Tuesday , February 19 2019

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Merkel to Greece: Reduce Vacation Days!

I am indeed speechless today from the German …creativity! First the BILD newspaper, now DER SPIEGEL magazine featuring the German Chancellor, Ms Angela Merkel. In an rare outbreak of populism the conservative politician blasted “Greece and demanded that Athens raise the retirement age and reduce vacation days!”   “We can’t have a …

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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: Man Takes a Bath in Syntagma Sq – Naked…

Oh, not, that’s not a good idea to take a bath in a public place just to save money amid the huge economic crisis! However a guy had this idea on Friday morning and what did he do? He took his clothes off and he jumped in one of the …

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Tragedy with Immigrants off Preveza – One child dead, one missing

A man and an eight year old boy were recovered dead from the sea are of  Nicopolis bay in Preveza, West Greece. Another boy, allegedly the twin brother of the dead has been missing. The Coast Guard had rushed to the area after being informed about an overturned boat. Twenty two people were rescued …

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German BILD: Must Greece sell the Acropolis?

I have been wondering… should I comment cynical, satirical, offended or just angry? I can’t decide… But slowly an answer comes up in my mind. Yes, we can sell the Acropolis for 1 trillion euro but only to Bild readers and only if they manage to collect this sum with the social care …

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What do Socrates and Strauss-Kahn have in common?

Socrates was a philosopher who lived 2,400 years ago.  Dominique Straus-Kahn is a banker and was the Head of International Monetary Fund until he got trapped in custody two days ago. So what do these two men have in common? A lawyer : Benjamin Brafman! Then the trial of Socrates was heard a …

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Wikileaks: Turkey had agreed on expansion of 6 miles in some areas

Wikileaks is still alive. And it released some confidential documents, embassy reports concerning Greece and Turkey. According to TO VIMA  Sunday edition, “Turkey was bargaining on extension beyond the six nautical miles in the Aegean.” Ankara had proposed  already in September 2009 the selective expansion of Greek territorial waters beyond …

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Tax inspectors detained for attempted blackmail and corruption

You could call them the ‘rosebuds’ of the Financial Crime Combat Units (SDOE). Three men aged 48, 48 and 45 years old detained and accused of blackmail attempt of a businessman and passive corruption.  The three men were detained on Monday after an onwer of a petrol station informed the authorities …

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Steal a tank and sell it for scrap? Well…

This can happen as well. To steal an army tank, chain it apart and sell it for scrap! Two Roma were caught for cutting up an army tank with chainsaws. The tank was used for firing exercises. A passerby saw the incident and informed the security. The two main were detained …

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Strauss-Kahn: Sic transit gloria mundi….

For those you didn’t experienced Latin in school Sic transit gloria mundi means “Thus passes the glory of the world” or else “wordly things are fleeting’. And here ‘fleets’ Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the once most economically powerful man in the planet, who was holding the keys to countries economies and supported or not …

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Trikala: Stray Dogs Need Desperate Help – Can you?

Tara is a female dog dumped in a shelter. The frightened beauty was attacked by other dogs and almost bitten to death. The volunteers from Trikala Animal Welfare Society “Argos” managed to take her out, take her to the vet and give her back a descent life – even with …

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Sleepless in Greece: 2 MM suffer from insomnia – economic crisis

Millions of people around the globe spend sleepless nights due to economic crisis. In Greece the phenomenon hits mostly unemployed aged 35-55 and according to latest data more than 2 million Greeks have difficulties to find peace at night said Athanasio Skourleti, President of Athens Medical Society. Unemployment in Greece has …

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