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Athens Riot Police Beats Photo-Reporters (pcts, video)

With unprecedented zeal Greek riot police beat and harassed Greek and foreign photo-reporters covering  the incidents during the general strike protests. The photo-reporters were easy to be identified through their television and cameras and had their press ID. Greek reporter Tatiana Bolari gets punched by a policeman Speaking to private MEGA …

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Greece Society is Boiling

The Greek society got on fire. Social and professional groups are up on strikes. Taxi owners pull the brake,  doctors stay away from examination rooms. Tax and Customs officers will refrain from work for 48 hours. Air traffic controllers ‘work to rule’.  Teachers will follow with strike on September 24th.  Municipality workers in …

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Greece on Sept 8/2011 – A food for thought…

Greece is upside down with all these strikes, with all the structural reforms what are going to take place -finally! – Therefore, there are so many news to post about this morning, I really don’t know how to start. I’m not even thinking about the end of the day… For …

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Di Caprio and Lively Enjoy Summer in Zakynthos? (video)

That’s a news items from the category ‘lighter note to economic misery’. Hollywood start Leonardo di Caprio enjoys holidays in the beautiful island of Zakynthos. According to unconfirmed information of Greek media, Leonardo di Caprio takes pleasure in the aquamarine waters of Zante together with his new girl friend Blake Lively. The two …

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Hired per eGovernment, Fired by eMail

Gradually Greece’s current events start running again and become interesting as the politicians returned to Athens bringing an end to summer indolence. In view of the upocoming difficult politically and economically fall – not to mention the ice-cold tax winter – it seems that the landscape-cleansing between ministers and associates have started too, …

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My inspiration is gone…

My inspiration is unable to kick off. A couple of days in Pillion were enough to derail my working mood. A magic mountain, picturesque houses and crystal-clear waters. A house in the middle of nowhere with a dramatic sea view. Not to forget the F-16 exercising over the heads of easy-going swimmers. How …

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That’s the Greece I like!

No, I don’t like been in trouble due to strikes especially in hot summer days. No, I don’t like to see the yellow-grey smog ring rising every day on the horizon and hear no measures to combat air pollution. No, I don’t like the increased ozone levels and hear the …

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Athens June 21-Protests & Confidence Vote – Live blogging

Estimated 30,000 “Indignant” Greeks have gathered outside the Greek Parliament on the 28th day of the protests. Chanting slogans, waving Greek flags and ‘attacking’ the Parliament building with laser teasers they try to influence the lawmakers inside the building. Tuesday midnight the vote of confidence for the reshuffled government will …

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Athens Protests Syntagma, June 12 – Live Blogging

Thousands Greeks are flocking to Syntagma Square to protest in front of the Parliament. Greeks have been protesting the strict austerity measures for 19 days now. However this Sunday’s it looks as the crowd is as big as it was last week. Last Sunday  300,000 to 500,000 people had flooded the centre of …

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Athens: Protesters Boo ex-FinMin Official – Police Fire Teargas (videos)

Another day with tension between protesters and riot police occurred workers and employees at the municipalities demonstrated in Athens downtown. In fact it was a rather small group of less than 1,000 people moving from one city’s point to the next and then back again fooling the police.  At the end they managed to …

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Athens: Police Fired Teargas at Anti-Austerity Protest (video)

Small scale incidents and tension occurred between protesters and riot police near Syntagma Square in Athens downtown on Wednesday.  Riot police fired teargas and according to several Greek news portals, 7-8 protesters were taken to the hospital with respiratory problems due to teargas. Video A young woman was injured after …

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EU Council Van Rompuy to Greeks: Unavoidable reforms for better tomorrow? You don’t say…

Oh these EU technocrats, percentage calculators  and professional politicians. Especially those from the far away Brussels who take crucial decisions for the fates of the European taxpayers who enable them to live in glass cocoons. European Council President Herman Van Rompuy, currently in Athens, urged Greece to continue with unavoidable, ‘painful but necessary’ reforms and said it was vital …

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Greek Golden Boys: Guard earns €110K in state-run enterprise

€ I know I will make up your day with the following post! Then it answers all questions about how Greece went bankrupt and why the country’s debt is on the climbing path. And there is no way out unless radical changes and radical wages cuts take place. There is this …

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Athens: Migrant attempted to set himself on fire

One migrant tried to set himself on fire while the group 300 former hunger strikers were getting on the buses to be transported to the island of Crete. Greek media reported that  one migrant poured fuel on his body and attempted to burn himself out of protest. His fellowmen managed to …

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What do 139 Greek policemen do in Santo Domingo?

A charter flight with 73 illegal immigrants, 139 escorting Greek police officers and 2 doctors are leaving for the picturesque and exotic island of Santo Domingo in the Caribic today. Some time ago 19 men and 54 women crossed seas and oceans and covered a distance of  5605.5 Miles – 9021.3 Kilometers …

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Crete: Greek Communist Party protests USS Kearsarge at Souda Bay

Members of the Greek Communist Party (KKE) marched through the streets of Chania, Crete,  Friday evening protested the arrival of  US assault ship USS Kearsarge at the Souda Bay. Holding torches and candles they demanded the closure of the US naval base at Souda and and Greece not to be …

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Greece riots: New Shocking Video – Police overruns protester, policeman on fire

You all remember the shocking pictures of a policeman on fire, during the riots at the general strike protests in Athens. Now a video taken on February 23, 2011 and uploaded in CNN “ireporter section” and later on YouTube shows what preceded the hurling of a petrol bomb agianst the policeman. …

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