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Feb

Seismologists concerned of intense seismic activity north of Lesvos

Posted by in Very Mix

Three earthquakes with magnitude around and above 5 on the Richter scale shook the island of Lesvos in the Eastern Aegean Sea on Monday, February 6th 2017. The first earthquake hit at 5.51 am with 5.2 R, the second at 12:58 on with 5.6R and the third at 1:45 pm […]





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7
Feb

Athens: Chaos as hundreds flock to register for social allowance (videos)

Posted by in Society

Hundreds of people in need flocked to the social service of Athens Municipality to register for the Social Solidarity Allowance. The expected happened: long queues, tension, anger and a registration system that collapsed. Some people had gone there already at 5 o’clock in the morning and awaited patiently despite the […]





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7
Feb

Rare split on IMF’s board over Greece’s bailout and primary surpluses

Posted by in Economy

The meeting of the board of directors of the International Monetary Fund on Monday showed two things. First: A stand-off with the European lenders over the terms and future of Greece’s bailout and consequently the participation of the Fund in the Greek program. Second: “a rare public split on the […]





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6
Feb

Draghi: Greece must complete 2nd review and have sustainable debt to join QE

Posted by in Economy

A sustainable Greek debt and completion of the second review of the Greek programme are necessary prerequisites for Greece’s inclusion in the quantitative easing, European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi said on Monday. Addressing the European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee in Brussels, Draghi explained that the sustainability […]





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6
Feb

IMF report: Greece’s debt ‘highly unsustainable’, cut pensions, tax increases for the poor

Posted by in Economy

‘Greek public debt is highly unsustainable, the International Monetary Fund said in a report to be discussed during a board council meeting in Washington later today. The report, exclusively presented by Athens News Agency, said that the Greek economy faced four challenges. The country’s public debt was highly unsustainable the […]





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6
Feb

Schaeuble: Without IMF participation, Greece’s current program is over

Posted by in Economy

Solid as a rock in a Wagner opera. German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble brings the negotiations on the Greek debt to another level of the blatant blackmail. The current Greek aid program will end if the International Monetary Fund remains out of the program. According to the spokesman of the […]





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6
Feb

Greek Minister urges Schaeuble to leave the Euro zone

Posted by in Economy

“If Schaeuble continue this policy then we will see bilateral agreements between countries of the [European] south, there is no other. Discussions between the French, Spanish, Portuguese and Greek diplomacy are already on the way. We do not cede the euro to anyone, if Germany wants this then Germany should […]





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6
Feb

Ellinikon camp: Policeman punches refugee boy (video)

Posted by in Very Mix

Tension was high when Greek Migration Minister Yannis Mouzalas visited the Ellinikon refugee camp in Athens on Monday morning. As the minister was struggling to enter the occupied area, a policeman punched a refugee boy that was among the crowd of protesters. Mouzalas. wanted to speak with the refugees and […]





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6
Feb

When Turkey urges ‘dialogue’ with Greece, Ankara has nothing good in mind

Posted by in Turkey-GR

Turkey’s Defense Minister Fikri Işık called on Greece to solve the problems between the two neighbors through dialogue amid escalating tensions between the two NATO allies. Işık said the neighboring countries should work together to solve their problems. But what are the problems between the two countries, what kind of […]





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5
Feb

Controversial Trump’s EU candidate Ted Malloch shocks Greeks

Posted by in Economy

Short and shocking. But possibly also just stupid. Trump’s leading candidate for the post of US ambassador to the European Union, Ted Malloch, is said to have revealed the intentions of the US administration to Greece’s debt crisis. Malloch’s statement have set at least the Greek media on alert, his […]





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5
Feb

Schaeuble and IMF’s Thomsen agree to increase pressure on Greece

Posted by in Economy

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble and the International Monetary Fund finally agreed on the Greek debt issue. However what they agreed upon is not what Greece would like to expect. Schaeuble and the IMF’s responsible for Europen Poul Thomsen agreed to a common hard-line, that translates into to increase pressure […]





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5
Feb

Refugees at Ellinikon camp on hunger strike due to appalling living conditions

Posted by in Very Mix

Refugees and migrants at Elliniko camp launched a hunger strike on Sunday morning in order to protest appalling living conditions at the premises of the old Athens airport in the south of the Greek capital. More than 200 refugees and immigrants started their hunger strike on Sunday morning. They demand […]





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5
Feb

Varoufakis urges Tsipras to ditch negotiations, adopt “parallel system”

Posted by in Economy

Former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis strikes back and urges Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to turn his back on Greece’s lenders, adopt a parallel payment system  and to unilateral restructure the loans held by the European Central Bank. In an op-ed in Efimerida ton Syntakton, Varoufakis, Varoufakis calls on Tispras to […]





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4
Feb

“Help A Dane”: Denmark appeals to Greeks to save tourists

Posted by in Tourism

“Esteemed citizens of Greece. Denmark needs your help.” In quite acceptable Greek, presenter Danish Mikael Bertelsen explains the reasons why Greeks should help Danish tourists whenever they see them around. The campaign appeals to the kindness of  foreigners to save Danes. “We love Greece, but there is a problem” Bertelsen […]





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4
Feb

Debt: Greece prepares “surprise proposal” in order to close the second review

Posted by in Economy

Is the Greek government preparing to capitulate to creditors’ demands for additional austerity measures that have to be legislated now or risk to miss the closure or the second review? The government reportedly tries to come to an agreement with creditors and close the second review thus proposing an alternative: […]





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4
Feb

Mody: IMF should forgive Greece’s debt and get out

Posted by in Economy

Renowned economist Ashoka Mody, former staff at the International monetary Fund, came up with a revolutionary proposal, just hours before the IMF’s boards of directors on Monday, February 6th 2017. Describing the IMF’s policies in Greece as “an unmitigated disaster” Mody proposes the Fund’s directors “should agree to forgive the […]





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4
Feb

Turkey: Greece “forcefully” sent more than 3,000 refugees, migrants back

Posted by in Turkey-GR, Very Mix

Ankara alleges that Greece has forcefully sent more than 3,000 refugees migrants back to Turkey in the past months violating the Turkish-Greek readmission agreement and the EU Turkey Deal. According to Turkish officials, the migrants were sent back to Turkey through the Evros river (Maritsa in Bulgarian, Meric in Turkish), […]





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3
Feb

Schaeuble: “Greece must meet commitments or end up in impossible condition”

Posted by in Economy

Our Wicked Witch of the West, the malevolent ruler of the Euro Wonderland. Finance Minister Wοflgang Schaeuble who believes that a positive word slipping for his lips would bring his fragile world into collapse. But today, the believable and the unexpected happened: he forgot to say one of his favorite […]





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3
Feb

Greek Coast Guard arrests Turkish sailor for spying

Posted by in Turkey-GR

A Turkish sailor is facing charges of spying following his arrest at the port of Elefsina, western Attica, the Hellenic Coast Guard said on Friday. According to a statement from the Hellenic Coast Guard, the 51-year-old, a member of the crew of the Turkish cargo vessel M/V Makbule Ana, was […]





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3
Feb

PM Tsipras slaps Luxembourg PM Bettel at Malta Summit (video)

Posted by in Politics

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras slapped his Luxembourg counterpart Xavier Bettel. The incident took place at the European Council Summit in Malta on Friday morning. Luxembourg’s Prime Minister Xavier Bettel was having a chat with UK’s leader Theresa May, when Tsipras approached him and passed him a friendly slap on […]





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