Sunday , November 19 2017

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Greek PM Papandreou on TV made me worry about my future

Last night I saw a tired, distressed and a bit ‘lost’ looking Prime Minister on TV. For some reason, George Papandreou felt he had to address the Greek nation. He made a short statement on a live link. He didn’t say anything “earthquaking” therefore I wondered why he had to be ‘live’ on our TV …

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Greece Weather: Frost and Freezing Temperatures – Forecast

Snow weather has been gradually drawing back, however frost and freezing temperatures prevail. Many schools in several regions and suburbs of northeast Attica basin are closed today due to bad road conditions. Problems in transportation and electricity continue. It doesn’t take much snow to have the country paralyzed, especially the …

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Moody Moody’s downgrades Greece’s capital, Athens, as well

No, it’s not a joke! It’s bitter serious!  Rating agency Moody’s is very moody recently and downgrades whatever “Greek” crosses its way. So, beware to avoid a Moody and its small Moody’s, should you see one on the streets. Moody Moody’s will downgrade you personally by 3 notches and define …

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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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