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May

UPD Greece to paralyze with 48h strike of public & private sector, May 6-7/2016 – Seamen on Strike for 4 days

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Greece’s powerful unions of public and private sector -ADEDY and GSEE – were quick to respond to the plans of Greek government to have the Pensions Reform and the new Taxation system voted in the Parliament on Sunday: they declared a 48-hour strike on Friday and Saturday, May 6-7, 2016. […]





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5
May

Greek government rushes to legislate on Pensions & Tax Reform before the Eurogroup on Monday

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Greek government is determined to reach an agreement at the Eurogroup meeting on upcoming Monday. In order to demonstrate eagerness to implement the 5.4 billion euro measures demanded by the European lenders, SYRIZA-Independent Greeks coalition rushes to legislate on Pensions Reform and New Taxation System Bills that are expected to […]





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4
May

German ESMT Study: 5% of bailout money went to Greece’s state & people, 95% went to European banks

Posted by in Economy

We have been knowing this and there have been reports in the past: that the majority of bailout money went  -and still goes- to banks and the lenders and not to the Greek state or people. The bailouts were supposed to get Greece back on its feet – only that […]





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4
May

EU Commission uses so-called “Greece’s deficiencies in border controls” as pretext to keep refugees away from Germany & Austria

Posted by in Politics

For one more time, our European partners and the European Commission are using Greece as pretext to extent internal Schengen border controls for another six months and for only 5 countries which are in fact the following two: Germany and Austria. Despite the presence of the NATO force, the enhancement […]





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4
May

Greece outlines its vision of Debt Relief as Schaeuble sees “no big crisis as in 2015”

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General Secretary for Fiscal Policy Frangiskos Koutentakis outlined Greece’s vision of debt relief. Speaking at an international conference in the USA, Koutentakis presented Greece’s terms as follows: – No nominal “haircut” of the Debt or anything that could cause damage to taxpayers of the European partners and international lenders. – […]





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4
May

US State Department keeps “neutral” position on Turkey’s violations in the Aegean Sea

Posted by in Politics

The US Department of State keeps a neutral position, despite the daily massive violations of Greek air space and territorial waters by Turkish aircraft and Coast Guard of recent weeks, especially in the area of the island of Oinousses. In a question posed by Greek journalists in Washington, a state […]





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4
May

Hacktivists “Anonymous” launch massive DDoS attack at Bank of Greece website

Posted by in Tech

For more than 6 hours the servers of the Bank of Greece were down on Tuesday, after the online hacktivist group Anonymous launched a DDoS (denial-of-service) attack. Bank of Greece was the first bank coming under Anonymous fire after the group recently relaunched operation “OpIcarus” targeting banking and financial giants […]





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3
May

Brussels considers to fine with €250K per refugee EU States refusing to implement the “Relocation scheme”

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Finally! The European Commission is considering to impose “sanctions”, that is radical measures in form of financial fines to EU member states that refuse to accept refugees on the context of relocation scheme and the EU Turkey deal. As majority of EU member states refuse to comply with the agreement […]





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3
May

EU Economy Forecast for Greece: recession -0.3%, growth to return in second half of 2016

Posted by in Economy

European Economy Forecast – Spring 2016. things looks better for Greece with recession at 0.3% and not 0.7% as predicted by the country’s lenders. In general, the EU forecast for Greece expects “Growth to return in the second half of the year.” The Economy more resilient than expected in 2015. […]





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3
May

Coach Claudio Ranieri “I am the same man who was fired by Greece”

Posted by in Sports

A year-and-a-half ago coach Claudio Ranieri and Greece were losing to the Faroe Islands. Ranieri was fired. But yesterday, the Italian took Leicester City to the Premier League title in his first season at the club. Despite the enthusiasm, Claudio Ranieri did not miss the chance to express his bitterness […]





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2
May

EP Socialists’ leader Pitella: Germany and IMF want Grexit, “hawks are condemning Greece to death”

Posted by in Economy, Politics

The IMF and German hawks want the patient dead. And they still want a Grexit. But the Socialists say “Non passeranno” [they will not pass], Gianni Pittella, leader of the Socialist and Democrats group in the European Parliament, told Euractiv.com in an exclusive interview. Gianni Pittella told EurActiv.com, among others: Q: […]





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2
May

Kozani: 5-year-old boy bitten to death by two dogs on Easter Sunday

Posted by in animals

A tragedy on Easter Sunday: a 5-year-old boy was beaten to death by two dogs, while the boy was visiting with his mother the owner’s country home to celebrate Easter. According to local media, the child was playing, “when suddenly the dogs threw down the fence of the space where […]





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2
May

TIPP-Leaks: Greenpeace reveals secret documents of EU-USA Trade Deal

Posted by in Politics

The Dutch chapter of the environmental activist group Greenpeace leaked on Monday what it called a trove of documents from the talks over a proposed trade deal between the European Union and the United States. The documents, which were released in Berlin at 11 a.m., consist of 248 pages, or […]





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2
May

Energy high on the agenda, when Russian President Putin visits Greece on May 28/2016

Posted by in Politics

A visit with heavy political weight. Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected in Athens on May 28th 2016. Expectations in bothe countries are high, with Russia to eye a partner in promoting its new geopolitical strategy and Greece to try to use the “Russian card” as a pressure tool in […]





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2
May

Refugees and migrants flow to Greece dramatically decreased

Posted by in Very Mix

The flow of refugees and migrants to the islands of the eastern Aegean Sea has dramatically decreased during the last couple of days. According to official data, no refugee or migrants arrived on Lesvos for four consecutive day. 52 people arrived on Chios yesterday, Sunday, and 12 people arrived on […]





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2
May

upd FOUND! Amber Alert Greece: 3.5-year-old girl went missing on Easter Sunday, May 1/2016

Posted by in Society

Maria-Eirini Printezi, 3.5, went missing on Easter Sunday, May 1st 2016, from Skaramargas area in western Attika. The girl is 100cm tall and weights 22 kg. She has brown eyes and hair. During her disappearance Sunday noon, she was wearing a pink blouse, pink pants and pink sports shoes. According […]





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1
May

Χριστός Ανέστη! Happy Greek Orthodox Easter! Kalo Pascha!

Posted by in Society

Χριστός Ανέστη! Happy Greek Orthodox Easter! Kalo Pascha!     and Kalo Mina!





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30
Apr

Greek Orthodox Easter: Holy Light made mysterious appearance again, was flown to Greece

Posted by in Society

For one more time, The Holy Light mysteriously appeared in the sealed crypt of Christ Grave in Jerusalem. Thousands of Greek Orthodox had gathered in order to light their candles directly from Patriarch of Ierosolyma Theophilos, the only high-ranking official of the Greek Orthodox Church to have access to the […]





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30
Apr

Greek Orthodox customs to honor the dead on Good Friday

Posted by in Society

I find it always deeply touching how Greeks honor their dead before major holidays like Christmas and Easter. On Good Friday, the peak of the Passion Week, Greeks go to the cemeteries with the arms full of flowers to lay on the graves of their beloved ones. After washing the […]





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30
Apr

Strike: Greek Easter Sunday without trains, Proastiakos, Metro and urban train ISAP, May 1/2016

Posted by in Society

After workers at TRAINOSE, also workers at Athens Metro and Urban train ISAP decided to go on 24-hour strike on Easter Sunday, May 1st 2016. They protest the Pension Reforms and want the signing of collective bargains. TRAINOSE & Proastiakos strike starts Saturday, April 30th 2016, at 6 p.m. and […]





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