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Greeks in Panic Withdrew 1,5 billion euro May 26-27

 Panic is a bad advisor and panic creating politicians  are bad for the country and the economy.  Last Thursday and Friday, Greeks withdrew estimated 1,5 billion euro from their accounts  after statements that “the 5th loan-tranche might be at risk”, or that “Greece has either to impose more austerity or return to drachma”. The extraordinary summit …

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Public Poll: 75% Greeks say Government/Austerity Measures “Wrong”

Greeks are getting more and more angry each and every day, feeling like hostages of  IMF/EU/ECB lenders and the government practices to incessantly raise direct & indirect taxes without a single planning to boost development, without any punishment of those who created the exonomic crisis and the huge debt. The …

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KTG Blog has a Code of Conduct too…

Blog “Keep Talking, Greece” believes to be quite tolerant. We publish as many visitors’ comments as possible even if we disagree with them. We respect different opinion, but our tolerance has limits as well.  We will not allow any comments that are insulting, racist, discriminatory or threating. So, please, before you …

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Athens: Newly Weds Join Austerity Protests

Austerity here, protests there life goes on, and so a young couple joined the austerity protests in front of the Greek Parliament. The beautiful bride was wearing her wedding dress, he his black tuxedo. Probably they had still rice grains on their festive clothes as they seemed to have rushed to Syntagma Square directly …

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EU’s Olli Rehn orders Greek Citizens to Accept the Austerity Program

This is unspoken, unprecedented and unacceptable! An EU-Commissioner boldly intervenes in the internal affairs of Greece and warning that “time is running out” he orders political parties and citizens to adopt the loan agreement and the IMF-EU austerity program! According to Greek media, EU Financial Commissioner Olli Rehn issued a statement after the …

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Athens: Crowds protest at Syntagma Sq despite Rain (video May 25-26)

Crowds of protesters are gathering slowly for third day in a row in front of the Greek Parliament despite the rain. Armed with umbrellas and empty pots young and old frustrated and indignant Greeks came to Syntagma Square to chant “Thieves! Thieves!”. Inspired by the indignant Spaniards of Puerta del …

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Greece: Political Leaders Failed to Reach Consensus on IMF-Austerity Package

Four hours were not enough for Greece’s prime Minister George Papandreou to convince all political leaders, especially main opposition party centre-right Nea Dimokratia, of the necessity of consensus on the middle term IMF/EU/ECB austerity plan for the years 2011-2015. The failure bell was rang by Giorgos Karatzaferis, chairman of the …

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What if Greece won’t get the 5th IMF-tranche?

There is no way that Greece will not get the fifth IMF-tranche of the €110 billion bailout. The twelve billion euros are life-saving for the country. You think, the IMF and the EU would let Greece to go bankrupt and let their own money providers go bankrupt as well? Not …

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Why do Indignant Greeks ‘occupy’ central squares and protest?

For the third consequent day thousands of frustrated and indignant Greeks will ‘occupy’ central squares of cities across the country and protest government’s latest decisions to increase anew direct and indirect taxes, impose special contributions that will lower even more the pensions, cut social benefits, allowances and health care services,  sell …

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Athens: Meeting H.M. Legendary Riot Dog, Loukanikos!

There can be no Athens protest without legendary riot dog Loukanikos. There we were standing yesterday, when a modest four-legged creature, with eyes down to earth, unaware about his world-wide fame passed by. With his neon-orange collar to avert ticks and attract humans. He sneaked purposefully by, between jeans and capri trousers, suits …

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(Upd) May 26: Thousands Protest at Syntagma Square & other Greek cities

Thousands and thousands Greeks have gathered again on Thursday afternoon in front of the Greek Parliament for a second day of protests against austerity. Without political banners, without ideologies. Apart from slogans against the IMF and the economic crisis, the constant refrain is “Thieves! Thieves!” th epictures coming in are …

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Greece at Crossroads or Deadlock?

Pressure is mounting against the Greek government, pressure is coming from inland and abroad. In Greece opposition parties refuse to bless the ‘midterm IMF/EU/ECB plan for 2011-2015’. Ordinary people occupy the major squares of 38 cities and chant “Thieves! Thieves!”.  A governing party EU official drops a bombshell and threatens – some call it ‘blackmailing’ – “More …

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