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Athens: We need a Flower Market here…

How true! The city of Athens needs something nice, to rise above the dirt, the grey, the misery. Something nice like a Flower market. On the occasion of the Athens Flower Market (Kotzia Square, til June 5rd) blogger Athens Ville writes about the necessity of a permanent market to enjoy …

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Total Failure of IMF-Program in Greece

Eleven million Greeks are depressed – one day after the news austerity measures package proclaiming the sale off of the country, taxes hikes and pensions decreases. And there comes the Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou admitting the total failure of the economic program as dictated, imposed and implemented with the consulting aid of Greece’s …

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Restrictions in more than 130 ‘closed’ professions to be lifted, Jul 2

Looking at the list of the 130 professions that will soon be open I couldn’t by say: WOW! So many professions were ‘closed’? The finance ministry announced the automatic abolition of all restrictions regarding the access and operation of a long list of professions, valid as of July 2, 2011. The …

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Santorini: Landslide kills one American tourist, injures four

One American tourist was killed and four other foreigners were injured when a group of rocks slided down the island of Santorini. According to news portal Zougla, the 52-year-old American was on a donkey ride sight-seeing tour together with his wife, his son and some other foreign citizens.  Shortly after 4 p.m. a group of …

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Theodorakis /Kasimatis: IMF-Memorandum Against Greek Constitution

Greek musician Mikis Theodorakis and constitutional law professor Yiorgos Kasimatis  submitted an official note concerning the IMF/EU/ECB Memorandum of Understanding signed by Greece and questioned its compatibility with the constitution. The two men submitted their objection to Greek President Karolos Papoulias during a visit to presidential manor.   Theodorakis stressed …

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The Voice of “God” scares Church-Thief

The guy went into a chuch and tried to break the cashier from the candle stand. The moment he was approaching the wooden money box, he heard a mysterious voice “Get out of there! What are you doing?” It wasn’t God’s voice though but just the chapel-cantor who saw the thief in spe and got a …

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IMF-austerity changes the drinking habits of Greeks

It’s quite normal in certain societies to drawn your problems into high-percentage spirits. However Greeks go the other way around. A bottle whisky or vodka in the super market basket? No, not anymore! Prices went up last summer due to tax increases and the average Greek thinks twice before shell …

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Public Poll: 75% Greeks Negative on IMF, 33% Favors Changes through ‘Revolution’

Greeks are tired – tired of uncertainty, of recession, of empty pockets, of grim future, of political parties, of seek-and-hide governmental games and most of all, Greeks are tired of Greece’s lenders, the esteemed ladies and gentlemen of IMF (Strauss-Kahn excluded lol), EU (Merkel included) and ECB (bankers in any form …

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Athens: Free Breast Cancer Examination, May 23-24

The Greek Society for Mastology organizes a free breast examination for women in Athens. Physicians and psychologists will be there to examine women and assist with psychological support if needed. There will be also the possibility of ultrasound check. The event will take place in Hotel Divani Caravel(behind the Hilton) in Pangrati/Athens on …

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Greek Songmaker: Send Migrants to Remote Islands, Declare Athens in State of Emergency

Famous Greek musician Dionysis Savvopoulos dropped a bombshell in the middle of the debatte about of illegal immigrants and the worrying rise of violence and crime in Athens downtown. “Migrants should be transported to sparsely populated islands with low population under UN supervision, where they can cultivate land”, he said and added …

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Merkel to Greece: Reduce Vacation Days!

I am indeed speechless today from the German …creativity! First the BILD newspaper, now DER SPIEGEL magazine featuring the German Chancellor, Ms Angela Merkel. In an rare outbreak of populism the conservative politician blasted “Greece and demanded that Athens raise the retirement age and reduce vacation days!”   “We can’t have a …

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Athens: Protesters Boo ex-FinMin Official – Police Fire Teargas (videos)

Another day with tension between protesters and riot police occurred workers and employees at the municipalities demonstrated in Athens downtown. In fact it was a rather small group of less than 1,000 people moving from one city’s point to the next and then back again fooling the police.  At the end they managed to …

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