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Austria’s Far-Rights Campaign with Greek… and They Don’t Pay Him a Cent!

Austrian Far-Right “Freedom Party” (FPÖ-The Social Home Party)  Steiermark  branch have recently presented their campaign for the next autumn elections.  FPÖ has started already to pollute the beautiful environment of Steiermark and insult the aesthetic of driving motorists, non-political tourists and shopping citizens, with several hundred posters hanging everywhere in the …

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Greek Shot Journalist: Why him?

Why him? – The Troktiko blog The question “Why him?” burns the lips of his family, friends and colleagues. Sokratis Giolias, 37, was heading private radio Thema FM 98,9 and was founder of most popular news blog in Greek Troktiko. The blog has a continuous flow of local and international …

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Greek Shot Journalist: Police Investigates in the … dark?

Shocked and heartbroken relatives, friends and colleagues bid farewell at this hour to Sokratis Giolias. The Archbishop of Greece, Ieronymos, is heading the funeral sermon. The investigative journalist was shot dead on Monday dawn outside his home in Ilioupolis suburb of Athens. Giolias came under the cross fire of unknown …

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Greek Journalist shot in Athens: Police shows Terrorists – Photos

Radio Thema98,9 and NET state TV reported a couple of minutes ago that the police has identified the guns , Tokarev type 9mm, as belonging to local terrorist organisation “Sect of Revolutionaries”.  The identification was made via examination of the 17 bullets hulls found at the crime scene. According to police, Sokratis …

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Greek Journalist Shot – Reactions

Shock, anger and fear prevail in Greek journalism community and society after the murder of the renowned journalist and blogger Sokratis Giolias. Journalists, ordinary people and politicians clearly condemn the heinous crime Journalists are especially numb as they perceive the coward  killing of Giolias  as a warning message targeting to silent …

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17 Bullets Execute Greek Journalist and Alleged Blogger in Athens.

Sokratis Giolias, investigative journalist and alleged blogger, has been gunned down at 5:20 am this morning outside his home in Ilioupolis suburb of Athens. Thirty seven year old Sokratis Giolias died immediately after being shot  17 times by at least two gunmen. A third accomplice was waiting on the car …

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Uneployment Rate shocks Greeks

Almost 600.000 Greeks are jobless and the unemployment rate reached 11,9% according to National Statistics Office data released earlier today. The April report disclosed that 130.000 Greeks lost their source of income within one year. Unemployment rate is 11,9%  in April 2010. In comparison it was 11,6% in March 2010 …

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Greeks: Ready to Migrate at 38% – Eurobarometer Report

Thirty-eight to one hundred Greeks and 48 in a hundred EU-citizens  is ready to leave the residence and to move to another area or country,, if unemployed and facing problems finding work. These results from the Eurobarometer survey, released a couple of days ago  in Brussels, concern the geographical mobility in the …

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Greeks protest Animal Abuse

The news always “electrocutes”  the animal lover: it is about a dog set on fire or hanged on a tree,  about neighborhood cats being poisoned,  about pets abandoned with no food or water on a balcony, kitten and puppies thrown in the garbage container, an animal hit by car and left …

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Averof: How an armored cruiser becomes a ship model!

How an armored cruiser becomes a ship model…. The idea for this post came from my pal Giannis! Watching the pictures of the creation process reminded me of my brother, who used to spend endless hours on  ship modeling See the whole process of creating a ship model from a …

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Sudden Winter Outbreak in Greek Labor Market!

I have been complaining the whole day about the heat-wave in Athens. A heat that went even higher as Greece bet Nigeria in Mundial 2010. But now, as we head towards evening, temperature drops. Not much, but enough to let me sit on a comfort chair and enjoy my plants and flowers on …

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The Greek Patient: Hospitals' Supplies Shortages

FATAL SHORTAGES IN GREEK HOSPITALS – SUPPLIERS BLACKMAIL THE GOVERNMENT IS THERE A WAY TO ESCAPE BRIBERY? Man carries away his Greek Patient wife from a state hospital after doctors and nurses attempted to steal her gauzes Greek Hospitals… a place to avoid The pictures in the greek state hospitals has always …

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Greeks Protest Prices at Super Market!

Unprecedented scenes unfolded in a big Super Market downtown Katerini (Central Greece), when some 50 people, arriving simultaneous at payment counters asked for a 15% discount. As expected the management of the Super Market refused to grant the requested discount. And what did the consumers do? They simply walked out …

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Greek Court Rules: Sheep to Turn Night Lights On – Video

 Instructions for Greek Shepherds! How to put night lights on your sheep! Watch video! THE COURT DECISION: Greece’s  Supreme Court in No. 606/2010 decision rules that the shepherd, who has no visible lights at the beginning and end of the sheep flock  moving at night on the road,  is partly …

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wwww.corruption.gr – Important VIDEO below

If it is not a “communication trick” … then it is serious … because it is official. The Greek Ministry of Finance released a statement yesterday stating that according to a preliminary investigation, 70 employees to the Ministry have an average of real estate holdings worth of  €1,2 million, while …

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Greece:Pension Reform Bill-Shocking Changes on the Way

Five new changes in Pension Reform Bill are required by the EU/ECB/IMF-troika, currently in Athens for consultation with the Minister of Labor. Speaking yesterday morning in ANT1 (the TV show “Good Morning Greece), Labor Minister Andreas Loverdos said that the troika, fearing a possible collapse of the Pensions/Insurance Institutions, calls …

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