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Bloody Greek Easter: five suicides in 48 hours

Five people decided to put an end to their life over the Greek Easter holidays, four of them were on the island of Crete. The fifth victim was a lieutenant of the Greek Armed Forces. The father of two jumped to death from the balcony of his home. He had …

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HOCHTIEF sells Athens Airport stake to Canada’s Public Sector Pension Fund

German constructor Hochtief sold its stakes of Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” to Canada’s Public Sector Pension Investment fund for 1.1 billion euros. Hochtief, which is controlled by Spanish ACS, has sold its Athens Airport stake in order to cut debt and invest in its infrastructure business. The announcement “HOCHTIEF …

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Greek FinMin “The worst for Greece is over”

That’s one of the best jokes I heard over the Easter days. Greek finance minister Yiannis Stournaras claimed, “the worst for Greece is over”. Apparently, he has no idea about the people who keep losing their jobs each and every day and it looks as if last time he walked …

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The real Greek Easter: happy meal with family and friends

I was asked to upload some pictures of the real Greek Easter. “But what is the real Greek Easter?” I asked. The answer was more than obvious: it had to do with food. The traditional Easter Meals. And the several layers of cholesterol in form of grilled lamb, kokotetsi and …

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Trains, Proastiakos: work stoppage and 24h strike over Easter weekend, May 4-5/2013

Workers at Trainose trains and Proastiakos will launch one work stoppage and a 24-hour strike over the Greek-Orthodox Easter weekend, 4th and 5th May 2013. On Saturday the work stoppage will take place between 6 pm and midnight, while the 24-hour strike will take place on Easter Sunday. Due to …

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Tear gas against racist “Greeks only” food handout, GD lawmaker attacks Athens Mayor

The row between Mayor of Athens and extreme-right Golden Dawn ended in police firing tear gas at Syntagma square on Thursday morning and the mayor to denounce that he was attacked by a GD lawmaker. The extreme-right party has announced to organize a food handout for “Greeks only” in front …

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That’s the real Greek anti-austerity protests.

Head of EU Task Force, Horst Reichenbach, expressed his surprise about the fact that Greeks do not demonstrate against austerity. He described the Greeks’ reaction as “very moderate” apparently watching only a few hundreds fro civil servants union protesting outside the Parliament last Sunday. When lawmakers were voting a multi-bills …

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Greece records four suicides in three days

Two men jump into death, another cuts his wrists and a fourth hangs himself. Almost daily are the news in the media about people who who break down under the weight of unsolved problems : economical or health problems, or even worse the combination of both. Among the suicides is …

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Study: Germany make trillion-euro profits from the Euro

Germany profits considerably form the euro even in case of high write-offs due to debt cuts of South European crisis sates, like Greece, Portugal, Spain. This is the result of a model calculation conducted by Prognos AG for German Bertelsmann Foundation. “Adding up the growth benefits of Euro membership results …

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How expats experience “three years Greece in the crisis” (Part V)

In the series “how expats experience the Greek crisis”, KTG received another personal expat story. The story is written by somebody who built up an existence here and decided to go away, unable to survive the economic crisis. Somebody who still asks herself  three years later, whether “leaving was really …

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