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Aug

Rio 2016: Anna Korakaki wins Gold Medal in 25m Pistol

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Anna Korakaki won the first Gold Medal for Greece at the Rio Olympics 2016: Shooting sport, 25m air riffle.   Two days ago, twenty-year-old Anna Korakaki  won Bronze in 10m Air riffle. Korakaki’s Gold is not only the first for Greece at the Rio Olympics but also the first Gold […]





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9
Aug

Erdogan’s hand in Turkish embassy in Athens: Two military attaches missing

Posted by in Turkey-GR

Turkey’s anti-coup purge continues and it looks as if it has reached Greece, exactly the Turkish embassy in Athens. According to an exclusive report by military affairs website OnAlert.gr, several diplomatic passports of diplomatic staff at the Turkish Embassy in Athens has been suspended on August 7th. The decision has […]





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9
Aug

Bank robbery with hostages in downtown Athens; robbers wore masks with politicians’ faces

Posted by in Society

A bank robbery like in a film: four robbers enter a bank in downtown Athens in the district of Ambelokipoi, near the Greek police headquarters. They enter the bank at around 2:15 pm and thus the one after the other. Bank branches in Greece close for the public at 2:30 […]





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9
Aug

Greek Foreign Ministry starts to collect funds from NGOs for projects never materialized

Posted by in Politics

Finally Greek Foreign Ministry started to collect back funds given to non-governmental organizations (NGOs) for aid projects that were never materialized. In a control project that started in January 2015 and investigated the time period from the year 2000 until 2010, the General Directorate of International Development Cooperation (Hellenic Aid) […]





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9
Aug

Tsipras reminds Berlin of German Debt Relief in 1953 and calls for…

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“Europe must stand up to the challenge, to turn its gaze to the future by signing a new social contract that will guarantee the prosperity of its people,”  Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras posted on his Facebook account. The message has been uploaded on the occasion of the anniversary of the […]





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9
Aug

Mayor of Dusseldorf, Thomas Geisel, robbed in Athens

Posted by in Society

German politician from Social Democratic Party (SPD) and mayor of Dusseldorf, Thomas Geisel, suffered an unpleasant surprise after a visit to Acropolis Museum in Athens. Thieves had broken into his car and stole everything removable inside, including his and his wife’s travel documents. The couple had parked their car in […]





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8
Aug

Traditionally Greek: “Seafood Youvetsi” by food blogger Eugenia

Posted by in Eat-Drink

Do you want to cook like a Greek? Do you want to surprise your friends with an original Greek recipe full of flavors of the Aegean and the Mediterranean Sea? Here is your chance: a SeaFood Youvetsi – ehm? A Sea Food Casserole or Stew. Name it whatever you like. […]





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8
Aug

24 arrests: POS devices legal around the world are illegal in Greece

Posted by in Economy

In a joint operation the General Secretariat of Public Revenues, the Financial Department of Greek police and the Bank of Greece cracked down a network of suppliers of secure payment terminals (POS), offshore companies and businessmen who were using POS devices illegally thus bypassing capital controls and committing tax evasion. […]





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8
Aug

Arson attack against offices of Holy Synod of Church of Greece

Posted by in Society

Unidentified assailants threw molotov cocktail bombs against the Moni Petraki, a church in downtown Athens which houses the central offices of the Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church of Greece. The arson attack occurred short after 3 o clock in the morning when a group of “youngsters” – so media […]





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8
Aug

Fire in the old city of Lefkada burns six wooden houses (videos, pictures)

Posted by in Society

Four wooden houses in the old city of Lefkada in the Ionian Sea set ablaze around 11:30 Monday morning. The fire first burned three wooden houses,  spread quickly and  set ablaze a fourth one. In the old city of Lefkada the wooden houses stand next to each other. Several hours […]





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6
Aug

Rio 2016: Greece leads Parade of Nations, Refugee Olympics Team cheered

Posted by in Sports

Rio Olympics 2016 officially kicked off in Maracana Stadium with a four-hour long spectacle. The Greek Olympics Team opened the Parade of Nations . For the first time in the Greek Olympics history, a female athlete was holding the flag: Sofia Bekatorou, a sailing champion. Greece’s Team entrance – picture […]





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5
Aug

Greek police arrests urban guerilla suspect and alleged bank robber

Posted by in Society

Greek police arrested two fugitives – one a suspected urban guerrilla who violated his parole and another wanted for bank robberies – authorities announced on Friday. Costas Sakkas,32, and Marios Seisidis. 35, were caught when they tried to escape a police control near the town of Sparta, Peloponnese, on Thursday. Police […]





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5
Aug

Greek private taxpayers owe €89billion – No wonder with such taxation system amid recession

Posted by in Economy

Hundreds of thousands Greek taxpayers are threatened with seizure of their assets as tax offices have already sent 1,492,088 relevant notifications saying more or less: pay or forget your assets. Freezing of bank accounts, seizure and auctions: homes and properties, shops and land-plots come under the hammer for debts to […]





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4
Aug

Greek Parliament approves the Mosque construction in Athens

Posted by in Politics

With a large majority of votes, the plenary of the Greek Parliament approved the provision to accelerate construction procedures for the mosque in Votanikos area of Athens. In a roll-call, in favor of the procedure voted 206 MPs from ruling party SYRIZA and opposition parties New Democracy, Communist KKE, To […]





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4
Aug

PM Tsipras invites leaders of EU South for informal summit to talk Economy & Migration

Posted by in Politics

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras invited the leaders of the European South for an informal summit to talk migration and economy. Invited are French President Francois Hollande and Cypriot President Nikos Anastasiades, the Prime Ministers of Spain Mariano Rajoy, of Italy Matteo Renzi and Portugal Antonio Costa. Top on the […]





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4
Aug

Is Germany trying to set Migration “Plan B” Agenda using Greece?

Posted by in Politics

Greek Migration Ministry denied the report of German daily Bild that an alternative Plan B is needed should Turkey walk out of the EU-Turkey Migration Deal to stem flows to Europe. “The minister denies Bild’s translation of his comments,” the immigration ministry said in a statement, publishing what it said […]





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4
Aug

Lesvos: 70 people incl 2month old baby, pregnant woman rescued after migrant boat sinks

Posted by in Very Mix

A dinghy loaded with refugees and migrants sank on Thursday morning two nautical mile off the island of Lesvos. A search and rescue operation was launched, the Greek Coast Guard managed to rescue 68 people who were on and around the boat in the sea. Later, two more people were […]





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3
Aug

S&P upgrades Greece’s four systemic banks

Posted by in Economy

Ratings agency Standard and Poor’s upgraded Alpha Bank, Eurobank Ergasias, National Bank of Greece and Piraeus Bank to CCC+ from SD (selective default), with a stable outlook. The upgrade came after a further relaxation of capital controls in Greece from the beginning of the month, daily Kathimerini reported. “We view […]





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3
Aug

Shock at the ATM: Thousands of supplementary pensions undergo cut by 21%-46%

Posted by in Economy

It was certainly a shock for thousands of Greek pensioners: beginning of august they saw their supplementary pensions to have undergone cuts from 21% up to 46%. Affected are 311,680 pensioners receiving pensions from 11 pension funds. The 3. bailout and the Pensions Reforms provided that if the sum of […]





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3
Aug

Greece urges EU for “Plan B” if Turkey walks out of Migration Deal

Posted by in Politics, Sports

The European Union must come up with an alternative plan in order to tackle  Migration in case Turkey makes its threats true and walk out form the Migration deal. “We are very concerned,” Greek Migration Minister Yiannis Mouzalas told German conservative daily Bild after Turkey threatened to walk out of […]





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