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It rained denials – Greek FinMin: SPIEGEL article is provocation

It rained denials on the screen of DER SPIEGEL online after a challenging and provocative article claiming that Greece considers to exit the Euro Zone and that it mulls plans for own currency.  Greek Finance Ministry denied with an official statement the claims of German weekly DER SPEGIEL that Athens considers …

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Labor Dark Ages: Work More, Get Paid Less – The Troika-guys get heavily on my nerves

The technocrats from International Monetary Fund, the European Union and the European Central Bank are convinced that citizens of a bailout country should not be humiliated only on the papers, they should be humiliated also in practice. The so-called Troika-guys decided that an 8-hours work per day and a salary …

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Greece: Skin Cancer Free Checking, May 9-13, 2011

Great Action for the early diagnosis of Skin Cancer and thus free of charge! Residents of Greece can undergo screening tests for skin cancer free of charge in private clinics and state hospitals from May 9 to 13, 2011. The Greek Association of Dermatology and Venereology will carry this action …

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Greek PM booed at Santas’ funeral (video)

 Prime Minister George Papandreou was booed by angry citizens attending the funeral of resistance fighter Lakis Santas earlier Tuesday. Thousands of people had gather at the First Cemetery of Athens. When Papandreou arrived some people started to shout “Traitor” and “Collaborators”. Earlier some others had disapproved attacked former Parliament Speaker …

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Lakis Santas died at 89-Inspired boys when took down the Nazi flag

“Lakis Santas died” I told my father some days ago and he answer was “The fighter? Who took down the Nazi flag?”. My father was 12 years old when Lakis Santas together with Manolis Glezos climbed the hill and took down the huge Nazi flag from the mast. Even though …

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(Upd) 10.000 European Youth Cards to be distributed to Greeks

 Finally a good news! Ten thousand discount cards will be distributed free of charge to Greek students, jobless or working youth, aged 13-30 years old. The European Youth Card is a discount and not a credit card and it will provide the cardholder with discounts to certain categories of goods and services …

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Hurray!!! Greeks will get an ‘Oljefondet’!

One may rightly ask “What is Oljefondet?” No, it”s not Oil Fondue! Oljefondet or Oil Fund is the Norwegian Petroleum Pension Fund, the largest pension fund in Europe and the fourth largest in the world with assets exceeding 400 billion euros. The Oljefondet is a fund into which the surplus …

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Truths & Myths in the Speculation about a Greek Debt Restructuring

The whole speculation about Greek Debt restructuring in connection with spreads and CDS flying high cannot but be considered as blackmail by money markets. It’s not a secret that millions if not billions have been put on the betting table for the Greek bankruptcy. Below, is an article we received by Polyvios …

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General Census for Greeks & Foreigners, May 10-24, 2011

A general census for humans living in Greece will take place May 10-24, 2011. An army of 55,000 enumerators will go on the streets, knock on doors and ask questions about age, occupation, education, employment. Furthermore there will be questions about the home,  like energy sources, water, heating, insulation, waste …

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5 May 2010: Remembering the Marfin victims

5 May 2010: Clouds of thick smoke are coming out the building of Marfin Bank, Stadiou branch in Athens downtown. Some bank employees are standing at the balconies screaming for help. Down on the street thousands of protesters try to help but have no means. An unprecedented tragedy is taking …

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5 Cretan Shepherds sue UK Sunday Telegraph

The shock for the five shepherds from Crete was big, when they saw their picture in an article with the non-flattering title “Drug-dealing shepherds set up Crete crime empire“. The article including the picture was written by British war correspondent Colin Freeman and was published in UK newspaper Daily Telegraph …

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