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Verdi’s “Aida” in Athens

“Aida” is one of my favorite operas. I love the italian opera ( By the way every time I speak of the ‘italian opera” I recall the scene in “Some like it hot” movie where the club “Friends of the Italian Opera” are brutal mafiosi). Anyway I love the italian opera …

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Greek Cypriots call Jennifer Lopez not to visit the North

 Greek Cypriots are upset with Hollywood star Jennifer Lopez. According to Turkish media J.Lo. is going to attend together with husband Marc Antonyand the twins the grand opening of a luxury hotel in Northen Cyprus.  Lopezand family will be on a paid visit in occupied North of Cuprus to share …

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Greek Crisis Finally Explained – Part 3

Greek Crisis Finally Explained – Part III  one more amazing Animation by the Greek Web Graphics Group: nomintutube with Greek Subtitles www.nomint.gr

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Second VAT increase! Not angry yet?

  Second increase of VAT in 3 months! It’s 29°C outside….. The sun is shining… a  light brise blowing from NorthNorthWest…  That’s fairly pleasant for the season. So why do Greeks feel as if they live in a horrible heat wave? The answer is simple: Today, July 1st , hundreds of …

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Greece monitors Turkish Vessel in Northern Agea Sea – seeks Explanation

Greece says it has asked Turkey to explain the presence of a Turkish naval research vessel in the northern Aegean Sea. A Foreign Ministry statement released Wednesday says the “Cesme” hydrographic and oceanographic vessel is outside Greek waters, between Thrace and the island of Samothraki. But it says the vessel …

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National Bank of Greece denies Talks with Qatar

National Bank of Greece Says Not in Talk With Qatar June 30, 2010, 7:06 AM EDT By Christos Ziotis June 30 (Bloomberg) — National Bank of Greece SA, the country’s biggest lender, said it’s not in talks to sell a stake to the Qatar Investment Authority. The sovereign wealth fund …

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Vatopedi Scandal: State to Probe 5 ex Ministers

Thumbnail – photo: http://apollonios.pblogs.gr/2008/11/367167.html Greek Parliament  voted  to hold  a preliminary judicial inquiry into the Real Estate scandal of Vatopedi Monastery and Vistonida Lake. Greek lawmakers agreed also to probe 5 former Ministers and Deputy Ministers of  right Nea Dimokratia, governing party 2004-2009. Former ministers Giorgos Voulgarakis, Theodoros Roussopoulos,  Evaggelos …

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Greece For Sale – from Guardian.com.uk

Greece puts its islands up for sale to save economy Desperate attempt to repay debts also driven by inability to find funds to develop infrastructure on islands Elena Moya guardian.co.uk, Thursday 24 June 2010 21.33 BST Greece is raising cash by selling off an area of state-owned land on Mykonos …

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Averof: How an armored cruiser becomes a ship model!

How an armored cruiser becomes a ship model…. The idea for this post came from my pal Giannis! Watching the pictures of the creation process reminded me of my brother, who used to spend endless hours on  ship modeling See the whole process of creating a ship model from a …

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Historical Orphanage to return to Ecumenical Patriachate

   Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan highlighted the further boosting of Greek-Turkish relations in talks he held with Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou in Istanbul on Wednesday, on the sidelines of a SouthEast European Cooperation Process (SEECP) summit.    Erdogan mentioned the importance of the implementation of the agreements signed during …

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Stranded in Greece? No worries! Greek tax payers will come up for room & board!

Flight canceled? Train stuck ? Cruiser off shore? ARE YOU A TOURIST STRANDED IN GREECE? NO WORRIES! Greek Tourism Minister will pay you extra room & board. But only if you are a foreign tourist! Greek tourists and tax payers seem to be excluded. Greece ‘to pay costs for stranded tourists’ – …

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Snitching: The Only Weapon against Tax Evasion?

Angry Greeks “snitch” to combat tax evasion! An increasing number of “snitching” cases has been recorded at the Tax Control Offices (SDOE) since beginning of the year. According to Sunday newspaper Proto Thema, from January to May 2010, some 6.000 citizens have files complaints to SDOE. In comparison to 2009, the …

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