Monday , June 24 2024

Recent News

ND Elections Spot Angers Odysseas Elytis’ Heir

 Ioulita Iliopoulou got angry to see Nea Dimokratia using a picture and a verse of the great Greek poet and winner of 1979 Nobel Prize for Literature, Odysseas Elytis at the party’s main elections spot. “Elytis belongs to all Greeks and cannot be claimed by any political party” Iliopoulou, the guardian …

Read More »

Greek Elections: Dirty Games with Fake Opinion Polls

The election campaign ends today, the political parties are to hold their last meeting, and candidates to appear for the last time in the mass media. The Greek voter is supposed to get a 24-hour break from the bombardment of the ‘promises’ and ‘dilemmas’ (euro or drachma?) in order to contemplate …

Read More »

Greek PM Papademos to Return to Academia After Elections

Greece΄s technocrat prime minister Lucas Papademos plans to resume his academic career after a snap election on May 6, a senior government official said, having secured a second bailout for the country. According to Reuters, a former vice president of the European Central Bank, Papademos took over as leader of …

Read More »

PM Papademos: These Elections Decide About Greece’s Future

Caretaker prime minister of Greece and ex-banker Lucas Papademos made a crucial statement, just a few days before Greeks rush to voting booths. “The elections willl decide on the future of the country,” Papademos told to his government cabinet ministers on Wednesday.   “In a few days we will hand out …

Read More »

Solidarity Action: 12 Hours for Greece, May 16/12

An event to show solidarity with Greek people in times of crisis is organized in Brussels on May 16, 2012. “12 Hours for Greece, is a unique way to discover Greece, its culture, its food and its people !! Objectives  to combat stereotypes , on the occasion of a cultural …

Read More »

Papandreou to TIME: “We Were a Lab Rat, An Experiment”

The Greek prime minister who took the country to the IMF, George Papandreou gave an interview to US-based TIME magazine. Talking about Greece to had become the first euro zone country to be forced to accept painful austerities in exchange for bailout loans, Papandreou told TIME, “I think it couldn’t have been avoided. We …

Read More »

Athens Homeless: Voters of a Lesser God

That’s an interesting report about the homeless in Athens, published by Greek blog PrezaTV short before the elections on May 6th. The report is in so far worth reading, because it demonstrates a weak point of the pre-elections campaign: that not one political party running for the elections contest addresses a permanent …

Read More »

UBS Deeply Worried Greece’s Lenders May Not Give Next Payment

 It’s not only Greeks worrying about the outcome of the May-6 elections. Lenders, investors and banks cannot hide their fears either. However the concerns of Greeks and markets stand diametrically opposite to each other. While more than 60% of Greeks worry they may get another PASOK-Nea Dimocratia government, the money sector …

Read More »

12 More Prostitutes Found HIV-Positive in Athens

Thank God there are elections in Greece from time to time. Then some ministers zealously try to make things work an dprove that they have earned the title they got. One of elections 2012 slogan has been ‘sweep downtown Athens’. A bit due to real interest, a bit due to …

Read More »

Labour Day – May Day Rallies in Greece

In an unprecedented low participation of demonstrators the May Day rallies concluded in Athens and some other Greek cities. Estimated 10,000 people, from public and private sector unions and left parties took to the streets of Athens to protest harsh austerity programmes, high unemployment. Just a couple of days before the crucial …

Read More »