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14
May

Holy War: St Barbara’s relic turns into a major issue for Greek government, the Church and Hospital doctors

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It all started with a glorious welcome ceremony under the presence of high ranking cleric, government ministers and military officers. Carefully put in a silver casket, the remains of Saint Barbara arrived in Athens Airport on Sunday afternoon and from there they were escorted to Aegaleo suburb of Western Athens […]

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14
May

Trapped in Greek bureaucracy: jobless father of 3 attempts to set himself on fire

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Don’t ever mess with the Greek bureaucracy, especially when it comes to ask from the state something that you have the right to receive as a citizen. Health care? Benefits? Allowances? Tax return? You find yourself running from department to department,  from different floors to different buildings in different suburbs […]

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13
May

Ex PM Simitis had no idea about the Kickbacks-Party of his Defense Minister

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Former Prime Minister Kostas Simitis appeared before the court handling the appeal of former Defense Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos against his sentence for money laundering and bribery in the Greek Defense Ministry. Testifying in front of the five members of the Court of Appeal for Felonies, ex PM Simitis stated among […]

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13
May

Tsipras to meet with Merkel, Holland and Juncker at EU Leaders Summit, May 21-22/2015

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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is reportedly preparing a list of appointments with EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande in order to enable a political decision on Greek debt problem. It is not clear whether there would be a round table meeting […]

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12
May
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German Chancellor Merkel sings with kids to break stereotypes

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited a high school in Berlin and taught the  students that stereotypes are BAD! BAD! BAD! and that she always disagreed with cliché phrases like “A, yes the Bulgarians, the Greeks … we know how they are.” In a late revelation of the Holy Light, the […]

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12
May

Greece pays €750million to the IMF tapping its annual fee to IMF

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Creative debt repayment. Reminds me the joke of a 100-euro bank note circulating in a village, enabling residents to repay their debts. One day before the deadline for a repayment to International Monetary Fund, Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis reportedly gave the order: “Pay the tranche to the IMF!”. Immediately 750 […]

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12
May

German MPs “inspect” Athens biggest public hospital. To see the damages of German austerity?

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Awa! Awesome news! Seven German parliamentarians “inspected” the Evangelismos Hospital, one of the biggest public hospitals of the Greece, to see for themselves the situation in the Public Health System and how it works, the Athens News Agency reported on Monday. Without mentioning names and political parties the interested “Seven” […]

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12
May

Russia invites Greece to join BRICS Development Bank

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Russian Deputy Finance Minister Sergei Storchak picked up the phone on Monday and dialed the number of Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. After the traditional small talk about health condition and weather, Storchak extended an invitation to Greece to become the sixth member of the New Development Bank of BRICS […]

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11
May

Boring as Promised – Eurogroup on Greece: “Progress made, but… gaps”

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It was short and rather …painful for Greece as it did not give a breath of liquidity to the cash-drained country. The eurogroup meeting ended with a rather usual statement stating: “There is progress, but..” The first message to Athens came from Valdis Dombrovskis, the European Commission Vice-President for the […]

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11
May

“I could go back to my village, lay down and die” – Jobless middle-aged women in Greece

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She sat in front of the television set Monday morning and watched the party of the cleaners who have been hired again by the Finance Ministry. She watched the smiling faces of the 595 women who had been protesting outside the ministry in downtown Athens for 20 months. She watched […]

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