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28
Dec

Thousands of Greeks Without Christmas Bonus

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Thousands of Greek employees did not receive Christmas bonus this year, even though it is obligatory according to the law. The Labour Control Authority received more than 2,000 complaints by employees who didn’t receive their bonuses, equal to one month salary. A large number of employers justified the non-payment of the bonus with ‘economic [...]

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28
Dec

Caution: They Wear Blue and Walk Among Us

Posted by in Economy

The men and women from Financial Crimes Units (SDOE) of the Greek Finance Ministry. They appear in small groups of three and wear Air Force Blue uniforms. They walk down the streets and the malls of Athens. Piraeus and suburbs, devoted to combat tax evasion. With their blue appearance they try [...]

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27
Dec

What’s Up in Greece on Dec 27?

Posted by in Very Mix

Ahhh, it’s so difficult to return to reporting after a much needed 3-day news break. Everybody here had to recover from the economic misery and the negative figures even for a while. The case of abbot Efraim from Vatopedi monastery, involved in the land swap scandal, is high on the Greek agenda. [...]

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24
Dec

Christmas 2011: The Weather in Greece

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Cold, snow and rain will be present in Greece on December 24-26th 2011, making the dream of “White Christmas” come true. Northern Greece will freeze with temperatures of even -9 degrees Celsius and frost that will turn roads into sliding mirrors. Snow will fall even in Attica, in the northern [...]

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24
Dec

Dec 24: Christmas Carols in Greece (video)

Posted by in Very Mix

 They ring the door bell as early as 8 o’clock in the morning. Some children even leave their home and go out to sing the Christmas Carols the moment the first sun light rises on the horizon. Greece’s children faithfully follow the tradition to sing the Carols on the Christmas Eve. In [...]

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23
Dec
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Merry Christmas, Frohe Weihnachten, ¡Feliz Navidad, Nollaig Shona, Buon…

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“Keep Talking, Greece” Wishes Καλά Χριστούγεννα, Merry Christmas, Frohe Weihnachten, ¡Feliz Navidad, Nollaig Shona, Buon Natale, Feliz Natal, Joyeux Noël, С Рождеством, Crăciun fericit, Շնորհավոր Սուրբ Ծնունդ:, God Jul, Gleðileg jól, Vrolijk Kerstfeest…  Thank you so much for being such a faithful audience PS I hope Google translate didn’t make any [...]

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23
Dec

Adeste Fideles – Let’s Make a Christmas Truce with the Economic War

Posted by in Very Mix

We are at war. An economic war is blowing over our heads, destroys our lives and sweeps away our dreams. It leaves us wounded in a muddy trench in the middle of a frozen battle field. Naked and unprotected. And yet. Let’s take the chance and make a truce. A Christmas Truce. Let’s [...]

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23
Dec

The Little Angel at Omonia Subway

Posted by in Very Mix

“I saw her the other day leaning against a column, at the underground station of Omonia. Forgotten and lost in her thoughts – really, what would she dream of in such festive days in such difficult times, an angel at her age? I let two trains pass, looking at her tactfully. All this time, [...]

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23
Dec

Greek House with 25,000 Christmas Lights (video)

Posted by in Very Mix

That’s a happy message in a debt-ridden country: a house with 25,000 Christmas lights in Nea Syllata in Chalkidiki in Northern Greece. Stamoulis and Eleni Stavrou declared a war against the economic crisis and decorated their home with flying Santas, reindeer, sleighs, sacks full of presents. A magic life like in [...]

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23
Dec

What’s Up in Greece on Dec 23?

Posted by in Very Mix

Rain and snow are up in Greece and motorists without snow chains who get stuck on highways. Some 1,000 drivers and passengers got ‘trapped’ for eight hours at Egnatia highway near Kozani last night due to heavy snow fall and a traffic accident where a man lost his life. A huge rescue action [...]

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