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Mar

Greek PM Papademos Does Not Rule Out 3rd Bailout Package

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Greece’s Prime Minister Lucas Papademos said on Friday the country was making every effort to avoid a third bailout package but said he could not rule out the need for one. “Some form of financial assistance might be necessary but we have to work intensely to avoid such an event,” […]

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29
Mar

Greek Helped Bring Down “Erratic” Pilot of JetBlue Flight (video)

Posted by in Very Mix

Pick up a stone and you will find a Greek underneath. Diaspora Greek, Paul Babakitis, a retired New York police officer, was one of the JetBlue Flight passengers who helped wrestle the “erratic” captain to the ground. On Tuesday a JetBlue flight bound for Las Vegas made an emergency landing in Texas on Tuesday […]

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29
Mar

Education Minister Threatens to Resign over Greek Universities Funding

Posted by in Economy

Just 23 days after his appointment, Greece’s  Education Minister Giorgos Babiniotis threatened to resign on Thusrday upon criticism and pressure he received on his decision to disengage the funding of universities and Technical Education Schools (TEI)from the councils elections as it has been defined by a recent law passed by Papademos coalition government. […]

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29
Mar

IMF’s Thomsen Booed At LSE (video)

Posted by in Economy, Society

IMF’s Poul Thomsen became the target of protests while he was delivering a speed at the London School of Economics on Wednesday. Poul Thomsen Poul Thomsen, deputy director in the European Department of the International Monetary Fund and and head of the Troika Programme for Greece, was speaking about the (successful?) recipe […]

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28
Mar

USS Enterprise in Piraeus: Wellcome, American Dollar!

Posted by in Economy, Very Mix

The very first American nuclear powered aircraft carrier “Enterprise” anchored off shore of Palaio Faliro, south of Athens, on Wednesday morning. The USS Entreprise, the longest naval vessel of the world, is on its last deployment after 53 successful years on duty. With more than 4,000 crew members the ship resembles a small […]

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27
Mar

Turkey: Reopen Halki Seminary? Reciprocal Move, First!

Posted by in Turkey-GR

That’s the usual Turkish tactic when it comes to diplomacy: reciprocacy above all! It was just two days ago, when Turkish Prime Minister Recept Tayyip Erdogan announced to US President Barack Obama his decision to reopen the Theological School of Halki. On Tuesday, Turkish EU Minister Egemen Bagis came out […]

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27
Mar

Greek Crisis: Welfare Bodies Close to Bankruptcy

Posted by in Economy, Society

” The financial situation in which Greece’s national insurance bodies find themselves is, to say the least, very serious. The organisations are the victims not only of the serious economic crisis in which Greece finds itself but also of the two-party system that has ruled the country for years and that […]

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27
Mar

IMF’s Thomsen: Minimum Wages in Greece 50% Higher than in Portugal

Posted by in Economy, Society

Am I confused or they just don’t know what they’re talking about? I am again impressed by the manipulated mathematics of the IMF &Co when it comes to minimum wages in Greece and the infamous competitiveness. During a hearing at the European Parliament, IMF’s man in Greece, Poul Thomsen claimed that […]

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27
Mar

Educated Young Greeks Seek Life as Farmers

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Highly educated young people seeking a quality life consider to abandon big cities, return to the countryside and get involved in the rural sector even if at the price of a decreased income. One to one-and-a-half million young Greeks plan to return to the countryside, according to a survey conducted […]

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27
Mar

Dozens Greeks Willing to Return Illegal Social Benefits

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Dozens Greeks are apparently willing to return the social benefits that they illegally obtained fro several years after several government bodies run a severe cross-checking. Speaking to VIMA FM, Athens deputy mayor Kalliopi Giannopoulou said that these false “beneficiarie”s seek the municipality and request to return the money in installments. However, no solution […]

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