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Protesters Hurl Eggs at PASOK MPs in Athens Bar (video)

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Twelve PASOK MPs met at a bar in downtown Athens to discuss the political situation ahead the possible change in the party leadership.  However a group of 15 young people …invaded the bar and the friendly chat turned into a noisy mess. The protesters hurled eggs, bottles, yogurt and even one or two stones […]

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12
Jan

Austerity Kills Patients in Greek Hospitals

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Austerity translated into “medical personnel shortage” started to formally kill patients in the Greek public hospitals where conditions resemble more and more those of a Third-World country and human lives are sacrificed on the altar of the economic crisis. The tragic incident occurred in the state hospital in Alexandroupolis. A neuro-surgeon was […]

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12
Jan

Holiday season is over…

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…and KTG should have taken down all Christmas decoration, Christmas and New Year’s topics, Videos and Pictures on the Home site. However some issues with a sick parent at the hospital and another with probelsm at parents’ home have turned the first days of 2012 into a stressful hell. I do hope, I’ll […]

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Jan
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Greek Communist Party Prohibits Power Cuts in Households Due to Property Tax

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Members of trade union PAME (Communist Party KKE) prohibited the electricity cut in ten households in Kalamata, Peloponnese, as the property owners had not paid the emergency property tax. Until now, 374 households and shops in the prefecture of Messinia are threatened with power cuts for the same reason. The […]

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Jan
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Athens: Pharmacists Cancel Protest and Hand Out Medicine Free of Charge Again

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Finally a good news: Pharmacists in Athens, Piraeus and Achaia  cancel their protest and as of tomorrow Friday, insurers will be able to get prescription medicine free of charge. As of 1.1.12 pharmacists had stopped handing out prescription medicine because of the outstanding debts of the insurance funds to them. […]

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12
Jan

Greece-Arms Deals: Does Merkel Trade “2nd Bailout” for “60 Eurofighter”?

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From time to time there are similar leakages in the European media. That Greece’s lenders, preferably the Germans and the French, put Athens under pressure for lucrative arms deals. There has been talk about German submarines, French frigates and American Apache helicopters. The latest story by German Weekly DIE ZEIT […]

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Jan
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Greece’s Unemployment Hits New Record with +18.2% in Oct 2011

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Unemployment in Greece hit a new record in October 2011 with 18.2% of the population being without job. In September 2011 unemployment was 17.5% and a year earlier (Oct 2010) 13.5%. According to Greek Statistics Authority (ELSTAT) 903,525 Greeks have no job and the number of economically active, i.e. people who earn […]

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12
Jan

What’s Up in Greece on Jan 12/12?

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“What’s Up in Greece on Jan 12/12?” Honestly, I can’t tell. It’s a bit of everything and nothing, no real development is seen in any important issue. Every morning the government thinks of new satanic ways to strip Greeks of everything they own and the Greeks are getting more and more […]

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11
Jan

Survey: Six Out of Ten Greek Households Unable to Pay Utility Bills

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…and soon they will not be able to pay even for their daily food. According to a survey conducted by the Institute of Small Enterprises (IME/GSEVEE), six out of ten Greek households have difficulties in paying monthly utility bills (electricity, water), taxes and repay bank loans. The survey was conducted among […]

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Jan

What’s Up in Greece on Jan 11/12?

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A freezing, wet and especially unpleasant atmosphere is up in Greece today, with snow and rain, and a prime minister who forecasts ‘a difficult 2012′. Speaking to reporters Lucas Papademos said that 2012 will be a difficult year, as was 2011, but appeared optimistic that “if we all work together […]

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