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German FinMin’ EURO2012 Bet: “Germany- Greece 3:1” HA!

 It looks as if Germany is formally trembling ahead the meeting on Friday, where the blue-white hurricane  will sweep the black-red-gold team far away from Arena Gdansk. Greece’ National Dream Team after beating Russia EURO 2012 To boost the defeat German spirit, Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble resorted to the old-known tricks of threat and blackmail, …

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Greece Got Prime Minister But Not Ministers – Yet

After months of appointed leaders, Greeks finally got an elected Prime Minister. Antonis Samaras was sworn-in on Wednesday afternoon. However the cabinet composition of coalition government has not be concluded yet. The Greek “Troika” with Samaras (ND), Venizelos (PASOK) and Kouvelis (Democratic Left) have been having hard times to keep the …

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One Firefighter Dies, 3 Injured While Extinguishing Wildfires at Air Force Base

One firefighter died and 3 others are hospitalized with burns and breathing problems. The firefighters were trying to extinguish several wildfires in Aspropyrgos, Elefsina and Salamina areas some 50 kilometers west from Athens. According to Greek media, the 28-old man who passed away had inhaled smoke and fainted. In the hospital the doctors …

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Antonis Samaras was Sworn in as Prime Minister of Greece

Antonis Samaras, leader of conservative Nea Dimocratia, was sworn-in as the 13th Prime Minister of Greece after the fall of military dictatorship in 1974. The ceremony took place at the Presidential Mansion with Archbishop of Athens and whole Greece Hieronymus blessing the new Greek PM. “With God’s help will will …

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Guest Post: “The Villains, the Benefactors and the Greeks”

KTG received this guest post by a young Greek woman living in the UK. Evi Marami, 30, an education psychologist,  felt the need to write right from the heart her thoughts about the results of  June 17 elections and the disturbed relations between the Greeks and their lenders.   Cartoon about Greeks’ election dilemma The …

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Greece Got Governement! Samaras Sworn-in PM at 4:50 pm

Antonis Samaras, leader of Nea Dimocratia, was sworn-in as Prime Minister, at 4:50 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20th 2012. The government is expected to be sworn-in on Thursday. TWO hours earlier KTG wrote: “Greece has a government” PASOK-leader Evangelos Venizelos stated on Wednesday early afternoon, after a meeting with ND-leader Antonis …

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Feel Like Joining “Athens Flash Mob” for a Good Purpose? Jun 22 & 29/2012

 If you are a fan of “Flash Mob” actions, here is your chance. Charity foundation “Together for the Child” and “Hard Rock Cafe” organize a “Flash Mob” performance right in the heart of Athens at Syntagma Square. The target of organizers is to have as much people as possible to dance …

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Where is Greece’s ND-PASOK-DEMLEFT Government?

Greece’s new coalition government is still on the making. ND-leader Antonis Samaras will meet  DEMOCRATICLEFT-leader Fotis Kouvelis at 12.30 noon and with PASOK-leader Evangelos Venizelos one hour later. At the same time representatives from the three parties will continue their negotiations to fine tune the convergence programme of the coalition government. …

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Monty Python’s Prophecy: “Greece vs Germany” – Video from 1972

 EURO2012 Greece vs Germany? Ha! Here is the prophecy by the Monty Python group in 1972. A sketch showing famous Greek Philosophers Team against German Philosophers Squad. Watch Socrates, Archimedes, Plato and the creme de la creme of Greece’s philosophers beating Nietzsche, Marx and Hegel and winning the Cup of International …

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Greece vs Germany: The Mother of All EURO-Battles?

Wild at heart. Anticipation is high among the Greeks – and the Germans, I would assume – for the soccer match upcoming Friday, June 22/2012 as the two teams will unfold their talents at Arena Gdansk in Poland for the EURO 2012 quarter-finals. The match is to start at 09:45 pm (Greek …

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