Friday , July 21 2017

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Greece: “Civil Mobilization” Against Truck Drivers Strike

Greek government ordered a civil mobilization in order to force striking  drivers back to work and stop the truck and fuel tanks drivers’ strike.  According to the state order  trucks and lorries will ‘belong’ to the state and the drivers will get ‘state’ orders to drive the vehicles. The order …

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Touring Greece:Did you Pay Too Much for Drinks & Snacks?

You are touring Greece and sometimes you feel you’ve payed too much for a bottle of water, a snack or a coffee? EKPIZO  -or ΕΚΠΟΙΖΩ in Greek-  is an  NGO for consumers’ rights. It  has published a  guide titled “Checking our food during vacations”. I assume that every tourist has a …

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Group Claims Responsibility for Killing of Greek Journalist

Group “Sect of Revolutionaries” has claimed responsibility for  gunning downinvestigative journalist Sokratis Giolias. SR sent a  seven pages proclamation to newspaper Ta Nea at Tuesday noon after an anonymous phone call. According to TA NEA online edition,  the SR tries  to justify the killing of  Sokratis Giolias and uses heavy characterizations against prominent Greek journalists …

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Latest News:Of Flights and Fuel Market in Greece

Check our Home-Page for the latest Updates! The situation at the Greek airports is back to normal  as  flights depart and land without delays.  Air Traffic Controllers decided to cancel any protest action ( call it “white strike” or “work-to-rule” or ‘whatever strike’)  and enter a dialogue with the Ministry of …

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Breaking News:24-hour Flights Strike in Greece on July 31!

Greek State TV NET reported that Greek Air Traffic Controllers decided to go on a 24-hour strike on Saturday, July 31! Meanwhile more than 100 flights, planned to depart from Athens Airport, had a delay from 5 minutes to 6 hours due to ‘work-to-rule’ protest of air traffic controllers. Some …

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Greek President: Criticism at Political System is Fair

The criticism at the Greek political system  is fair, said Greek President Karolos Papoulias. President Papoulias  delivered  a speech on the occasion of the 36th anniversary of the democracy restoration in Greece. “The responsibility for the Greek decline is mainly dependent on the political class that is required to guide …

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Why Visit Greece? Three More Secret Reasons Revealed…

There many reasons to visit Greece, travel agents will tell you: It’s Greece’s natural  beauties…  crystal clear waters… magical sundown… friendly people… excellent food, that will inspire you to follow the famous Mediterranean diet for the rest of your life…. But I figured out three more  secret reasons that make Greece an …

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Greece: Air Traffic Delays and Cancellations Due to “White Strike”

Hundreds of travellers do not depart or land on time as Greek air traffic controllers have entered a socalled  “white strike”. Flights to and from Greek airports can be delayed  from 15 minutes  to 2 hours, as air controllers follow a work-to-rule policy. They follow a  strict compliance with international regulations on airspace capacity …

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Greece Strike Cancelled! All flights to go July 25!

Greek air traffic controllers cancelled the strike they had planned for Sunday, July 25th. All flight to, from and within Greece will go as scheduled. Greek air traffic controllers’s union  said in a statement, they have decided not to proceed with their planned strike. But they threaten to take further …

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Greasy Food in the Summertime?

We have a “condition” here in Athens; a very hot condition, indeed. We are boiling again. We are boiling inside a huge metal cauldron full with boiling water. It’s 15:25 local time and the thermometer at my balcony shows 38 degrees C in the shadow.  Weather forecast predicted, the heat …

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Greek Banks: Stress Tests Passed, except ATE!

All Greek Banks passed the much feared Stress Tests, according to a brief news on ALTER TV. All? Well… not exactly all! Agricultural Bank Greece (ATE) has failed the test and will need some millions of euros to increase its capital by 2%. It was known that ATE Bank was …

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UPDATE Air Traffic Strike July 25: Suspended?

Check our Home-page for the latest Updates! Should thousands of travellers planning to fly to, from and within  Greece on July 25th, be relieved? Most probably…. This morning an Athens court decided that the strike was ‘illegal and abusive’ as the decision was not made by the general assembly of Air …

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