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When the foreign press gets really bold on Greece..

I have worked for almost 25 years as foreign correspondent covering politically and economically ‘difficult’ countries with declared enemies. However all these years, I have never seen or done anything like this. A member of the foreign press to intervene in the internal politics of a sovereign country. The reporter of …

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Vote of Confidence & Protests: It’s a Cruel and Hot Greek Summer

Thirty-three degrees Celsius outside, the streets are burning and the souls are on fire. It’s a cruel and hot Greek Summer Day with governing party PASOK-members preparing psychologically to give a vote of confidence to the newly appointed cabinet and thousands of “Indignant” Greeks getting ready physically to create a human …

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Eurogroup-Juncker’s Raw Blackmail to Greeks “If not…” (video)

Euro-Indians Chief*, Jean Claude Juncker spitted out a raw blackmail towards the  Greek politicians and  intervened once again in the internal democratic procedures of a sovereign country. he even implied a “contagion” – as interpreted by the international media -, in case Greeks won’t adopt the Mid-Term Austerity Programme. Video J-C Juncker “If not.., …

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“Indignant” Greeks walk from Sparta to Athens (pcts, video)

This is Sparta! Indeed. A group of modern Spartans launched a walking march from Sparta to Athens to join the protests outside the Greek Parliament. The group left central Peloponnese on Sunday and is expected to arrive in Athens on Wednesday. Starting point of the march was the Leonidas Statue, the …

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Loukanikos on Nikon-Ad? Where’s the Doggy Food, guys?

The picture of Athens Famous Riot Dog, Loukanikos, has been submitted to a Nikon-Camera photography competition for the new Nikon model. In one of his most famous pictures, Loukanikos poses in front of protesters, claiming “I am the Resistance”!   The photo contest gives participants a Nikon advertisement scheme with …

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Juncker: Greek Debt Sustainable / Next Euro-Group Meeting, July 3rd

Eurogroup President Jean-Claude Juncker announced an extraordinary Eurogroup meeting on Greece on July 3rd, 2011. Speaking to journalists after conclusion of the works of Euro zone finance Ministers in Luxembourg, Juncker expressed the hope that “until that date the Greek Parliament will have adopt the Mid-Term Austerity Package.” He stressed that …

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Euro-Crisis: It’s all Greek to you…

…but it’s Chinese to me! Then for us, Greeks, the idiom “It’s all Greek to me” makes really no sense. However, whether in Chinese or in Greek, the Greek crisis makes no more sense to anybody. The Eurogroup in Luxembroug postponed its decision to release the 5th tranche of 12 billion …

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(Upd) Electricity Cuts Across Greece Due to GENOP-DEH Strike

 Households and shops across Greece will be paralyzed with electricity cuts as the labour union GENOP of the electricity company DEH launches repeated 48-hours strikes as of midnight June 19/20. The strikes will have direct impact on everyday life as the company management will apply electricity cuts lasting several hours in order to avoid the total …

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DER SPIEGEL: The Euro is Dead – Obituary

Der Euro is dead – Let’s bury it! German weekly magazine DER SPIEGEL dedicates the front page of its Monday edition with a sophisticated funeral arrangement.  The coffin is covered with the Greek flag, the picture of the deceased shows the relatives’ deep mourning through a black ribbon. The Title reads: “Sudden and …

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Poll: Majority of Greeks Reject the Mid-Term Austerity Package

The majority of Greeks favors the rejection of the Mid-Term Austerity Package, or else also called “Second Memorandum”. According to a public poll conducted by Kapa Research for newspaper TO VIMA, 47.5% of the questioned Greek answered they wanted a down-voting of the II. Memorandum. The voting at Parliament will take …

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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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