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Nov

Greece -Turkey: tension is high as Ankara tries to conduct research in Cyprus EEZ

Posted by in Turkey-GR

A new tension is high between the arch rivals and close neighbors on the west and east of the Aegean Sea, as Turkey is staging one provocation after the other, playing the game the country knows very well: claiming rights in the Aegean and the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. Reason for [...]

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4
Nov

Super Supervisor! ECB grabs the keys of 120 Eurozone Banks

Posted by in Economy

A historic day! The European Central Bank is officially taking over the supervision of 120 biggest commercial banks within the eurozone area. As the Single Supervisory Mechanism, the ECB  will have the status of a new heavyweight among global regulators, that role carries with it the burden of restoring confidence [...]

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3
Nov

SYRIZA: “Snap polls here and now!” Tsipras asks President Papoulias to convey CoPL

Posted by in Politics

Greece’s main opposition party SYRIZA wants elections “here and now!” In a meeting with the President of the Republic, left-wing leader Alexis Tsipras asked Karolos Papoulias to convey the political leaders so that they would agree to dissolve the Parliament and set the date for snap elections. Greek media report [...]

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3
Nov

PASOK’s sun is fading away. Long Live “Democratic Party”?

Posted by in Politics

The sun of Panhellenic Socialist Movement PASOK that has ruled Greece for more than three decades is literally fading away. Crushed by the devastating rates in elections and public opinion polls, PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos decided to give the movement a new boost by establishing a new party. Over the [...]

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3
Nov

Greeks in lottery frenzy: €17mn in Jackpot seek a winner

Posted by in Very Mix

Seventeen million euro are waving to debt-ridden Greeks after fifteen draws in a row did not manage to feature a winner. Yesterday, Sunday 17 players had tipped 5 right numbers in Joker lottery but no one had managed to guess the Joker bonus <12>.  They went home with 78,810 each… [...]

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31
Oct

Greek Church will not hold funeral services to those choosing cremation

Posted by in Very Mix

Believers in Greece, beware! Greek Orthodox Church turns its back to those who choose cremation over traditional burial. In a circular sent to all Metropolises, the Holy Synod of Bishops says that no priest will hold a funeral service and a memorial service to those who explicitly declared they wanted [...]

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31
Oct

Greeks got new Defense and Development Ministers

Posted by in Politics

Former Development Minister Nikos Dendias was named new Defense Minister after Dimitris Avramopoulos took the plane for Brussels and a new post as EU Commissioner for Migration. Consequently, the cabinet needed a new Development Minister…. Kostas Skrekas, a New Dimocratia MP from Trikala. PS we could also called this a [...]

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31
Oct

Electricity prices in Greece soar 60% amid economic crisis

Posted by in Society

As we say: slowly but gradually! Households in Greeks saw their electricity bill increasing at 10 percent during each and every year of the economic crisis. And this although the whole sale price decrease. What do Greeks pay in addition to their electricity consumption so that their electricity bills skyrocket? [...]

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30
Oct

Minister brings back “Euro or Drachma” Dilemma and ASE to fall

Posted by in Economy

There is certainly no doubt about it: Greeks have the politicians they deserve. And furthermore these politicians do their best to destroy the country and the economy, they never learn from previous mistakes and they spread fearmongering government propaganda at whatever the cost. Out of the blue and for no [...]

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30
Oct

Thessaloniki: Boy, 13, dies during Parkour jumping

Posted by in Very Mix

A 13-year-old boy found a tragic death when he fell from the rooftop of a 6-storey building in downtown Thessaloniki, Northern Greece.  According to local media, the incident occurred while several boys were doing parkour jumping from rooftop to rooftop. At one point, the boy apparently lost control and fell [...]

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