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Why jobless Greeks do not go strawberry picking?

There has been lots of discussions in my environment about why jobless Greeks do not go strawberry picking. Of course, it’s not only strawberries growing in Manolada, Peloponnese. It’s the peaches in Naousa, Macedonia or the apples in Zagora, Pilio just to mention a few of the agricultural products flourishing in Greece. But …

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German FinMin Schaeuble: Greece proved bailout program working, unemployment goes down

He must have a weird sense of humour. German finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble sees nothing but effectiveness in the bailout program for Greece. In the country of 1,3 million jobless and 6%-7% recession. “The policy of the euro rescue works and Greece is an example for this,”  Schaeuble told German magazine …

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Justice Minister confirms Grevena prisoners “bear burn marks”

Justice Minister Antonis Roupakiotis confirmed Friday that “inmates bear burn marks on their bodies”. Greece’s Justice Minister told a parliamentary committee that an investigation into allegations of police beatings was underway. Roupakiotis had visited Grevena prison a week ago after allegations several inmates were beaten by  police. On Thursday, daily …

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ISS Chris Hadfield: Spectacular Athens as seen from space

Astronaut Chris Hadfield pleasantly surprised us for one more time. The Canadian commander of International Space Station uploaded again a picture from the Greek capital at night as seen from the orbit. “Athens, Greece. The Parthenon at the heart stands out from orbit,” Chris Hadfield wrote. KTG is exactly next …

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German Bundesbank still sees risk of Greek euro exit

Germany’s central bank Deutsche Bundesbank sharply criticized the European Central Bank for the ways it handles the eurozone rescue and still sees risks for Greece to exit the euro area. In a 29-page report the Bundesbank analyses the risks of the euro rescue policies.  The report was prepared by DB …

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How expats experience “three years Greece in the crisis” (Part I)

Two days ago, I wrote an article to “celebrate” the anniversary of then prime minister George Papandreou announcing that Greece had to ask its rescue from international lenders, especially from the international Monetary Fund.  The article “23 April 2010 – 23 April 2013: Greece under IMF – Not saved yet?” …

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Ryanair – Athens Airport clash over decreases in fees and taxes

Low cost airline Ryanair promised to bring 10 million tourists to Greece within the next three years, should Athens airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” reduce taxes and fees. The intentions and promises were table on Tuesday by deputy CEO and director of Ryanair business operation manager Michael Cawley during a press conference. Ryanair asked …

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