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Dec

Greek MPs Wealth Declarations Published on Internet (*sigh*)

Posted by in Politics

The majority of Greek parliamentarians are wealthy. They have  real estate, bank deposits and investments. The so-called “pothen eshes”-declarations apparently stating the origins of wealth of 572 politicians have been posted online on the Greek parliament website, for all Greeks to admire. It is a tradition showing the politicians transparently [...]

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20
Dec

Greeks “Electroshocked” with Power Hikes

Posted by in Economy, Uncategorized

Greeks got the first electroshock with the hikes in their power bills. State-run electricity company DEH will raise an average fee of €4-6 per household for the consumption of 1,000 MWh as of January 2012. The fee is raised for ‘green energy’ because DEH uses environment-polluting lignite. Private households will [...]

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20
Dec

What’s Up in Greece on Dec 20?

Posted by in Very Mix

My allergy is up against bad news, negative economic figures, missing targets, governmental inaction, social injustice, collective misery and personal dramas. I wonder how much more I can take and for how long… No matter which side you turn at the pessimism, hopelessness and a difficult daily life is on… A [...]

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19
Dec

Coma-Patient Wakes Up After 2.5 years

Posted by in Very Mix

It was a traffic accident that sent Marina Spyriadi, 28, into a big sleep two and a half years ago. The young lawyer was transfered to the Mytilene hospital with heavy brain injuries in a state that the doctors’ described as ‘clinical dead’. Her family did not give up the [...]

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19
Dec

Thessaloniki: Floating Christmas Tree Sinks in the Sea (video)

Posted by in Very Mix

Dozens of frustrated residents of Thessaloniki watched their floating Christmas tree sinking in the water.  Just one week after the municipality have set the constructions and the thousands of lights delighted young and old every night. Despite warnings for extreme weather conditions, the municipality apparently failed to take the necessary [...]

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19
Dec

What’s Up in Greece on Dec 19?

Posted by in Very Mix

Dark clouds  are up in Greece, wind is blowing and a storm is brewing over Athens. Literally. Metaphorically the storm is here since quite some time and all I can say is that Greeks’ new hobby is window shopping. I had a look yesterday, where shops were open on Sunday.  Few people around, [...]

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17
Dec

What’s Up in Greece on Dec 17?

Posted by in Very Mix

A bit of Chistmas mood, maybe? Hardly. Christams bonuses haven’t been paid yet, and consumers take satisfaction with windos shopping. I had a look in upper Ermous street yesterday, the main shopping street of downtoan Athens. No pair of modern shoes for less than 150 euro. I think, I’ll go to [...]

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16
Dec

Wha’ts Up in Greece on Dec 16?

Posted by in Very Mix

“Derailment” is up in Greece, derailment in government targets, in measures and ,of course, in our pockets. The Troika is leaving and gives the Greek government a one-month deadline to fix the issues of “labour reserve’, of  labour relations in the public sector, of the state-run enterprises (DEKO), of privatizations, of [...]

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15
Dec

NYT: Greece Abandons Euro, Military Takes Over

Posted by in Economy

Slowly I have to start worrying that  London is not a healthy place to live in. It’s maybe the notorious fog that makes people’s brains match or the smile of Kate Middleton [ Prince William's wife] that blends people’s senses and clear thoughts. Not to mention the scary mysteries Sherlock [...]

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15
Dec

Telegraph: UK Readies for Military Intervention in Europe!

Posted by in Economy

I had thought we are in the middle of an economic war but things are apparently more serious. Great Britain makes preparations for a military intervention in Europe, should the economic crisis – see: the social unrest - get out of control.  Former Empire and hidden megalomaniac Great Britain will come [...]

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