Saturday , November 18 2017

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Athens: My Beautiful Wednesday Strike , Feb 9

Public transport workers will have another stoppage tomorrow, practically paralyzing life in Athens for four hours. In solidarity with striking doctors, both interests groups will  rally together at 11:00 am in front of the Parliament at Syntagma Square, while Greek lawmakers will be voting the so-much-opposing reforms in the health sector. In an …

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Striking Doctors vs IKA Patients : A Greek Love Story (video)

Lots has been said about the relations between striking doctors and distressed IKA patients in Greece.  Can patients be cured despite the lack of prescription medicine? Can doctors escape from patients’ emotional attacks?  Can the tension diffuse? Watch the video below to see how things develop… Into a Love Story full of Magic …

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Greek-Australian Journalist arrested in Egypt

 Four Australian journalists were arrested on Sunday in Cairo, one of them being the Greek-Australian Jason Koutsoukis, working for Fairfax media group and ABC television network.  The ABC Foreign Correspondent crew was handed over to the military by vigilantes after they were seen filming a donkey. Blindfolded and handcuffed the …

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IMF Poul Thomsen’s Ten Commandments to Greece

I must write about the Troika Brothers currently in Athens for a fiscal check up eyeing the fourth tranche  of the € 110 billion aid loan to Greece.  Good blood and cholesterole results would allow Greece to get granted with another piece of cake worth 15 billion euros next month. Only disturbance for the …

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Athens: Some people are frustrated and angry

I post slowly today due to … issues I had to fix! And long telephone conversations with a couple of  frustrated friends. I slowly believe that the residents of Athens are getting more and more  angry and can’t get rid of the feeling of helplessness and a cloud of depression. Nothing …

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ΒΜW-Babies for Greek Ministers ?

I didn’t know that a BMW vehicle is also called a “Baby” or to be precisely a “Baby-Girl”! OK, now I know it, and more than this I’ve learned that two Greek Ministers have ordered two Baby-Girls of this kind.  The *BBs  are going to be delivered to the Finance Minister and the Minister for …

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Total Collapse in Greece’s Health System

Greece’s health systems suffered today the total collapse, when thousands IKA insurers sought a physician from alternative health funds, the lists of physicians were not updated, doctors and pharmacists refused to comply with the new system and  disputed angrily with health ministry officials on the televisions screens. A general strike of IKA, hospital and …

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Greece: 5,5 m IKA-Insurers Hunt 30,000 Doctors (Doctor’s Lists links)

This is the total Black Out in Greece’s Health System. An unbelievable and awkward situation, as doctors and pharmacists strike and IKA has new regulations allowing insurers to seek doctors assigned to other health foundations. Greece’s biggest state Health Insurance Foundation IKA has decided to allow its insurers to seek physicians assigned …

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NOKIA removed Cyprus from GPS maps due to Turkish pressure

This is ridiculous! Politically and commercially! Nokia has removed Cyprus from the OVI maps and this has been going on for over six months now. While the maps on NOKIA handsets GPS/Mapping used to contain Cyprus street names and building information, now the map is blank and shows the ‘division line’ …

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The Unbearable Suffering of Greece’s New Rich

I have been writing the whole time about how hard the economic crisis hit the average Greek. Selfishly enough and driven by a social impulse I was always keeping in mind the private sector employees, the low pensioners, the jobless. And there! I get a shock this morning reading the Sunday …

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Der Spiegel: Possible bribes in HDW-Greece Submarines Deal

A €55 million heavy bomb exploded in the hands of one prosecutor in Germany and one in Athens currently investigating the case of alleged bribes handed out to “relevant bodies” for the sale of four submarines Type U214 class and the upgrade of three older ones.  German weekly DER SPIEGEL report relies on …

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