Tuesday , October 16 2018

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Greece’s Passage to …India!

Greece’s Prime Minister George Papandreou was explicit when he said “We are not India and we are not going to be India.” The statement released by his office was the answer to Troika demands to lower more the lowest wages in the Greek private sector. Papandreou’s reference to the ‘hunger wages’ …

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11:35 pm Athens Stock Exchange on Free Fall

Athens Stock Exchange is in free fall today, reacting negative to the Eurogroup decision to postpone the sixth bailout tranche, amounting 8 billion euro. Other factors influencing negative are the draft budget for 2012, the forecats for the  deficit for 2011, the negative outlook for the state deficit and the increasing debt. …

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“Robins of DEH” – Activists Reconnect Electricity to the Poor

After the movement “I Don’t Pay” a new movement appeared this time in Veria in Northern Greece and it carries the name “Connect Electricity”! It is a civic movement consisting  by ‘anonymous’ citizens who reconnect the electricity to needy households that had their electricity cut due to unpaid bills. The reconnection is done …

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Greece: General Strike, Oct 5/11

Greece is expected to stand still on Wednesday, October 5th 2011, as the private and public sector have called for a general 24-hour strike.  Public Services will be closed, state hospitals will work with emergency personnel only. Also lawyers will join the strike. Furthermore big disturbances are expected in the public transport, although …

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Troika to Annul Collective Bargain of Greek Private Sector

The team of international technocrats known as the Troika but in fact are popular among Greeks as “The Evil, The Bad and the Ugly” are reportedly putting pressure for annulment of the collective bargain in the private sector. They demand to lower the lowest wages [and make Greece ‘competitive’ for …

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Athens: Crime Reaches Alarming Levels

It came as it has been expected. An alarming level of crime in the streets and households of Athenians. Daily are the news of burglars and robbers who don’t even step back from using Kalashnikov automatic rifles and knives to scare to death seniors, rape mothers and steal from a …

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Athens: Police Beats School Students (videos)

Tension prevailed during the protest of secondary school students in downtown Athens on Monday morning and riot police could not resist from beating the teenager school children with clubs.  The tension started when the police got the order to ‘clean’ the main streets in front of the Greek Parliament. The …

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Trends: KTG Considers A Language “Haircut”… Is this Possible?

I’ve been thinking to follow the Austerity Trend in Greece, not only in term of my income and expenses – something that happens anyway in the usual monthly tact: income decreases, expenses rise. I have been wondering whether I would invent a kind of ‘austerity language’ with a 30-40% of “Haircut” …

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Greeks in the Tropic of Austerity

Wherever you sit and stand you will get confronted with private stories and destinies in the Tropic of Greek Austerity.  A huge scissors made of steel cuts salaries, pensions and jobs. Within a single month people see their income vanished and they have to cope with just 550 euro to feed their …

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Athens: Bus, Tram Work-Stoppage, Oct 3

The week starts with nice little things like work-stoppages in public transport. On Monday, October 3rd 2011, do not look to move around with  Buses between  11 am and  5 pm and with Tram from 12 noon to 4 pm. Under these conditions, if I want to use the Metro today I …

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UPD: Antoine, the Abducted & Abused Dog is Doing Better

UPDATE: Antoine, the stray dog who was abducted and thrown over a bridge last October in Athens, is doing better. After three surgeries, the sling was removed from his smashed leg. As he got a metal blade inside his leg, he still needs to rest. He is been taking care …

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Greek Fin Min Gives Wrong SMS Number for Property Tax Exemptions

That’s a true …Greek planning! Glorification of Sloppiness. The SMS number <54160> given public by the Finance Ministry for those who are entitled to be exempted from the Emergency Property Tax …belongs also to one or even two other subscribers! The ministry tries to correct the issue and there will …

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