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Greek and Turkish PMs enjoy breakfast in Erzurum over illegal immigration agenda

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou has been enjoying a long working breakfast with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in icy cold Erzurum, in the far east border of  Turkey. Surrounded by a rich Ottoman decor and plates full of white cheese, black olives and spicy veal pepperoni and sipping sweet strong  tea, …

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Greek newspaper: Athens’ Impoverished Eat Pets

I have heard and read occasionally in internet about similar incidents in some areas in Greece: that immigrants steal pets – mostly strays – and eat them. To tell you the truth I avoided reporting as I had some reservations concerning the motives of such reports. Were they really true, were …

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Greek Tax Hunters spoil the fun, speak of “provocative tax evasion”

Six bars and night clubs in Athens have been closed down for 48 hours after Finance Ministry tax hunters found the owners guilty of tax offenses. Their names have been made public. According to new legislation aiming to boost revenues for the state, when a business fails to issue receipts …

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Three confirmed Swine Flu (H1N1) cases in Greece

Three cases of  Flu – H1N1 cases have been confirmed in Greece, state television NET reported today. The three cases of the flu, also known as “Swine-flu”,  have been located on one of the Cyclades islands.  It has not been revealed whether the patients are Greeks or foreign tourists. Scientists …

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Greek Deputy PM describes newspaper readers as ‘Animals’

He is the Vice-President in the Greek government or else Deputy Prime Minister of Greece. Theodoros Pangalos, one of the most powerful politicians, a real overweight in the local political scene, notorious for his strong language has developed a touching inclination to the animal kingdom. After having recently described civil …

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Epiphany in Greece: Blessing the Waters

You think it’s too cold to dive into the water and catch the Cross? No problem! Others will do it for you today. That’s a nice tradition indeed performed on January 6, the day Christians celebrate the Epiphaneia(appearance) or Blessing of the Waters. Faithful Christians commemorate the baptism of Jesus in …

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Roma youths protest after police accidentally kills girl

Dozens of  Roma youths have been clashing with police after a 7-year-old girl was accidentally killed by a police motorcycle. The police motorcycle hit the girl outside a Roma settlement in Menidi suburb of western Athens. According to eye witnesses the girl was together with other children to sing the Epiphany …

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Athens: New Taxi fares from/to Airport as of Febr 1, 2011

Angry about paying higher prices to taxi drivers taken you from airport to Athens downtown and vice versa? These times are over! Ministry of Transport has published special fares for the taxis to and from Athens airport to city downtown. From 5 a.m. to 12 midnight you will pay  € …

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Greek FinMin claims Santa is Chinese

Every child in Greece knows that Santa slides the chimney a week later than else where in the world, that is on the New Year’s Eve. However many Greek children missed Santa this year due to their parents’ economic situation. And yet, a miracle is happening! To paraphrase a bit Greek …

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Capital Spreads Ad angers Greek government

 The huge Ads of British spreads betting company Capital Spreads has been hanging on the tube walls of London metro since months. The plain Ad urges the millions of London residents to short on Euro. But more than this, the provocative and speculative Ad urges people to use Capital Spreads services now …

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Toll Wars on Greek Highways

The number of motorists refusing to pay toll fees at the Greek highways is growing day by day after the New Year’s hikes. Greek media reported that almost six out of ten vehicle owners  simply get out of their car and  lift the bars with their hands the moment they …

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Partial Solar Eclipse in Greece spoiled by clouds – Amazing pictures!)

Many Greeks as especially Athenians, were unable to watch the partial solar eclipse that occurred this morning as clouds were hindering the spectacular show performed by the Sun, the Earth and the Moon. However few Greeks were luckier than the others, watched the phenomenon and even managed to take pictures …

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