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EUROSTAT: Austerity-hit countries pay for electricity & gas as much as the rich EU North

Good that there are statistics and we can base our complains on real facts and statistical data. Eurostat found out that household electricity and gas prices rose between the second half of 2011 and the second half of 2012 in the Europe of 27. In simple English, that is between …

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Crete: Woman, 58, armed with cleaver threatens tax officers

A very angry woman entered the tax office of Chania in Crete at 9 o’clock on Monday morning. In real outrage, she was shouting and brandishing a cleaver she was holding. She threatened the tax office staff. She was reportedly shouting “Give me my money back!” She managed to enter …

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Christine Lagarde escapes total embarrassment and possible IMF-exit

We will have to spend more time with Madame. Madame Christine Lagarde, managing director of International Monetary Fund, who narrowly escaped the total embarrassment for her and the organization she leads. French magistrate decided on Friday not to place her under formal investigation over role in businessman Bernard Tapie scandal. …

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Energa, Hellas Power scandal: four executives free on bail

Four out of six executives of private electricity providers Energa and Hellas Power were released on bail on Friday after paying amounts of 50,000 up to 200,000 euro. The four were arrested six months ago with charges including money laundering, embezzlement and breach of faith. The executives of the first …

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UNICEF Greece: More than half a million children live below poverty line

597,000 children in Greece are currently living in poverty. Almost half of them – 322,000 – lack the basic daily nutritional needs. This shocking numbers were revealed by Lambros Kanellopoulos, the President of UNICEF in Greece. “The situation is very worrying. The problems of poverty and social exclusion are increasing,” …

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Athens 6pm Syntagma Square: Global March Against Monsanto, May 25/2013

Activists around the world are gearing up for the Global March Against the US-based Monsanto, the giant multinational agricultural biotechnology corporation, accused of turning a blind eye to their potential deadly health ramifications. More than 200,000 activists in 40 countries are estimated to participate in the massive anti-Monsanto protest. Monsanto …

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Greece in disagreement with EU over subsidized program for jobless?

Things are confusing and do not look good. Some Greek media reported on Friday, that the European Commission rejected the plan of Greek Labour Ministry to finance temporary work places for 400,000 families that have no employee. The program worked out by the Labour Ministry was to subsidize temporary work …

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Much too many “Naomis K…” for Alexis Tsipras & his discussion partners

Naomi Klein… Naomi Campbell… Naomi Watts… Naomi Wolf… There are much to many “Naomis” in this world, best known for several completely different reasons. No wonder, left-wing SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras confused one Naomi with another: Naomi Campbell, the model,  with Naomi Klein, the activist. The unexpected slip of tongue …

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EU Commission temporary shelves absurd olive oil jugs & bowls ban

The European Commission decided to temporary shelve its absurd decision to ban olive oil jugs and dipping bowls from restaurant tables and replace them with non-refillable sealed bottles. “The decision did not find the necessary support,” EU Commissioner for Agriculture Dacian Ciolos said at a press conference, admitting he was …

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