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19 Reasons Why Prices Remain High in Greece, When Incomes Plummet

Have you ever wondered why we, in Greece, pay htree-times up prices for the same goods and packages sold else where within the European Union boundaries? And thus, despite the austerity measures, the regular and emergency taxes and the permanent decrease of our incomes? Of course, you have wondered and …

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Greek Coalition Leaders Reached Basic Agreement on €11.5 Billion Package

After three hours of consultations, the three political leaders of Greece coalition government managed to reach a basic agreement on the 11-billion-euro cuts-package and the additional 3-billion-euro tax tsunami. Short after the meeting, Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras told the media, that the heads of the three coalition government parties had reached a “basic …

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Athens: Protesting Disabled “Push Themselves Through” to PM’s Office

They were determined. The people with disabilities who gathered on Thursday morning to protest allowances, pensions and wages cuts, the deterioration of the health care system and the collapse of social welfare. Parents pushing their children’s wheelchairs, elderly accompanying kids with Down’s syndrome, blinds with their walking stacks, deaf with banners… 1,500 …

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Athens: Tax, Customs and Police Officers in Anti-Austerity Protest

A day after the mass protest in Athens, tax and customs officers as well as policemen staged protest actions to oppose the upcoming additional wages cuts. Tax and customs officers are on 48-hour strike, today Thursday and tomorrow Friday, September 27-28, 2012. “We oppose any further cuts in our wages, …

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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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