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Jul

Greek Police Fires Tear Gas Against “Indigant” Taxi Drivers (video)

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Stones were thrown and tear gas was fired in the town of Rio in Western Greece, when taxi drivers attempted to enter a hotel where regional members of governing party PASOK were supposed to hold  a meeting. The angry taxi drivers wanted to speak with PASOK representatives, however the local police [...]

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18
Jul

Greek Defense Minister: Turkish Threat is Real

Posted by in Turkey-GR

“Turkish threat is not theoretical, it is real” said Greek Defense Minister Panos Beglitis during a visit to Cyprus. “We see it on the Aegean Sea, We see it in Cyprus through the occupational presence of the Turkish army, a result of the invasion in 1974.” Also Begliti’s predecessorEvangelos Venizelos [...]

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18
Jul

Hillary Clinton: What is a Greek “Frappe”?

Posted by in Politics

I wouldn’t post about it but every Greek media, incl. websites and the state TV NET, apparently thought that the question of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is worth reporting, so I just follow the trend The query came when Ms Clinton entered the conference room at the headquarters [...]

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18
Jul

German Ex-Chancellor Blames Greece for the Euro Crisis

Posted by in Economy

Former German Chancellor , conservative Helmut Kohl dismissed claims that he criticized Angela Merkel for her European policy. “These claims are fictitious” Kohl told Number 1 yellow-press newspaper in German, BILD, that Greece is to blame for the Euro crisis. The concerned ex-chancellor, initiator of the common currency, said that “Greece [...]

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18
Jul

Too Hot in Greece – Time for a 30% Haircut?

Posted by in Economy

This is the hottest summer ever in Greece. Because the high temperatures go hand in hand with the heated debate about the Greek debt. Hundreds of opinions and proposals worsen the uncertainty. The big players,, ECB-Chief Jean-Claude Trichet and German Chancellor Angela Merkel keep playing with our nerves as they [...]

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18
Jul

Chaos as Taxi Drivers Block Access to Athens Airport & Piraeus Port

Posted by in Society

Chaos prevails outside the Athens airport Eleftherios Venizelos and the port of Piraeus, with travellers dragging their luggage in the heat amid an unprecedented traffic jam as thousands taxi drivers are blocking the streets as of the early hours of Monday. Some 2,000 taxi drivers have blocked the main road (Attiki [...]

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17
Jul

Helmut Kohl: Merkel is Breaking up my Europe!

Posted by in Economy

Ex German Chancellor Helmut Kohl is apparently less than pleased with the work of his erstwhile protégé Angela Merkel. The former chancellor reportedly told a friend privately that Merkel’s European policies were “very dangerous.” News magazine Der Spiegel reported Sunday that Kohl told a recent visitor to his home, “She’s [...]

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17
Jul

Athens: 48h Taxis Strike, July 18-19/11

Posted by in Society, Tourism

Taxi drivers in Athens will have a 48-hour strike on Monday and Tuesday, July 18th and 19th, 2011. The strike will start at 5 a.m. on Monday morning. According to their federation, this is a warning strike. They oppose the opening of their porfessions in Athens. They also plan to blockade [...]

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17
Jul
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Smog in Athens: Increased Ozone Levels

Posted by in Very Mix, weather

If you live in some suburbs of Athens and you feel a clot in the throat, a bumping headache and some breathing difficulties, it is the smog and the increased ozone levels. According to measurements of Atmospheric Monitoring Network of Athens, the ozone levels exceeded the normal threshold in at [...]

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17
Jul

Papandreou-Clinton: Talking About… Office Decoration! (video)

Posted by in Politics

That was an aspect I admit I didn’t take into consideration when I was writing about Hillary Clinton’s visit in Athens and the agenda of the talks. Greece’s prime Minister George Papandreou and  U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton talked about …decoration! Precicely the talked about the office decoration of Greece’s PM. [...]

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