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Dozens of villages without power as snow-weather strikes Greece (videos, picts)

Half mainland of Greece is covered by snow, large parts of the Thessaly lowlands are covered by water. Strong winds have forced authorities to halt locally sea traffic for ferries and ships. Many schools in Macedonia and Central Greece are closed on Monday due to snow- and rainfalls as well …

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Macedonia protest in Athens: Live Stream and Live Blog

Thousands of Greeks have flocked to downtown Athens to join their voices against the use of term “Macedonia” in the new name of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), as Athens and Skopje negotiate to end the 26-year-old name dispute. Protesters started to arrive at Syntagma Square in front …

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Epiphany 2018 Videos: Greeks Bless the Waters, send Kallikantzaroi back to Earth bowels

Epiphany 2018: Greeks blessed the waters and sent Kallikantzaroi, the malevolent goblins back to the bowels of Earth where they belong. Kallikantzaroi are believed to dwell underground but come to the surface during the twelve days of Christmas, from 25 December to 6 January, from the winter solstice for a …

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Another case of bogus Olive Oil: Authorities warn consumers

Greek authorities have seized 3,700 liters of bogus olive oil. Instead of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, the bottles and canisters contained sunflower oil or other seeds oils and color substances that were dangerous for consumption. It is unknown how many liters of the bogus olive oil have reached the market. …

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Scotland Yard is looking for Madeleine’s secret in Athens

Scotland Yard is looking for the secret of British toddler Madeleine McCann in Athens after a witness contacted the team Grange. A Greek newspaper revealed that a German citizen living in Athens contacted  “Team Grange” claiming he had information about the case as he was in nearby area when 3-year-old …

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Monster Midterm Plan 2018-2021 in Greek Parliament, austerity €4.9billion

The omnibus bill and midterm plan for 2018-2021 has been submitted to the Greek Parliament. The relevant parliamentary committees are to examine 941 pages containing measures for fiscal targets and so-called reforms, the mid-term fiscal strategy framework and other provisions, before the plenary will vote it on Thursday, May 18 …

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Public transport means, trains, ferries on strike and work stoppages May 1/2017

After the Greek seamen, workers on other transport means have declared strike and work stoppages on the 1st of May 2017. The day is normally celebrated with workers’ strike. So far the schedule for the strikes is: Buses will operate between 9 am and 9 pm Trolley buses on 24-hour …

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Gov’t MPs approve Water Privatization with 152 votes

With 152 YES votes, coalition government lawmakers from left-wing SYRIZA and nationalists Independent Greeks approved the privatization of the water companies in Athens and Thessaloniki. Replying to sharp criticism form opposition parties and the society, the government insisted that “indebted state-run enterprises would hardly find an investor” and that the …

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Protest Day: Policemen, Firefighters, Coast Guards, Civil Servants & Public Transport workers

Unionists from Greek Police, Fire Brigades and Coast Guard gathered outside the Defense Ministry on Tuesday morning and demanded from Minister Panos Kammenos to implement previous court decisions, restore wage cuts and avoid further cuts on special payrolls. They also ask that the Defense ministry allocates resources also for Police, …

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Gov’t ministers: Utility companies in Privatization Superfund doesn’t mean that they will be sold

The Greek government tries to persuade opposition parties and society that the transfer of utility companies in the Privatization Fund does not automatically mean that they will be sold. Three government ministers – Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos, Transportation Minister Christos Spirtzis and Energy Minister Panos Skouletis -, insisted in claiming …

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SYRIZA vs SYRIZA: Ruling Party against Government for refugees’ evacuation from occupied buildings

Greece’s ruling party SYRIZA condemned a decision of the SYRIZA-Indepenten Greeks government to have police raid and evacuate three buildings in Thessaloniki, northern Greece. The buildings were occupied by anti-authoritarians and members of Solidarity movement who had settled refugees and migrants there. “Criminalizing solidarity projects is a method that has …

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Greece’s new Privatization Fund & the Vanity of Schaeuble’s Wishes

The “Hellenic Company for Assets and Participation” (EDIS) is the name for the new  Privatization Super-Fund that will claim ownership of all assets of the Greek state including 70,000 real estate properties, all major state-run enterprises like utility companies (electricity, water) and public transport (buses, metro etc), state shares in …

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