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31
Aug

Only one topic in Greece: The auction for the four TV licenses

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The controversial TV licenses auction is unfolding in full speed and one or two out of four licenses in total have apparently been already secured by the competitors. However, at the same time the wall of the building where the auction is taking place under strict secrecy and strong security […]





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31
Aug

BofA Merrill Lynch foresees: Increased risk of early elections in Greece, no QE participation in September

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Increased risk of early elections in Greece. Who says that? The Bank of America Merrill Lynch,  the corporate and investment banking division of Bank of America. According to a report compiled by the company’s analysts, the increased risk of early elections is due to a weak majority coalition government and […]





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31
Aug

EU source: Greece has made little reform progress

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Same procedure as last time? Same procedure as every time! – before Greeks and lenders come together to talk about the Program progress that usually ends in the release of a bailout tranche. As the second review of the Greek program in terms of the third bailout are to commence […]





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30
Aug

Katerini: Newborn baby girl abandoned in light shaft, mother arrested

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It was a shock for residents and firefighters to discover a newborn baby abandoned on the floor of the open space of the lightwell of a multi-storey building in Katerini, central Greece. The resident of the apartment in the first floor had heard from the bathroom room some weird noise, […]





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30
Aug

UPD German Fraport to charge €13-fee per flight ticket in Greece’s regional airports

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German Fraport will impose an extra fee of 13 euro on every ticket for flights using the fourteen regional airport the German company acquired The charge was included in the terms of the concessions agreement signed between the Greek State and Fraport, daily Ta NEA notes. The extra charge will […]





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29
Aug

Chief of Athens Traffic Police brutally beaten in downtown Athens

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The chief of Athens Traffic Police was brutally beaten by unknown attackers in downtown Athens short before 10 o’ clock on Monday. After a protest rally in solidarity with refugees and migrants had concluded, the man was walking down Panepistimiou Avenue, one of the main roads in the center of […]





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29
Aug

High security measures for a simple …TV license tender

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Riot police squads, regular police units, car parking has been banned in a range of 300 m,  a public building is to be checked by police and be ‘sealed’. It’s not some super high-ranking world leader visiting the General Secretariat of Information in Athens, or an international meeting concerning the […]





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28
Aug
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ALERT: German tourist, 35, missing on the island of Rhodes

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A German tourist has been missing since Sunday,  21st August 2016. Sergej Enns, 35, was spending vacations on the island of Rhodes with his family. On that Sunday morning, he left the hotel where the family was staying and has been missing ever since. He is facing health problems. According […]





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28
Aug

Cyprus to protest harassment of its oil exploitation vessel by Turkish frigate

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Cyprus is expected to protest Turkey’s harassment of a Cypriot research vessel off the coast of Akamas on Thursday. Government spokesman Nicos Christodoulides said the Republic will undertake all the appropriate actions with international organisations and foreign governments. On Thursday, a Turkish navy frigate approached a Cyprus-flagged vessel carrying out […]





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27
Aug

Deadly Aegina crash: with 9 days delay, speedboat skipper remanded in custody per court order

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With a nine days delay, the captain of the speedboat that crashed on a tourist vessel and killed four people was remanded in custody. The decision had to be taken by a court in Piraeus after the prosecutor and the interrogating judge could not agree when the 77-year-old skipper Thrasyvoulos […]





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26
Aug

Embarrassing: Gold medalist Korakaki not invited at Presidential Event to honor Greek Olympic Team

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The President of the Greek Republic, Prokopis Pavlopoulos,  hosted a special event on Thursday to honor the Greek team at the Olympic 2016. They were all there. Except, the athlete who held the first Gold medal for Greece in Rio: Anna Korakaki. The embarrassing “gaffe” (?)  by the personnel at […]





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26
Aug
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A Turkish family of academics and 3 businessmen seek asylum in Greece

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Seven Turkish citizens have approached Greek authorities in Alexandroupolis, northern Greece and on the island of Rhodes, in south-east Aegean Sea to request asylum. In Alexandroupoli, a couple, both university professors, and their two children are seeking protection from alleged persecution in Turkey. They are believed to have entered the […]





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26
Aug
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Nigerian arrested in Athens: $10mn fraud for Belgian Wall Street trader for an island called “Greece”

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Greek police arrested  Nigerian man wanted for cheating a Belgian trader over 10 million dollars. The 56-year-old man from Nigeria, Ali Kassem Soobhe, was arrested in the suburb of Voula in south-east Athens on Thursday. There was a European arrest warrant against him issued by French authorities. The fraud Soobhe […]





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26
Aug

Chios Wild Fire: Village evacuated, at least 6 injured, one seriously

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One woman was seriously and six other people were slightly injured when a wild fire reached the village of Sidirountas on the island of Chios in the eastern Aegean Sea. The fire broke out in a forest area in the early morning hours of Friday, quickly spread due to the […]





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25
Aug

German military considers withdrawal of jets from Turkey’s Incirlik air base to Cyprus or Jordan

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The German military is preparing for a possible withdrawal of six Tornado reconnaissance jets from Turkey’s Incirlik Air Base given Ankara’s continued refusal to allow German lawmakers to visit the facility, Der Spiegel magazine reported Thursday. The magazine said the German Bundeswehr was evaluating whether it could move the warplanes […]





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25
Aug

EU Commission threatens to take the ELSTAT issue to Eurogroup and to 2nd Greek Program Review

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One day after the blatant intervention of the European Commission in the legal case of former president of Greek Statistics Authority ELSTAT, Employment Commissioner Marianne Thyssen strikes back and threatens Greece that the Eurogroup will take up the ELSTAT issue on the September 9th meeting. In an interview to daily […]





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24
Aug
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UPD Samos: Alleged Turkish coup supporter fled to Greece per … Jet Ski

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A Turkish citizen arrived to the island of Samos per jet ski. He was caught by men of the Greek Coast Guard who realized that the documents he had with him were forged. According to Proto Thema, the man – estimated to be approximately 40 years old – is considered […]





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24
Aug

Greece’s tax evaders never run out of ideas: New fraud trick with fake receipts

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Greece’ tax evaders never run out of ideas. Always a new trick, always a new luck for the private wallet. Tax controllers on the island of Corfu took one snack bar at the local intercity bus service (KTEL) station under inspection and found this: The snack bar employees would type […]





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24
Aug

Greek banks to rescue retailer Marinopoulos with a €360mn loan

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Greek banks and retailer Sklavenitis have apparently agreed to throw a floating ring to retailer Marinopoulos that is sinking in debts thus risking 12,500 work places. The Alpha Bank has reportedly given the green light for the rescue deal today, short after a similar decision by the EFG Eurobank. Both […]





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24
Aug

EU Commission blatantly intervenes in protection of ex ELSTAT president accused of swelling Greek debt

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“The European Commission has never, and will not, as a matter of principle, comment on individual national legal proceedings, […]. However, …” Despite the loyalty to  alleged EC principles, Marianne Thyssen, the European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility, threw all these principles over the board and […]





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