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Shocking data show that Drowning is summer plague No1

A 70-yeart-old British tourist died while he was swimming in Fournoti beach, west of Agia Roumeli in the southwest of the island of Crete on Tuesday morning. The man reportedly became unconscious while he was swimming. Other swimmers rushed to help him. They brought the man ashore, a private boat …

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Kos Earthquake 6.4R leaves two dead tourists, dozens of injured LIVE reporting

Kos earthquake: Two dead, more than 120 injured, among them 5 in critical condition. Majority of the injured are tourists. Serious damages in the port of the island of Kos after a powerful earthquake stroke with 6.4 R short after midnight. One third of the island is without electricity. No …

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UPD Istanbul: Greek student detained on suspicion of “inciting protests”

Greek student Giorgos Iatridis was detained together with ten other foreigners on Tuesday night with charges of inciting the protests in Taksim Square in Istambul. According to his website Alexiptoto, Iatridis was living in Istanbul since October 2012. He is a post-degree student at Aristoteleio University in Thessaloniki and move …

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One-billion-euro tax evasion per year through renting luxurious villas in Greece – foreigners involved?

I remember some months ago, when veteran politician Manolis Glezos from left-wing SYRIZA had urged tax authorities to investigate tax evasion in connection with rent-a-villa scheme via the internet and other luxury accommodation to foreigners. Glezos had claimed, that the owners of these accommodations in favorite tourist destinations like the …

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New Investment Bill submitted to Greek Parliament

Greek deputy Development Minister submitted the new investment draft bill to the Parliament, aiming to attract foreign capital and create jobs in Greece and thus in fast track procedures. The mammoth bill  will speed up the issuing of permits for strategic investments, provide some tax exemptions and tax incentives. However …

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Greek health care: EU-citizens and third-country nationals to pay double prices for hospital treatment

The decree issued last October by Greek health ministry separates patients into two categories: Greeks and foreigners. This health care scheme separating patients in two classes will charge foreigners receiving treatment in public hospitals with double prices and thus for the same service received by the Greeks. According to the controversial decree, the daily fees …

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Athens Riots: Looters On Video; Police Responsibility

 Athens, Feb 12, 2012: For about 10 minutes, some 10-15 looters try to breach the shutters of  a shop selling mobile phones in downtown Athens. Some of the looters wear hoods, some do not. While they are busy with their looting attempt,  there is not even a sign of police around. The …

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General Census for Greeks & Foreigners, May 10-24, 2011

A general census for humans living in Greece will take place May 10-24, 2011. An army of 55,000 enumerators will go on the streets, knock on doors and ask questions about age, occupation, education, employment. Furthermore there will be questions about the home,  like energy sources, water, heating, insulation, waste …

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Greek ships evacuate from Libya more than 29,000 people

At least 29,000 people have been carried in ships from Libya to Greece and other destinations, according to information from the Operations Centre of the Greek Coast Guard Harbour Corps.    Ten Greek ships participated in the operation to remove foreign and Greek citizens, including a tanker, two from Cyprus …

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Evacuees from Libya: Some went missing-Greece fears they might stay illegally

There seem to be problems with the evacuation of foreigners from Libya via the port of Heraklion on the island of Crete as Greece is fearing that evacuees from South East Asia may join the army of illegal immigrants in the country. Already 15 Shri Lankans went ‘missing’ after arriving …

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Greeks evacuated from Libya report about the chaos

230 Greeks have been evacuated from Libya with three C-130 and two ships. Among the rescued is a employee at the Greek embassy in Tripoli, who got shot on the shoulder and the leg while driving through the streets of Tripoli.  However there are still 10 Greeks enclosed in the Sahara …

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Greek C-130’s on their way to Libya – Greeks there complain

Three C-130 aircraft have left Athens for Libya this morning in order to evacuate some 300 Greeks living and working in the chaos-driven country. They are expected to land at the airport of Tripoli and Sabha at 12 noon  and return the same day. According to Foreign Ministry estimations 100 …

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Greece readies 2 C-130 to repatriate 250 Greeks from Libya

Greece’s Foreign and Defence Ministriesare readying to repatriate Greeks from Libya as the situation is getting more and more out of control, Gaddafi refuses to step down, his son threatens to create “rivers of blood” and security forces have killed more than 200 people in the last days. FM Dimitris …

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