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29
Jun

Storm in Athens in time lapse (video, June 28/2016)

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It was one of the rare phenomena: a strong rain storm in the middle of summer that turned the Greek capital and suburbs into a winter landscape. Tonnes of water but also small hail poured down in a high speed on Tuesday afternoon sending home all grannies hanging out on […]





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29
Jun

Greeks we Love! Karelias Tobaccos distributes extra bonuses worth €3million among employees

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This is something we do not read every day in Greece of recession and misery: Bonuses exceeding 3 million euro will be distributed among the 487 employees of Greece’s leading exporter of cigarettes, the Karelia SA. This was announced by the administration during the traditional festival the company organizes every […]





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29
Jun

Schaeuble got half Brexit-message, pledges for stricter budget rules and austerity

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It was just two days ago, when German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble urged European Union leaders to “address popular dissatisfaction.” He added “I said before the referendum that regardless of how the vote in Britain pans out we cannot simply continue as before in Europe.” As a consequence Schaeuble came […]





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29
Jun

Lesvos: Police violence towards unaccompanied minors at Moria Migration Center

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This is a serious denouncement and it should be officially investigated as soon as possible. Humanitarian organization Médecins du Monde – Doctors of the World Greece reports of an incident of police violence towards 12 unaccompanied minors from Pakistan.  The minors were in Moria Reception Center in Lesvos. They were […]





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28
Jun

UPDII Marinopoulos: Greece’s biggest supermarket chain files for bankruptcy, more than 13K jobs at risk

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The Marinopoulos supermarket chain, one of the biggest in Greece, applied for Bankruptcy in Operation.  An Athens court will discuss the request on July 1st, 2016 and until then the company will have protection from its creditors. The move is considered a big blow with a possible domino effect threatening to […]





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28
Jun

One year Capital Controls in Greece – Was it worth it?

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Remember that Sunday, on June 28th, a year ago? Remember the queues outside ATMs growing in a quick and non-stop pace? It was a day after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras had announced a Referendum amid suffocating pressure from the European Union, financial dry out by the European Central Bank and […]





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28
Jun

UPD Amber Alert for two sisters, 14 and 11, missing from Athens home since June 25/2016

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An Amber Alert has been issued today, Tuesday, for two underage sisters, 11 and 14 years old, who have been missing since Saturday noon, June 25th 2016, from their home in Attiki Square in central Athens. Eirini, 14, and her sister Anna, 11, went missing around 12:00 noon on Saturday. […]





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28
Jun
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Corfu SOS: Mountains of stinking garbage amid tourist season

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Situation on the island of Corfu is beyond description: plastic bags bursting with rubbish and garbage have been pilling up all over the town of Corfu and the whole island. The heat wave of last week has made things worse: unbearable smell, millions of flies, public health at risk. Thousands […]





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27
Jun

Polish MEP: “English will not be an official EU language after Brexit”

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“English will not be one of the European Union’s official language after Brexit,” MEP Danuta Hübner and head of the European Parliament’s Constitutional Affairs Committee (AFCO) warned at a press conference on Brexit on Monday. No other EU country has English as their official language and so it could lose […]





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27
Jun

Schaueble: “Ever more people in Europe do not fully understand what we do”

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The European Union cannot have a business as usual approach after Britain voted to leave the bloc, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Monday, adding that EU leaders should address popular dissatisfaction. “I said before the referendum that regardless of how the vote in Britain pans out we cannot […]





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27
Jun

EU bogeymen urge Greece to implement Reforms asap, as “patience is exhausted”

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Whoever thought or hoped that the European Union would learn a lesson form the Brexit vote was wrong – me included. They keep repeating the same mantra as every year and scaremongering tactics against Greece. Speaking to Greek reporters in Brussels on Monday, two senior EU officials said that the […]





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27
Jun

Lesvos: Authorities close down refugee center run by British Expats, impose €10,000 penalty

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Tourism authorities in Lesvos closed down Hope Centre, a hotel turned into a shelter for refugees, on Monday in the presence of locals. Hope Centre is a former holiday hotel British expats couple Eric and Philippa Kempson leased for a good cause. Authorities ruled that the 20-room center can no […]





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27
Jun

Greece to “name & shame” debtors owing over €300K to the state

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Greece’s Finance Ministry is determined to collect what belongs to the state and as repayment settlements and other forms of arrangements have apparently failed in pushing debtors to put their hands in their pockets, the ministry will call in the internet cavalry: it will name & shame on the web […]





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27
Jun

Chinese online giant Alibaba considers to expand in Greece

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Chinese online-shopping giant Alibaba is expressing an interest in Greece now that Cosco Pacific’s investment in the port of Piraeus appears to be in the bag. Officials of the world’s biggest online sales corporation will visit Athens this week, and in September Alibaba has arranged for contacts with the Greek […]





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26
Jun

EU is furious & sends deadline, as UK hesitates & Scotland threatens to veto Brexit

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The European Union is furious about UK’s hesitation to implement the outcome of the Brexit Referendum. One after the other, EU Officials urge the UK to submit its Brexit request as soon as possible. After the historic Brexit decision, the heavy guns of the EU and Germany see themselves under […]





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25
Jun

Brexit Vote: Berlin might be on the verge of a nervous breakdown and doesn’t know it

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It’s logical that German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble had a plan B in his pocket for the case the majority of British people would vote in favor of Brexit. like every well-trained bureaucrat Schaeuble is much too insecure to let anything get him by surprise. The German finance minister loves […]





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24
Jun

Hopeless case: Tough EU statement on UK as Brexit may spread across Europe

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This morning I wrote that I hoped the European Union leader they would get the message sent by the British people. You all know that I am a little romantic and I like to give “second chances”. I was wrong. Or better say : I was so surprised this morning […]





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24
Jun

Greece’s FM Kotzias: Brexit confirms our insistence on a democratic discussion for EU’s future

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“The outcome of the British referendum confirmed our insistence on the need of  a democratic binding discussion about the future of the EU, to enhance the social functioning and democratization of structures so that it operates in serving the people of Europe and in being appealing to societies of Member-States,” […]





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24
Jun

Brexit wins and shocks! Will the EU get the message?

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Last night I fell asleep at 1:30 and everyone was claiming ‘Remain” was at 54% and Brexit at 48%. This morning this ⇒ 51.9% for Exit and 48.9% for Remain. A shock! A shock for Europe and the European Union leaders, first of all. Donald Tusk ‏@eucopresident 28m28 minutes ago […]





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23
Jun

Greece’s PPC to sell a market share together with 400,000 customers

Posted by in Economy, Society

Greece’s Public Power Company (PPC/DEH) is selling a part of its share together with 400,000 of its customers. Manolis Panagiotakis, the CEO of PPC, announced this innovative step during the Economist conference in Athens. PPC will establish a subsidiary company that will be available for sale to private electricity suppliers […]





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