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Sep

Man, 78, missing in floods found alive after 5 days – He was trapped in his car

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Miracles happen! A 78-year-old man who had been missing since the stormy weather stroke Greece last week, has been found and rescued. The man had been missing since September 7th, when he left the area of Ilia in Peloponnese to drive to his home in a suburb of Athens. At […]





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13
Sep

Financial Big Brother to publish all private assets of certain professional groups

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Are you a curious citizen who loves to sniff in other people’s lives? Are you a thief or do you plan career change into burglary? The Greek government is dedicated to fulfill the desires of thieves and bored citizens. How? It will provide online access, free for all, to the […]





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13
Sep

Thessaloniki: Parents threaten to occupy schools if refugee children enroll

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What if the government plans to enroll refugee children into Greek public education system. Some parents categorically oppose the plans to have there children sit side by side with the refugees and vulnerable little ones from abroad. Last week, the Parents Association in the 1st Elementary School in Oraiokastro, a […]





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12
Sep

Double “NEIN” from Berlin for German WWII Reparations to Greece

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Berlin is not tired to reiterate and chew the same old “NEIN” when it comes to World War II Reparations to Greece. A double NEIN came today Monday, after the statements by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in Thessaloniki over the weekend. Government spokesman Steffen Seibert said for one more time […]





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12
Sep

Turkish authorities arrest teacher and university professor fleeing to Greece

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Turkish authorities arrested a teacher and a university professor, alleged supporters of Fetullah Gulen, as they tried to flee to Greece. The two are arrested in the early morning hours of Saturday, September 10th 2016, as they were trying to reach Greece by crossing the Evros river on a inflatable […]





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12
Sep

New Hikes Tsunami to strike Greeks – And nobody asks, where the people will find the money

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Summer is over. Not because the schools started today. But because the lenders’ representatives are flocking to Athens in order to audit the progress of the austerity measures. The Greek program Review is expected to commence in October and end up with success so that the €2.8billion bailout tranche will […]





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12
Sep

Schaeuble “blames” weak euro & ECB policies for German export surplus

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It is not secret that Germany categorically opposes the policies of the European Central Bank. What bothers German most are the zero interest rates. However, economically strong Germany is the winner of the opportunities a weak euro offers.  Economists predicts that this year, Germany’s current account surplus would probably hit […]





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11
Sep

EU to release a €115-million aid package for NGOs dealing with refugees

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Drop by drop, slice by slice, tranche by trance. Another package of the much-praised and anticipated aid for refugees and migrants in Greece is underway. EU Commissioner for humanitarian Aids and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides announced that a total of 115 million euro will be given to non-governmental organizations to […]





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11
Sep

PM Tsipras promises Crisis Exit, Tax Decreases …in the next few years

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Exit from the economic crisis – Tax decreases – Funds for Health and Education. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras tried to uplift the broken Greek spirit by vaguely promising that “things can only get better”. At the International Fair of Thessaloniki, Greek prime ministers traditionally outline packages of positive and benefits […]





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10
Sep

“Hybrids and animals” The man who wanted to Save Greece from debts in racist rant against Paralympics Team

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The man who wanted to save Greece from its debts, ranted against people with disabilities in general and the Greek Team in the Paralympics 2016 in particular. “They are hybrids, animals and thugs,” those who “dare” to organized the Paralympic Games” Artemis Sorras said in an unprecedented racist attack. “The […]





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10
Sep

Leaders of EU-South meet in Athens for Solidarity Summit, their FinMins grill Greece in the Eurogroup

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A great day for the solidarity of the European South. Heads of states and governments flocked to Athens for a working lunch with side dish: talks about Economy, Migration and Security. They talked about “social Europe”, “soft power” and “beauty” – so said Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. Summit host […]





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8
Sep

Greece floods: Loyal Dog would not abandon drowned owner (video)

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The bond between a human and his dog… Hardly had the heavy rainfall started to fall in the area of Sparti on Wednesday and a 77-year-old man left the secure shelter of his home to go untie his dog. After the dog was untied and both were heading home, the […]





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8
Sep

Labor Minister suggests “fired TV journalists & cameramen start news websites”

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Another one who proves that he has absolutely no idea how the world of internet works and what income one could expect. The Greek Labor Minister suggested that journalists who will lose their jobs because their employers did not manage to secure a TV license should start their own websites […]





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8
Sep

Turkey abolishes Winter time, introduces Summer time forever

Posted by in Very Mix

Turkey will stick to summer time all year round and  clocks will no longer go back in October due to measure introduced to make better use of winter daylight. Turkey’s clocks will stop going back in winter, official decree rules. Photograph: Turkey will stop turning back its clocks this winter, […]





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8
Sep

Education Ministry revokes licenses of two well-known vocational centers

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The education ministry’s General Secretariat for Lifelong Learning has revoked the license of a vocational training institute in Athens and a college operating in northern Greece. According to the ministry, IEK Xyni in Athens and the Mediterranean College in Thessaloniki did not fulfill at least one of the requirements for […]





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8
Sep

PM Tsipras warns eurozone leaders: Debt relief is needed for growth

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Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras warned eurozone leaders on Thursday Greece would struggle to return to sustainable growth without a debt-relief deal. In an interview with French newspaper Le Monde, Tsipras said he expected the recession-stricken Greek economy to return to growth in 2016 and expand by 2.7 percent next year […]





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7
Sep

Dramatic rescue of bus passengers trapped in floods (video, picts)

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A public bus got trapped in  a “lake” created by the heavy rainfall of Thursday in Koufalia area of Thessaloniki in Northern Greece. With the driver insisting on driving, the bus was soon covered almost on half height with the waters. The terrified passengers climbed on top of the bus, […]





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7
Sep

UPD Stormy weather strikes Greece: 4 dead, 2 missing (video, picts)

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The stormy weather that has been striking Greece for the last two days turned especially intensive on Tuesday night across the country. Heavy rainfall and floods caused the death of three people in Messinia, south Peloponnese. Three people have been missing in Peloponnese and in Nea Michaniona in Thessaloniki in […]





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6
Sep

Prosecutor suggests chairman of Olympiakos FC be jailed pending trial

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The Appeals Prosecutor in Athens has called for the Chairman of Olympiakos FC, Vaggelis Marinakis, to be referred to trial and be jailed pending trial. According to the 400-page report of the prosecutor,  Marinakis is suspected of being involved in a criminal organization that is believed to have rigged football […]





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6
Sep

Public poll: ND leads with 27.5%, SYRIZA follows with 17.5%

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Main opposition party, conservative New Democracy has gained immense support when compared to the ruling left-wing SYRIZA. In a public opinion poll conducted by the Aristotle University in Thessaloniki for private Skai TV the results are: New Democracy 27.5% SYRIZA 17.5% Golden Dawn 7.5% PASOK 5.5% KKE 5.5% Centrists’ union […]





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