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Dec

Crete: Owner Lets Chained Dog Die in Rusty Barrel

Posted by in animals

That’s the sear animal abuse and not only! The owner of a dog let him die chained into a rusty barrel and he didn’t even bother to remove the cadaver of the unlucky soul. It is not known how the unfortunate creature died. Whether from starvation or sickness. The Animal [...]

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21
Dec

Family Give Four Children to State Institution Because It Can’t Feed Them

Posted by in Society

The number of families living in conditions of extreme poverty is increasing in austerity-ridden Greece even thought there ar eno statistics about it. From time to time we hear of cases that families hand their children to state institution because they simply cannot feed them. The latest incident occurred in [...]

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21
Dec

What’s Up in Greece on Dec 21?

Posted by in Very Mix

A crucial cabinet meeting is up in Greece today that will decide cuts in  supplementary pensions. Greek media report of upcoming cuts between 10 and 40 percent, depending on how large are the deficits of the insurance funds that give these pensions. This meeting is also a first crash-test for [...]

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20
Dec

BBC: Why Greece Is The Sick Man of Europe

Posted by in Economy, Society

It’s high time that international media start to report about the real hardship Greeks have to deal with each and every day, especially with shortages and cuts in the health care sector. If you consider that due to unemployment several hundred thousand Greeks are without social security the access to health [...]

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20
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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