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Greek FinMin shocked to hear, he has to pay €150 for Christmas Carols

Greek Finance Minister Yiannis Stournaras would be shocked to hear about the cost of Christmas Carols, should the kids be enforced to issue receipts. Below the very pointed caricature by Kostas Mitropoulos   Stournaras: 150 euro for Christmas Carols? Are you nuts? Kid: Mister Yiannis, Christmas carols cost 5 euro. …

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Protesters sing Christmas Carols & collect donations for ex transport minister Liapis

I told you before: former transport minister Michalis Liapis, who claimed to be a “poor pensioner affected by the economic crisis” and therefore he counterfeit the license plates of his luxury vehicle, is a source of inspiration. Municipality workers soon to be laid off entered the office of deputy interior …

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Pireaus: Family of 5 lives without electricity for two years; oil lamps make darkness milder:(video)

Kouzilos family lives in the dark since one and a half years. The debt to Greek Public Power Company (DEH) amounts €1,900. Father Giorgos tried to make an arrangement with PCC ten days ago, but no solution was found with the local branch. His offer of 500 euro was not …

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Ex Defense Ministry official admitted bribes $16 million. Yes, he is Greek…

Former PM Papandreou may had been right, when he claimed in the pre-election period in September 2009 “there is money”. Stupidly enough the Greek voters believed there there was money in the state registers to be distributed to the people. However, obviously enough, the money was (and still is) in …

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European Parliament points conflict of interest within the Troika of IMF, EU, ECB

The European Commission and the European Central Bank had conflicting interests when they acted within the troika of international lenders in bailed out countries, Members of European Parliament say. Othmar Karas and Liem Hoang Ngoc, the two MEPs tasked with looking at the problems surrounding the work of the so-called …

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Greece laughs: ex transportation minister Liapis turned into “clown of the town”

No Greek politician has suffered such a public castigation, taunting and humiliation before like the former Transportation Minister Michalis Liapis, 62, who was caught driving a luxury jeep with counterfeit license plates. As if the public humiliation was not enough, his party, conservative Nea Dimokratia, expelled him on Thursday by …

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Greek Parliament cuts state funding to Golden Dawn

With overwhelming majority of 241 lawmakers, Greek parliament voted in favor of cutting state funding to Golden Dawn. Party leader Nikos Michaloliakos and two MPs remand custody and two other were released on bail, are facing charges of forming a criminal organization. The voting was referring to suspension of the …

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Clever Greeks with pension €2,000+ get welfare benefits, while low-pensioners get nothing

There is no solution for this country. No! Absolute impossible! No way… And I feel the tension and the scream attack every time I read news like the following: Pensioners with 2,000-4,000 euro per month keep receiving welfare benefits. While others with pensions of 500-600 euro receive nothing. “The state …

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Prosperous 2014: Wages to reduce further in Greek private sector

The incomes of employees in Greece’s private sector are expected to undergo a further reduction at 1.5%. And this although wages fell at 21.7% during the last three years, after Greece surrendered to the Troika bailout mechanism. But of, course and in contrast employees at the Greek public sector and …

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UPD: Thessaloniki: Baby Jesus kidnapped

Unknown perpetrators kidnapped Baby Jesus from the Nativity crib set in the middle of Aristotelous square in Thessaloniki. Greek media report that it is a kind of tradition in recent years to kidnap Baby Jesus. The kidnappers used to leave a note explaining the reasons for their action. However this …

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Ex Transportation Minister Liapis arrested for driving car with counterfeit license plates

He must have known how things work. After all, he had served the country and the citizens as Transportation Minister. Michalis Liapis was arrested on Tuesday for driving a car without insurance, no driving license and with counterfeit license plates. Furthermore, he had violated a Stop sign. Michalis Liapis was …

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