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“Indignant” Greeks Re-Start Protests, Sept 3

“Indignant” Greeks are ready to restart! As summer vacations are over and temperatures have dropped a bit, ‘indignant’ Greeks have called for restarting the protests in front of the Parliament at Syntagma Square in downtown Athens today, Saturday September 3rd 2011 at 7 p.m. And not only! With the slogan “The …

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Athens METRO & Urban Train on Strike, Sept 2

Hardly is the summer vacations period over and strikes started to hit Greece or correctly to say… the residents and tourists in Athens. The Metro and the Urban Train HSAP are on a 24-hours strike on Friday, September 2nd 2011. The workers oppose the employees’ transfers as scheduled by the bill …

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Dissidents enter Libyan Embassy in Athens

Following closely the developments in Tripoli, a group of members of the Libya community living in Greece, invaded this morning the Embassy of Libya in the north suburbs of Athens. Several men entered the embassy building chanting anti-Gaddafi slogan, took down the official flag of the country and hoisted the one of …

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Go Out and Scream!

Oh, I’m so sorry! The right post-title should be “Go Out and Swim!” Let the cool water embrace your body, let the salt make you feel like a human …quilt. Stretch out your arms and legs and let the soft waves carry you away.  Dive in the nature. You may feel a pinch in …

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Hired per eGovernment, Fired by eMail

Gradually Greece’s current events start running again and become interesting as the politicians returned to Athens bringing an end to summer indolence. In view of the upocoming difficult politically and economically fall – not to mention the ice-cold tax winter – it seems that the landscape-cleansing between ministers and associates have started too, …

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Greece’ Greeks’ “Greek Week”, Aug 15

Greece’s Greeks’ “Greek Week”, the peak of the summer holidays season,  is the vacation week that ends or starts on August 15th. It is the summer high week, when every Greek feels obliged to be on vacation. For early leavers summer holidays will end today, for late leavers next weekend. …

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Watching Greek news, Aug 9

The stuffed eggplant lays a bit heavily in my stomach and I firmly believe that it is time to make a confession hoping for some relief. I suffer from an incredible difficulty to resume posting on a daily basis. My mind is filled with images of villages and seas, my ears …

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Athens Mayor Clears “Indignant” Greeks’ Camp at Syntagma Sq

In a big scale operation Greek police cleared the camp of Indignant Greeks in the early morning hours of Saturday. While the Indignant Greeks were sleeping, Athens municipality employees in the presence of prosecutor and police forces started removing the camp tents and banners and load them on trucks. There …

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Sharing a moment…with Nabucco

I think I fell into a stupor with open eyes. Or rather,  I think I have fallen into a doze state like a cat in laying under a sun beam on a cold winter day.  The body relaxed, the spirit lazy. A rare moment of nihilism in a noisy city. I lowered the bar …

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Guest Post: The Tragicomedy of Europe and the Greek crisis

 Things are very serious in Brussels today and yet. Until we got there, the coming and going of the European leaders and the other decision makers of the Greek crisis drama were bearing features of a tragicomedy. The following article was written a couple of days ago by Polyvios Petropoulos, …

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Greece – Euro Zone Summit

With eyes turned to Euro Zone Summit and holding their breath Greeks monitor the overwhelming developments in Brussels, lurk for the slightest official or off the record comment that could hind or imply a positive or negative development for the Greek debt crisis. The aim is to reduce the massive Greek debt, to help …

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126 Citizens Filed Law Suit against Greek Police & Ministers for June Incidents

126 citizens together with 150 eye witnesses filed a law suit against the Greek Police and the Minister for Citizens’ Protection, Christos Papoutsis, for the use of violence during the mass protests at Syntagma Square on June 15th, 28th and 29th, 2011. The law suit complains about ‘unprovoked and murderous use violence, …

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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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Hillary Clinton: What is a Greek “Frappe”?

I wouldn’t post about it but every Greek media, incl. websites and the state TV NET, apparently thought that the question of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is worth reporting, so I just follow the trend 🙂 The query came when Ms Clinton entered the conference room at the …

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Athens: 48h Taxis Strike, July 18-19/11

Taxi drivers in Athens will have a 48-hour strike on Monday and Tuesday, July 18th and 19th, 2011. The strike will start at 5 a.m. on Monday morning. According to their federation, this is a warning strike. They oppose the opening of their porfessions in Athens. They also plan to blockade …

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Papandreou-Clinton: Talking About… Office Decoration! (video)

That was an aspect I admit I didn’t take into consideration when I was writing about Hillary Clinton’s visit in Athens and the agenda of the talks. Greece’s prime Minister George Papandreou and  U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton talked about …decoration! Precicely the talked about the office decoration of Greece’s PM. …

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When Stones Melt, Athens Strays Need Desperately Water!

I was swimming at Kavouri on Saturday afternoon when I was a big,  short haired, stray black dog nearing the beach. He stood for a minute, sniffed around and walked carefully in the shallow waters. He did a few careful steps on the sliding stones under the water. When he found a place …

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What in Hillary Clinton Doing in Greece?

Blocking traffic on the main streets? Swimming at Glyfada’s VIP resort? Keeping busy policemen and journalists over a hot weekend? Talking about economy? Crying together with the Greeks about the miserable debt situation of the two countries? She does all these and much more. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton …

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