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Dec

Greek House with 25,000 Christmas Lights (video)

Posted by in Very Mix

That’s a happy message in a debt-ridden country: a house with 25,000 Christmas lights in Nea Syllata in Chalkidiki in Northern Greece. Stamoulis and Eleni Stavrou declared a war against the economic crisis and decorated their home with flying Santas, reindeer, sleighs, sacks full of presents. A magic life like in […]

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23
Dec

What’s Up in Greece on Dec 23?

Posted by in Very Mix

Rain and snow are up in Greece and motorists without snow chains who get stuck on highways. Some 1,000 drivers and passengers got ‘trapped’ for eight hours at Egnatia highway near Kozani last night due to heavy snow fall and a traffic accident where a man lost his life. A huge rescue action […]

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22
Dec

What’s Up in Greece on Dec 22?

Posted by in Very Mix

The extreme weather conditions they promised us are up in Greece today. Snow, strong winds and rain. In some mountain areas in central Greece schools have been closed due to heavy snow. Ferries and ships from Piraeus to Cyclades and Saronic Gulf won’t sail. Also in some other parts of […]

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21
Dec

Greek FinMin Concerned About Reduced Tobacco Prices

Posted by in Economy

This Greek government has no idea what it wants. The health minister banned smoking in enclosed establishments like restaurants, cafeterias, transport means etc in order to enforce smokers to reduce the deadly habit. Also the e-cigarette was banned allegedly for containing unhealthy substances, although this action triggered strong reactions. At the same […]

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21
Dec

Greek Pharmacists Cut Credit for Prescription Medicine as 1.1.12

Posted by in Society

A scandalous blackmail shines on the horizon, that threatens the lives of millions of Greeks, especially the lives of long-term patients. Another blow is about to sweep away the last euro banknotes of millions of austerity-ridden Greeks. Greece’s pharmacists have decided to cut credits to insurance funds. As of 1.1.12 insured patients will […]

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21
Dec

Crete: Owner Lets Chained Dog Die in Rusty Barrel

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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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