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Taxis on Strike Sept 10 as well

 Taxi owners will launch another strike on September 10th 2011, so that as many as possible members of the confederation will join their protests in Thessaloniki on the same day. As Greece’ prime Minister George Papandreou will held a speech at the Thessaloniki International Fair, taxi owners – and most …

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Priest doesn’t give Communion to Seniors with Dentures

Incredible but true. A priest in a village near Patras in Western Greece refused to give the Holy Communication to seniors with dentures. During the celebration of Virgin Mary, worshipers waiting to receive the Communion, could not believe their ears when the priest grabbed the microphone and announced: Seniors wearing dentures …

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Upd: Greece Taxi Drivers Decide to Strike Indefinitely!

Upd: Greece taxi drivers decided to strike indefinitely until the Minister of Transportation will have a meeting with them and discuss their demands. A very good choise, indeed, amid the high tourism season! Excellent for the  taxi drivers who think they have to take us, locals and tourists, as hostage to …

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Millions of Grasshoppers attack Achaia Prefecture

Millions of grasshoppers fell over fields of the Achaia Prefecture on the Peloponnese on the West of Greece. Huge swarms of grasshoppers or locusts appeared and threaten the agricultural production. Aigialeia, Kalavryta and Evrymanthos are the areas most affected, while there are reports that the destroying insects have been seen even …

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Odyssey Dawn – Greece: The latest from Souda bay military buildup

Greece’s military base at Souda base is developing into a key player for the coalitions forces bombarding defense positions in Libya in order to apply what diplomats call a No Fly Zone. A source at Greek Defense Ministry told portal onalert that 60 to 100 fighter aircraft are expected to use …

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Greece – Libya: Air Bases Araxos for F-16 and Aktio for AWACS

There are currently  six Belgian F-16 fighter jets at Araxos air base, near the city of Patras on the Peloponnese. Greek media reported that the Netherlands is to send six F-16 to be stationed there as well. Aktio air base at Preveza, western Greece, is most likely to be used …

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6 Belgian F-16 deployed in Greece – Dutch aircraft still to come against Libya?

Six Belgian F-16 fighter jets are currently stationed at the Greek air base of Araxos, near the city of Patras. The fighter jets together with a frigate in the Mediterranean Sea have been deployed in the context  of a possible NATO military intervention against Libya. The Belgian government  is ready to …

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Kalavryta: Old man detained for feeding stray cats

It’s not a secret that we live in a country with a rather schizophrenic attitude towards stray animals. While laws against animal abusers mostly are not applying and municipalities neglect their duty to feed and care for the strays with the EU available funds, an old man finds himself in …

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Clever! Eat fish & do not pay for it!

Mmmmm…. are you craving for fish and have not money to buy it? In Patras, a smart guy found a way to come to the object of his most dragging longing. He dressed as a waiter, walked in a restaurant, grabbed a platter full of grilled fresh fish and there he disappeared with his catch. …

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Feb 23 – Greece: General Strike/Rallies-First Pictures

Thousands of Greeks are marching in several cities to protest the strict IMF-imposed austerity measures and the radical change sin labour and insurance conditions. In Athens, Thessaloniki, Patras, Chania, Corinth people carrying banners saying ” We resist” and “No to Labour Middle Ages”. In front of the Greek Parliamanet protesters dressed …

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ALDI: Biggest German Discounter flees Greece!

German biggest discounter Aldi  closes its doors in Greece. “The group ended the operations of its 38 branches,” the company said today Friday. “There it just doesn’t function as it should, “said a spokeswoman, according to Austrian Kleine Zeitung.  The project was deemed as “not sustainable”. The German group has …

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