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International Contemporary Art Fair ‘ART-ATHINA’, May 12-15

Do you feel that life in Athens has become much too miserable? How about some walk through art objects that could please our senses and raise our souls?The Hellenic Art Galleries Association ART-ATHINA, the International Contemporary Fair of Athens, organizes its annual fair at the TAE KWON DO closed stadium at …

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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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Athens: Tear Gas at Temporary Municipality Workers

Tear gas and sound flares were fired against protesters, temporary workers at the Athens municipality. The incidents started when the protesters climbed the rails of the yard where the municipality council was holding a meeting in the premises of Athens 9,84 FM. The workers even managed to set aside the strong riot …

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Children of a Lesser God excluded from a school parade

Teachers in a village of Larissa refused permision to a child with down syndrome to participate at the National Day School Parade, on March 25.  In this shameful incident for the teaching community the school principal and the school trainer asked from the parents a writen statement from the child’s consulting …

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Athens: Teachers confronted with police, 8 detentions (video)

Schools teachers were confronted with riot police during the studentsparade on the occasion of the National Day celebrations to commemorate the Greek War of Independence against the Ottoman Empire in 1821. The incidents started when teachers tried to break the riot police chain and walk at Amalias Avenue at Syntagma Square …

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The day is much too lovely for unpleasant news…

My left eye is focused on Libya/NATO, my right eye is turned to nuclear crisis in Japan. At the same time, both eyes surf in internet for news from Greece. However, the day is much too nice for posting about upcoming new austerity measures, as Greece’s Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou …

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Greece’s Recession at 6,6% Q4/10 – Wanna see how it looks like? (pictures)

Greek economy shrank and recession hit unprecedented 6.6 percent in the fourth quarter of 2010, Greece’s Statistic Authority announced. At the same time, the total consumption spending fell 67 percent in the October-December period, compared with the same period in 2009 (public consumption fell 1.9 percent and private consumption fell …

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Greeks protest outside ex Prime Minister’s Residence (video)

Some hundreds people gather Thursday afternoon in Athens downtown to protest outside the  residence of former prime minister Costas Simitis. Anagnostopoulou street in noble district of Kolonaki  was clogged by masses of old and young who shouted their frustration about the austerity measures. Lifting umbrellas and walking sticks they shouted slogan like …

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Clever! Eat fish & do not pay for it!

Mmmmm…. are you craving for fish and have not money to buy it? In Patras, a smart guy found a way to come to the object of his most dragging longing. He dressed as a waiter, walked in a restaurant, grabbed a platter full of grilled fresh fish and there he disappeared with his catch. …

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UPDATE Air Traffic Strike July 25: Suspended?

Check our Home-page for the latest Updates! Should thousands of travellers planning to fly to, from and within  Greece on July 25th, be relieved? Most probably…. This morning an Athens court decided that the strike was ‘illegal and abusive’ as the decision was not made by the general assembly of Air …

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Sorry seems to be the hardest word!

Amid the song and dance of famous “Wedding Party on a Battleship” – the AVEROF, you know… -, which became talk of the country, I forgot, or better say, I didn’t catch up with other important news and issues that affect crisis-suffering Greeks. You may have understood by now that …

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Greeks Protest Prices at Super Market!

Unprecedented scenes unfolded in a big Super Market downtown Katerini (Central Greece), when some 50 people, arriving simultaneous at payment counters asked for a 15% discount. As expected the management of the Super Market refused to grant the requested discount. And what did the consumers do? They simply walked out …

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Greeks: Fed up with Scandals & Corruption!

Greeks: Fed up with Scandals and Corruption “They should go …@@@” The insult coming out of my neighbor’s lips is unprintable. Giwrgos has just put aside the Sunday newspaper. “Every day we read about a new scandal, today I see at least 5” he says as he grabs again the …

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Greek Financial Crisis causes Nightmares

THIS MORNING I WOKE UP SCREAMING…. I woke up screaming this morning…. I had a nightmare… I was taken “hostage” by a group of people. Were they the notorious and scary Bonds-Speculators? Were they my devoted blog-visitors?  Or even the no-returning visitors? In my dream, we were all in a …

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Emine Erdogan helps Greek Economy

The wife of Turkish Prime Minister, Emine Erdogan, goes shopping in noble suburb Kolonaki. According to Greek Media she buys 7 pairs of High Heels within 45 minutes. The bill sums up to 983 Euros. She asks for reduction. She gets only 15% because shop rents in Kolonaki are high. …

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Shock, Anger and Grief

Shock, Anger and Grief Mourning families, mourning friends, mourning colleagues, mourning folks. A whole nation grieves the painful and tragic death of the three bank employees. A whole nation cannot recover from the shock from  the cowardly murder of three employees of Marfin Bank. Epameinondas Tsakalis, 36, Paraskevi Zoulia, 35, …

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Protesters harrash ex- chairman of Greek Parliament

Young 1st May protesters attacked former chairman of  Greek Parliament and member of governing party PASOK, Apostolos Kaklamanis, while he was walking through the shopping gallery Korai downtown of Athens.  According to media reports, the protesters surrounded Kaklamanis, insulted him and threw bottles against him. Kaklamanis managed to flee the  gallery  and rush …

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Greece: Taxman Invasion!

 Dominique Strauss-Kahn – IMF alias    Taxman – The Beatles http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Maz9ddxEQnM Lyrics Let me tell you how it will be There's one for you, nineteen for me 'Cause I'm the taxman, yeah, I'm the taxman Should five per cent appear too small Be thankful I don't take it all 'Cause I'm …

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