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Locust plague takes hostage the island of Agios Efstratios now under ‘state of emergency’

Millions of locust have invaded the island of Agios Efstratios – Ai Stratis- in the North Aegean Sea in recent days. They destroy grassland essential for the sheep and goat farming and cause major disturbance to the lives of residents and tourists. The mayor has declared the ‘state of emergency’ …

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IMF demands €450mn austerity cuts in unemployment, poverty allowances for 2018

The austerity nightmare has no end. Despite the fact that the International Monetary Fund has only an adviser role in the third bailout program, it keeps pushing and pushing for cuts and more cuts without end. It wants cuts in unemployment allowance – currently at 360 euro. Cuts in poverty …

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Survivor’s testimony confirms scenarios about the helicopter crash

Survivor Sergeant major Vassiliki Plexida described the conditions preceding the helicopter crash on Wednesday morning. Her testimony confirms the initial suggestions of the UH-1H crash that caused the death of four officers of the Greek Army. “We were flying low when we fell into fog. the visibility was extremely limited, …

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Greek gov’t says no additional measures for 2018, after IMF publishes Fiscal Monitor

With its forecast report the International Monetary Fund set the base for a new negotiation between the Fund and Greece’s  European lenders, that is Berlin. In its Fiscal Monitor 2017, the IMF forecasts for Greece a gap of 2.7 billion euros for 2018. The fund estimates that the primary surplus …

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Court rules Debtors can claim Compensation from Collection Agencies

“Repeated calls from collection agencies to debtors infringe personality and debtors are entitled to compensation.” This is the final decision of a court in Athens after an attorney filed a lawsuit against two collection agencies. The court ruling opens the way for compensation to be claimed for “personality insult” when …

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Epic Journey! Iraqi refugee cat reunites with family in Norway

It was an unbelievable journey for a cat. Kunkush, a male white beauty, a Turkish Van breed, left the war-battled of Northern Iraq, crossed Turkey, sailed with a boat to the Greek island of Lesvos, flew to Berlin and stayed in a foster home, hoping to find again his family. …

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Poll: 25% of Athens school children going hungry

Thousands of Greek school children face one of the toughest aspects of the economic crisis: starvation and hunger. Last week, teachers complained for one more time about pupils who faint in the class room due to starvation. The issue of children going hungry was raised for one more time during …

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FT: the secret “Plan Z” for Greece’s euro exit

Poul Thomsen from International Monetary Fund, Jorg Asmussen from the European Central Bank, Marco Buti and Thomas Wieser: all four were working “clandestinely” for months preparing for a collapse of Greece’s banks. Their secret blueprint, known as “Plan Z”, was a detailed script of how to reconstruct Greece’s economic and …

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Anastasiades-Samaras agree Cyrpiot bank branches in Greece to be absorbed

Cypriot president Nicos Anastasiades and Greek prime minister Antonis Samaras agreed that branches of Cypriot banks in Greece will be absorbed by Greek banks. The agreement was reached during a telephone conversation between the two leaders on Friday morning, Greek and Cypriot media reported. The office of Anastasiades issued a …

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FinMin Venizelos: Moment of Truth for Greece’s Political Parties

 “Tomorrow is the moment of truth for all political parties.” Greece’s Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos made this dramatic statement at the dawn of Saturday after a marathon meeting with Troika representatives that lasted 12 hours.  “We have resolved several issues but several critical issues remain open, issues that concern the future …

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German Experts Warn of Greek Default, orderly or not…

The situation is critical. There is immense pressure on Greece to stick to the reforms it has agreed upon with its lenders. The weekend was a horror for the markets  only due to ‘alleged  bankruptcy rumors’ and a nightmare for Greeks due to the new property levy, the sixth in …

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Piri Reis: the Naval Ship that makes Greeks Angry

 The “Piri Reis” has not entered in the Greek continental shelf, said National Defence Minister Evangelos Venizelos and sent Turkey the  message  that “in any case it will be done what’s necessary.” Piri Reis, the Turkish naval research ship, has done it again. It has started to carry out ‘seismic research  …

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