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Athens: Protester seriously injured at anti-austerity rally

A young protester has been transferred to a hospital with serious head injuries, Greek news portals report. The 30-year old student was participating at Wednesday’s protest rally organized by the public and private sector labor unions. The student has been undergoing surgical operation and is in critical conditions. Erlier today, …

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Athens: Police Fired Teargas at Anti-Austerity Protest (video)

Small scale incidents and tension occurred between protesters and riot police near Syntagma Square in Athens downtown on Wednesday.  Riot police fired teargas and according to several Greek news portals, 7-8 protesters were taken to the hospital with respiratory problems due to teargas. Video A young woman was injured after …

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International Contemporary Art Fair ‘ART-ATHINA’, May 12-15

Do you feel that life in Athens has become much too miserable? How about some walk through art objects that could please our senses and raise our souls?The Hellenic Art Galleries Association ART-ATHINA, the International Contemporary Fair of Athens, organizes its annual fair at the TAE KWON DO closed stadium at …

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Athens: Urban Train/HSAP Work Stoppage, May 5

Urban Train-HSAP employees will be on work stoppage, tomorrow THursday, May 5, 2011. There will be no urban trains from 12:00 noon until 04:00 p.m. The employees are holding a meeting to decide about further actions as they protest the mandadory employees’ transfers to other departments.

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Athens: Man-Dog Happy Reunion after 7 months

A man and his dog enjoyed a happy reunion after the female four-legged had been missing for seven months. It has not been revealed how the dog went missing as she is 17 years old, with vision problem and pancreatitis. However she was located by members of animal welfare society of Agia Paraskevi in …

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Mikis Theodorakis: Greeks, Wake Up!

Stately tall and in revolutionary mood Mikis Theodorakis appeared at the May Day demonstrations in Athens. Standing at Syntagma Square among members of his civic movement “Spark” he called the Greeks to wake up! “I came here to express with all protesters my opposition to the Government, the Troika (IMF/EU/ECB), the memorandum, …

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Price Cap in Fuel for 13 Prefectures – SMS service for cheap fuel in Athens

Greek government will impose a price cap for fuel in 13 prefectures across the country. These are Cyclades, Kefallonia, Grevena, Evros, Eyritania, Fokida, Dodecanese, Lasithi, Rethymno, Samos, Chios, Corfu and Lesvos. The price cap will be implemented as of tomorrow and it will be different for every prefecture. For example: …

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Athens :Urban Train-HSAP – Work Stoppage, May 3

Urban Train-HSAP employees will be on work stoppage, tomorrow Tuesday, May 3, 2011. There will be no urban trains from 12:00 noon until 04:00 p.m. The employees are holding a meeting to decide about further actions as they protest the mandadory employees’ transfers to other departments.

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Keratea Landfill: Non-Stop Protest with 2m deep trench in the middle of the road

The struggle spirit of the Keratea citizens opposing government plans for a landfill has not limits. Last night ‘inknown revolters’ dug a two meter deep trench in the middle of the main Layrio road in order to prohibit construction units to reach the area. The trench was dug during the …

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(Upd) Fire in Saudi Arabian plane – Emergency Landing at Athens Airport

Update: It looks as if the ‘fire alarm’ in the luggage space of the Saudi Arabian Airline was just a false indication at the cockpit, Greek media reported. Earlier today the Boeing 707 with 240 passengers and crew made an emergency landing at the Athens airport. The flight from Washington to Ryad …

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(UPD)Tax-man disappears with €2 million from the Tax Office

UPDATE: Two days later, the taxman was detected in the state psychiatric hospital of Dafni. He had gone there after he was informed that his bank accounts were frozen. Probably couldn’t cope with his own failure to make the big deal and go unnoticed. Now justice is after him for …

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IMF/EU/ECB guys deeply frustrated about Greece’s public sector realities

It seems that slowly Greece’s lenders come more closely to the Greek realities. Apparently the IFM/EU/ECB controllers are deeply frustrated that they wouldn’t hesitate to propose shocking solutions for drastic cuts in public spending. “The situation is deteriorating instead of improving,  tax and customs offices are not able to collect revenues, corruption …

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Is Greece’s Odious Debt growing? Comverse Technology – OTE

Feeling like reading about another alleged bribes scandal? Bloomberg has it. And Yes, it involves another state company. The Hellenic Telecommunications Organization OTE. According to Bloomberg, it involves the New York-based Comverse Technology, a voice-mail software maker, currently under investigation for Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by the US Justice Department. The …

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Athens: Tear Gas at Temporary Municipality Workers

Tear gas and sound flares were fired against protesters, temporary workers at the Athens municipality. The incidents started when the protesters climbed the rails of the yard where the municipality council was holding a meeting in the premises of Athens 9,84 FM. The workers even managed to set aside the strong riot …

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Tsipras: Deputy PM is the BILD newspaper of the Greek government

I normally avoid to post about the fights among members of different Greek political parties that mostly serve internal affairs and voters. But this line of Left Wing party Synaspismos chairman Alexis Tsipras is really worth reporting. Tsipras was referring to deputy prime minister Theodoros Pangalos who on his part has often …

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Athens: Two historical hospitals to suspend services

 Greece health condition is deteriorating. Life supporting organs collapse, the one after the other. The serum tubes dry up. As the patient dies, there seem to be no need for many hospitals. Aretaieion and Aiginiteion, two historical university hospitals in Athens downtown are reportedly to close down.  The managers of the …

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Dolphins Show suspended in Attica Zoo Park

The Dolphins’ Show at the Attica Zoo Park in Spata newa Athens has been suspended after an application for provisional measures submitted by the Ecologists Greens and animal loving citizens. The performance in the pool of the Zoo is temporary suspended and until an Athens court decides about the commercial exploitation of …

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