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23
Apr

EU bank Offers Non-Euro Payment to Greek Firms – Portuguese, Irish to Follow?

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It looks as if the taxpayer-funded European Investement Bank is preparing for the euro collapse and/or for the euro-exit of countries applying the economic stability program. That is, the bailout that has so far “helped” Greece, Portugal and Ireland. The EIB has started to include a new legal clause in its contracts […]

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23
Apr

Greek Elections: What Will Happen If No Party Wins Absolute Majority?

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While the general election campaign is in full speed, the latest public opinion polls destroy any political hopes for an absolute majority and the formation of  one-party government. Greece’s voters will most likely cast their vote pushed by the motivation to “punish” those parties that governed the country for almost four decades and […]

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23
Apr
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Member of Qatar’s Royal Family Buys Greek Island

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Oh, we need some exotic in our grim and depressive Greek times. A member of Qatar’s royal family apparently bought a private Greek island located at the Ionian Sea, near Ithaca. Like a modern Odysseus, the Qatar royalty will find its Ithaca with a private island, and we will all […]

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23
Apr

Greeks “Freeze” With Heating Oil Prices Up 40%

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Despite the rising temperatures Greeks ‘froze’ on Monday morning to hear that heating oil price will go up by 40%. Due to the so-called equalization of the tax for heating oil, one liter will cost €1.45-€1.47 as of next October. One liter costs one euro today. As heating oil is distributed from October […]

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22
Apr

Greece in Times of IMF: Teacher Commits Politically Motivated Suicide

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Teacher Savvas Metoikidis,44, showed no sign of ‘strange behaviour’, eye witness told local media. On Saturday morning he visited the village cafe and played backgammon. He later had lunch with father, mother and a brother. At 6 o’clock in the afternoon, he was to due to start his trip back to Athens. […]

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22
Apr

Greece Elections: Conservative Samaras Unveils Economy Plan

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“Our target is to change everything” conservative Nea Democratia leader Antonis Samaras told ND supporters and potential voters in Athens. Structural reforms, privatization programmes, tax evasion, a more simple and fair taxation system, ‘economic amnesty’ so that money return returns to the country and the banks, securing low pensions are some […]

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22
Apr

Far-Right Extremes Harass PASOK Official During Election Campaign

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The election campaign in Greece is getting more and more turbulent. After the protests last Thursday while PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos was delivering a speech, two more incidents occurred on Saturday. Members for far-right extremist Chrysi Avgi, started chanting “Thieves” against while former minister Petros Eythimiou was chatting with citizens in Maroussi, […]

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20
Apr

German Geologist Claims, Tsunami Could Hit Greece

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A German geologist claims a tsunami could hit Greece. The scientific research claims of Klaus Reicherter, Professor for Neotectonics and Natural Hazards at the RWTH Aachen University in Germany, are based on centuries-old sources, like fifth-centry BC historian Herodotus ( 484 BC –  425 BC) and on the findings of excavations in the village of ancient Potidaea […]

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20
Apr

Greek Banks to Announce Results 2011 Friday after 05:30pm/1430GMT

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 Greek banks will announce their losses for 2011 on Friday afternoon after the Athens Stock Exchange closes at 05:30 pm local time. According to Reuters, the results will not include the losses banks suffered Greek bond swap (PSI). The Blackrock report and results are still pending. Battered by a debt crisis and recession, Greece΄s […]

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20
Apr

EU Public Survey: One in Two Greeks Could Not Buy Food at Some Point

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A European Union public opinion survey on the impact of the crisis and poverty revealed the sad realities in Greece. Conducted in December 2011, i.e. before the second bailout, the EU poll showed that Greeks secure a grim ‘championship’ among the people of the 27 members states when it comes to poverty […]

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