rate was at 15.9% , while a year earlier (Marc 2010) the rate was […]





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8
Jun

German Fin Min shocks: Greece’s return to markets within 2012 unrealistic-programme not sufficient

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Germany’s Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble sent a letter to the European Central Bank, the International Monetary Fund and his euro zone colleagues. In the letter, dated June 6 and published by Reuters,  Schaueble explains the German position on the support programme for Greece. He starts right away with a shocking […]





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8
Jun
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Euro-coli? Explaining “E.coli” in economic-political terms

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E.coli is the abreviation for Escherichia Coli, the medical term for a bacteria that currently sends haundreds to hospitals and dozens to grave. However, I just learned yesterday that there can be another explnation of E.coli and thus in  modern economic-political terms: “The full name is Euro-coli and it is a […]





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8
Jun
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Greece on Strike over New Austerity Measures, Jun 9

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A 24h strike has been declared by private sector labour union GSEE for Thursday, June 9, 2011. The strike will be supported by the public sector union ADEDY however as a work stoppage after 11 a.m. Banks will be closed. A protest rally will start at 11 a.m. at Klathmonos […]





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7
Jun
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“Indignant” Greeks Protest – Each and Every Day

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“Indignant” Greeks continue to flock in front of the Greek Parliament each and every day. Only the time has been adjusted to the hot weather conditions. As from this week, protests start at 7.30 p.m., instead of 6 o’ clock as the temperatures are on the rise. Organisers have announced […]





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7
Jun
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Mini Heat-Wave to Hit Greece, Jun 8-9

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A mini heat wave is going to hit Greece on June 8 and 9, meteorologists predicted. In Athens temperatures are going to reach maximum 34 degrees Celcius in the shadow. At the same time, the yellow dust from the Sahara will create a heavy atmosphere in the Greek capital. It will […]





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7
Jun
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Greece: Suspected E.Coli in German Tourist?

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A suspected outbreak of gastroenteritis of the new E.coli was reportedly found in a German tourist on vaccation on an Ionian Greek island. According to radio Vima 99,5 FM, the 53-year-old tourist was spending her vacation on the island of Paxoi. She suffered of bloody diarrhea and complained to the […]





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7
Jun
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Eurogroup Juncker claims he receives death threats from Greeks

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Jean-Claude Juncker, the head of the Eurogroupsaid late on Monday that people from Greece have been sending him letters containing threats to his life, Greek media reported. Eurogroup is the meeting of the finance ministers of the euro zone member states. According to Kathimerini,, Juncker gave this answer to a question […]





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6
Jun
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(UPD2) Greek PM Considers Referendum on …?

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UPD June 7: Meanwhile it becomes more and more clear that it is not …clear what the referendum would be about. It has become obvious it won’t be about the austerity measures. A general referendum about a general question? A referendum for the shake of a referendum? A blur concession to […]





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6
Jun

Economy Professor Sent Open Letter to Greek PM – Invites Him to Syntagma Sq

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“The policy of government and the Troika is on deadlock” said for one more time Yanis Varoufakis,  professor for economic theory at the University of Athens. Varoufakis, one of the main Greek opponents of the austerity program and the applied economic models,has repeatedly stressed that even if Greece achieves all goals by […]





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6
Jun

What’s Up in Greece on June 6?

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The aftermath of Sunday’s huge anti-austerity protest and the struggle of Prime Minister George Papandreou to convince his government ministers and PASOK lawmakers to accept without discussion the necessity of the Mid-Term Austerity Program of IMF/EU/ECB are up in Greece today.  A difficult task for the PM, with ministers and MPs under […]





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