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Jun

EU leaders nominate Juncker as President of European Commission

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EU leaders nominated former Prime Minister of Luxembourg Jean-Claude Juncker to be President of the European Commission. All EU leaders? All, except UK PM David Cameron and Hungarian PM Viktor Orban voted against Juncker. He is expected to win a vote by European Parliament MPs. Despite, Cameron’s strong opposition, 26 [...]

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27
Jun

Moderate Eartquake 4.7R in Aegean Sea, north of Andros island

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A moderate earthquake with magnitude 4.8 R occurred short after 7 p.m on Friday, June 27th 2014. Epicenter was in the Aegean Sea, 47 nautical miles north of the island of Andros in Cyclades group. The depth was 10 km. The tremor was felt in some suburbs of Athens and [...]

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27
Jun

PPC (DEH) to raise electricity prices at 11% for households with 0-800kWh/quarter

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We, Greeks, we don’t mind the heat waves of summer – because we live in hell. No week, no month passes without to be asked to put our hand deeper in our empty pockets. The rises and hikes hit mostly the usual suspects, that is the poor, who have no [...]

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26
Jun

Greece’s Public Sector on 24h Strike, July 9/2014

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Public sector union ADEDY has declared a 24-hour strike for July 9th 2014. The union want to protest against lay-offs, the measure of “mobility scheme” and the new law on work evaluation and director positions in the public sector. The protest will start with several actions on Monday, June 30th, [...]

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25
Jun
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World Cup: Greece wins 2-1 over Ivory Coast

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With a last-minute goal shot by Giorgos Samaras at 90′ Greece wins 2-1 over Ivory Coast. Greece advances to second round of World Cup in Group C.  It is the first time Greece qualifies in Mundial. Next match will be on June 29th. Samaras (not the PM)   Greeks celebrate [...]

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24
Jun

€500K-bail opens custody cell for ex Proton-banker Lavrentiadis

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Former main shareholder of Proton Bank, Lavrentis Lavrentiadis is expected to be released from his custody cell after an Athens court decided his conditional release on a 500,000 euro bail. Lavrentiadis had requested for his release on bail citing serious health problems. Lavrentis Lavrentiadis, the once powerful businessman has been [...]

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23
Jun
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PPC-unionists to start 48-hour rolling strikes, June 26/2014

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Unionists at Greek Public Power Company (DEH) picked up this summer’s hottest day to start 48-hour rolling strikes in order to express their disagreement to the break-up and partial privatization of the Greek electricity company. The government will bring the relevant bill to the Parliament on upcoming Thursday and is [...]

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23
Jun

Greek Coast Guard discovers one more ton of heroin

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It wasn’t just one ton of heroin that was smuggled in Greece, it was almost too. The second ton was discovered by the Greek coast guard on Sunday. 986 kilos and 600 grams of heroin, wrapped in 138 plastic packages were hidden in Togo-flagged tanker Noor-1 moored near the port [...]

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23
Jun

Survey: 75% of Greek families will not go on summer vacation

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The overwhelming majority of Greeks will not go on summer vacation this year because of economic reasons, I read today on a survey conducted nationwide by the Consumers’ Institute INKA. And how could they? According to INKA, a family of four needs to spend at least €2,700 for a two [...]

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23
Jun
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Μini heat-wave under way

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It’s difficult to resume blogging after a long weekend on a nearby island spent in the usual summer tradition: eat, swim, eat, rest, frappe, walking, eat, drink, sleep… Nevertheless, a mini heat-wave is underway, the worst days are expected to be Thursday and Friday, June 26th and 27th 2014 with [...]

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