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6 Belgian F-16 deployed in Greece – Dutch aircraft still to come against Libya?

Six Belgian F-16 fighter jets are currently stationed at the Greek air base of Araxos, near the city of Patras. The fighter jets together with a frigate in the Mediterranean Sea have been deployed in the context  of a possible NATO military intervention against Libya. The Belgian government  is ready to …

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Papandreou in Paris – Gaddafi, Mubarak, Ben Ali at Home

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou will fly to Paris Saturday morning to attend the meeting of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership leaders on the developments in Libya. The initiative for tomorrow’s meeting belongs to the French president Nicolas Sarkozy.  Muammar Gaddafi (Libya), who holds an observer member status, will not attend due to …

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Greece decides its military participation against Libya

While the NATO is still struggling to decide on how to proceed against Libya, Greece seems to have taken its politicaldecisions as to what role it will play in a joined forces operation against Muammar Gaddafi. Greek media reported tonight  that Greek armed forces will  participate in coalition operations, however not …

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Athens: Labor Unions Rally to Protest Euro-Pact, Mar 22

Labor unions of public and private sector are calling for a protest rally on March 22 in Athens downtown. ADEDY and GESEE will protest in advance the EU leaders summit on upcoming Thursday and Friday in Brussels. There the EU member states heads will agree on the controversial “Competitiveness Agreement” …

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Explosive Device at office of Greek Health Minister

An explosive device went off at the political office of Greek health Minister Andreas Loverdos in Athens downtown near Syntagma Square. Unidentified culprits put an explosive device at the stairway leading  to the first floor of the building at Appolonos Street, where the Minister has his office. Police and firebrigades …

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Greece’s Recession at 6,6% Q4/10 – Wanna see how it looks like? (pictures)

Greek economy shrank and recession hit unprecedented 6.6 percent in the fourth quarter of 2010, Greece’s Statistic Authority announced. At the same time, the total consumption spending fell 67 percent in the October-December period, compared with the same period in 2009 (public consumption fell 1.9 percent and private consumption fell …

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Athens: Join Atenistas for the “Sleep Out” Project, Mar 18

Did you always want to see how it is to be homeless but you never dared to ask or try it? Tonight you have the chance! Athens based activists Atenistas join forces with the non-governmental organisation “Klimaka” and invite people for a Sleep Out action. It is the 6th year that the …

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Greece ready to join military forces against Libya

As the war drums are beating against Muammar Gaddafi, former socialist friend Greece declares ready to join forces against Libya.  Athens most likely will play an important role in a military buildup and intervention due to its strategic naval and air force base Souda on Crete. However Greece is waiting for a clear …

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Greek FM and EEAE issue advisory for Greeks in Japan

As the nuclear threat is growing, Greek Foreign Ministry and Greek Atomic Energy Commision issued advisories for Greek citizens in Japan. In general, citizens are advised to move further than 80 km radius from the Fukushima Daiichi reactor, move towards the south of the country, those willing to leave should contact diplomatic …

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Strikes and Protests paralyzed Athens traffic

Another difficult day for the residents of the Greek capital occurred today as the public transport strike forced thousands of employees to use their private cars,the protest marches of several interest groups blocked main avenues of the city downtown and the falling rain gave the whole situation a grim dimension. For …

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Five targetted by Cyber-Police on hoax e-mail claiming collapse of economy

 A fisherman from Messolonghi, a car worker from Chania, a self-employed from Athens and two other unidentified persons are targeted by the cyber-crime police as the senders of the hoax e-mail claiming the collapse of the Greek economy. The e-mail that was apparently sent simultaneously from internet cafes across the …

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Don’t Ask the Sky (music video)

This has been an all times Greek classic. “Min ton rotas ton oyrano” – Don’t ask the sky. It was composed by Manos Hatzidakis 1959 for the film  “To nisi ton gennaion” (The island of the Brave) about the battle of Crete during the Nazi occupation. Originally it was sung …

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