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May

Athens: Indignant Greeks Protest, May 25 – Notes & Picts

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Estimations differ. Some speak of 20,000 people, some others of 30,000, some of 40,000 or even 50,000. Police talked about at least 25,000. Yesterday, May 25 at Syntagma Square in front of the Greek Parliament. In fact it doesn’t matter how many exactly followed the call via the Facebook but […]

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25
May

Indignados Griecos – Thousands Greeks Protest Crisis (pcts)

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There must have been at least 20,000 people who gathered for a peaceful protest outside the Greek Parliament on Wednesday. Students and seniors, mothers and fathers with children, jobless and pensioners, they all followed a call through Facebook, and met spontaneously at Syntagma Square in Athens downtown. Without political parties, without unions […]

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25
May

Greece’s EU Commissioner: More Austerity or Return toDrachma!?

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 Euro or Drachma? It is true, after, all that Greece is considering the exit from the euro zone? Is it true or just a ‘blackmail’ to reach political consensus? EU Commissioner from Greece  Maria Damanaki dropped a bombsell this afternoon amid rumors of referendum and early elections. Here is the […]

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25
May
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KTG site was down

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Our site “Keep Talking, Greece” was down for several hours. We apologize for the incovenience!

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25
May

Is Greek PM a blood-sucking vampire?

Posted by in Economy

Is the Greek Prime Minister a vampire? A Count Dracula sucking the blood of citizens? A Greek blogger seems to believe that – and between us, it’s not just him – as the latest austerity measures drain the last drop of euro-juice out of Greek venes just for the shake of  loan repayment. […]

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25
May

Greece: Referendum? Early Elections? Nothing at All?

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The failure of Prime Minister George Papandreou to get the consensus of the political opposition on the additional austerity measures has triggered rumors about early elections and even a referendum, Greek media report on Wednesday. Greek PM did not manage to convince the leader of major opposition party, centre-right Nea Dimokratia […]

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24
May

Greeks to Protest the Crisis – “Indignants at Syntagma” Sq, May 25

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Greek Facebook got fire after a couple of people organized the event “Aganaktismenoi sto Syntagma” (Indignants at Syntagma), calling people to gather on May 25th at Syntagma Square (6 p.m.) in Athens downtown for a peaceful protest against the economic crisis. In a Spanish-style protest like “Los Indignados” Mostly young people […]

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24
May

Athens: We need a Flower Market here…

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How true! The city of Athens needs something nice, to rise above the dirt, the grey, the misery. Something nice like a Flower market. On the occasion of the Athens Flower Market (Kotzia Square, til June 5rd) blogger Athens Ville writes about the necessity of a permanent market to enjoy […]

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24
May

Athens: Artists Protest outside Ministry of Culture

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We hardly hear about them, about the artists in Greece and how they cope with the economic crisis. Arts and Culture are the first victims and yet we hardly hear anything about them. Hardly a reporter wastes his time to write about their devastating economic situation. I hear of singers […]

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24
May

Greece, what’s next? Greek ‘Indignados’ on the rise?

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After the new austerity measures and the bitter acknowledge that Greece is economically there where it was before the IMF/EU/ECB loan-deal, there are many people who wonder: What’s next? For sure there will be more austerity measures revealed in the years to come. The medium-term package is thought for 2011-2015.  […]

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