Friday , February 23 2018

Recent News

Athens: Tons of Garbage under the Christmas tree

Tons of  rotting garbage are gathering under the Athens Christmas tree… metaphorically  I mean. However, soon this is going to be the reality.  No, municipality workers are not on strike. It’s only that the contracts of 100 temporary workers have expired and due to bailout memorandum new hiring are not scheduled. Currently …

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Theodorakis: Sparking Civil Disobedience Movement

Internationally-renowned Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis announced the foundation of a Movement of Independent Citizens titled “Spitha” (Spark). Theodorakis called on the Greeks to “disobedience” to the government’s decisions which, he said, emanate from the US, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the European Union, and “concede our national sovereign rights …

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Greek State Hospitals to work also Mo-Fr 15:00-22:00

Starting on December 1, 2010 state hospitals of  ESY will operate also in the afternoon, daily from 15:00 to 22:00. The new working hours affect the main hospitals in Athens and Piraeus like Attikon, Tzanneio, Gennimatas and Chicldrens’ Hospital Agia Sofia. More hospitals like KAT, Evaggelismos, Erythros Stavros, Metaxas, Tzaneio etc.,  …

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The American point of view of Turkey’s Foreign Policy under AKP

I am overwhelmed by the thousands leaked secret diplomatic cables posted on internet. Cables that apart from juicy (Gaddafi’s blond nurse), funny (“Teflon” Merkel ) and definitely offending characterizations for some political leaders and allies to USA , they show one more thing: How obssessive the US Diplomacy is on collecting gathering information. I mean, …

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Padoa-Schioppa:The long and winding road of Greek economy

Ten to fifteen years of  austerity  lie ahead of Greece , Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa predicted for the Greek economy stressing that rebuilding trust in the Greek economy will be a long process that will last further than 2013. Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa is banker, economist, Italy’s former Minister for Economy and Finance (2006-2008) and former …

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Greek Seamen suspend Strike – Nov 30

Greek Seamen suspended their strike after government ordered them to return back to work. Ferry boats and ships have started their engines as of six o’clock this morning. The strike that lasted one week has caused dramatic shortages on the islands.

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Minister: One in five Greeks live below the poverty line

“One in five Greeks live below the poverty line,” said Greek Labour Minister Louka Katseli opening the works of the conference “Together against Poverty” , a conference held in the framework of  the “European Year for Fighting Poverty. ” The poverty threshold is estimated at EUR 6,000 annual income per person and  …

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IMF to Greeks: It will be Hell! Chat under Baccarat Roses (video)

What does man need after a busy day? A tiresome day that man has spent hunched over dusty files, endless euro-figures and hopeless budget deficits? First of all, man needs to straighten his spine. And second, man needs a drink …or two.. The camera of  Greek STAR TV captured the IMF task force while …

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Greek FinMin: Greece’s loan repayment extension roadmap

Greek finance minister Giorgos Papaconstantinou is confident that Greece will get seven years extension to repay all loans and a four years grace period. Speaking to journalists Papaconstantinou earlier on Monday said that: “We will be given a grace period of four years and then seven years to repay all …

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Turkey blames Cypriots for hampering the country’s EU accession.

Ankara blames France, Austria and Cyprus for hampering Turkey’s EU accession. According to news portal in.gr quoting the leaked  diplomatic  dispatches from wikileaks, Turkish Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Feridun Sinirlioglu said so to William Burns, US Undersecretary of State during a meeting on February 25, 2010. Sinirlioglu blames the Greek Cypriots …

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Facts and upcoming posts about Greece, Nov 29

There are quite some news from Greece today and I can’t make up my mind which one to pick first and  start posting. That’s why I start with a summary of “Facts and Factors ‘ and news I am going to post more or less during the day – of …

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Actor Giorgos Fountas passed away

The Alpha male of the Greek cinema has passed away at the age of 86. Actor  Giorgos Fountas was the perfect epidomization  of  the tough guy, kind of creep and mostly slangy yet with a weird sense for social justice. Passionate but yet unlucky! In the many roles he played he would …

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