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FinMin Venizelos: Greece’s at Razor’s Edge

Greece is at razor’s edge, pressure is high, money is rare, additional austerity measures are likely,  nerves lay blank and ministers argue with current or former colleagues and all together get the criticism from the opposition parties. Earlier Thursday a ‘rocket’ was fired by a former deputy Finance Minister who claimed …

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Greeks Anticipate Crucial Voting on Property Tax

“Crucial” here and “crucial” there, ruling party PASOK deputies are actually expected to approve the property tax on Tuesday evening, after one aspiring  ‘defiant’ deputy declared earlier today that he will support the government. So far no other PASOK deputy has declared that he/she will not vote, so it seems …

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Greece Heads to Snap Polls but No “Politicians” Around?

Tomorrow, Tuesday, there is another crucial ( the No 1,453 ?) voting that will take place in the Greek Parliament. The voting for the odious Property Levy that triggered outrage in the society. And not only. Quite a number of ruling party PASOK had to feel the strong pressure of …

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50% Greek “Haircut” or German Rescue Plan with “Treuhand”?

While the scenarios over the weekend claim a Greek haircut of 50% and the most odious preconditions with more austerity measures and the Troika be seated in Athens for a decade,  Greek Finance Minister EvangelosVenizelos meets with German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble in Washington. Tomorrow he will hold meetings with IMF-Chief Christine …

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Athens-Acropolis: Bazaar for Stray & Abandoned Cats, Sept 25

How about a nice walk in the city’s most beautiful street at the feet of Acropolis and some charity? Tomorrow Sunday, September 25th 2011 in Athens? Animal Welfare Society Nine Lives organizes a Bazaar for the benefits of stray and abandoned cats in Greece’s capital. The bazaar takes place from …

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Poll: 62% believe Greek Gov. Not Authorized to Take Austerity Measures

The pulse of the society comes form the island of Crete, specifically from the Chania prefecture. According to a public poll, conducted by Cretan Polls, 65.5% of the asked Greeks replied that the government is not authorized to take the austerity measures. 42.1% believe that the economic situation will worsen …

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WSJ: Don’t Discount the Role of Military in Greece

As if the pressure ahead the new austerity measures were not enough, conspiracy theorists from the USA jumped and landed in our lives as well. An commentary with the title”Greece: Don’t Discount the Role of Military” the author claims some coup possibilities in the debt-ridden country. No, do not expect a thorough …

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Greece at Knife’s Edge – Claims, Rumors & Scenarios

The developments in Greece are dramatic and the tension has been extremely high in the last hours, after Prime Minister George Papandreou decided to cancelhis visit to USA and this in the middle of the road. He was flying Athens-Washington via London and he was in the British capital when he spoke …

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When Stones Melt, Athens Strays Need Desperately Water!

I was swimming at Kavouri on Saturday afternoon when I was a big,  short haired, stray black dog nearing the beach. He stood for a minute, sniffed around and walked carefully in the shallow waters. He did a few careful steps on the sliding stones under the water. When he found a place …

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Greece Mid-Term Austerity: Will They Vote For It?

The Parliament group of governing party PASOK is boiling after the announcement of the new austerity measures. The voting on the Mid-Term Austerity Programme has been set for June 29th and 30th (Implementation Law). Already two PASOK deputies declared this morning on Greek television channels, that they will not give their …

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Greek PM: We had 3 Options-Default, Eurozone Exit, Bailout

Greece prime Minister George Papandreou revealed for the first time he was considering the options of “default” and “exit the eurozone” but that he finally picked up the “bailout”.  Speaking at the Greek Parliament during the debate for the vote of confidence, Papandreou announced a referendum for ‘important changes’ among …

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Wikileaks: US diplomatic pressures on Greek Politicians

I am so grateful sometimes that I am late on reporting about some issues as other journalists are quicker and sum up what I am kind of lazy to write about. This is the case of the latest Wikileaks diplomatic cables about Greek politicians and the media. American diplomats put pressure …

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Austria’s Far-Rights Campaign with Greek… and They Don’t Pay Him a Cent!

Austrian Far-Right “Freedom Party” (FPÖ-The Social Home Party)  Steiermark  branch have recently presented their campaign for the next autumn elections.  FPÖ has started already to pollute the beautiful environment of Steiermark and insult the aesthetic of driving motorists, non-political tourists and shopping citizens, with several hundred posters hanging everywhere in the …

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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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