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9
Feb

Sleepless on a frozen lake: Young bear strolls and plays in Kastoria (videos, picts)

Posted by in animals

An amazing young brown bear has the Greek media and the internet cheer. Instead of resting in the fluffy “winter sleep”, the young bear decided to take a walk or two on the frozen lake of Kastoria in north western Greece. The bear first appeared on the frozen lake four […]





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9
Feb

Chios: Migrants steal boat, attempt to return to Turkey

Posted by in Very Mix

A refugee and a migrant stole a boat and attempted to return to Turkey but they were captured by a Frontex vessel. The two men, a Syrian, 32, and an Egyptian, 28, stole the boat from Agia Ermioni port on the islands of Chios, just a couple of nautical miles […]





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9
Feb

“Grexit” becomes central in Germany’s elections campaign

Posted by in Economy

Greece debt crisis has become a central issue in the German elections campaign. Even parties sunk in oblivion in recent years try to win votes by throwing the bait “Grexit” into the open mouths of conservative and neo-liberal electorate. “Greece should leave the euro zone and then be given debt […]





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9
Feb

Trump position ‘a catalyst’ for EU-IMF differences on Greece

Posted by in Economy

The position adopted by U.S. President Donald Trump will be key in resolving EU-IMF differences over Greece, top European analyst Daniel Gros told the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA) on Wednesday. According to Gros, who is the director of the influential Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) think tank based in […]





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9
Feb

Two Turkish families, incl baby, arrested after fled to Greece

Posted by in Turkey-GR

Six Turkish nationals were arrested Wednesday after they illegally crossed the border, Greek police said. The two men, three women and a one-year-old boy  were taken into custody by by border guard in the northeastern town of Orestiada. They allegedly crossed the Evros River in plastic boats. Police said a […]





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8
Feb

Schaeuble: Greece must leave the Euro to win a Debt Cut

Posted by in Economy

 German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble warned Greece Wednesday night “to fulfill its reform commitments, otherwise it would have to leave the Eurozone.” Speaking at a talk show at the German state ARD TV, Schaueble said also that pressure on Greece must be maintained.” “They are not over the mountain, therefore […]





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8
Feb

Dijsselbloem trolls Greece: Without the IMF, no Dutch aid for Greek program

Posted by in Economy

Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem said that “The Netherlands will stop aid to Greece, if the International Monetary Funds stays out of the Greek program.” Dijsselbloem said this at the Dutch parliament and adding that the same is valid for the Greek Parliament.” “IMF involvement is necessary,” Jeroen Dijsselbloem told […]





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8
Feb

Survey: 55% of Europeans against further Muslim Migration

Posted by in Politics

Europeans are afraid of migration from mainly Muslim countries. A recent research poll conducted in among 10,000 people in ten European countries shows that the levels of public anxiety over immigration from mainly Muslim states are significant and widespread. The survey was conducted before US president Donald Trump signed the […]





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8
Feb

Athens: Angry firefighters raid ministry protesting labor contracts

Posted by in Society

Angry firefighters broke the main entrance of the Greek Ministry for Administrative Reforms on Wednesday and forced themselves into the building demanding a meeting with the minister. Thousands of firefighters gathered in downtown Athens to protest over their labor contracts that are about to expire. They staged a protest outside […]





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8
Feb

Greece debt crisis: Is the government testing the waters for Drachma?

Posted by in Economy

The deep rift between Greece’s European lenders and the International Monetary Fund leads to nothing else than to a delay in the conclusion of the second review. For one more time, the rift has triggered fears that another Greece debt crisis is looming and that even a default was at […]





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8
Feb

Shock for cancer patients: “Life expectancy” needed for prescription medication

Posted by in Society

Outrage and shock for cancer patients in Greece in need of expensive drugs. Doctors are obliged to mention the patient’s “life expectancy” on the prescription, when it comes to expensive medication. The case of a patient has caused outrage and shocked not only cancer patients but also the medical community. […]





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7
Feb

Dijsselbloem slams IMF’s “outdated” report, says “Greece’s situation is better”

Posted by in Economy

The report of the International Monetary Fund angered not only the Greeks but also its European Lenders. Greece was angered because the IMF insists on demanding two major income cuts: pensions cut and lowering the tax-free allowance. Greece’s European lenders, on the other hand, got angry because the IMF insists […]





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7
Feb

Mayor: “Dark foreign powers organize earthquakes to destroy Turkey’s economy”

Posted by in Very Mix

The mayor of Turkey’s capital Ankara is convinced about the source of the recent earthquakes in Canakkale, in the west of the country. Mayor Melih Gökçek claims to have conducted reach and have found out that the earthquakes could have been organized by dark external powers aiming to destroy Turkey’s […]





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7
Feb

Patras: A decent father steals fire wood to warm his children

Posted by in Society

The economic crisis can lead descent people to commit crimes. Decent but desperate people living in poverty in Greece of bailout agreements. Decent but desperate people who feel no one and nothing can help them. A father in Patras stole a bag with fire wood in order to keep his […]





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7
Feb

Music legend Loukianos Kilaidonis passes away at the age of 74

Posted by in Culture

One of Greece’s music legends, composer, songwriter and singer, Loukianos Kilaidonis passed away at the age of 74 his family announced on Tuesday. In the last days, Kilaidonis was hospitalized in an Athens hospital. He had long suffered from heart problems. He died of heart failure and respiratory infection. He […]





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7
Feb

Seismologists concerned of intense seismic activity north of Lesvos

Posted by in Very Mix

Three earthquakes with magnitude around and above 5 on the Richter scale shook the island of Lesvos in the Eastern Aegean Sea on Monday, February 6th 2017. The first earthquake hit at 5.51 am with 5.2 R, the second at 12:58 on with 5.6R and the third at 1:45 pm […]





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7
Feb

Athens: Chaos as hundreds flock to register for social allowance (videos)

Posted by in Society

Hundreds of people in need flocked to the social service of Athens Municipality to register for the Social Solidarity Allowance. The expected happened: long queues, tension, anger and a registration system that collapsed. Some people had gone there already at 5 o’clock in the morning and awaited patiently despite the […]





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7
Feb

Rare split on IMF’s board over Greece’s bailout and primary surpluses

Posted by in Economy

The meeting of the board of directors of the International Monetary Fund on Monday showed two things. First: A stand-off with the European lenders over the terms and future of Greece’s bailout and consequently the participation of the Fund in the Greek program. Second: “a rare public split on the […]





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6
Feb

Draghi: Greece must complete 2nd review and have sustainable debt to join QE

Posted by in Economy

A sustainable Greek debt and completion of the second review of the Greek programme are necessary prerequisites for Greece’s inclusion in the quantitative easing, European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi said on Monday. Addressing the European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee in Brussels, Draghi explained that the sustainability […]





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6
Feb

IMF report: Greece’s debt ‘highly unsustainable’, cut pensions, tax increases for the poor

Posted by in Economy

‘Greek public debt is highly unsustainable, the International Monetary Fund said in a report to be discussed during a board council meeting in Washington later today. The report, exclusively presented by Athens News Agency, said that the Greek economy faced four challenges. The country’s public debt was highly unsustainable the […]





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