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Transport Ministry to penalize Greeks’ National Sports: the Mountza

Greece’s Transportation Ministry will penalize the most traditional gesture among Greeks and especially among Greek drivers: the mountza. The meaningful -even if insulting – sign of non-verbal communication, a reaction in case another driver had violated the traffic code or he has just disturbed the motorists’ relaxed journey because as …

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Does ND leader Mitsotakis put an end to nepotism?

The leader of Greece’s main opposition party, conservative  New Democracy (ND)  Kyriakos Mitsotakis said that any future ND government or state office will not include any of his relatives. Mitsotakis’ decision is a blow to his sister, ND MP Dora Bakoyiannis, a former Minister for Foreign Affairs and for Culture …

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Greece and lenders reach staff-level agreement on 3rd review

Greece and its lenders reached a staff-level agreement on the country’s third program review on Saturday, Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos said after a meeting with the country’s lenders. “We achieved the agreement with the institutions on a staff-level on all issues,” he told journalists. “We won enough things and we are …

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Greece sets restrictions to Erdogan’s visit in Thrace

With a small “army” of 200 to 250 bodyguards, security personnel and very trustworthy aides, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is expected to arrive in Athens airport next Thursday.  for a tw0-day official visit on December 7th and 8th. In his luggage there is a heavy agenda of issues he …

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Varoufakis to run in Greece’s next parliamentary elections

Former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis revealed that he will run in the next parliamentary elections in Greece. Speaking to private ANT1 TV magazine Kalimera Ellada, Varoufakis said that his pan-European party Democracy in Europe Movement 2025 (DiEM25) will held a conference in Greece in order to prepare for the new …

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Will the EU dare ban our Gyros and Kebab? #Free_Gyros

Hardly had the news that the European Union will ban Kebab and Gyros for food safety reasons, the hashtag #Free_Gryos became trendy in Greek Twitter where hundreds of Greeks added their own tzatziki sauce on the upcaming real or fake news ban. Εχουν βάλει συντηρητικά παντού, μολύνουν το περιβάλλον, βομβαρδίζουν …

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Greek taxpayers bring down lottery website of finance ministry

The much anticipated lottery of plastic money transactions was finally conducted on Thursday evening. One thousand lucky taxpayers shared 1,000,000 euros and each one will see €1,000 on its bank account, thus tax-free. The total number of transactions participated in the lottery amounted to 8,254,535, corresponding to 4,556,328 tax payers …

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