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Jan

The Prism GR2011: The Greek Crisis in 3′ and 15″ (video)

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The lenses of 14 photojournalists made it possible to capture the agony of Greeks living deep in the economic crisis. From Evros in north-eastern Greece down to Crete in the south, and from Macedonia to Dodecanese, the reporters gave their own view of the Greek crisis. 27 multimedia stories explore […]

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26
Jan

Troika’s Tsunami of 20 Additional Austerity Measures To Sweep Greeks

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A real tsunami of austerity measures with massive layoffs, additional tax hikes, further  pensions, wages and social benefits cuts, dozens of painful interventions and structural reforms, is being prepared by Greece’s lenders in order to collect 13 billion euro in the period 2012-2015. According to economic news portal Capital.gr, these measures that will […]

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26
Jan

Soros: Business Lobby Wants Return to Drachma

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 Billionaire investor George Soros said a default of Greece may not have to result in an exit of the country from the euro area. “Greece may pose a problem if it in fact defaults but defaulting by itself doesn’t necessarily mean they will leave the euro,” Soros told reporters in […]

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26
Jan
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Greece Out of the Agenda of EU Summit Jan 30/12?

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 Reuters reports that Germany does not expect the troika of foreign lenders that is currently in Athens to deliver a report on Greece’s progress before a summit of European Union leaders on Monday, a senior German official said on Thursday. “I would not expect the report of the troika to […]

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26
Jan

International ‘Theo Angelopoulos’ Prize to Be Established in Honor of Greek Filmmaker

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The Greek Ministry of Culture and Tourism, in collaboration with the Film Festival of Thessaloniki, decided to establish an International ‘Theo Angelopoulos’ Prize to honor the Greek filmmaker Theo Angelopoulos, who passed away on Tuesday night. According to the announcement by the Greek Ministry, the prize will be given within […]

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26
Jan

What’s Up in Greece on Jan 26/12?

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Nothing serious is up in Greece, except the PSI, the Troika and the economic crisis. The rest is a semi-cold, semi-sunny weather although meteorologists say we’re supposed to be freezing. I think the pleasant weather conditions is the only benefit of living in Athens. Chief of Institute of International Finance Charles […]

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25
Jan

Merkel Admits: She Can’t See Greece’ MoU And Austerity Don’t Work Unless She Wears 3D Glasses

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Finally German Chancellor Angela Merkel can see clearly things in their real dimensions. In lenght, width and depth. With the help of 3D glasses, Angela Merkel managed the optical breakthrough. However she saw only two dimensions of the Greek Debt, despite the 3-dimensional aid.  Merkel saw that neither the Memorandum of Understanding between […]

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25
Jan

Theo Angelopoulos:”Greece’s Dying Agony Lasts Too Long And Makes Lots of Noise” (Film, 1995)

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Greece famous filmmaker, screenwriter and film producer Theodoros Angelopoulos was a sensitive prophet. In his film “Ulysses’ Gaze” (1995) there is a scene between a Greek taxi driver (Thanasis Vegggos) and a Greek film maker (Harvey Keitel) who has return home. In this particular scene, the two men are stuck in […]

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25
Jan

What’s Up in Greece on Jan 25/12?

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Greeks are up today and thus as early as 6 o’ clock in the morning. Farmers from Viotia distributed free vegetables to residents of Athens who built long queues for a kilo of carrots. Unionists from Greek Communists party ‘took hostage’ the Troika representatives as they protested outside the Hilton Hotel. […]

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25
Jan

Patras: “Seek & Hide”, “Cut & Run” -Tragicomedy as Private Companies Cut the Power to Property Tax Dodgers

Posted by in Economy, Society

The scenes that occurred in a suburb of Patras, Peloponnese, must have had something from a tragicomic thriller with secret agents working undercover. A unit allegedly from the public power company without wearing or carrying the logo and signs of DEH went to the home of a property owner and tried […]

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