Friday , January 18 2019

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Breathless in Athens: How much Smog can I take?

 Thousand invisible particles of photochemical smog started invading tentatively my study through the half open window. Millions of sneaky particles  flew in the ether and dragged in the spacious room. They make themselves comfortable of the floor, the couch and the chairs, anything movable and immovable, my office desk. I didn’t …

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Greeks: Ready to Migrate at 38% – Eurobarometer Report

Thirty-eight to one hundred Greeks and 48 in a hundred EU-citizens  is ready to leave the residence and to move to another area or country,, if unemployed and facing problems finding work. These results from the Eurobarometer survey, released a couple of days ago  in Brussels, concern the geographical mobility in the …

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Lady Gaga will not perform in Athens! Why Not?

 Lady Gaga’s fans in Greece are unlucky! The eccentric superstar changed her mind and will not perform on Super Final of European Music Competition in EuroVoice on September 24. According to an exclusive story by YUPI.gr , Lady Gaga and her team were initially positive for a live perfomance  but …

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Greek Banks: Stress Tests and Mergers Rumors -upd

While European Regulators sit curled over the papers of  8 Greek banks to undergo a stress test on kidneys and heart,  false  “hairdressers” and  prophets speculate on  possible “haircuts” on government bonds.  Scepticism on bank’s exposures  to Greek Bonds goes around together with rumors about due mergers and stakes’ sales. REUTERS reported Tuesday that EU …

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Greece to Reduce “all inclusive” Hotel Investments

You are thinking of a tourist investment in an “all inclusive” hotel? You dream of providing your guests with all possible comforts in terms of food and drink, spa and sports, entertainment and leisure? You count your money and realize you need a good portion of  state subventions? You can …

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Jennifer Lopez Cancels Controversial Concert in North Cyprus

  With a  statement in her official site Jennifer Lopezannounced the cancellation of her controversial concert in Northern Cyprus on July 24. The short statement reads: “Jennifer Lopez would never knowingly support any state, country, institution or regime that was associated with any form of human rights abuse. After a full …

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Greek Banks: Stress Tests, Haircuts and Mergers

Hot weather and stress are both known to cause sweating. Currently the majority of Greeks are loosing volumes of sweat due to recession stress and the bankers don’t seem to be  exception to the rule. Eight Greek Banks are waiting the official result of CEBS’s stress tests to be disclosed on July …

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Greeks protest Animal Abuse

The news always “electrocutes”  the animal lover: it is about a dog set on fire or hanged on a tree,  about neighborhood cats being poisoned,  about pets abandoned with no food or water on a balcony, kitten and puppies thrown in the garbage container, an animal hit by car and left …

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STRATFOR: Greece…. is truly alone!

Loss of geopolitical role in the Balkan region, significant political instability, social violence, economic bankruptcy and exit the euro zone are some of the pessimistic forecasts for Greece as stated in “The Geopolitics of Greece: A Sea at its Heart” STRATFOR-Global Intelligence report on Greece. In the 10-page analysis released on June 28, …

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Verdi’s “Aida” in Athens

“Aida” is one of my favorite operas. I love the italian opera ( By the way every time I speak of the ‘italian opera” I recall the scene in “Some like it hot” movie where the club “Friends of the Italian Opera” are brutal mafiosi). Anyway I love the italian opera …

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Greek Cypriots call Jennifer Lopez not to visit the North

 Greek Cypriots are upset with Hollywood star Jennifer Lopez. According to Turkish media J.Lo. is going to attend together with husband Marc Antonyand the twins the grand opening of a luxury hotel in Northen Cyprus.  Lopezand family will be on a paid visit in occupied North of Cuprus to share …

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