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The anti-Greece campaign of international media

I got some comments criticizing me for writing the article When Foreign Media get really bold on Greece. The majority of them showed no sign of understanding to the point of view I expressed. I even got some nasty e-mails telling me that as I am an “alms receiver” I have by …

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Greece Mid-Term Austerity: Will They Vote For It?

The Parliament group of governing party PASOK is boiling after the announcement of the new austerity measures. The voting on the Mid-Term Austerity Programme has been set for June 29th and 30th (Implementation Law). Already two PASOK deputies declared this morning on Greek television channels, that they will not give their …

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Greece: Plumber Triggered the Crisis, Electrician to Ruin the Euro Zone

Man, oh man! What a twisted day today! I feel, I am living in a virtual reality suffering from an extreme borderline syndrome. Yesterday, Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos announced a series of predatory and unfair austerity measures that grab deep holes in citizens’ incomes and minimize the available money to living.  Fin Min …

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UN warns of Greek austerity, criticizes IMF

The United Nations warned that the austerity measures in countries like Greece threaten a global recovery and it criticized the lending conditions set by institutions such as the IMF. Here is the very interesting approach by the UN. But as we have seen repeatedly in the past, hardly somebody pays …

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(Upd) Protesting Police Officers Divide “Indignant” Greeks at Syntagma Sq (video)

 The arrival of protesting police officers at Syntagma Square divided the “Indignant” Greeks as policemen not so seldom clash with protesters, making often extensive use of tear gas and use of violence. Protesters  in ‘lower’ Square rejected the protesting policemen, while those in ‘upper’ square welcomed them. “Lower” square protesters have been camping there for 29th …

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Finally! Greek Deputies to Pay 5% Solidarity Tax

That was high time! That elected members of this debt-ridden country put also their hand deeper in their pockets as citizens do since one year. Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos announced during a press conference, that a 5% -special-contribution will be applied to lawmakers, elected municipality officials and other high ranking …

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Trikala: Youngsters Kill Ducklings in Municipality Park

An appalling spectacle was awaiting this morning the municipality workers of Trikala, when they went to clean the river bank of Lithaios. They found the bodies of the four little ducks living in a fenced area and swimming in the river, without a sign of life. The abused bodies of …

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“Indignant” Spartans Reached Athens after 225-km Walk (ptcs, videos)

Amid loud applause, warm hugs, big smiles and wearing laurel wreaths, the 30 Spartans arrived in Athens after walking 225 kilometers to join the protests against the Austerity Measures. Spartans in Athens They had left Sparta on Sunday and covered the distance making short breaks and spending the nights under the stars. …

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Surreal Greece: Taxation According to Age Criteria

That Greeks have been living in real surreal conditions, is something that people live here have been knowing for decades. But now, in times of the Troika, things are getting more and more absurd.  After the tough bargain between the Troika technocrats and Greek Finance Minister on Thursday morning (I will report about …

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Big Scale Match-Fixing Scandal Blows and Sweeps Greek Soccer

A legal file with 93,000 pages, powerful names of local soccer officials,  at least 90 suspects and 41 fixed matches are reportedly involved the big scale scandal that sweeps through the Greek soccer and shakes the county. Presidents of Football Clubs, referees, soccer players and bookmakers they give the jack of the porsecutors’ door in …

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Greece Vote of Confidence – Tear Gas Inevitable…

All governing party PASOK deputies gave their vote of confidence to PM George Papandreou and the reshuffled cabinet. From the 298 present MP, 155 votes YES and 143 voted NO. Last night vote of confidence was a kind of pre-test for the voting of Mid-Term Austerity Programme that will most …

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Athens June 21-Protests & Confidence Vote – Live blogging

Estimated 30,000 “Indignant” Greeks have gathered outside the Greek Parliament on the 28th day of the protests. Chanting slogans, waving Greek flags and ‘attacking’ the Parliament building with laser teasers they try to influence the lawmakers inside the building. Tuesday midnight the vote of confidence for the reshuffled government will …

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