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Athens Strike: The return of garbage mountains

Athens municipality workers responsible for the collection of garbage and trash have started a new so-called “warning” 48h strike today. Better decorate your apartment, balcony and yard with nice Christmas trash bags than taking your rotten garbage to the streets. Workers seek a solution to the problem of 1,000 temporary …

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Greece’s repayment extension to be decided in January – Terms & Preconditions

The decision on the extension of  Greece’s loan repayment is scheduled to be taken in January 2011. It will be needed to be approved by the European Council and then voted by the parliaments of some EU member countries. Although the Greek  issue was not taken up  in detail on …

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Missing a Greek Strike? Watch out for Dec 8, 2010 – No public transport

All public transportation means will remain parked tomorrow Wednesday, December 8, 2010 as trade unions go on a 24h strike. There will be no blue buses, tram, trolley, metro, urban train HSAP, proastiakos, and trains of  TRAINOSE. Trade unionists protest government plans to restructure the deficit-bringing state-run enterprises. If you …

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Help Greek Strays with wonderful Cats’ Calender 2011

Do you feel like helping  Greek stray animals but you never really knew how? There is an online Christmas bazaar organised by “Adespotologio”, a volunteers’ society that helps sterilize strays and provides them with medical care, when necessary.  Get a wonderful Cats’ Calender 2011 for only 7 euros, some handmade Christmas …

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Greek Communists prepare resonant welcome to IMF’s Strauss-Khan

Greek Communist Party KKE will not be sitting  inside the Greek Parliament to listen to IMF Chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn speaking in front of the Parliament’s Finance Commission. Greek Communists will be standing outside and protest! The anti-Memorandum protest will be held tomorrow, Tuesday, at 17:00 p.m. at Syntagma Square. Economy heavyweights …

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Athens downtown under siege by police and protesters (pictures)

Riots are still continuing in Athens downtown with five thousand deployed policemen and hundreds of protesters. Main avenues like Panepistimiou are closed to traffic as protesters set barricades and throw flares. Earlier they set a kiosk on fire.      Two passers by have been reportedly injured. A man injured on the …

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Greek Papaconstantinou ranked 8th in FT European Finance Ministers Ranking 2010

The Financial Times has ranked Greek George Papaconstantinou 8th among best European finance ministers. Nineteen European finance ministers were judged by a panel of  FT in the framework of European finance ministers ranking 2010. George Papaconstantinou was judged to have the best political skills among the 19 EU ministers and …

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Alexis Grigoropoulos: What happened on December 6, 2008? (shooting video)

That fatal Saturday night, Alexis Grigoropoulos, aged 15, hangs out with some friends in Exarchia, a district in downtown Athens. Exarchia has been infamous for hosting far-leftists and anarchists groups, that often clash with the police in recent years. Tension between police and youth groups has been high. Short before 9 …

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Athens: Minor Riots at Rally to commemorate teenager boy (video)

The rally to commemorate teenager boy Alexis Grigoropoulos had hardly started when a group of people wearing hoods and holding batons started damage work on Stadiou street, downtown Athens. Greek media report of angry ‘youths’ smashing traffic lights, cars and shop fronts and throwing stones and flares  to policemen. Riots police …

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Facts in Greece and upcoming posts, Dec 6

What’s on Greece’s agenda this week in general and today in particular? Several important issues and as always on Monday I try to sum up. Rallies to commemorate Alexis Grigoropoulos:  Students and teachers from schools all over Attica basin have started gathering on Panepistimiou Avenue  to commemorate the assassination of teenager …

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Riot police raids occupied premise in Thessaloniki

Riot police raided an occupied premise and arrested twelve people near the dormitories of Aristotel University of Thessaloniki, northern Greece Saturday afternoon. The arrests are believed to be in connection with the incident that took place early morning of the same day at the security outpost of AHEPA hospital. Saturday …

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