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UPD Greek F-16 crashes in Spain; 11 dead, 21 injured (video)

A Greek F-16 fighter jet has crashed at the Albacete airbase in central Spain, killing two and injuring 10 people. According to Greek state NERIT TV, the accident occurred short after the fighter jet took off and that the jet suffered a big loss of thrust, that is the propulsive …

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Athens Stock Exchange in free fall after PM’s fearmongering speech

I suppose Prime Minister Antonis Samaras had a noble cause when he arranged that his speech to the parliamentary group of Nea Dimokratia should be live on television. The plan backfired. The PM mainly and fiercely attacked left-wing SYRIZA “for bringing back Grexit fears”and had stock marketers sell off even …

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Ambulance worker received full salary for 5 years but never appeared to work

For five whole years an employee at the ambulance service EKAV has been receiving his monthly salary month in, month out. However, he never bothered to appear at the service and do his duty. How could he? The man was very busy: he was working at the cafeteria of his …

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Crete: Missing Briton R. Arthur Jones, 73, “died of heat exhaustion”

The body of  missing Briton Robert Arthur Jones was found on August 3rd, at Rodopou, near the beach of Agios Pavlos near Chania on the island of Crete. A DNA test confirmed that the body found sitting on on the root of a tree, belonged to Jones. According to coroner, Jones’ …

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Caught red-handed: Riot Policeman hits protesting Cleaner on the head (video)

The leadership of Greek police ordered an internal investigation against a riot policeman who hit a protesting cleaner on the head. Caught red-handed on a video, the footage shows an arm to be raised behind a shield and to hit cleaner Fotini Nikitara on the head. For no reason. At …

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EU & local elections: Greece’s political landscape in the shadow of FT revelations

I have a major problem: four days before the municipality elections and eleven days before the European Parliament voting, I am unable to follow the political debates, the statements and announcements or comments of elected and aspiring politicians in mainstream media and websites, in blogs and social media. I mostly …

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Man ousted from operation table because he was uninsured

Everything was ready for the heart operation to begin: the patient’s chest was shaved, doctors and nurses were on alert. Then suddenly an clerk from the hospital accounts office walked in and ordered the doctors to stop the procedure because the patient was uninsured and had not provide a welfare …

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Athens: 4 protesters injured as Troika representatives try to leave ministry

It was at least one water bottle that hit the glass window of the IMF representative in Greece Poul Thomsen. The Troika convoy was leaving the ministry of administrative reform in downtown Athens amid the tight seize of protesters angry about the upcoming lay-offs in public service. While the Troikas …

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Greek conspiracy theories: 17 November convict Giotopoulos claims Xiros’ escape “part of overall plan”

Some conspiracy theories are reviving in Greece on the occasion of the escape of convicted member of “17 November” Chistodoulos Xiros. Another member of “17 November”, Alexandros Giotopoulos, convicted as  the ideological mastermind of the organization, sent a letter dated January 20th 2013 to daily Eleftherotypia, raising questions about the …

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Greeks get more and more frustrated and aggressive

In the sixth year of recession, Greeks are frustrated. Very frustrated, indeed. And angry. Very angry. They can’t stand anymore the permanent pressure by a state and its lenders that demand more and more and even more and give less and less instead. Greeks are galled about the constantly increasing …

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Greek Revenues Secretary: In-debted companies should close down

Another revolutionary proposal by a Greek official and thus the man in charge of Public Revenues. Haris Theocharis. He proposed that “companies with debts to the state pension funds or to employees would better close down than to remain open and produce further deficit.” Τheocharis made this statement last Friday …

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There is no news; or better say: there is nothing new

There are no news to report about. Because all news are not new. It”s just taxes and wildfires – a usual phenomenon in summer. And non-stop decisions by the Greek finance ministry. 1000+1 ways how to combat tax evasion. And that’s no new too. the latest since 2010 Greece tries …

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IMF Thomsen: competitiveness not enough, small businesses limit growth opportunities, no tax reductions

Don’t get fooled by the IMF review officially admitting grave mistakes in the application of austerity program in Greece> Nothing will change in the fiscal adjustment program demanding the last euro drop even from the poor: the review urges the Greek government to stick to the implementation of the ‘wrong …

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Troika bailout agreement: looting Cyprus natural resources

The final terms of the bailout agreement between the Cypriot government and the troika of international lenders are to be worked out and have been finalized until Thursday, in order to be approved by the Eurogroup working group. The deal is based on the bailout terms agreed last November with …

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Her “Greek Drama” – Our Greek Tragedy

Before, during and short after the Olympic Games of 2004, the media used to call her “the iron lady of Greece”.  Married to one of most powerful and rich businessmen of the country, Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki, became best known to Greece and else where for being the president of the bidding and …

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Colonel Dertilis funeral turns into a show for junta remnants

A 22-year-old man was arrested during the funeral of one of junta architects Nikolaos Dertilis on Thursday. Police arrested the man because of possession of 21 bullet shells, after gunshots were fired during the funeral to honour the deceased junta colonel. The funeral was attended by several lawmakers and supporters of extreme-right …

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Athens: who is behind the series of bomb attacks?

Who is behind the series of bombings that shake Athens in recent days? Who placed the explosive device in The Mall on Sunday, who fired the gun shots at the headquarters of Samaras’ Nea Dimocratia last Thursday? Who put gas canisters outside the homes of five journalists, who destroyed office facades …

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Crete: Oxygen bottles explode in ambulance after accident – 2 dead

A tragic accident occurred on Wednesday morning in Rethymnon, Crete, when an ambulance collided with a private car. Three oxygen bottles exploded causing the death of the two passengers, while the driver suffered serious injuries. The two women on the private vehicle suffered minor injuries.  Dead are the director of  Crete ambulance service EKAV, anesthisiologist Dimitris …

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