Tuesday , October 17 2017

Recent News

Qatar’s Astakos-Investment Cancelled

Greece most advertised investment in Astakos port has been surprisingly cancelled.  The construction of  units for electricity and liquified natural gas (LPG) worth of  2,5 billion euros between Greece, Qatar and Italy failed as two main investors withdraw their interest. According to Greek media, Qatar Petroleum International and Qatar Electricity Water Companyhave left the …

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Peter A. Vlachos puzzles me

I have been puzzled over the speech of Peter A. Vlachos, prominent member of the Greek-American community in the USA and Chairman of the Investment Committee of Leadership 100. Peter Austin Vlachos delivered a speech recently at the Annual graduation Ceremony of ALBA in Athens  and came to Greece after …

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Professor at US-University hacks a Greek FM statement

A political science professor at the University of Indianapolis (USA) has been arrested in Athens for “hacking” a Greek Foreign Ministry announcement on Greek-Turkish Relations. The professors, 65,  falsified the written statement of Deputy Foreign Minister Mariliza Xenogiannakopoulou, ‘decorated’ it with nationalistic  and defamatory references to Turkey and promoted it to …

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Ali Pasha’s Treasure turns into Water

That was bad fortune. Bad fortune in treasure hunting is real bad and unfortunate. Trikala news reports that a supposed misuse of the drill led instead to the legendary “Bank of Ali Pasha” to a bank of water. Greek-Australian Evangelos Dimas saw his much promising project  “treasure hunting” gone bathing. The …

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New austerity measures will land on Greek heads. Again…

You thought, you had enough austerity measures? Wrong! Most probably new-new austerity cuts will come and kick you, lazy Greek, if we believe EU officials. The problem is we have to believe them….   Oli, Rehn, EU’s economic affairs commissioner said yesterday Monday: ‘Fiscal targets for 2011 will be maintained …

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Vatopedi Scandal: Greek ex-ministers culpable of fraud against the State

A Greek preliminary parliamentary committee held five ministers of  former conservative Karamanlis government (Nea Dimokratia) responsible for fraud against the State and breach of duty. Four of them  additionally moral responsible for money laundering. Petros Doukas, Alexandros Kontos, Evangelos Basiakos, Giorgos Voulgarakis and Theodoros Roussopoulos(ex-government spokesman) have been implicated in the land swap …

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Wind Hellas goes to creditors

Wind Hellas’s creditors have taken control of the Greek telecommunications company.  Naguib Sawiris, the Egyptian tycoon who bought Wind Hellas out of bankruptcy a year go, will have to sail to other business waters.     The group of creditors  agreed to inject cash of  EUR 420 million into Wind Hellas and take it over in …

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Greek diplomatic missions under threat in the USA

Greek Foreign Ministry confirmed a phone call  threatening attacks on staff and buildings of Greek diplomatic missions abroad. Reason is allegedly the refusal of granting political asylum to Iranian refugees in Greece.  Foreign Ministry spokesman Grigoris Delavekouras  revealed that on  October 13, Greece’s General Consulate in Los Angeles (USA) recieved a threatening …

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A simply lousy kick

What a lousy day today! It has been raining for hours! It has been soaking our shoes, our clothes, our souls… It’s a really lousy day, today! I have been hearing of friends and friends of friends having lost their jobs. Hardworking people, competent and honest. They have lost their jobs …

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Lady Gaga: “I had a wonderful time in Greece’ (video)

That’s the last video about Lady Gaga and her vacation in Greece (I hope)! After leaving our sun-soaked country and appearing before fans in Finland she said, she had wonderful time, she ate, she shopped, she did this and that… Only that she didn’t sing and disappointed her Greek Fans. …

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The Revolt of the Greek Ashtrays: Shopkeepers ignore smoking ban!

Greek ashtrays are coming back as of today! The Association of the Shopkeepers have decided to heroically ignore  the smoking ban on public enclosed places and put back ashtrays where they belong! On the tables! Restaurant-, cafeterias-, tavernas- and bar owners are angry at the smoking ban imposed by the government. …

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Athens: No Buses for six hours, October 18!

No need to wait at the bus stop tomorrow in Athens from 11:00-17:00! Blue Buses won’t be around from 11 am to 5 pm  as their drivers will hold a union’s general meeting to talk about their future. That’s not even a strike! HA! Keep Talking Gaga, man!

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