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Hundreds of Athenians Queue For Free Vegetables

Not one, not two, but twenty tons of potatoes, onions, carrots and spinach were unloaded at Syntagma Square in the early morning hours of Wednesday to be distributed to people for free. Farmers from Viotia wanted to protest the defamation of their products and restore their reputation. They brought their vegetables …

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Hundreds of Greeks Lined Up for a Food-Aid Package

Hundreds of needy citizens lined up as early in the morning of the last day of austerity year 2011 to get an aid package distributed by the Greek Red Cross. Large families, lonely elderly, jobless, homeless, immigrants and refugees queued outside the Red Cross Headquarters in downtown Athens for a package of aid that …

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BBC: Why Greece Is The Sick Man of Europe

It’s high time that international media start to report about the real hardship Greeks have to deal with each and every day, especially with shortages and cuts in the health care sector. If you consider that due to unemployment several hundred thousand Greeks are without social security the access to health …

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Selling Umbrellas on a Sunny Day ?!

I was walking at the beach with a friend on Sunday noon. The air was a bit chilly, full with the essences of the sea. The sun was shining with an extraordinary intensity for the season, covering the Saronic Gulf, the sand and the people with a sparkling and happy light.  Young and old have have come …

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Greeks Queue For A Charity Free Meal

Thousands Greeks queue day in, day out for a free meal, a slice of bread and a bottle of water at the soup kitchens organized by charity organisations. While until recently the majority of the needy queueing for free meals were homeless, drug addicts and illegal immigrants, the picture changed in …

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Shocking! Unemployment at 16.3%, 810K Greeks without Job

Unemployment in Greece reached shocking level with 810,821 people without job. According to National Statistics Authority, unemployment increased 36.5%  in comparison with the April-June 2010 period. Without job is 1:3 youth and 1:5 women. Migrants are economically active at 73%, while the Greeks only at 52%. For the first time the jobless …

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Athens downtown is boiling with anger and frustration

“Will you go…?” The old, thin man is standing at the doorstep of my friend’s shop – two blocks away from the spot where Manolis Kantaris, 44, was stabbed to death by criminals, alledgedly immigrants while he was going to pick up his car and bring his pregnant wife to the hospital …

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General Census for Greeks & Foreigners, May 10-24, 2011

A general census for humans living in Greece will take place May 10-24, 2011. An army of 55,000 enumerators will go on the streets, knock on doors and ask questions about age, occupation, education, employment. Furthermore there will be questions about the home,  like energy sources, water, heating, insulation, waste …

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Number of Greeks seeking charity free meals increased dramatically

A sharp increase in free meals demand by Greeks has been recorded by the Church  in recent months. Father Chrysostomos Symeonidis from the  Charitable Service of Church of Greece told news portal Capital that since last September the number of Greeks seeking free meals distributed by the Church has been dramatically increased. “While last year …

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Greece – Libya: Limnos F451 goes, Themistoklis F465 comes

We have been reporting since last week that the Greek frigate “Limnos” has been patrolling in the waters between the island of Crete and Libya. Today the news came in, that “Limnos set sail from the Souda Bay, bound for waters between Libya and Crete”. Furthermore it has been said that “the …

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Athens:Far-rights attack migrant street vendors before the Parade (video)

It was shortly before 11 o’ clock, just minutes before the beginning of the military parade, when members of far-right group Chrysi Avgi (Golden Dawn) chanting racist slogans attacked according to one source street vendors selling Greek flags, according to another source immigrants who were passing by. A third source seems to …

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What’s Up in Greece on March 22?

The  use of military air base at Souda Bay from coalition forces against Libya and the cross of Greek economy is up in Greece today. Several citizens are certainly up and thus from early in the morning to protect their interests. For example, pensioners from Agioi Anargyroi suburb of Athens …

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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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Kavala: Jobless Couple on Hunger Strike

A jobless couple set a tent on the main square of Kavala, Northeast Greece, and started a hunger strike. The aim of their desperate action? To get a job! Lazaros Papadopoulos, 60, and his wife Frideriki Toka, 40, saw no other solution to raise attention to their problem. They have been without …

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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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Evacuees from Libya: Some went missing-Greece fears they might stay illegally

There seem to be problems with the evacuation of foreigners from Libya via the port of Heraklion on the island of Crete as Greece is fearing that evacuees from South East Asia may join the army of illegal immigrants in the country. Already 15 Shri Lankans went ‘missing’ after arriving …

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