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Greek Atomic Energy Agency: Instructions for Greek ships/shipping companies in Japan

The Greek branch of International Atomic Energy Agency has issued a list of precautions for Greek shipping companies and crews of Greek vessels at ports, off shore or near Japan.  The EEAE considers the nuclear situation in Japan as ‘worsening’. “Given the state state of emergency following the accident at …

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Greek FM: Hot Line for Greeks in Japan – Travel Facilitations

Greek Foreign Ministry has opened a telephone hot line for Greeks residing in Japan. As the situation there is getting more and more alarming, the FM has conferred with airlines companies and has reserved airline tickets to facilitate Greeks who wish to repatriate but are unable to make the necessary …

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Greece missed its deficit target for 2010 – but not much :)

The Greek government has narrowly missed its deficit target for 2010, reporting a shortfall of  23.1 billion  euros for the year. The figure was announced by the Finance Ministry’s General Accounting Office on Tuesday, compared with the €21.9 billion  target included in this year’s state budget. The agency said the …

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When The German Beatles rule the EFSF

Remember the lyrics from the Beatles’ song Yellow Submarine? There is a line “And the band begins to play” followed by trumpets playing “PrAMPrAMPrAM-PrAM!”  That was in the late 60’s but associative thinking to today’s world make songs like that a ‘classic’. Because they are diachronic.  The Beatles have fallen …

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Patras: Puppy thrown into garbage bin

 A tiny puppy was  thrown into a garbage bin by a heinous human. A young woman, who was passing by, heard his whimper and freed him from a certain and unbelievable cruel death. She took him to the vet and now the “little miracle” is in the care of a …

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Greek ships evacuate from Libya more than 29,000 people

At least 29,000 people have been carried in ships from Libya to Greece and other destinations, according to information from the Operations Centre of the Greek Coast Guard Harbour Corps.    Ten Greek ships participated in the operation to remove foreign and Greek citizens, including a tanker, two from Cyprus …

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Austerity hits Greek Corruption, too – Fakelaki Price List in times of Recession

IMF /EU imposed austerity measures have hit not only employees, pensioners and entrepreneurs. The strong recession also dumped the prices in the corruption prices lists.  Doctors and Tax officers saw themselves forced to lower the prices for infamous  but famous Greek fakelaki* as their ‘customers’ declared economic unable to be as generous as …

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Greek FM dismisses claims Al Jazeera claims, Greek ship unloaded weapons in Libya

Greek Foreign Ministry vehemently dismissed Al Jazeera television network claims that a Greek-flagged vessel unloaded weapons at the port of Tripoli in Libya. In a written statement the Foreign Ministry criticizes the Arabic network for not confirming the information and asks media to show responsibility. Furthermore the Greek Foreign Ministry …

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Contemplate on a huge radish…

That’s a really huge radish! Itweights seven kilos! Farmer Stavros Stavrianoudakis grew it in his farm in the Agioi Deka area on the island of Crete. Why am I posting this news? Because I was wondering what is the purpose of growing such a huge radish… As it the day is …

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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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Athens: Migrant attempted to set himself on fire

One migrant tried to set himself on fire while the group 300 former hunger strikers were getting on the buses to be transported to the island of Crete. Greek media reported that  one migrant poured fuel on his body and attempted to burn himself out of protest. His fellowmen managed to …

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Ops! Alpha Bank angry at Morgan Stanley/NBG

A new twist occurred between the former almost mergers Alpha Bank and National Bank of Greece, as Morgan Stancley acquired 5.1% of Alpha stakes. Some Greek economic portals talk about an “aggressive takeover” by the National Bank of Greece and others report of  huge acquiring of Alpha Bank shared by …

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