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Greece: You know there is an economic crisis, when…

When your otherwise silent neighbors start quarreling…. When voices full of anger start coming through walls and stairways and a personal drama is taking place behind closed doors and windows… When a man yells “Think, I’m not looking for job?” and a woman shouts “Shhh, they can hear us!”  When the sounds of …

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350 Greeks attempted to commit suicide due to economic problems

More and more Greeks are driven to desperate actions due to the never ending economic crisis. The National Federation of Consumers’, Borrowers’ and Citizens’ Protection issued a statement stating that in the last 16 months more than 350 people attempted to commit suicide due to economic problems. Revealing picture of …

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Poll: 8 out of 10 Greeks ‘pessimist’ about the Economy

Eight out of ten Greeks declare, they are “pessimist” as far as the course of economy in general and their own economic situation in particular. In a poll conducted by the Athens Chamber of Commerce & Industry with the title “Economy Barometer” 1,000 Greeks through out the country were asked between …

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Huffington Post:”What Greece needs now is a new hero” – Oh My!

There is a long, much too long internet article on Huffington Post, advising Greece to find a “new hero”!? In a rather superficial and irrational,  if not ‘naive’ and kind of  popularized psycho-spiritual approach, Vanessa Andris, first generation Greek-American, seems to ignore the real Greece’s  problems of systemic fiscal mismanagement. What …

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Greek sets himself on fire due to economic reasons

A man set himself on fire in an attempt to put an end to his life due to economic problems. The 49-years-old man entered a church, splashed gasoline all over his body and set himself on fire. the priest and some church visitors rushed to help him and manage to …

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