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Truths & Myths in the Speculation about a Greek Debt Restructuring

The whole speculation about Greek Debt restructuring in connection with spreads and CDS flying high cannot but be considered as blackmail by money markets. It’s not a secret that millions if not billions have been put on the betting table for the Greek bankruptcy. Below, is an article we received by Polyvios …

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General Census for Greeks & Foreigners, May 10-24, 2011

A general census for humans living in Greece will take place May 10-24, 2011. An army of 55,000 enumerators will go on the streets, knock on doors and ask questions about age, occupation, education, employment. Furthermore there will be questions about the home,  like energy sources, water, heating, insulation, waste …

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Athens/Piraeus: State Hospitals Doctors on Work Stoppage, May 6

Doctorsand health-care personnel in Athens and Piraeus public hospitals will launch a work stoppage on Friday, May 6, 2011. The stoppage will take place from 11:00 am until 02:00 pm. They will hold a rally outside the Health Ministry protesting for the long-term problems in public health services. Doctors and …

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5 May 2010: Remembering the Marfin victims

5 May 2010: Clouds of thick smoke are coming out the building of Marfin Bank, Stadiou branch in Athens downtown. Some bank employees are standing at the balconies screaming for help. Down on the street thousands of protesters try to help but have no means. An unprecedented tragedy is taking …

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5 Cretan Shepherds sue UK Sunday Telegraph

The shock for the five shepherds from Crete was big, when they saw their picture in an article with the non-flattering title “Drug-dealing shepherds set up Crete crime empire“. The article including the picture was written by British war correspondent Colin Freeman and was published in UK newspaper Daily Telegraph …

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Survey: Greece still gloomiest after one year of bailout

Economic sentiment in Greece deteriorated for a second straight month in April, according to a survey showing the country’s consumers remain the most pessimistic in Europe a year after its EU/IMF bailout. Consumer confidence worsened after a three-month improvement as most Greeks cast doubt on recovery prospects and the survey …

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Athens: Urban Train/HSAP Work Stoppage, May 5

Urban Train-HSAP employees will be on work stoppage, tomorrow THursday, May 5, 2011. There will be no urban trains from 12:00 noon until 04:00 p.m. The employees are holding a meeting to decide about further actions as they protest the mandadory employees’ transfers to other departments.

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Education Ministry decision angers parents of special needs university candidates

Hundreds of students with special needs -candidates for the university entrance exams – are undergoing an unbelievable stress test as the Minister of Education, Anna Diamantopoulou, abolished the special exams centres in several areas across the country. Alone from the island of Crete 160 boys and girls will have to travel to …

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Athens: Man-Dog Happy Reunion after 7 months

A man and his dog enjoyed a happy reunion after the female four-legged had been missing for seven months. It has not been revealed how the dog went missing as she is 17 years old, with vision problem and pancreatitis. However she was located by members of animal welfare society of Agia Paraskevi in …

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Retired Lawmakers of Greek Parliament claim increases of €80 million

There are times when we are simply speechless…Then it seems that some people have not heard that Greece has been bailout, that we live on borrowed money. And thus these people are former lawmakers, among them possible ex-ministers responsible for the economic crisis! While the majority of Greeks ties further the economic …

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Unprecedented swearing in Greek Parliament

Members of the Greek Parliament Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee were almost turned  into salt columns on Tuesday hearing a former national defense minister unspeakably swearing at the former director of national intelligence service. “Good Morning” said Ioannis Corantis to Vaggelis Meimarakis. This Good morningwas the spark that set the anger of  …

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Mikis Theodorakis: Greeks, Wake Up!

Stately tall and in revolutionary mood Mikis Theodorakis appeared at the May Day demonstrations in Athens. Standing at Syntagma Square among members of his civic movement “Spark” he called the Greeks to wake up! “I came here to express with all protesters my opposition to the Government, the Troika (IMF/EU/ECB), the memorandum, …

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