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Second death from H1N1 in Greece

A 30 year old man died from H1N1 virus today in Greece. The man from Egypt was suffering from heart problems before he got infected with the deadly virus. He was hospitalized in an Athens hospital. On Monday, the influenza A (H1n1) claimed the life of  a 53 year old woman …

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DIE ZEIT & the Greek Debt: What a hairy mess, again…

Statements,claims, denials and speculations on Greece’s debt volume repayment extension, debt restructure and possible debt haircut are creating in fact a confusing hairy mess similar to the state of one meter long hair extension after a wild night. No matter how patiently you comb it, you don’t through the hair mess…. After statements and denials …

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Atenistas: Clothing for the Poor, Jan 22

After the very successful action of Atenistas to collect milk for children, another charity action is scheduled for Saturday, January 22, 2011. Atenistas will collect  all kind of clothing items for the poor of the city of Athens. Sleeping bags, blankets, gloves, socks, caps, mufflers, raincoats and whatever it can …

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Greek Health Minister: We are a third world country

Greece’s Health Minister, Andreas Loverdos, finally saw what millions of  Greeks have been experienced  for decades: the unbelievable misery of the health system. The country’s health system is resembles that of a third world country, said the Minister. Speaking to VIMA FM  about the need of merging hospitals and the state …

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Greek President: We were butchered by the same barbarian (Turkey)

 Greek President Karolos Papoulias used very tough wording to welcome his Armenian counterpart Serzh Sdargsyan in Athens. “Greece and Armenia were butchered by the same barbarian in the past” he said, meaning Turkey. Papoulias’s naked words come days after Greek PM George Papandreou stunned his Turkish hosts with a sharp language …

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Hm… Technical problems today

There are some minor technical problems today, kind of heaving lagging. Posting is a drag … therefore I give up effort to post for the time being. See you … later? Keep Talking, Greece!

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Greek Trains & Proastiakos on 48h Strike, Jan 19-20

National and international trains of TRAINOSE , Proastiakos trains and Buses from Patras-Kiato will be on 48h strike on January 19-20, 2011. The strike starts tonight, Tuesday, at midnight! For some routes there will be the buses-alternative. Better, check directly with Train-OSE …

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Greece: Woman dies from H1N1

A 53 year old woman died from complications due to the H1N1 virus, Greek authorities announced today. The woman was hospitalized at the General Hospital of Serres city of Northern Greece. She had no other health problems, when she got an influenza A infection, hospital’s chief manager said. The woman …

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Upd: Greece-Troubled flights on Jan 19, due to CAA strike?

UPDATE: An Athens court declared the strike as “illegal”. Therefore it has been cancelled! All flights will operate as scheduled! Employees of Greek Civil Aviation Authorities have decided to go on a 24 h strike on Wednesday, January 19, 2011. However the management of CAA is expected to go to …

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German woman, arrested on terror suspicion, set free

The unprecedented flop orchestrated by Greek police on the arrest of a German woman on terror suspicion, is actually getting more confused, not only because the police justifies revealing an alleged connection to an ex RAF member but also because the 27- year -old Marie Fee Meyer was set free earlier today.   Meyer’s …

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Fitch threatens Greece with new downgrading?

Fitch Ratings may review its credit rating on Greece unless the country is able to convince investors by the end of the year that it will be able to return to debt markets in 2012. “We regard the ability of Greece to get back in the market as quite important,” …

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Upd:The drag with the drugs-Greek Pharmacies on Strikes, Jan 19-21

The Panhellenic Pharmaceutical Association decided to start a series of successive strikes all over Greece as pharmacists oppose reforms proposed by the Health Ministry. This week pharmacies will remain closed  on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, January 19-21, 2010.   In Athens 40 pharmacies will be on duty during the strike days. To find out …

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