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Jun

UPD: Uninsured citizens in Greece to get free access to medicines

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Citizens without insurance will be able to get free access to medicines after a joint decision by the Ministries of Finance and Health was published in the Official Gazette (FEK). “The decision will facilitate access to pharmaceutical system for uninsured and financially weak citizens,” Greek media report. Eligible to participate [...]

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30
Jun

Facebook conducted secret experiment on users’ emotions

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Facebook has conducted a secret massive psychology experiment on its users to find out how they respond to positive and negative messages – without telling participants. What Facebook did was to alter the tone of the users’ news feed to highlight either positive or negative posts from their friends, which were [...]

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30
Jun

What’s going on in Greece? Oh, the usual stuff…

Posted by in Society

There is no news today. I mean, nothing new worth reporting that we have not wrote about in one way or another as we did in the last four years of economic crisis and austerity. Officially, Greece is doing fine. Unofficially, Greeks are confronted with the usual burdens: taxes that [...]

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29
Jun

Costa Rica – Greece 1-1 and 5-3 in penalties

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A brave fight for Greece’s  National Team but Costa Rica defeated the Greeks with 5-3 in the penalties. Match and extension was 1-1. Cheer up! It could have been worse with Costa Rica – Greece 3 -0   Last night: The crucial match between Greece and Costa Rica started a [...]

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27
Jun

EU leaders nominate Juncker as President of European Commission

Posted by in Very Mix

EU leaders nominated former Prime Minister of Luxembourg Jean-Claude Juncker to be President of the European Commission. All EU leaders? All, except UK PM David Cameron and Hungarian PM Viktor Orban voted against Juncker. He is expected to win a vote by European Parliament MPs. Despite, Cameron’s strong opposition, 26 [...]

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27
Jun

Moderate Eartquake 4.7R in Aegean Sea, north of Andros island

Posted by in Very Mix

A moderate earthquake with magnitude 4.8 R occurred short after 7 p.m on Friday, June 27th 2014. Epicenter was in the Aegean Sea, 47 nautical miles north of the island of Andros in Cyclades group. The depth was 10 km. The tremor was felt in some suburbs of Athens and [...]

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27
Jun

Silver Alert: Briton R. Arthur Jones, 73, missing on holiday in Crete

Posted by in Very Mix

Robert Arthur Jones, 73,  on holiday on the island of Crete has gone missing since June 19th 2014. Jones is a British national and has was staying in the city of Chania, in Gerani area of Platania. He has not been seen since June 19th. His family raised alarm as [...]

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27
Jun

Priest refuses to baptize girl, 3, after she says “No”

Posted by in Very Mix

A Greek Orthodox priest refused to baptize a 3-year-old girl after he asked her three times for her consent and she replied three times with “No”.  The obviously nervous priest took off his stole and refused to proceed with the holy baptizing procedure. He left despite the strong opposition by [...]

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27
Jun

PPC (DEH) to raise electricity prices at 11% for households with 0-800kWh/quarter

Posted by in Society

We, Greeks, we don’t mind the heat waves of summer – because we live in hell. No week, no month passes without to be asked to put our hand deeper in our empty pockets. The rises and hikes hit mostly the usual suspects, that is the poor, who have no [...]

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26
Jun

Greece’s Public Sector on 24h Strike, July 9/2014

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Public sector union ADEDY has declared a 24-hour strike for July 9th 2014. The union want to protest against lay-offs, the measure of “mobility scheme” and the new law on work evaluation and director positions in the public sector. The protest will start with several actions on Monday, June 30th, [...]

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