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Greek PM: We will need another bailout package in 2012, if…

Greece had one year time to return to the markets, otherwise it would  need a new aid package from the IMF/EU/ECB-Troika. This is the message prime minister George Papandreou has reportedly conveyed to German Chancellor Angela Merkel during their talks last Tuesday in Berlin, according to Sunday newspaper To Vima.  “If you don’t …

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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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Athens by Night as seen from… Space!

This is an amazing  picture of Athens by Night as seen from space! The picture  was taken by Paolo Nespoli, Italian astronaut currently at the International Space Station (ISS). Nespoli took the picture through the glass dome of ISS, the European Space Agency (ESA) announced.                       Athens by Night as seen from …

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Greece set to evacuate more Greeks & Foreigners from Libya

While the majority of Greek expats has been evacuated from Libya there are still 10 Greeks, 20 Greek Cypriots and38 Europeans  enclosed in the dessert at a construction site. Now they have been instructed to move some 50 km into a nearby town with airport big enough for a C-130 …

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NATO warming up for Libya? Greece’s Souda Air Base to get involved?

Is NATO warming up  for a military intervention in Lybia, even if for ‘humanitarian reasons’? If the answer is “Yes”, Greece is most likely to play a role in facilitating and supporting North Atlantic Treaty Org. troops with its Souda airbase on the island of Crete, some 300 nautical miles away …

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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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Greece: CHP stations licences under way

Investement! Investment! Investment! The following press release has been published by the UK Trade and Investement portal of the UK government. British companies, interested?  Greece – Approval Granted for Five New Production Licences for CHP Stations The “green light” has been given for the immediate materialisation of five private investments in …

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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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Greeks evacuated from Libya report about the chaos

230 Greeks have been evacuated from Libya with three C-130 and two ships. Among the rescued is a employee at the Greek embassy in Tripoli, who got shot on the shoulder and the leg while driving through the streets of Tripoli.  However there are still 10 Greeks enclosed in the Sahara …

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US State Dept. designates Greek group as Global Terrorist

The US State Department has designated the Greek terror organisation “Sect of Revolutionaries” as Global Terrorist. In a press release, the State Dept. underlined  that the group will now be subject to restrictions and financial sanctions. The decision was taken by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton because the group’s “terrorist activities …

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Greek PM: We don’t sell our islands!

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou stressed that Greece will not sell any of its islands to reduce the country’s debt, according to Reuters. “Anything like that is ruled out,” Papandreou told German newspaper Bild, when asked about selling islands.  “You΄ve simply got to understand how important these islands are for …

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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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3 Greek C-130 in Libya evacuate Greeks, Cypriots, Britons, Australians- Delays in take off!

A thriller is going on in the Libyan capital of Tripoli as the two Greek C-130 face long take off delays. Despite the communications problems, the Deputy Foreign Minister and the crew have explained the delay with the extreme security measures imposed in the country and bureaucracy. Anyone who has …

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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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Greeece: 2nd most expensive fuel prices in Europe

Prices for unleaded gasoline and diesel are galloping in Greece making the already expensive daily life even more difficult. According to February data of Greek Motorists’ Club (ELPA), the country comes 2nd in the list featuring fuel prices in Europe. While today the price of unleaded gasoline is between 1.56 and 1.65 euros …

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Greek C-130’s on their way to Libya – Greeks there complain

Three C-130 aircraft have left Athens for Libya this morning in order to evacuate some 300 Greeks living and working in the chaos-driven country. They are expected to land at the airport of Tripoli and Sabha at 12 noon  and return the same day. According to Foreign Ministry estimations 100 …

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23 Feb-Greece: Shocking pictures/ Policeman on Fire

A protester hurled a petrol bomb against a policeman on duty on a motorbike. The fire spread quickly and it was only due to the rush aid of his colleagues that the fire was extinguished. See the shocking pictures :     Watch the video HERE    See impressive photo gallery …

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Feb 23 – Greece: Still Clashes at Syntagma Sq (pcts videos)

18:10 Tension and new clashes erupted again as some 1,000 protesters are still at Syntagma Square opposite the Greek Parliament. Police fired again teargas and angry protesters stripped out some benches form the park. Majority of the people participating at the huge rally have left the area. While the estimated number of participants …

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