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Greek FinMin Exempts from Pension Cuts People with 80% Disability

In a last minute action and after pressure from coalition partner PASOK, Finance Minister Yiannis Stournaras exempted from pension cuts people with 80% disability. MP Koukoulopoulos had threatened to down vote the austerity package bill, should there be no exception for the heavily disabled. Stournaras said that the 30 million …

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Parliamentary Committee Aproves Austerity Package

With votes from Nea Dimokratia and PASOK the austerity package has been approved by the parliamentary committee on Tuesday evening. Junior coalition government partner Democratic Left voted “present”, while SYRIZA, Independent Greeks, Golden Dawn and KKE voted against it. The debate on the austerity package of 13.5 billion euro will …

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Greek Electricity Company DEH Warns of Power Cuts in Crete and Rhodes, Nov 6/2012

Greek Public Power Company DEH warns of 40-minute power cuts on the islands of Crete and Rhodes due to the strike of the company workers’ union GENOP-DEH. The power cuts are expected to take place after 9 p.m. tonight, November 6th 2012, and will last approximately 40 minutes. GENOP-DEH started …

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Two Tourists Were Allegedly Beaten by Greek Police

 What’s going on with Greek police? Two tourists, one from South Korea and one from New Zealand, claimed that they were beaten by the police while on vacation in the country. The Korean was allegedly beaten in Athens, the New Zealander in Chania, Crete. Is this the way to promote tourism …

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Salamina: Egyptian Migrant Beaten And Tied on a Tree

A shocking picture on Sunday morning:  a man tied with an iron chain on a tree. His beaten face was swollen, he was in a stage of shock. Passers by alarmed the police that needed a special tool to cut the chain and free the unlucky victim of a brutal assault. The man, of Egyptian origin …

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Athens: Angry Mob Destroys Migrants’ Shops – One Migrant Stabbed

The district of Agios Panteleimon turned into a “battlefield” during the last days after the attack against a local hairdresser that sparked a storm of reactions by residents and provided opportunity to right-wing extremists to start violent actions against migrant vendors, with the pictures of the damages to remind one of …

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