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Survey: Greece still gloomiest after one year of bailout

Economic sentiment in Greece deteriorated for a second straight month in April, according to a survey showing the country’s consumers remain the most pessimistic in Europe a year after its EU/IMF bailout. Consumer confidence worsened after a three-month improvement as most Greeks cast doubt on recovery prospects and the survey …

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Athens: Urban Train/HSAP Work Stoppage, May 5

Urban Train-HSAP employees will be on work stoppage, tomorrow THursday, May 5, 2011. There will be no urban trains from 12:00 noon until 04:00 p.m. The employees are holding a meeting to decide about further actions as they protest the mandadory employees’ transfers to other departments.

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Education Ministry decision angers parents of special needs university candidates

Hundreds of students with special needs -candidates for the university entrance exams – are undergoing an unbelievable stress test as the Minister of Education, Anna Diamantopoulou, abolished the special exams centres in several areas across the country. Alone from the island of Crete 160 boys and girls will have to travel to …

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Athens: Man-Dog Happy Reunion after 7 months

A man and his dog enjoyed a happy reunion after the female four-legged had been missing for seven months. It has not been revealed how the dog went missing as she is 17 years old, with vision problem and pancreatitis. However she was located by members of animal welfare society of Agia Paraskevi in …

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Retired Lawmakers of Greek Parliament claim increases of €80 million

There are times when we are simply speechless…Then it seems that some people have not heard that Greece has been bailout, that we live on borrowed money. And thus these people are former lawmakers, among them possible ex-ministers responsible for the economic crisis! While the majority of Greeks ties further the economic …

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Unprecedented swearing in Greek Parliament

Members of the Greek Parliament Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee were almost turned  into salt columns on Tuesday hearing a former national defense minister unspeakably swearing at the former director of national intelligence service. “Good Morning” said Ioannis Corantis to Vaggelis Meimarakis. This Good morningwas the spark that set the anger of  …

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Mikis Theodorakis: Greeks, Wake Up!

Stately tall and in revolutionary mood Mikis Theodorakis appeared at the May Day demonstrations in Athens. Standing at Syntagma Square among members of his civic movement “Spark” he called the Greeks to wake up! “I came here to express with all protesters my opposition to the Government, the Troika (IMF/EU/ECB), the memorandum, …

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It’s official! Unemployment kills!

Yes, it is official! Unemployment leads not only to financial extermination but also to biological. This is said more or less by Lazlo Andor, EU Commissioner responsible for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion Building a fairer future.    Each percentage increase in national unemployment attributes to a 0.8%  increase of suicides by …

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Price Cap in Fuel for 13 Prefectures – SMS service for cheap fuel in Athens

Greek government will impose a price cap for fuel in 13 prefectures across the country. These are Cyclades, Kefallonia, Grevena, Evros, Eyritania, Fokida, Dodecanese, Lasithi, Rethymno, Samos, Chios, Corfu and Lesvos. The price cap will be implemented as of tomorrow and it will be different for every prefecture. For example: …

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Thanasis Veggos: Greece’s Good Fella’ passed away

He was Greece’s “Good Fella”. Thanasis Veggos, actor and comedian, who made Greeks laugh into tears. He was playing roles of a poorr but honest guy, who loved to help his fellow men and women. As he was in real life. Thanasis Veggos died this morning, after long hospitalization due …

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Tax Card instead of Receipts Collection

This is the tax card that will help the Greek taxpayer to collect receipts for the income declaration but avoid the masses of nasty small pieces of thin paper. Greeks will give this card by any purchase and the data will be directly transferred to the Finance Ministry. The tax …

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Athens :Urban Train-HSAP – Work Stoppage, May 3

Urban Train-HSAP employees will be on work stoppage, tomorrow Tuesday, May 3, 2011. There will be no urban trains from 12:00 noon until 04:00 p.m. The employees are holding a meeting to decide about further actions as they protest the mandadory employees’ transfers to other departments.

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