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Athens Guide: a useful application for tourists & expats

This is an amazing application for tourists visiting Athens and for expats living in the narrow and broader area of the Greek capital. The “Athens Guide” that gives information in English and is free to use. All you need to do is to download the application on your device, and …

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Early elections in sight? Samaras announces 440,000 jobs, while gov’t majority at risk

There is the fragrance of elections hovering in the smog-free air of Greece. The country’s government announces measures here and there, measures aiming to alleviate the suffering of the austerity-ridden society. Right after his arrival to Athens from Brussels and Kefalonia where he visited the earthquake-hit area, prime minister Antonis …

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Court gives life sentence to Pakistani who brutally attacked teenager girl in Paros

A Greek court sentenced the Pakistani who brutally attacked a teenager girl on the island of Paros with life sentence and additionally 25 years imprisonment.  The attack and sexual abuse of 15-year-old Myrto took place in 2012, when the girl had gone for a walk at the beach. The unconscious  …

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German Bundesbank: “Capital Levy” on citizens to avoid government bankruptcies

Germany’s Bundesbank said on Monday that countries about to go bankrupt should draw on the private wealth of their citizens through a one-off capital levy before asking other states for help. “(A capital levy) corresponds to the principle of national responsibility, according to which tax payers are responsible for their …

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Athens: police guard commits suicide after killing woman with his motocycle

A police special guard, 28, killed himself in the northern Athenian suburb of Halandri on Sunday after causing a fatal accident  killing a senior woman, 75. According to Greek media, the fatal accident occurred in a two-lane road with lots of traffic and no crosswalk for pedestrians at that point. …

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Warning air pollution! Greek Health Ministry recommends: take your medicine and do not breathe

Greek Health Ministry issued a statement on Sunday, with recommendations to vulnerable groups due to increased air pollution (smog). After another weekend with freezing nights and fire places at full work, air pollution apparently reached dangerous levels especially in Thessaloniki. “People with respiratory or cardiac problems and children should limit …

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Get a job via social media: Greek Twitter-user helps jobless via #aggeliesergasias

“My children are abroad, my sister’s children are abroad, some other nieces too.” The lady was talking to her walking companion. “Where did they do?” the other woman asked and the first answered “Oh, one is in Paris, one in New York, one in London, one in Sweden…” I didn’t …

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Thessaloniki: Political parties boycott National Day parade

Even the representative of Samaras’ coalition government party, he himself personally, the leader of PASOK, Evangelos Venizelos was absent from the traditional military parade to remember the OCHI-Day and commemorate, the No Greeks told the powers of Axis on 28th October 1940. There were some unconfirmed claims in the press …

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Released Golden Dawn MPs kick reporters, swear and threaten journalists

Greek media were surprised to see Ilias Kasidiaris walking out of the Supreme Court building this morning without comment. The Golden Dawn MP is notorious for his loud voice, insutlting comments and verbal attacks, where his hands get very active as well, like in the case where he punched a female KKE …

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Three Golden Dawn MPs released on bail, one MP in custody

Three Golden Dawn MPs were released on bail on Wednesday morning after they gave testimonies that lasted for hours. Only MP Giorgos Lagos remanded in custody. In a marathon court hearing that started on Tuesday noon and ended on Wednesday morning all four denied the charges. Hardly did the news of …

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Awesome news: new island emerges off-shore of Pakistan after earthquake

It has absolutely nothing to do with Greece. But I find this news really awesome! That a new island emerged from the sea after an earthquake. Below a BBC story on the island that emerged off shore of Pakistan! Footage shows people flocking to see the new island, which oceanographer …

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