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Jul

Athens Metro, Urban Train, Trains & Proastiakos on 24h strike, Tram in work stoppage, July 6/2016

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Workers at Athens Metro and Urban Train ISAP surprisingly announced that they launch a 24-hour strike tomorrow Wednesday, July 6th 2016. Workers of TRAINOSE and Proastiakos will join the 24-hour strike tomorrow. According to a latest development, workers at the Tram will launch a work stoppage from 10 am until […]





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5
Jul

8 Greek Armed Forces officers working in refugee camp found positive on TB-screening test

Posted by in Very Mix

Eight offices of the Greek Armed Forces deployed in a refugee camp in Epirus, north-western Greece, have been found to be positive on skin test Mantoux, a screening tool for tuberculosis (TB). Tests are being conducted for all military personnel in the camp, those found positive undergoing further test, because […]





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5
Jul

Ex Varoufakis’ advisor Galbraith reveals details of “Plan X for Grexit”

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One year after the Greek Referendum. One year after controversial Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis was shown the way out. One year after a very painful Greek experience. And the book of Varoufakis’ former advisor, US economic James Galbraith who drafter the “Plan B for Grexit” is being presented to Greek […]





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5
Jul

EC Juncker claims: “I spoke with leaders of other planets” (video)

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They exist. They live among us. And they are concerned about the European Union. Who? the Extraterrestrials! They proof that all this is true came from the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker. During a speech on the 28th of June in the European in Parliament in Brussels, EU […]





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4
Jul

Greece has second highest defense spending in NATO after USA

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WOW. Greece has the second highest rate in defense spending within the NATO after the USA. This comes from data released on Monday by the North Atlantic Alliance and refers to the period 2009-2016. Greece is one of just five countries whose annual spending on defense exceeds 2 percent of […]





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4
Jul

German Vice Gabriel proposes: Dual Citizenship for young Britons

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German vice chancellor, Sigmar Gabriel, said he would raise the issue of dual citizenship, which is generally forbidden in Germany for non-EU citizens, in the country’s national elections next year. “Let’s offer it to the young Britons living in Germany, Italy or France so that they can remain EU citizens,” […]





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4
Jul

Eleven companies submit requests for four Private TV license tender

Posted by in Very Mix

A total eleven companies submitted requests to participate in the private television license tender that “puts an end to 25 years of illegality” so Media Minister Nikos Pappas.  The license procedure takes place through an international tender and will be conducted by Greece’s independent regulatory authority, the National Council for […]





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4
Jul

Power struggle among Merkel, Schulz, Juncker, when they could solve EU problems with a Referendum

Posted by in Editor, Politics

It came as it was expected to come after the Brexit vote. Germany and the German European Parliament President are determined to out Jean-Claude Juncker from the European Commission Presidency. Berlin and Strasbourg blame Juncker for the Brexit win and have launched a campaign against him. The issue is how […]





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4
Jul

El Al Boeing with 121 passengers makes emergency landing in Athens Airport

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A Boeing 737 from Israel’s flag carrier El Al made an emergency landing in Athens Airport Eleftherios Venizelos Monday noon. The airplane was flying from Venice, Italy to Tel Aviv when the pilots had signs that smoke had developed in the cabin of the airplane. They asked for an emergency […]





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4
Jul

One in three petrol stations cheat on their customers, earn up to €750 black per day

Posted by in Economy

€One in three stations have made changes in their pumps, thus stealing 5% to 11% from the vehicles tanking and up to 15 cents per liter form the drivers’ pockets. Control checks conducted by the Finance Ministry and the General Secretariat of Metrology Industry during one month ended to these […]





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3
Jul

Neo-Ottoman Erdogan has Muezzin to call for prayer directly from Hagia Sophia

Posted by in Politics, Turkey-GR

For the first time after 85 years, the muezzin called Muslims in Istanbul to prayer from inside the Hagia Sofia. On Saturday morning, the call for the morning prayer was performed form inside the symbol for Christina Orthodoxy. The unprecedented move occurs after four weeks of Koran recitations in Hagia […]





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3
Jul

President of Jet Oil, K. Mamidakis, commits suicide, just days after company filed for bankruptcy

Posted by in Economy

The President of Jet Oil, Kyriakos Mamidakis, committed suicide just a couple of days after the company filed for bankruptcy and protections from creditors.  The 84-year-old businessman was found dead Sunday in his villa in Dionyssos in northern Attica. He had shot himself with a pistol. According to Greek media, […]





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2
Jul

Greek-American orders his funeral coffin to be a copy of the Parthenon!

Posted by in Very Mix

A home-sick Greek-American had a vision on how enter his last journey from this world and ordered  a coffin of a special kind: the wooden last-home should resemble the Parthenon. With columns and other ancient Greek details but also a cross and other religious signs, a combination of Ancient and […]





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2
Jul

Brain drain: Nearly half a million, mostly young professionals, left Greece in the Crisis

Posted by in Society

Nearly half a million Greeks have left the country in search of better opportunities abroad since 2008 due to the financial crisis, a report by the Bank of Greece shows. Educated professionals are among those leading the Greek Crisis exodus, while in the past it was mostly unskilled workers and […]





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1
Jul

German ex Minister Ramsauer tells photographer: “Don’t Touch me, Filthy Greek!”

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Unbelievable racism by a Bavarian politician member of the delegation accompanying German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel in Athens. According to Greek media, the incident took place on Thursday during the visit of the German delegation  in Prime Minister Mansion and while photo reporters were trying to capture the best angle […]





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1
Jul

Austria’s highest court orders presidential elections re-run, after far-right claims irregularities

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Unprecedented in a European country! Austria’s highest court ruled Friday that presidential elections narrowly lost by a right-wing candidate must be repeated after his party claimed gross irregularities in the absentee vote count. “The ruling, announced by Constitutional Court chief judge Gerhart Holzinger, marks the first time that a nationwide […]





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1
Jul

IMF’s Lagarde favors Greece to permanently host the Olympic Games

Posted by in Economy

Managing Director of International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, has suggested Greece to permanently host the Olympic Games arguing that this will boost the country’s economy. Standing Qestions & Answers during the Aspen Ideas Festival, Lagarde said that such a move would help boost the Greek economy by attracting international investments […]





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30
Jun

UNICEF’s social experiment: People treat lost poor children differently than rich ones (video)

Posted by in Very Mix

A social experiment: Would you stop if you saw a little girl alone on the street? apparently you would but it would depend much on the clothes the little wear would wear and her general appearance: clean and neatly, or dirty and not neatly. UNICEF made a powerful local experiment […]





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30
Jun

Hard times before PM flies to China: COSCO Greece says key elements of Piraeus Port deal altered

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Chinese Shipping corporation COSCO Greece objected on Wednesday to terms submitted to parliament for the sale of Piraeus Port to China COSCO Shipping, saying they were inconsistent with those previously agreed with the Greek privatization agency TAIPED. COSCO blames Greece for amending the original Piraeus Port deal agreed between the […]





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29
Jun

Game of Thrones stars Sir Davos, Arya & Cersei visit refugees on Lesvos

Posted by in Very Mix

Three stars of the popular Game of Thrones series found their way to the island of Lesvos on Wednesday to express solidarity with the refugees. Sir Davos (Liam Cunningham), Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) and Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) visited the camp Kara Tepe run by the municipality upon an invitation […]





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