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Greek attempted attack on Nobel Laureate James Watson in Patras (video)

A hooded, unidentified young man tried to hit  the so-called father of the DNA, Nobel laureate for Medicine and Physiology, Professor James Watson , 83, during a conference at the University of Patras. While Watson was speaking to students, a group of some 20 young people entered the conference hall …

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Greek Former Minister gets 3-year suspended jail sentence

Former Minister Tassos Mantelis was given a three-year suspended jail sentence for failing to submit his source of income declaration for the years 2006 and 2007.  Controllers had found a difference between the income declaration and the real assets. Had the Athens court given him the maximum sentence of four …

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Unemployment in Greece hits record with 15,1% in Jan 2011

Unemployment in Greece reached with 15,1% a new historic record in January 2011 – in comparison: 11,3 % in January 2010, 14,8% in December 2010.  According to Greek Statistics Authority data released on Thursday, the total number of jobless reached 756.795 people. The total number of employed is 4.267.584 people. Within one …

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Keratea Landfill: Non-Stop Protest with 2m deep trench in the middle of the road

The struggle spirit of the Keratea citizens opposing government plans for a landfill has not limits. Last night ‘inknown revolters’ dug a two meter deep trench in the middle of the main Layrio road in order to prohibit construction units to reach the area. The trench was dug during the …

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(Upd) Fire in Saudi Arabian plane – Emergency Landing at Athens Airport

Update: It looks as if the ‘fire alarm’ in the luggage space of the Saudi Arabian Airline was just a false indication at the cockpit, Greek media reported. Earlier today the Boeing 707 with 240 passengers and crew made an emergency landing at the Athens airport. The flight from Washington to Ryad …

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First “Jobless Club” in Crete

What can you do in austerity and recession times? Organize yourself ! Unemployed youth of Heraklion in Crete established the first “Jobless Club” with the aim to promote their interests in the local labor market and authorities. One of the major objectives of the association is to meet members of the …

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(UPD)Tax-man disappears with €2 million from the Tax Office

UPDATE: Two days later, the taxman was detected in the state psychiatric hospital of Dafni. He had gone there after he was informed that his bank accounts were frozen. Probably couldn’t cope with his own failure to make the big deal and go unnoticed. Now justice is after him for …

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Piraeus: Shipyard Workers Turn Over Police Car (video)

One should never provoke a jobless shipyard worker. The guys are tough, do tough work and have tough  muscles. This is the reality with which policemen had to be confronted early Wednesday in Greece – precisely in Perama district of Piraeus, an area known to host lots of tough guys since… ever. The …

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Greece: Shops Working Hours – Eastern Time, Apr 14-25

Eastern time in Greece is a challenge for godmothers and -father then they are expected to give presents to their godchildren. When I was a child the standard presents, Eastern in, Eastern out were a red candle with a ribbon for the Resurrection night, a big chocolate egg or bunny …

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S&P: 1-in-3 Boring Chances for Greece’s Boring Debt Restructuring – YAWN!

The whole issue of Greece’s Debt Restructureis getting incredible boring. Day in, day out there is also somebody somewhere saying something on the issue with one single purpose: to let spreads go up and down and make money. As my stakes portofolio is modest and I don’t participate in such speculative actions, …

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Greek Tricks in Labor Market: Option for Civil Servants to Work in Private Sector?

Greek government is considering to give some employment options to civil servants and thus at the expenses of private sector employees. Daily TA NEA reports that civil servants will be given the incentive for an unpaid leave and employment in the private sector. The civil servant will be granted the …

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IMF Times:The End of Greek Social State

Greece may have never been a social state as some Scandinavian countries but at least in the recent years some social benefits were functioning, nonetheless due to EU funding. Now the EU membership and the Euro participation turn into boomerang and the end of the social state is here. While …

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