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Jun

Athens, June 29/11: Glorification of the Greek Democracy

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I am so damned proud today! Greece showed that it is a truly democratic country and the people’s will prevails in rate 155:300. Inside the parliament the lawmakers dressed in light summer suits voted pro and contra the Mid-Term Austerity Programme. A 28 billion euro package containing wages, social allowances […]

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29
Jun

Athens: Police and Protesters search… amputated finger in the dark (videos)

Posted by in Society

That was lurid last night, amid clashes between riot police and protesters outside the Greek Palriament. A stun grenade exploded in the hands of a policeman amputating his finger. Emergency and high time for a clash-break. Policemen start to search for the finger. Protesters call other protesters to help in […]

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29
Jun

Athens June 29: Live Streaming & Blogging in English (PartI)

Posted by in Economy, Politics, Society

The day started bad and with a lot of tension. People are angry and feel ignored by politicians, the police has clear orders. The day started bad already at 9 o clock ini the morning with some incidents erupting between protesters and riot police, whens a group of 200 people […]

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28
Jun

(Upd) Greece: “Horrified” Lawmakers to Vote for Austerity Package, after all?

Posted by in Economy, Politics

Ok, boys, Greeks are horrified! The deputies, not the citizens…. They are horrified that if the Mid-Term Austerity Programme is not adopted by the Parliament we all land in the bankruptcy package. A non-stop government propaganda by high ranking officials from morning til the evening, the clumsy dilemma ‘Mid-Term or […]

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28
Jun

Athens June 28: Live Streaming & Blogging in English

Posted by in Society

Thousands Greeks have started to flock to Syntagma Square and take place in front of the Parliament. Protesters arrive in downtown Athens with the Metro, the one public transport mean operating during the 48-hours strike. There are two rallies planned for today. One in the morning with the participation of […]

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27
Jun

What went wrong with the EU & turned into a Nightmare?

Posted by in Politics

 I wrote this morning that I am done with the European Union.  Not with the idea as such but with the club-management and its statutes. I don’t like the way it’s run, I don’t like to be looked from above with a snobbish hulled nose.  Something went wrong with this club […]

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27
Jun

Greece: Exit Euro+Return to Drachma+Devalue Drachma=Impossible!

Posted by in Economy

I was watching Yiannis Papanikolaou, economist and advisor of former Greek Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou on private television network ALTER. He was very serious and very concerned about the future of the country, especially about the crisis-management skills of the government but also any Greek political party. Papanikolaou said in […]

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27
Jun

Greece On Strike or The Necessity to Defend Your Rights

Posted by in Society

I wasn’t very much surprised to receive comments and e-mails from KTG-readers complaining about the strike. And more than anything else about the work stoppage by the air traffic controllers. Even in KTG-FB page the comments were disapproving and showed hardly some understanding. KTG-Readers claimed that as it is high season […]

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27
Jun

(Upd) General Strike to paralyze Greece on June 28-29, 2011

Posted by in Society

No public transport, no public services, no municipality services incl. garbage collection, no hospitals, no doctors, no dentists, no banks, no pharmacies,  no ferries from/to Piraeus, disruptions in air flights ,… An unprecedented general strike, lasting 48 hours will paralyze Greece on June 28-28, 2011, the days the Mid-Term Austerity Programme will […]

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27
Jun

Greece: Air Traffic Work Stoppages, June 28-29, 2011

Posted by in Tourism

Greece’s Air traffic controllers will stage work stoppages on June 28th and 29th, 2011 joining the country wide anti-austerity protests and the general strike. Air Traffic Controllers’ work stoppages will take place on both days from  08:00 am until  12:00 pm and 06:00 pm to 10:00  pm (local time) on both […]

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