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Athens: People Get Food from Garbage Bins…

 There has been a lot of talk about people digging deep inside garbage bins to find food, mainly low-pensioners -in Greece of 2012, in Greece of European Union and the Euro zone. I personally have wondered several times, why people hang plastic bags with old bread on one of the garbage bins in …

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Greek Coalition Leaders Meet to Finalize New Austerity Package

Greek coalition government partners Antonis Samaras, Evangelos Venizelos and Fotis Kouvelis meet on Thursday morning to finalize the austerity package of 11.5+2 billion euro for the years 2013-2014. While the three leaders have agreed on main cuts there are some measures that meet the objection of Venizelos (PASOK) and Kouvelis (Democratic Left), …

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Reuters: IMF, EU Clash Over Greece’s Bailout prospects

 Madame and Madame have totally different points of view on Greece’s bailout. Christine Lagarde, head of  IMF, favors a new written off of Greek debt saying that the bailout program has failed. OK, she doesn’t say it so clear, but that’s the substance. Angela Merkel, German Chancellor and head of …

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Trikala: Funeral Service Sponsors Local Football Club

Football players of Paliopyrgos have a new look: black shorts and t-shirts decorated with a big cross in purple. Purple are also the letters with the name and the address of the new sponsor of Paliopyrgos FC:  Christos Panagiotou, owner of a business offering funeral services. In Greece of economic crisis …

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Greek & Turkish Coastguard Boats Collided Off Farmakonisi Island

 Tension prevailed off Farmakonisi island on Wednesday morning, when Turkish coastal guards called a Slovenian patrol boat of EU-Border agency FRONTEX to leave the area and a Greek patrol boat was rushed to clear the territorial issue of the island. Greek media report that the captain of the Turkish boat called the Slovenian boat to …

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Athens: Five Suicides on a Single Day

Five people reportedly committed suicide in different parts of the Greek capital. On a single day, five people were reportedly transferred to Evangelismos hospital in Athens.  Last Thursday evening. One man had shot himself in the head, three women had jumped from their home balconies. A fourth woman had cut her belly …

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Relatives of Stabbed Victim Attempted to Lynch the Afghan murderers

Outraged relatives and friends of murdered Manolis Kantaris tried to lynch his two Afghan murderers, after a court convicted them to life sentence. Only with big effort, police managed to take the situation under control and lead the convicted away from the angry relatives and friends.  Manolis Kantaris, 44, was stabbed …

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How Much Extra Money Would Greece Need? “15 Billion Euro” says Greek FinMIn

How much additional money Greeks need, should the bailout program be extended for two years? On Monday, German weekly DER SPIEGLE claimed that the Greek budget shortfall was 20 billion euro. On Tuesday, German daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung claimed the shortfall is even bigger and ‘stamped’ the shocking number: 30 billion …

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“The Health is Bleeding”: Protesting Doctors Cover Hospital Front with Blood

Trainee doctors in Attica state hospitals had an original idea to draw attention at the shortages and shortfalls in the Greek health care sector that is falling apart. During a protest on Tuesday morning, they doused artificial blood at the front of Evangelismos, the biggest state hospital in Athens. With …

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Greece’s Parliament Speaker “Suspends” His Duties

Greece’s Parliament Speaker and MP from conservative Nea Dimocratia Evaggelos Meimarakis suspended his duties following a corruption and money laundering inquiry by authorities. According to reports Meimarakis suspends his duties as Parliament Speaker until the inquiry concludes. He does not resign from his position. Citing a press release issued by Meimarakis, news …

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