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Loukanikos: Athens Riot Dog made it to BBC! (video)

Loukanikos, legendary riot dog and front-man at every protest rally is Athens has made it up to BBC! The UK broadcaster uploaded a footage of the blond four-legged protester in action. What else should the dog do except running, jumping and barking? BBC wrote on its page: One committed protester was at …

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48h General Strike Despite Greek Gov Reshuffle

Private sector labour union GSEE decided to launch a 48-hours general strike during the days of debating and voting of the Mid-Term Austerity Package at the Parliament. The dates of the strike will be set according to the voting schedule. Also public sector labour union ADEDY is considering a general …

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Greece New Fin Min Venizelos: Restore Tax Injustice

Greece newly appointed Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos gave the marks of his economic policy Friday afternoon and said that “fist priority is the sustainability of public Debt”. Speaking at the ceremony of handing over the Defense ministry to his successor, former Fin Min George Papaconstantinou, Venizelos said “I leave the …

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Merkel-Sarkozy Reached a Bailout Deal for Greece (video)

A compromise on Greece additional bailout was reached between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nikolas Sarkozy on Friday morning in Berlin. The two leaders agreed on the participation of private investors on ‘purely voluntary’ basis in order to avoid a so-called ‘credit event’. During a common press conference both …

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Venizelos: New Fin Min to talk “politics” with Greece’s lenders

Evangelos Venizelos is the new “Czar” of the Greek debt-ridden economy. The 54-year-old  Minister, until Friday morning Minister of Defence, takes charge of the Finance Ministry in one of the most critical periods for the country. He will head the government’s economic team with Deputy Ministers Philippos Sachinidis (deputy also …

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Greece: Government Reshuffle Postponed

Greece’s government reshuffle will be announced on Friday, June 17 at 9 a.m.  At 1 pm the new ministers will take  their oath. Prime Minister George Papandreou can seek vote of confidence at the Parliament the earliest on Sunday. Unconfirmed information claim the confidence vote to take part on Tuesday, …

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Breaking: Another PASOK-deputy resigns!

Ektoras Nasiokas, PASOK deputy from Larisa, just announces his resignation on television! However he gives up also his seat to the party, so that PASOK keeps 155 seats in the Parliament. One hour ago, another deputy, Giorgos Floridis submitted his resignation

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“Solidarity Tax”: Middle Classes to pay the bill, again!

Unbelievable! This government doesn’t get it! It is again the low incomes that will pay the bills of the huge debt! According to latest information, the special solidarity tax will be contributed by the low incomers. During the session of the Economics Committee at the Parliament, Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou …

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Amorgos: Monk Seal Stabbed to Death

 What’s in the mind of a “human” to stab an animal to death? Probably things that my good manners wouldn’t allow me to write in a public post. A young, male monk seal was stabbed to death on purpose by sharp object, the autopsy showed. The monk seal had firstly appear …

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Feel Like Voting for the New Euro-Coin Design?

In April 2011 the European Commission launched an open web-based competition among euro-area citizens to design the new 2-euro coin commemorating ten years of euro cash to be issued by all 17 euro-area countries. Among the designs submitted, a professional jury has selected 5 designs for public web-voting. All citizens …

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A Greek Political ‘Bomb’: PASOK-MP Resigns over IMF-Bailout

A political ‘bomb’ exploded in the hands of  PM George Papandreou Tuesday afternoon as Giorgos Lianis, MP of the governing party PASOK, submitted his resignation over the IMF/EU ‘Mid-Term Stability Programme”; also  known in Greece as “the 2nd. Memorandum”. Lianis, a lawmaker for 22 years, explained his decision saying in …

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Greek Solutions : Is the ‘Exarchia-Lira’ an Alternative to Euro?

Is the Euro too expensive for you? You don’t trust the  return of the Drachma? A currency solution is under way and thus one independent from international markets and national mints. The so-called “Exarchia-Lira”! Exarchia is a district of Athens, known to enjoy an ‘autonomous’ status, with intellectuals, lefts and anarchists. According to …

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