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Greeks enjoy Independence Day parades without barriers

For the first time since 2011, Greeks celebrate Independence Day and enjoy the school students and military parades without barriers. The new Greek government decision to remove barriers and allow people to attend the parades at close range has a strong symbolism aiming to demonstrate that neither the government is …

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Ryanair – Athens Airport clash over decreases in fees and taxes

Low cost airline Ryanair promised to bring 10 million tourists to Greece within the next three years, should Athens airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” reduce taxes and fees. The intentions and promises were table on Tuesday by deputy CEO and director of Ryanair business operation manager Michael Cawley during a press conference. Ryanair asked …

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Athens: 3 protest rallies to commemorate Alexis Grigoropoulos

Students, left parties and anarchists will stage three protest rallies in downtown Athens today to commemorate teenager boy Alexis Grigoropoulos, 15, who was shot by a police officer on 6. December 2008. 11:00 am: Students demo at Propylaia, Athens University 05:00 pm: Left-wing Syriza, Antarsya and non-parliamentary left parties 07:00 …

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Greek Budget 2013 Voting: Not Without Mass Protests

There can’t be a any anti-social bill voting without protests. Private sector union GSEE has called for a protest rally, Sunday afternoon to protest the Budget 2013. A budget that contains sharp cuts and will put the seal to Austerity bill voted last Wednesday. Cuts in wages and pensions, a thin social welfare, …

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Greek Transport Ministry to Combat Ticket Dodgers with Free Tickets

Greek Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure decided to introduce new measures to combat “ticket evasion”. Passengers returning ten cancelled tickets will be awarded with one ticket of charge. The Ministry targets to decrease the so-called ticket dodgers by 50 percent until the end of the year and so to avoid …

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Paros: Terrorists Behind Fatal Bank Robbery?

An interesting development has been recorded in what  initially seemed a plaincriminal bank robbery. A DNA test from a sample found at the crime scene turned out to match the DNA of an alleged terrorist on the run.  The genetics material belongs to Anastasios Theofilou, 29, and police investigates whether …

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Athens: National Day Parades Behind Iron Bars (Mar 24-25/12)

Athenians are stunned to see such draconian security measures during National Day parades. A large area in front of the Greek Parliament has been secured with railings in order to keep away potential troublemakers. The VIP tribune where the political and military leadership of the country take place has been guarded day and …

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Athens Protests & Tear Gas- Live Blogging in EN – Oct 19, 2011

Unprecedented! It must be the biggest protest since 1974. Already more than 80,000 protests ( some sources speak of 100,000)  have gathered in front of the Parliament at Syntagma square, just 1,5 hour after the beginning of today’s demonstration. Members of the public and private sector unions and political parties, students …

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Media Markt-SATURN Closes Shops in Greece

Investments here, investments there, the retail market is frozen and big chains do their arrangements with firing personnel or closing down. Big German chain of stores with consumers electronics Media Markt Saturn announced the closure of three big stores in Athens and Thessaloniki on Monday afternoon. Media Markt issued a statement after Greek …

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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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Greece: CHP stations licences under way

Investement! Investment! Investment! The following press release has been published by the UK Trade and Investement portal of the UK government. British companies, interested?  Greece – Approval Granted for Five New Production Licences for CHP Stations The “green light” has been given for the immediate materialisation of five private investments in …

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