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Greeks send Bailiffs to MPs over the IMF-Memorandum

Extrajudicial lawsuits sent to members of the Greek Parliament seems to be one of the many ways of civic pressure to persuade lawmakers not to vote the Mid-Term Austerity Memorandum. Citizens from Chania (Crete), Pyrgos(Peloponnese) and the civic movement 300Greeks have sent extrajudicial lawsuits to several lawmakers from governing party …

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Athens Protests Syntagma, June 12 – Live Blogging

Thousands Greeks are flocking to Syntagma Square to protest in front of the Parliament. Greeks have been protesting the strict austerity measures for 19 days now. However this Sunday’s it looks as the crowd is as big as it was last week. Last Sunday  300,000 to 500,000 people had flooded the centre of …

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Menegaki’s diet…

Do you know Eleni Menegaki? She is a juicy, blond TV-persona, celebrated for years as the ‘Queen of morning TV-shows’. She has three children and an attractive lover, after her divorce from her children’s father. Now the secret of her perfect body has been revealed in a women’s magazine – or something like …

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Larisa: Teacher Muzzles Pupils with Tape

A school teacher silenced two elementary school pupils with a tape because they were talking too much! The pupils managed to unmuzzle themselves and complained to their parents about the unbelievable teacher’s behaviour. On their part, the parents complained to the headmaster who ordered an investigation on the issue and …

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Greek Mirage 2000 Crashed into the Sea off Samos

A double-seater Mirage 2000 of the Hellenic Air Force crashed into the sea area off the island of Samos on Thursday. The two pilots used the ejector seats to escape the falling aircraft. They were later rescued and are been transported on a C-130 to Athens military hospital. The Mirage was on training …

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Souda: Greek F-16 On Fire During Taking Off

The engine of a Greek F-16 caught fire during the take off from the Souda airbase on Crete earlier on Wednesday. The fire was followed by a small explosion and some metal parts were detached. During the thriller that lasted a couple of minutes, the pilot managed to empty the fuel …

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Mini Heat-Wave to Hit Greece, Jun 8-9

A mini heat wave is going to hit Greece on June 8 and 9, meteorologists predicted. In Athens temperatures are going to reach maximum 34 degrees Celcius in the shadow. At the same time, the yellow dust from the Sahara will create a heavy atmosphere in the Greek capital. It will …

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Greece: Suspected E.Coli in German Tourist?

A suspected outbreak of gastroenteritis of the new E.coli was reportedly found in a German tourist on vaccation on an Ionian Greek island. According to radio Vima 99,5 FM, the 53-year-old tourist was spending her vacation on the island of Paxoi. She suffered of bloody diarrhea and complained to the …

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Eurogroup Juncker claims he receives death threats from Greeks

Jean-Claude Juncker, the head of the Eurogroupsaid late on Monday that people from Greece have been sending him letters containing threats to his life, Greek media reported. Eurogroup is the meeting of the finance ministers of the euro zone member states. According to Kathimerini,, Juncker gave this answer to a question …

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Athens: At least 300,000 in biggest anti-austerity protest

At least 300,000 Indignant Greeks protested in Athens on Sunday in the biggest rally of the last three decades. The city’s downtown burst with men and women, young and old, employees and jobless, pensioners and self-employees, angry and frustrated about the IMF/EU/ECB Memorandum and the Greek government, outraged about the …

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Summer in Athens: Open Air Cinema Season has opened

We, Greeks, really adore to spend the hot summer evenings in an open air cinemas. We love the huge screen and the dark sky above.  We love to see occasionally a falling star and make a wish, while Cameron Diaz chases tough mafia guys or Ralph Fiennes carries Kristin Scott Thomas. …

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“Indignant” Greeks ready the big protest rally – June 5

“Indignant” Greeks are getting ready to inundate the Syntagma Square tomorrow Sunday, June 5th. A feverish mobilization is to be seen on their Facebook page   currently counting 122,959 “Likes”. Interner users are asked to send out at least 100+ invitations. Groups have poured into the streets to inform the people about …

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Barroso: Living Groovy on EU-Taxpayers money

They came to teach Greeks financial discipline and expenditure cuts. A Spartan way of life. However the ladies and gentlemen from the European Union Commission under the chairmanship of Portuguese J. M. Barroso live a live in luxury with expensive cocktail parties, private jets, luxurious away-days with spa and foam baths, …

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Athens Protests – Live Stream from Syntagma Sq, Jun 5

Live Stream from directly from Athens Protests – With Courtesy of news247. The Live Streaming transmits live coverage from Syntagma Square only when there is a protest – usually daily after 6 p.m. If you have problems watching the footage or it doesn’t upload immediately, please, Refresh, and wait a …

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Dramatic Appeal by Greek Intellectuals to Political Forces

A dramatic appeal to all political forces has been submitted in an open letter by 32 intellectual Greeks from arts and science. Famous writers, musicians, economists, academics start their appeal with the stunning sentence “We want to express in the clearest way our anxiety about the dramatic situation of the country”. They urgently …

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“Indignant” Greeks Protest for 8th Day (pcts)

Greeks keep flocking in front of the Parliament for the 8th consequent day. With whistles, empty pots, flags and banners, chanting “Thieves” and ‘Traitors”, and raising form time to time their open palms and strechted fingers, in a gesture insulting the recepient. Children on the shoulders of their fathers armed whistle …

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“Indignant” Greeks Force Lawmakers to Flee in the Dark

Greek lawmakers, ministers, journalists and personnel found themselves in the grip of angry protesters while they were leaving the Parliament building Tuesday night in Athens. Police and fire brigades built barricade with vehicles to allow the politicians to leave the area without harm. It was shortly after 10 p.m. when protesters gathered …

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Theodorakis & Greek Academics call People to Mass Protest, May 31

An important protest-event is taking place at 7 p.m. on Thursday outside the Athens University as academics and intellectuals are going to inform the public about the IMF Memorandum, the austerity measures and the economic crisis. With this event the organizers are aiming to “waken the society about the austerity measures …

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