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Dec
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Help Greek Strays with wonderful Cats’ Calender 2011

Posted by in animals

Do you feel like helping  Greek stray animals but you never really knew how? There is an online Christmas bazaar organised by “Adespotologio”, a volunteers’ society that helps sterilize strays and provides them with medical care, when necessary.  Get a wonderful Cats’ Calender 2011 for only 7 euros, some handmade Christmas […]





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6
Dec
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Greek Communists prepare resonant welcome to IMF’s Strauss-Khan

Posted by in Economy

Greek Communist Party KKE will not be sitting  inside the Greek Parliament to listen to IMF Chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn speaking in front of the Parliament’s Finance Commission. Greek Communists will be standing outside and protest! The anti-Memorandum protest will be held tomorrow, Tuesday, at 17:00 p.m. at Syntagma Square. Economy heavyweights […]





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6
Dec

Athens downtown under siege by police and protesters (pictures)

Posted by in Society

Riots are still continuing in Athens downtown with five thousand deployed policemen and hundreds of protesters. Main avenues like Panepistimiou are closed to traffic as protesters set barricades and throw flares. Earlier they set a kiosk on fire.      Two passers by have been reportedly injured. A man injured on the […]





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6
Dec
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Greek Papaconstantinou ranked 8th in FT European Finance Ministers Ranking 2010

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The Financial Times has ranked Greek George Papaconstantinou 8th among best European finance ministers. Nineteen European finance ministers were judged by a panel of  FT in the framework of European finance ministers ranking 2010. George Papaconstantinou was judged to have the best political skills among the 19 EU ministers and […]





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6
Dec
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Alexis Grigoropoulos: What happened on December 6, 2008? (shooting video)

Posted by in Society

That fatal Saturday night, Alexis Grigoropoulos, aged 15, hangs out with some friends in Exarchia, a district in downtown Athens. Exarchia has been infamous for hosting far-leftists and anarchists groups, that often clash with the police in recent years. Tension between police and youth groups has been high. Short before 9 […]





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6
Dec

Athens: Minor Riots at Rally to commemorate teenager boy (video)

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The rally to commemorate teenager boy Alexis Grigoropoulos had hardly started when a group of people wearing hoods and holding batons started damage work on Stadiou street, downtown Athens. Greek media report of angry ‘youths’ smashing traffic lights, cars and shop fronts and throwing stones and flares  to policemen. Riots police […]





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6
Dec

Facts in Greece and upcoming posts, Dec 6

Posted by in Very Mix

What’s on Greece’s agenda this week in general and today in particular? Several important issues and as always on Monday I try to sum up. Rallies to commemorate Alexis Grigoropoulos:  Students and teachers from schools all over Attica basin have started gathering on Panepistimiou Avenue  to commemorate the assassination of teenager […]





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5
Dec

Athens: Rally to commemorate killed teenager boy – traffic regulations (Dec 6)

Posted by in Society

Main roads will be closed to traffic in downtown Athens tomorrow Monday, December 6, 2010, due to rallies to commemorate the assassination of  teenager boy Alexandros Grigoropoulos killed by a policeman two years ago. Traffic regulations ban vehicles from parking in the majority of streets in city’s heart and will […]





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5
Dec
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Riot police raids occupied premise in Thessaloniki

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Riot police raided an occupied premise and arrested twelve people near the dormitories of Aristotel University of Thessaloniki, northern Greece Saturday afternoon. The arrests are believed to be in connection with the incident that took place early morning of the same day at the security outpost of AHEPA hospital. Saturday […]





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4
Dec
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Greece sends 36 firefighters to help tackle Israel’s wildfire

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Greek government sent a second dispatch of assistance to Israel to tackle a massive wildfire in Haifa that has claimed the lives of 42 prison guards and local firefighters.  A C-130 military helicopter departed from the Elefsina military airport Saturday evening carrying a team of 36 firefighters and equipment to help […]





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4
Dec
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Anti-terror police raids several houses in Athens – Arrests (UPD)

Posted by in Society

UPDATE: Greek media reported during prime time news that the two men were arresting while leaving the building. They carried a back bag containing one Kalashnikov, one Scorpion and one 9mm hand gun. Police believes they were about to hit a target. One of the arrested is Greek and the other […]





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4
Dec

Citigroup to acquire stakes in National Bank of Greece?

Posted by in Economy

An important banking agreement seems to have been discussed in New York as Citibank has allegedly expressed interest in acquiring equity stake in National Bank of Greece and has even informed the Greek government about its intentions. Greek weekly newspaper Axia claims that the American banking giant expressed its intention through  Jay […]





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4
Dec
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Angela Merkel threatened to leave the euro zone

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 German Chancellor Angela Merkel threatened to pull out of the euro zone,  should Germany’s criteria for a new regime on the single European currency fail. She expressed her threats during a dinner on October 28 in Brussels after an argument with Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou, British newspaper The Guardian […]





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3
Dec
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Greek Justice Minister: Germany should apologize for WWII atrocities

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Greece is seriously considering to bring to International Justice some of the German atrocities during the World  War II and claim the  much disputed war reparations from Germany. Justic Minister Haris Kastanidis said at the Greek Parliament that the ministry is seriously considering the issue and its legal base in cooperation […]





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3
Dec
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RSS-Feeds:Don’t forget to verify your first time subscriptions!

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Do not forget to verify your first time subscriptions on to “Keep Talking Greece” when it comes through  RSS Feed or RSS e-mail! Otherwise you won’t be able to receive any Feed whatsoever. Then that’s how the RSS system works. When you first  subscribe, within minutes you receive an e-mail, calling you […]





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3
Dec

What was the Greece-EU bargain of Cyprus accession?

Posted by in Turkey-GR

Really! What was it? Many wondered back in 2004 what was the bargain between Greece and the European Union to push divided Cyprus into the club. Thus right after the Cypriots had rejected the United Nations backed Annan Plan to reunify the island. Now, we know. Chris Patten, EU’s external […]





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3
Dec
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Atenistas’s Next: Cleaning Parade in Athens! Dec 5

Posted by in Society

Atenistas keep rolling…. Armed with gloves, sponges and garbage bags they’ll set out to an unforgettable cleaning parade! They’ll rub, scrub, scrap and paint a part of Patission Avenue in the middle of Athens downtown. The action is organized on the occasion of World Volunteers Day. December 5, 2010 ! Sunday noon time […]





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2
Dec
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NASA Alien lives on Earth! And he doesn’t look at all like E.T.

Posted by in Very Mix

NASA found an Alien living on …Earth!  The much awaited NASA press conference is over and the much excited news it out. NASA  astrobiologists proudly announced that researchers have discovered microbes that are able to live on arsenic as a replacement of phosphorus. Phosphorus is the element considered to be […]





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2
Dec
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Why Europe’s North freezes and the South goes bathing?

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Why does Europe’s North sinks in the snow and the South enjoys lukewarm spring days? Because in the South people have no money to buy heating oil…. Just kidding! That would be a logical explanation, if only the weather had nothing to do with economic crisis and austerity. Greek newspaper TA […]





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2
Dec

Israel asks Greece to help extinguish huge fire that kills 42 (upd)

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 Greece is sending four CANADAIR fire-fighting aircrafts after Israels Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked for help  to extinguish the huge fire raging in the Mt Carmel forest near Haifa in northern Israel. The planes were to take off from a military airport near Athens tonight and were due to reach Haifa at dawn on […]





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