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What’s going on in Greece? Oh, the usual stuff…

There is no news today. I mean, nothing new worth reporting that we have not wrote about in one way or another as we did in the last four years of economic crisis and austerity. Officially, Greece is doing fine. Unofficially, Greeks are confronted with the usual burdens: taxes that …

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There are no news today, except….

Coalition government leaders to meet today in order to give the final green light to austerity measures worth 13.5 billion euro. Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, PASOK-leader Evangelos Venizelos and Democratic Left Fotis Kouvelis will meet at 3 p.m. With the exception of some open issues on Labour Rights, all other …

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Greek Gov’ Spokesman: Early Elections Could Be in April

Greek government spokesman Pantelis Kapsis implied that early parliamentary elections could take place in upcoming April, after the Greek bond swap deal will be complete. “As soon as the PSI completes in March, parliamentary elections could take place right away” Kapsis told reporters on Monday. Just hours after 199 members of the parliament …

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Greece, Jun 19: Beaches, Protests, Vote of Confidence…

Greece has everything this Sunday. Sun, high temperatures, Prime Minister speaking in the Parliament, “Indignant” Greeks protesting at Syntagma Square, swimmers at the nearest beaches and tomatoes growing in my balcony. The debate for the vote of confidence started at 12 p.m., the Prime Minister opened the session with a …

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Keratea: Residents-Riot Police Clashes; Four injured (video)

It rained tear gas, flares, molotov cocktails and stones in the disputed landfill area of Keratea, just hours after the opening of a huge hole in the middle of the Lavrion road. Residents and riot police delivered clashes as the police was escorting construction units in an effort to close the road …

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Keratea Landfill: Non-Stop Protest with 2m deep trench in the middle of the road

The struggle spirit of the Keratea citizens opposing government plans for a landfill has not limits. Last night ‘inknown revolters’ dug a two meter deep trench in the middle of the main Layrio road in order to prohibit construction units to reach the area. The trench was dug during the …

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Turkish Red Crescent assists Greek Orthodox Community in Istanbul

Turkish Red Crescent extended on Tuesday 8 tons of food stuffs, as well as stationary and office supplies and toys at the nursery of the Greek Orthodox  Ecumenic Patriarchate in Istanbul, Turkey. Tekin Kucukali, the head of the TRC, said pain had no language, religion or sect while handing over …

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The day is much too lovely for unpleasant news…

My left eye is focused on Libya/NATO, my right eye is turned to nuclear crisis in Japan. At the same time, both eyes surf in internet for news from Greece. However, the day is much too nice for posting about upcoming new austerity measures, as Greece’s Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou …

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Greece urges Turkey to halt plans on nuclear plant in Akkuyu Bay

Athens urged Ankara to halt its plans to build a nuclear plant at the Akkuyu area, in the southern province of Mersin at the eastern Mediterranean Sea. An area situated hazardously close to an active earthquake producing fault line. Concerned after the nuclear crisis in Japan, Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou called his …

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IMF’s Ten Commandments to Greece: Enough is not Enough!

 The International Monetary Fund approved yesterday the 4,1 billion euros loan tranche for Greece. However even thought the IMF asserts that Greece has made progress under the strict austerity program, it stresses that the country needs more “major reforms to be designed and implemented”. In a press release by the …

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What’s up in Greece? Feb 21

Several things are “up” but the mood is down as  the economic crisis and the austerity measures have turned our lives upside down. The week starts with work stoppages in public transport. Today, Blue Buses won’t be around 11:00am-04:30pm and Trolleys 11:00am-04:00pm. Prime Minister George Papandreou and Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou are visiting Berlin …

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Hollywood goes Greek Islands!

Sun, Sea and Easy Going Life…   Greek Islands have always been an attraction to Greeks and Foreigners alike. Hardly the summer has come and Hollywood stars hustle  to soak in Greek sun,  Greek sea and the notorious Greek salad. And much more than this! Hollywood stars seem willing to boost the …

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STRATFOR: Greece…. is truly alone!

Loss of geopolitical role in the Balkan region, significant political instability, social violence, economic bankruptcy and exit the euro zone are some of the pessimistic forecasts for Greece as stated in “The Geopolitics of Greece: A Sea at its Heart” STRATFOR-Global Intelligence report on Greece. In the 10-page analysis released on June 28, …

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Second VAT increase! Not angry yet?

  Second increase of VAT in 3 months! It’s 29°C outside….. The sun is shining… a  light brise blowing from NorthNorthWest…  That’s fairly pleasant for the season. So why do Greeks feel as if they live in a horrible heat wave? The answer is simple: Today, July 1st , hundreds of …

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Greece monitors Turkish Vessel in Northern Agea Sea – seeks Explanation

Greece says it has asked Turkey to explain the presence of a Turkish naval research vessel in the northern Aegean Sea. A Foreign Ministry statement released Wednesday says the “Cesme” hydrographic and oceanographic vessel is outside Greek waters, between Thrace and the island of Samothraki. But it says the vessel …

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National Bank of Greece denies Talks with Qatar

National Bank of Greece Says Not in Talk With Qatar June 30, 2010, 7:06 AM EDT By Christos Ziotis June 30 (Bloomberg) — National Bank of Greece SA, the country’s biggest lender, said it’s not in talks to sell a stake to the Qatar Investment Authority. The sovereign wealth fund …

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Greeks Protest Harsh Pension & Labor Measures – Riots/Video

Dozens of masked youths have been clashing with police at a union protest in Athens during a general strike against the cash-strapped government’s planned pension and labor reforms. Riot police fired tear gas and stun grenades to disperse troublemakers who threw chunks of marble smashed off a metro station entrance …

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