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Greece dismisses Turkey’s casus belli: Unacceptable for an EU-candidate to threaten with war an EU-member.

Greek Foreign Ministry spokesman dismisses Turkey’s casus belli as “unacceptable” and repeats that extending territorial waters to 12 nautical miles is the right of Greece according to the Law of the Sea. He also says, it is unacceptable for a candidate to European Union to threaten with war a member-country …

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Taking a Break: Two Wonderful Greek Music Videos

First of September today, the sun is shining, a light north wind is blowing and I am thinking to take a break. Enjoy two greek music videos. Music & lyrics by famous Akis Panou. I’d love to write more about him, but for the moment I want just to go …

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Turkish FM Davutoglu: No unilateral moves towards Greece

Turkish press recent reports about Ankara’s removing  Greece from its “threat list” and lifting the casus belli  were a surprise to those, who know how Turkish diplomacy functions. First, Ankara’s diplomacy is determinately based on reciprocity and secondly it does not change without a  green light from the army. Consensus is …

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Tsoclis: Famous Greek Painter supports rape via State TV

Social outcry has been  caused by the challenging statements of  world-famous Greek artist Costas Tsoclis on rape, rapists and their victims. Tsoclis supported the rape of women on the grounds that it is an “indication of vitality and expression of passion”.  In an interview to State Television NET, Tsoclis says: “I do not …

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The never ending SIEMENS Scandal – Part II: Karakostas, Alogoskoufis

I am convinced this can happen to everyone! You deal with half a million German marks and you don’t remember the names of the persons involved!This happened to Pantelis Karacostas, a civil engineer and businessman, who testified last week in front of a parliamentary committee investigating the Siemens scandal. Pantelis Karacostass …

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The never ending SIEMENS Scandal – Part I:Mantelis

He tries hard to control his face mimic. He speaks to the press after appearing in front of  the judges investigating the SIEMENS bribery scandal. He is verging on tears. (video 0:12″) A minute later, emotions overwhelm him (video 1′:12″). ” I pay the price for saying the true” says Tasos Mantelis, …

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Greece bans Smoke but not Smog

You are a smoker. A moderate or a heavy smoker. You puff your cigarettes everywhere. At work. In  bar. At a coffee shop. In hotel lobby. In the restaurant. Your favorite series was “Mad Men” because it showed the early 60’s when smoking wasn’t a crime but it added to the prestige …

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Fur Farms raided in Greece: 50.000 Mink escape

More than 50.000 mink have been set loose from two fur farms in Kastoria, Northern Greece, last week. Unidentified perpetrators stormed the fur farm Friday and Saturday, opened the cages and let the animals run away. Fur farm workers, firefighters and even members of environmental organisations went after the run away …

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“Royal” Wedding in Spetses: Photos and a EUR 300.000 fine!

  I couldn’t  resist! I have to post some pictures of the ‘royal’ wedding in Spetses…. I couldn’t resist because some blog – fans asked me to do so. So, I do… Correct! The pictures are from the wedding of Nikolaos and Tatiana Blatnik, an event planner. I must admit, I don’t …

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Israel Offers Natural Gas to Greece?

Many wondered about the real agenda of the sudden “love, friendship & cooperation” outbreak between  Greece and Israel, call me ‘diplomatic rapprochement”. Was it due to deterioration of  Ankara’s relations to Tel Aviv? Was it due to discovery of natural gas resources offshore Israel? Was it due to swifting of …

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Greek F-16 Collision: 2nd Pilot dies;Collision-Scenarios; Equipment

Captain Iosif -Sifis Anastasakis, 35,  severely injured during the two Greek F-16 collision  three days ago, passed away Sunday morning. The pilot of the double-seater F-16  that collided off  the island of Crete, had suffered multiple fractures in the pelvis, lesions in the brain and lung burrowing. According to doctors …

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How about Dinghy Sailing Courses in Athens? (VIDEOS)

What is important before entering a sailing course? The trainer? The type of boat? The language? Your fitness? The proper information? Your co-sailors? All and everything I can tell you!. My first dinghy sailing course with a Hobie Cat was in German. The second with a Laser in Greek… I am going to …

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