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Are Tsiknopempti BBQs sold out? A coffin would do too… (video)

Are urgently needed BBQs to grill and celebrate Greek Tsiknopempti sold out in your area? There are always alternatives, it seems. Grills may have run out but not the creativity … In Nafplio, West Peloponnese, a local funeral service office had the idea to turn a coffin into a make-shift …

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“Primary surpluses are too high,” says Moscovici, blames IMF, Greek gov’t

EU Commissioner, Pierre Moscovici, surprised Greeks when when he said that some of the primary surpluses demanded from the country were “too high.” The Commissioner for EU financial Affairs was addressing members of the Greek Parliament on Thursday when he said that some of the primary surpluses demanded from the …

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Papastratos Tobacco to offer Morris shares worth €1million to its workers

Greek tobacco company Papastratos announced it was offering shares worth 1.0 million euros of its parent company Philip Morris International, to its workers. In an announcement published on Thursday, Papastratos said with this move it was awarding workers for an exceptional performance and very strong results in the commercial sector …

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ExxonMobil discovers “5-8 trillion cubic ft” gas deposit in Cyprus EEZ,

Cyprus Energy Ministtry said on Thursday, today that ExxonMobil has discovered the 3rd biggest gas deposit in the world in the last 2 years. According to the joint announcement by Cyprus and ExxonMobil, the gas reserves are estimated between 5-8 trillion cubic feet in an offshore field within the island’s …

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Smoke rises high as Greeks celebrate Tsiknopempti with lots of grilled meat

You can hardly go around in Greece today, on the famous Tsiknopempti day without noticing the smell of roasted meat rising high from professional and make-shift grills. As early in the morning Greeks fires the charcoal and put delicious meat bites on: sausages, pork and chicken chops, pancetta slices, meatballs, …

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Turkish Defense Ministry “annexes” whole Cyprus on military exercise poster

Turkey’s Defense Ministry claims to have “annexed” the whole Cyprus. In a poster of the Mavi Vatan military exercise, not only the occupied North is marked red as Turkey is but the whole island state. The map was posted by the Turkish Defense Ministry account on Twitter late on Wednesday, …

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Greek Shipowners to voluntarily pay €75million per year to state coffers

At least 75 million euros per year will flow into the coffers of the Greek state with the new agreement signed between the government and the Shipping Community on Wednesday. According to the new agreement “the payment of a sum equivalent to 10% of the imported dividends of the members …

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Hardcore Bishop kicks needy man out of Seniors’ Home for being gay

Justice stepped in and investigates  media reports according to which a needy old man was kicked out from a seniors’ home for being gay. The Seniors’ Home belongs to the Metropolis of Kalavryta of the hardcore Bishop Amvrosios. According to local media reports, the elderly man is suffering from serious …

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Soil erosion threatens villages on Crete, Army installs portable bridges

Following days of powerful rainfalls, soil erosion threatens villages in Platanias Municipality, Crete. With portable, prefabricated bridges the Greek Army tries to re-connect villages with the outside world, after several main bridges collapsed. The video shows the moment when the historical Keritis bridge over Alikianos River collapses as its foundation …

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Building licenses around Acropolis under investigation after public outcry

Greece’s Central Archaeological Council (KAS) has decided to investigate residents’ complaints that construction plans for two hotels south of the Acropolis in Athens violate height rules and obstruct the view on the monument. In an unanimous decision laste on Tuesday, the KAS members said that teams will be sent next …

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On cliff edge: Torrential rainfalls cause landslides on Santorini (videos)

Homeowners in Firostefani on the island of Santorini are desperately seeking for help, after the bad weather triggered landslides and some homes are now on the edge of the cliff.   The video below was posted by the Director of Environment of the Municipality of Firostefani is revealing of the …

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