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Sep

German EU Commissioner: Flags of Debt-Sinners at Half-Mast

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It is unbelievable what kind of Harry-Potters take decisions for our lives in Brussels. It is incredible to hear such proposals by people, misguided from their real purpose in life,  they checked the Politics Box in My-Dream-Job surveys , instead the one “Milking Cows”. This time it’s EU Commissar for Energy, German Guenther […]





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9
Sep
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Athens Urban Train: It’s not a Strike, just 30′ Deliberate Delays…

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You must have a lot of time, if you need to use the urban train HSAP today, then the trains move every 30 minutes, a delay that can drive you crazy if you are in a hurry. Furthermore, there is not personnel to sell you tickets, so it’s high time you […]





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9
Sep

As Hot as it Can: Thousands of Protesters Move to Thessaloniki

Posted by in Politics, Society

This weekend is going to be very hot in Thessaloniki in terms of protests and crowds,  on the occasion of the 76th International Fair; traditionally a place where every Greek prime minister delivers a speech giving generously social benefits to citizens. In times of huge debts, sour-looking lenders and strict austerity measures […]





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8
Sep

Taxis on Strike Sept 10 as well

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 Taxi owners will launch another strike on September 10th 2011, so that as many as possible members of the confederation will join their protests in Thessaloniki on the same day. As Greece’ prime Minister George Papandreou will held a speech at the Thessaloniki International Fair, taxi owners – and most […]





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8
Sep
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Greece Society is Boiling

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The Greek society got on fire. Social and professional groups are up on strikes. Taxi owners pull the brake,  doctors stay away from examination rooms. Tax and Customs officers will refrain from work for 48 hours. Air traffic controllers ‘work to rule’.  Teachers will follow with strike on September 24th.  Municipality workers in […]





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8
Sep

Health Minister Lashes Out Against Greek Civil Servants

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 Greece Health Minister Anderas Loverdos lashed out against civil servants claiming that they were responsible for the country’s current situation. Speaking at the Parliament one day after the Finance minister announced sweeping changes in the structure of the public administration, Loverdos said “There is one million civil servants who bait […]





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8
Sep

Greece on Sept 8/2011 – A food for thought…

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Greece is upside down with all these strikes, with all the structural reforms what are going to take place -finally! – Therefore, there are so many news to post about this morning, I really don’t know how to start. I’m not even thinking about the end of the day… For […]





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7
Sep
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ATE-Bank Director Embezzles 700K Euro from Customers’ Accounts

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That’s a “nice” way to increase your income in times of austerity… A bank director embezzled estimated 1,5 million euro from the ATE customers’ accounts and left for unknown direction… According to Messinia News , the woman left two messages to her relatives indicating her intention to ‘disappear’ and urged them not to […]





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7
Sep

Greek Tax & Customs Officials on Strike, Sept 12-13

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When we talk about Strikes in Greece, let’s not forget this upcoming strike as well. Tax and Customs officials plan a 48-hour strike, on September 12th and 13th 2011. According to their federations’ recommendations, the strike will be launched next Monday and Tuesday and threatens not only the government revenues […]





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7
Sep
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Greek Doctors on Strike, Sept 8-9

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Also Greek physicians join the club of striking labour forces oppsoing government plans to reforms the health system. The Panhellenic Physicians Association announced that doctors across the country will be on strike on Spetember 8th and 9 th 2011. To tell you the truth I don’t know, and it wans’t […]





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7
Sep
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Greek Taxis on 24h Strike, Sept 8/2011

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Greece’s taxi owners will launch a 24-hour strike on September 8th 2011 demanding changes in the reform bill about their profession. Taxi owners demand that the licenses will be distributed according to population criteria as it happens in many European countries. Fact is, you should not expect to catch a […]





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7
Sep

Merkel’s CSU-Partner doesn’t rule out Greece exit the euro zone

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Oh, these Germans! Precisely those reactionary, conservative Germans! They can’t agree on a common policy towards Greece and they make Greeks so very unhappy and uncertain over their euro-future. Even though German Chancellor Angela Merkel  stressed on Monday that not any country would be leaving the euro zone as such […]





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7
Sep
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Athens Metro, Urban Train HSAP, Work Stoppage, Sept 7

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Workers at Athens Metro and urban Train HSAP will have a work stoppage from 12 pm to 4 pm on September 7th, 2011. Workers oppose government decisions for relocation of employees due to austerity measures and lean public enterprises. This week, weorkers in all public transport are to take decisions […]





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6
Sep
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50K Greeks Borrowers Celebrate New Swiss Franc Exchange Rate

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More than 50,000 Greeks took a breath of relief upon the news that the Swiss National Bank (SNB) decided to peg the Swiss Franc (CHF) to the euro. The 50,000 Greeks are borrowers who got their loans – most for real estate purchases – on Swiss Franc and not in […]





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