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Djibril Cisse reveals his Tattoos…. WOW

After an appearance with a schick black long skirt, Djibril Cisse makes another gesture that for sure will positively surprise his fans in Greece and around the world. The handsome and WOW-built Panathinaikos soccer player became the new campaign  face of Jewlry and Accessories company “SoulFetish”.  For the purpose of …

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Greece in International Women’s Day

I feel really touched and honored every 8th of March, when politicians, organisations and all possible and impossible people issue statements and remind me that the equality of men and women is only a written sentence in the book of constitutions in many countries .  I still get a lower salary than my male colleagues.    A …

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“Kathari Deytera” – Tradition of Lagana, Sea Food and Kites

Kathari Deytera or Clean Monday marks the end of Carnival and the beginning of the Greek Christian Orthodox Lent – the 40 days fasting until Eastern. What is the best way to celebrate the beginning of Lent? With plenty of Food! Ha! And Kites!   Traditionally the tables are covered with …

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Crete: Tragedy with Evacuees from Libya – 3 dead, 16 missing

A human tragedy occurred at down at the port of Souda when evacuees from Libya jumped from the ferry “Ionian King” into the sea. According to Greek media, that at least 3 evacuees lost their lives, while 16 are reportedly still missing.There is a search and rescue operation on the way …

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Movement “I don’t Pay” to lift highway toll barriers, Mar 5-7

The movement “I don’t Pay” organizes new action over the weekend and will lift the highway toll barriers in several toll booths around the country. The actions will take place in the early afternoon hours on March 5, 6 and 7, 2011. As this weekend marks the end of Carneval …

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350 Greeks attempted to commit suicide due to economic problems

More and more Greeks are driven to desperate actions due to the never ending economic crisis. The National Federation of Consumers’, Borrowers’ and Citizens’ Protection issued a statement stating that in the last 16 months more than 350 people attempted to commit suicide due to economic problems. Revealing picture of …

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Poll: 8 out of 10 Greeks ‘pessimist’ about the Economy

Eight out of ten Greeks declare, they are “pessimist” as far as the course of economy in general and their own economic situation in particular. In a poll conducted by the Athens Chamber of Commerce & Industry with the title “Economy Barometer” 1,000 Greeks through out the country were asked between …

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Greeks protest outside ex Prime Minister’s Residence (video)

Some hundreds people gather Thursday afternoon in Athens downtown to protest outside the  residence of former prime minister Costas Simitis. Anagnostopoulou street in noble district of Kolonaki  was clogged by masses of old and young who shouted their frustration about the austerity measures. Lifting umbrellas and walking sticks they shouted slogan like …

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Serious Equipment Shortages in Greek Police

The tragic killing of two policemen by criminals disclosed a series of equipment shortcomings and lack in funding for the DIAS patrol units on motorcycles. Hellenic Police (EL.AS) pinned the Finance Ministry for poor funding as in a statement revealed that 352 motorcycles are in disuse and that there are deficiencies even in …

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Greek Cyber-Crime dept prevented 19 suicides in Jan, Feb 2011

The Cyber or Electronic  Crime Department of  Greek police in Attica prefecture succeeded in preventing 19 suicides attempts that occurred in January and February, the specialized police unit announced. According to the statement the suicide intentions were indicated through the internet, in social media pages or chat rooms and forums.   …

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Greece riots: New Shocking Video – Police overruns protester, policeman on fire

You all remember the shocking pictures of a policeman on fire, during the riots at the general strike protests in Athens. Now a video taken on February 23, 2011 and uploaded in CNN “ireporter section” and later on YouTube shows what preceded the hurling of a petrol bomb agianst the policeman. …

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Athens:Blue Buses work stoppages cancelled, Mar 2-4

Blue Buses labor union has cancelled the work stoppages planned for March 2 and 4, 2011. At the moment there is  some confusion about the continuation of  Athens public transport protests. Therefore I will make a new post when things are cleared. Most likely the blue buses will do have …

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Highschool Teachers Work Stoppage, Feb 28

High school teacher of Attica Prefecture  will have a work stoppage from 08:00am to 12:00 noon tomorrow Monday, February 28, 2011. The teachers will hold a protest outside the Ministry of Education. at 09:00am. Teachers oppose the mergers of schools that will end up in overcrowded school classes, low quality education …

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Greeks unable to pay their rent – Number of Evictions growing

“I owe my landlord 6,000 euros” my hairdresser tells me while she tries to handle my unhandleable hair with brush and dryer . “Now he is forcing me with lawyer either to move out or pay” she says and gazes at me with wide open eyes through the mirror. Christina …

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Clever! Eat fish & do not pay for it!

Mmmmm…. are you craving for fish and have not money to buy it? In Patras, a smart guy found a way to come to the object of his most dragging longing. He dressed as a waiter, walked in a restaurant, grabbed a platter full of grilled fresh fish and there he disappeared with his catch. …

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Greeks pay highest social security contributions in Europe

 That’s not a surprise. We have no money, we receive almost the lowest salaries but we pay the highest social security contributions in Europe. Indeed Greeks are large, modern empty-pocket  “Zorbas” dancing in the streets the whole day long… And night!   Greek daily Ta Nea calculated  that out of 50 …

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Athens: People protest outside Ex Ministers’ House (pcts, video)

About 1,500 people gathered outside the house of former minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos and shouted slogans like  “Thieves, thieves!” and “Aki, bring the money back!”. The rest of the slogans were really …inspiring however  a translation would not bring the rhyme spirit into English. Some protesters left massages at the house entrance urging him …

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23 Feb-Greece Riots: Policeman on Fire -The shocking Video

The policeman lays down next to his motorbike slided on the marbles of Syntagma Square. There are riot policemen around and protesters hurling stones and molotov cocktails. A petrol bomb hits the policeman on the head and in less than a moment, the fire is spread. The man is hospitalized with …

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23 Feb-Greece riots: Protester with Bow and Arrows!

This I have never heard or seen before! A man joined the protests of Athens yesterday armed with a …bow and three arrows!!! Furthermore the man was carrying an axe and a rafter. I think it’s quite weird that there is even a picture of the archer with spanned bow and arrow targeting the …

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