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Speech in Athens: Obama praises Democracy, Sacrifices of Greeks

US President Barack Obama started his speech with “Yias sas!”, “Kalispera!” and “Filoxenia”(hospitality). He used other Greek words like “foustanella”, “spanakopita” and “ouzo” At the end of his 40-minute long speech he said “Zήτω η Ελλάς” (Long Live, Greece) and had Greeks cheer. President Obama speech without teleprompter or notes …

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PM Tsipras Speech at the European Parliament I + II

Below are the two speeches at the Plenary Session of the European Parliament on July 8th 201. The first text is Tsipras’ opening speech and the second after several MEPs took the floor launching an unprecedented  attack against the Greek Prime Minister. Tsipras opening speech Thank you very much Mr. …

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Gov’t & opposition leaders agree: Juncker’s revised proposal + 5 Greek changes to be basis for new negotiations

“The revised proposal of European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker from June 27/28 plus five changes added by the Greek government will be the basis for the new negotiations between Greece and creditors,” after the Sunday’s Referendum. This was reportedly decided at the Political Leaders Council under President Pavlopoulos on Monday. …

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Varoufakis: “I’m finance minister in a bankrupt country”

“I’m the finance minister of a bankrupt country,” Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis told German weekly DIE ZEIT and ZEIT ONLINE in an interview full of messages and good intentions, just days before his meeting with his German counterpart, Wolfgang Schaeuble on Thursday. He promised “a big reform program” and urged …

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RT report: “Debt Drama: Was whole Greek bailout deal a failure?” (video)

Stuck in recession, plagued by soaring unemployment and suicides – the Greek plight is dragging on, sending shivers across the EU. Greece is struggling to meet the conditions of its international lenders, who are pouring billions into the ailing economy. But when will the rescue package actually work? Or has …

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It rained denials – Greek FinMin: SPIEGEL article is provocation

It rained denials on the screen of DER SPIEGEL online after a challenging and provocative article claiming that Greece considers to exit the Euro Zone and that it mulls plans for own currency.  Greek Finance Ministry denied with an official statement the claims of German weekly DER SPEGIEL that Athens considers …

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Bithikotsis: Be Patient – Dedicated to New Austerity (Greek music)

 What if a debt restructure with all its negative impact for an endless poverty for the people.. what if new austerity measures will come… One is the recipe for the future: Patience! “Be patient” is another Greek classical song in the divine music of Stavros Xarchakos and the metallic voice of Grigoris …

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Sotiria Bellou: Min Klais – Dedicated to IMF bailout countries (music video)

I just read in our FB page the worries of a Portuguese woman about the inevitable country’s bailout  by the International Monetary Fund hawks. She was wondering how doe sit look like to be in the arms of speculators… creating a post-modern lumpenproletariat in the 21st century! The old, nice, …

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Athens Uprising Nov 17, 1973: The Deads and the Songs (Greek Music Videos)

Remembering the “Stone Years” of Greek democracy… Every November 17,  mothers and fathers recall the shocking moments when they learned their daughter or son was killied during the uprise – often a young boy or a girl , maybe a passerby. Uptodate the number of deads is unclear, it is estimated …

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