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Moody’s: Losses of a possible Greece’s Default at 50%

One day after Moody’s downgrade by 3 nothes, Sarah Carlson, analyst at Moody’s Investors Services said that the losses of a possible default will be around 50% for creditors. Speaking to Greek economic portal Capital, Carlson said that “any estimation of losses in the event of a default would be speculative”. …

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Will Greek government really deport the migrants on hunger strike?

A deadlock has been occurred between the Greek government and the migrants on hunger strike, as the latter reject all offers made to them. Now the Greek government even threatens them with deportation, should they keep refusing food and hospital care on the 43rd day of their strike. Of course, this …

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Kastellorizo: What’s in the mind of Turkish FM Davutoglu?

That Ankara keeps an eye on the islet of Kastellorizo is not new. But Turkey’s insistence that the tiny island  should be left out of the bilateral exploratory talks is something I don’t like at all. Should we see it as an Ankara’s attempt to create a new ‘grey zone’? Not similarly to …

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(UPD) Athens Stock Exchange plunges a day after Moody’s downgrade

Athens Stock Market suffered the heaviest losses since the beginning of the year and plunged at -3.81% and banks down at 6,26% in the shadow of Moody’s downgrade. Athens Stock Exchange is on a falling course and banks experience massive liquidation a day after rating agency Moody’s downgraded Greece’s credit …

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Greece in International Women’s Day

I feel really touched and honored every 8th of March, when politicians, organisations and all possible and impossible people issue statements and remind me that the equality of men and women is only a written sentence in the book of constitutions in many countries .  I still get a lower salary than my male colleagues.    A …

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Greece in the grip of Snow Weather – Motorists stuck in Highways

Greece is in the grip of snow weather that started Monday afternoon with low temperatures, snow, sleet and strong winds reaching up to 9-10 Beaufort (North Aegean Sea). The national highway from Athens to Lamia was closed to traffic after 08:00 pm due to particularly extreme weather conditions hitting the area …

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Moody’s downgrades Greece on beginning of Lent-What a great sense of humor!

The guys working at the rating agency Moody’s must have an extra ordinary sense of humor. On the Greek Orthodox Holiday “Clean Monday” marking the beginning of the Lent and the fasting before Eastern,  the Moody’s decided to enforce believers or not to go into a strict diet on the perspective of …

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Manolis Lidakis: One of my favorite Greek singers (videos)

Manolis Lidakis is one of my favorite contemporary Greek singers. He has an excellent voice with an even greater potential and he is a great interpreter. Then I believe, a good voice is not enough to make a great song or a great singer.  I have this CD “San palio krasi (Like old wine) …

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“Kathari Deytera” – Tradition of Lagana, Sea Food and Kites

Kathari Deytera or Clean Monday marks the end of Carnival and the beginning of the Greek Christian Orthodox Lent – the 40 days fasting until Eastern. What is the best way to celebrate the beginning of Lent? With plenty of Food! Ha! And Kites!   Traditionally the tables are covered with …

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Angela Merkel rules Patras Carnival- Xanthi’s Mask in Guinness (videos)

Hundreds of thousands of Greeks celebrated this year’s Carnival amid strict austerity measures and grey future perspectives. However as the folk says: Poverty needs indulgence! Young and old, amateurs and professionals wore something funny, something meaningful and went out to have fun.  (best.gr) Domina – Angela Merkel rules Patras Greece’s most …

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Crete: Tragedy with Evacuees from Libya – 3 dead, 16 missing

A human tragedy occurred at down at the port of Souda when evacuees from Libya jumped from the ferry “Ionian King” into the sea. According to Greek media, that at least 3 evacuees lost their lives, while 16 are reportedly still missing.There is a search and rescue operation on the way …

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Flag of “Independent” Crete sold on e-bay

Is the island of Crete an independent state? Of course, it is not! However an ‘agent provocatuer’ based in Sinzheim-Winden in South Germany, sells ‘Cretan’ flags on e-bay. Sold at the pot price of EUR 9,90 the sneaky entrepreneur has already sold 15 pieces of the flags of a non-existing …

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