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Finnish Guild of Travel Journalists awards “Greece as Destination of Year 2013”

The Finnish Guild of Travel Journalists is proud to award Greece as our Foreign Destination of the Year 2013, Finland’s biggest travel media Rantapallo reports. “Statistics just published by the Association of Finnish Travel Agents confirm that Greece continues to be one of the most popular summer leisure destinations for Finnish tourists …

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Shortage of Drugs Due to Pharma Embargo to Greek National Health Service

The never ending story of the Greek patient: While private pharmacists continue to block prescription medicine on credit, drugs have started to disappear from the pharmacies shelves of EOPYY. Patients have now to seek state pharmacies in hospitals to get life-saving medication. Gerasimos Voudouris, president of  National health Care Services EOPYY,  …

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Greek Media: Russian Warships Entered the Aegean Sea on Syria Mission

Citing Greek military sources, Greek media reported on Tuesday, that four Russian warships are sailing through the Aegean Sea to the Eastern Mediterranean. Two amphibious ships from the Russian Black Sea Fleet, the CAESAR KUNIKOV and the NIKOLAI FILCHENKOV, and two tug-boats SHAKHTAR and OKHTENSKY  passed through the Turkish Straits this morning …

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Ferry Boat Tickets: 6% Hikes as of April 1, 2012

Talking about promoting tourism and being competitive… Passengers are due to pay 6% more for ferry  boats tickets and car transportation as of 1. April 2012. For a family of four that travels with car, that’s 20 euro more, considering that the kids will have reduced fares. According to news …

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First Time in Greece: A Prosecutor for the Animal Protection

For the first time in Greece, a prosecutor has been assigned and will be responsible for the protection of the animals and the strays. Prosecutor Constantina Aggelopoulou will oversee the cases of animal abuse, poisoning and torturing animals, and all other cases that violate the new animal protection law. Meanwhile the …

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Austerity Kills Patients in Greek Hospitals

Austerity translated into “medical personnel shortage” started to formally kill patients in the Greek public hospitals where conditions resemble more and more those of a Third-World country and human lives are sacrificed on the altar of the economic crisis. The tragic incident occurred in the state hospital in Alexandroupolis. A neuro-surgeon was …

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Greece’s Public Hospitals Refuse To Admit Poor Parturient Women

That’s the new Health System of Greece: State Hospitals turn away parturient women without job or insurance and small income if they can’t pay in advance the price of  €950 to €1500. According to daily Eleftherotypia, the managements of public hospitals in Athens, Thessaloniki, Rhodes and Rethymnon refused to admit women shortly …

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Join Earth Hour Action in Greece, Mar 26 2011, 8:30 pm

 Greece officially joins the Earth Hour worldwide actions on Saturday, March 26, 2011. Classic historical monuments like the Acropolis and the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion or even the Rio-Antirio Bridge will shut off their lights at 8:30 pm for one hour to demonstrate commitment to energy responsibility. Candle-carrying crowds …

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Turkish Minister claims: Greece is 900km(!) away from Akkuyu

HA!HA!HA! I always thought Greece had a direct border to Turkey. But a Turkish minister comes to teach me better! “Greece is 900 km away from Akkuyu” claimed Taner Yildiz, Turkey’s Minister of Energy & Natural Resources, in an effort to persuade Athens and the European Union, they should not be …

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“Piri Reis” vessel challenges Greeks and Cypriots

Piri Reis, the Turkish naval research ship, has entered  the Greece’ continental shelf to illegally execute survey,  45 miles south of Greek island  Kastelorizo, some 3 nautical miles off the Turkish coast, report Greek and Cypriot media. Athens sent a Coast Guard boat to warn the Piri Reis and ask her …

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Piri Reis: the Naval Ship that makes Greeks Angry

 The “Piri Reis” has not entered in the Greek continental shelf, said National Defence Minister Evangelos Venizelos and sent Turkey the  message  that “in any case it will be done what’s necessary.” Piri Reis, the Turkish naval research ship, has done it again. It has started to carry out ‘seismic research  …

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Greece For Sale – from Guardian.com.uk

Greece puts its islands up for sale to save economy Desperate attempt to repay debts also driven by inability to find funds to develop infrastructure on islands Elena Moya guardian.co.uk, Thursday 24 June 2010 21.33 BST Greece is raising cash by selling off an area of state-owned land on Mykonos …

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