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Aug

Skai TV: Greek State Biggest Obstacle to Business Development

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In times of  blur economic future and desperate search for income, many Greeks try to set up their own business. However the biggest problem for the way to professional independence is the state! Not that we didn’t know that but to hear such a statement on Greek television it sure […]





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24
Aug

Greeks Open Umbrellas – It Rains Taxes Again…

Posted by in Economy, Editor

Today’s news lulls me sweetly. Running around the whole morning to fix issues does not exactly promote inspiration, clear thinking, cool analysis and sorting out. Today’s news is not good. As it hasn’t been in the last months. Increasing unemployment and one in five companies preparing to close. The market has dried […]





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23
Aug

Athens Stock Exchange Hits New Low and Losses at -3.15%

Posted by in Economy

Athens Stock Exchange had a hard day today and plunged -3.15%. After moving between profits and losses it stuck at a historic low of  911 unit. Since the beginning of August ASE has lost some 20%. Where are my blue chips? At the bottom of the barrel…  Athens market is still trapped […]





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23
Aug

German Minister’s Collateral Proposal

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Germany is apparently in need of Gold. Otherwise I can’t explain how comes a German Minister jumps in in the collateral discussion and claims ‘rescue’ packages of  eurozone members-countries should be covered by guarantees, as gold reserves  and shares in state industries. Speaking to German state broadcast ARD, Labour and Social […]





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23
Aug
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Why Feel Miserable, When Horoscope Forecasts Success?

Posted by in Very Mix

The day started with the wrong key. Also the previous day did not finish at its best. This morning I have to fix some issues outside. Have to leave home rather in a hurry. Have not enough time to drink my coffee. The box of corn-flakes  looking with an empty glance […]





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22
Aug

Greek VAT Insanity: 6.5% for Foreigners, 23% for Greeks

Posted by in Economy, Tourism

That Greece is an absurd country I knew the moment I decided to return from living abroad over some decades. But it was beyond my vivid imagination that I will have to experience this, day by day – and even moment to moment. With a decision that touches the limits of European […]





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22
Aug

(Upd) Fireman Found Tragic Death in Blaze in Mani

Posted by in Very Mix

A fireman paid with his life his devotion to duty.  Konstantinos Kastris, 49, the commander of Fire Brigades on Gytheio found tragic death in a blaze at Vathi area of Mani, in South Peloponnese. Kastris was inspecting the blaze and sent his driver to get additional aid as the fire was […]





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22
Aug
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Dissidents enter Libyan Embassy in Athens

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Following closely the developments in Tripoli, a group of members of the Libya community living in Greece, invaded this morning the Embassy of Libya in the north suburbs of Athens. Several men entered the embassy building chanting anti-Gaddafi slogan, took down the official flag of the country and hoisted the one of […]





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22
Aug

Priest doesn’t give Communion to Seniors with Dentures

Posted by in Very Mix

Incredible but true. A priest in a village near Patras in Western Greece refused to give the Holy Communication to seniors with dentures. During the celebration of Virgin Mary, worshipers waiting to receive the Communion, could not believe their ears when the priest grabbed the microphone and announced: Seniors wearing dentures […]





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22
Aug
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S&P’s Beers: Greece to default on its debt by end of 2011

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Mmmmm… that’s nice news to start the week with… Rating agency Standard & Poor predicts a Greece default by the end of 2011. I think, I will seriously consider to follow my horoscope advice and go to a  fitness resort to learn how to run as fast as possible. Greece […]





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20
Aug

Greek State Hunts Revenues and Taxpayers

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A cold shower is expecting Greeks in September as the state is in dire need of cash and the revenues have been digging deep holes. The state budget deficit totals 15,5 million euro for the first seven months of the year 2011. The Finance Ministry is busy in sending out […]





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20
Aug

Jean Tabary: Iznogoud’s Father passed away…

Posted by in Culture, Uncategorized

Small in a oversized red robe, poison-tipped and over-ambitious with a sole life mission: to become Caliph in the place of the Caliph! That’s Iznogoud,  the Grand Vizier, ….during the reign of the happy-go-lucky and simple-minded Caliph of Badgad Haroun El Poussah,  a pun of the historical Caliph Harun al-Rashid.  […]





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20
Aug
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Earthquake Shakes Peloponnese

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An earthquake measuring 4.9 R rocked the western Peloponnese peninsula.  According to Geodynamic Institute of Athens, the epicenter of the quake was about 30 miles south of the port city of Patras and four kilometers below the earth’s surface. There were no reports about injuries or material damages. Residents of the area […]





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19
Aug

v. Rompuy: No Recession? Oh, Sigh….

Posted by in Economy

Eyes in faded blue, suit in conservative grey, the gesture of a thinker – cool summer look on purple background. For the strong contrast. To demonstrate discipline. Herman van Rompuy, President of the European Council  on a visit to Norway. Eyes roving in the out space. Lost in ice glaciers. God’s voice whispers […]





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