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Dec

Thessaloniki: Floating Christmas Tree Sinks in the Sea (video)

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Dozens of frustrated residents of Thessaloniki watched their floating Christmas tree sinking in the water.  Just one week after the municipality have set the constructions and the thousands of lights delighted young and old every night. Despite warnings for extreme weather conditions, the municipality apparently failed to take the necessary [...]

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19
Dec

What’s Up in Greece on Dec 19?

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Dark clouds  are up in Greece, wind is blowing and a storm is brewing over Athens. Literally. Metaphorically the storm is here since quite some time and all I can say is that Greeks’ new hobby is window shopping. I had a look yesterday, where shops were open on Sunday.  Few people around, [...]

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17
Dec

What’s Up in Greece on Dec 17?

Posted by in Very Mix

A bit of Chistmas mood, maybe? Hardly. Christams bonuses haven’t been paid yet, and consumers take satisfaction with windos shopping. I had a look in upper Ermous street yesterday, the main shopping street of downtoan Athens. No pair of modern shoes for less than 150 euro. I think, I’ll go to [...]

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16
Dec

Wha’ts Up in Greece on Dec 16?

Posted by in Very Mix

“Derailment” is up in Greece, derailment in government targets, in measures and ,of course, in our pockets. The Troika is leaving and gives the Greek government a one-month deadline to fix the issues of “labour reserve’, of  labour relations in the public sector, of the state-run enterprises (DEKO), of privatizations, of [...]

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15
Dec

NYT: Greece Abandons Euro, Military Takes Over

Posted by in Economy

Slowly I have to start worrying that  London is not a healthy place to live in. It’s maybe the notorious fog that makes people’s brains match or the smile of Kate Middleton [ Prince William's wife] that blends people’s senses and clear thoughts. Not to mention the scary mysteries Sherlock [...]

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15
Dec

Telegraph: UK Readies for Military Intervention in Europe!

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I had thought we are in the middle of an economic war but things are apparently more serious. Great Britain makes preparations for a military intervention in Europe, should the economic crisis – see: the social unrest - get out of control.  Former Empire and hidden megalomaniac Great Britain will come [...]

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15
Dec

Small & Flexible Greek Public Services to Combat Bureaucracy & Corruption

Posted by in Politics

I am impressed! In order to reduce bureaucracy in public services Administrative Reform Minister Dimitris Reppas prepared a plan that he would present to the cabinet meeting today. ” The implementation of this program is of particular importance, as it intends in addition to reducing bureaucracy to reduce to zero the phenomena [...]

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15
Dec

Survey: 60.7% Greeks Want Elections by 19. Feb 2012

Posted by in Politics

It is just one month after the coalition government of ex-banker Premier Lucas Papademos came into power and Greeks are already fed up. According to a public survey conducted by MRB, 55.1% say that the image of Papademos’ government is ‘bad’ , while 60.7% of Greek citizens want parliamentary elections [...]

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15
Dec

Unemployment Hits New Record 17.5% – 900K Greeks Without Job

Posted by in Economy

Unemployment in Greece hits the one record after the other as recession and incredible taxes crack down the spine of the country’s economy. According to Greek Statistics Authority unemployment reached 17.7% in the months July, August and September 2011, traditionally the months were unemployment sinks due to seasonal jobs. In comparison, in the same [...]

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15
Dec

Ex Policeman Gets €155K in Social Benefits for his 19 …Fake Children!

Posted by in Economy

€ For ten whole years, a -former – policeman, 54, had found the secret to receive social benefits. According to news portal Zougla.gr The man had falsely declared that he was the father of 19 children and he had submitted forged documents of his big family to the Authority of Labour [...]

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