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Hollande to “push” 2+6 frigates to debt-ridden Greece

Everything changes and everything remains the same. Politics, mentalities and interests. What if Greek children go hungry to school, pensioners dig in garbage bins for food and majority of households cannot afford heating their homes. Politics, mentalities and interests remain the same. French  President Francois Hollande will visit Athens on …

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French president Hollande to visit Athens, Feb 18/2013

French president Francois Hollande is due to Athens on February 18th 2013. The visit follows an invitation by Greek prime minister Antonis Samaras during the EU summit in October 2012. Hollande had accepted Samara’s invitation but the exact date was announced today, Tuesday. Samaras had visited Paris last August.  

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Greece’s prosecutors compare two Lagarde-lists on tax evaders

Two versions of infamous Lagarde-list will reportedly find their way to the Greek parliament tomorrow or upcoming Monday. Economic prosecutors travelled to Paris on December 21st and returned to Athens with a copy of the original list with the names of Greeks suspected of tax evasion.  France had originally handed over the …

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Ex French FinMin Baroin Examined Impact of Greek Euro Exit in 2011

 Francois Baroin, the former French finance minister, examined the possibility of a Greek exit from the euro zone with his advisors, according to advance extracts published Tuesday on the website of French magazine L’ Express from his forthcoming book on his experiences during the debt crisis. “It was a discussion …

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Greece, Portugal, Spain … EU South on General Strike, Nov 14/2012

 Recent protests and strikes in Greece, Portugal and Spain demonstrate that the population increasingly opposes and rejects the imposed austerity measures that throw into rash impoverishment millions of households without perspective for the future. As well as a total overthrown of labour rights and national collective bargains. As the situation …

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Greece Seeks International Aid to Combat Wildfires Near Athens

Greece sought international aid to combat the wildfires that started on Saturday, spread to an area of  20,000 acres and burnt of rural and agricultural land, several houses, professional sites and warehouses and causing dozens of residents to flee their homes in the Eastern Attica region some 30 to 50 km away from …

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French FM Tells Greeks What to Vote…

In line with the German intervention attitude, newly appointed French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabious, a Socialist, urged Greeks to cast vote in favor of pro euro zone parties. Does Fabious know exactly which Greek parties are pro EZ and anti-EZ?   Newly appointed French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius Monday said Greek voters must …

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Francois Hollande: “We Need to Lighten the Burden on Greece”

Austerity without growth is not a solution. The Socialist candidate in the French presidential election Francois Hollande have understood this and included solutions for Greece in his pre-election campaign. ” We need to lighten the burden on Greece, Hollande said adding that if he beats Nicholas Sarkozy, he would “convince Greeks …

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Germany, France & Holland Sold Greece €1 billion of Arms Amid Debt-Crisis

There is no money for wages, pensions, medicines and books, but there is money for arms. Especially when they are sold by EU countries, our eager-to-bailout-Greece friends. Friends willing to give loans but only under one condition: Trade “arms” for “bailout”.  Citing official EU figures, the website euobserver.com revealed that Eu countries like Germany, …

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Independent: France and Germany to Blame for Greece Crisis

  As Greeks wait for a second eurozone rescue package to finally be agreed in Brussels today, many are blaming Germany and France for encouraging and benefiting from some of the much-criticised profligate spending which reduced Greece to near bankruptcy. Do France and Germany have a share on the Greek …

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French Solidarity Action: Get Greek Citizenship

Ordinary Europeans have joined their voices to the “Movement of Nantes” and want to be Greek out of solidarity with the citizens of the debt-ridden country. Thousands apply for  Greek citizenship as a sign of sympathy and solidarity. Internet users from member countries of the EU started the “Movement of …

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German Krupp Objects Greek-French Frigates Deal

It’s high time to start a post with a Greek saying. “Two donkeys gave been quarreling inside a foreign barn”. In our case the ‘barn’ that is Greece is empty and yet. Berlin and Paris have been quarreling on weapons deals and warships to be sold to broke Greece. It …

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Greece’s “Reformers” Without ….Reforms

Everyone who follows the Greek governmental efforts to comply with the Troika dictates like opening professions and cutting state spending has been knowing this for long: Reforms are been voted, but reforms are not been implemented. The government is afraid to break with the guilds and powerful unions that fed for …

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Greece Seeks International Aid Against Wildfires (videos)

Wildfires have been raging for three consecutive days in Leykimi area of Evros, in North East Greece, burning down thousands of acres. The area has been declared in a state of Emergency as very strong winds broaden the fire front and hinder fire brigades from taking the situation under control. …

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German LIDL, E.Coli & the Greek Food Control Authority

The resignation of the chairman of  Greek Food Control Authority (EFET) just days after the detection of bacterium E.Coli  in meat products of German chain LIDL has been met with great suspicion and reservation. A Greek lawmaker  made a statement requesting some light in the dark German E.Coli paths and …

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Defence Ministers from France & Norway visit anti-Libya Squadrons at Souda

Ministers of Defence from France and Norway flew to Souda Bay on the island of Crete to inspire the pilots of air fighters stationed there. State television NET reported that the ministers watched two French and two Qatari Mirage 2000 taking off to Libya. There are currently 6 F-16 from Norway and 3 …

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