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Jul

Greece – Euro Zone Summit

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With eyes turned to Euro Zone Summit and holding their breath Greeks monitor the overwhelming developments in Brussels, lurk for the slightest official or off the record comment that could hind or imply a positive or negative development for the Greek debt crisis. The aim is to reduce the massive Greek debt, to help [...]

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20
Jul

Greek Defense Minister: Erdogan’s Statements Unacceptable

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Greek  Defense Minister Panos Beglitis slammed as ‘unacceptable’ statements by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who warned that Ankara will freeze its relations with the European Union, should Cyprus hold the EU presidency without a previous solution of the Cyprus issue. Nicosia is scheduled to lead the rotating EU [...]

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20
Jul

Thessaloniki: Greek Protesters Stuck ‘Swastika’ at German Consulate

Posted by in Society

A small group of Greeks held a protest outside the German consulate in Thessaloniki, and even covered the symbol of the Federal Republic with a Swastika. First the 30-40 people smeared the cobblestones in front of the Consulate with Nazi symbols, then they stuck on the Federal Eagle  a piece of paper  with [...]

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20
Jul

Banks Threaten with Lawsuit on Levy on 2nd Greek Bailout

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Less than 24 hours are left until the Euro Zone Summit in Brussels and it looks as if a definite solution has not been found yet. The participation of the private sector divides the decision makers like  France, Germany and the ECB. The option to raise a levy to banks in [...]

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20
Jul
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Greek Vulnerable Civil Servants on Leave When Temperatures at 40 ° C

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 The heat is really on today, with 40 degrees Celsius, so far the hottest day in Athens this summer. Children and seniors 65+ are well advised to stay at home and take protection measures. The rest of us has just to be careful and go after his job. All of us? [...]

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20
Jul

126 Citizens Filed Law Suit against Greek Police & Ministers for June Incidents

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126 citizens together with 150 eye witnesses filed a law suit against the Greek Police and the Minister for Citizens’ Protection, Christos Papoutsis, for the use of violence during the mass protests at Syntagma Square on June 15th, 28th and 29th, 2011. The law suit complains about ‘unprovoked and murderous use violence, [...]

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20
Jul

That’s the Greece I like!

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No, I don’t like been in trouble due to strikes especially in hot summer days. No, I don’t like to see the yellow-grey smog ring rising every day on the horizon and hear no measures to combat air pollution. No, I don’t like the increased ozone levels and hear the [...]

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20
Jul

Greece: Taxi Drivers-Minister Talks Fail; Strike Indefinite (videos)

Posted by in Tourism

The talks between representatives of the Greek Taxi Drivers Confederation and the Minister of Transportation Yannis Ragousis on Wednesday morning failed. Ragousis did not answer positive to taxi drivers’ demands to proceed to a gradual opening of their profession for a period of at least 6 months. According to their [...]

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20
Jul

IMF Calls Greek Finance Minister to Washington

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Greek Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos is hastily preparing his suitcases so he can rush to Washington on Sunday after an invitation of the International Monetary Fund. However Venizelos will also have meetings with Senators of Greek origin and most likely with U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. According to Greek media, [...]

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20
Jul

Euro Zone Summit: Greece in Agony

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Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou flies for Brussels today to have a series of meetings, which are covered in full secrecy for fear of any leakage of solution scenarios. “We go to the Summit with specific positions, but without specific goals”, a senior government official said, explaining that all scenarios [...]

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