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IMF/EU/ECB-Troika’s non-stop pressure on Greek Government

New and inevitable measures are on the way and the IMF/EU/ECB control units are adamant to put pressure on the Greek government to speed up with necessary public spending cuts even blackmailing with the 5th tranche of the €110 bailout.   According to newspaper Proto Thema, the Troika tough guys …

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Athens: Citizens jeer Deputy Prime Minister (videos)

The “Door-to-Door”, citizens’  movement found its way to Athens noble district Kolonaki where deputy prime minister Theodoros Pangalos has his political office. Armed with a huge teddy pig and megaphones a group of 30-40 senior Athenians started shouting slogans, that…. you don’t want me to translate them in English, do you? …

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IMF/EU/ECB to nail and tie Greece on fiscal discipline and measures

Greece’s lenders Troika is here to stay. It looks as if the representatives of International Monetary Fund, European Union and European Central Bank won’t leave Athens until they have tied down with nails and ropes Greece’s government officials on further economic measures and revenues increases. According to economic portal Capital.gr the Troika guys …

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Athens:… and Omonia Sq. was turned into a Fancy Beach!

This day is dedicated to stun Greeks! Multicoloured sun umbrellas, golden sand and orange comfort chairs turned the Omonoia Square in the middle of Athens into a fancy beach! Moms brought their kids, young pairs slipped into their bathing suits and youngsters started to play beach volley in the decayed downtown …

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Athens: One protester injured during clashes with police (video)

 One protester was injured in the head during clashes with police in noble Athens district Kolonaki, in the city’s downtown. The incidents started when municipality workers attempted to approach the Ministry of Interior but were hindered by the riot police. Protesters tried to break the police ‘wall’, the police fired teargas and …

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Soros in Athens: Obama supports Greece

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou met with  financier, businessman and philanthropist George Soros on Monday noon.  Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou was also present at the meeting. The meeting was announced by the Prime Minister’s office without any further details. A day earlier, George Soros held a speech at a conference of …

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UK plane bound to Egypt makes emergency landing in Greece after bomb threat

A Thomson Airways Boing from UK to Sharm-el-Sheik made an emergency landing in Athens airport Eleftherios Venizelos after a bomb threat. According to latest information, the passengers have been immediately boarded off the plane. The thriller in the skies occurred when the plane was in the Athens FIR and created …

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Obeidi in Athens-Greek FM: Libya appears to seek a solution

Greek Foreign Minister Dimitris Droutsas did not elaborate much on the content of Gaddafi’s message through his envoy, but said, it appears that the Libyan regime is seeking a solution. Further he said that Abdelati Al-Obeidi will visit Turkey tomorrow and later Malta. “Greece will continue to offer its good offices to …

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Gaddafi’s Envoy meets Greek PM in Athens

Libya’s deputy foreign minister Adbelati Obeidi  met Greece’s prime minister in Athens where he delivered a message from Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, officials said. The meeting has been concluded and Greek Foreign Minister is due to make statemnts on the issue, portal news247 reported. Abdelati Obeidi’s trip came after Greek PM …

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Italian FAI claimed responsibility for letter bomb to Greek prison director

An Italian organisation took responsibility for the letter bomb sent to Director of Korydallos prison in Athens. “Informal Anrachist Federation (FAI) had attached a  two pages proclammation inside the letter bomb that was safely detonated by police experts on Thursday. The proclamation was writen in Italian and was detected at forensic …

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Letter bomb for the Director of High Security Prison in Athens

A letter bomb was sent to the Director of the high security Korydallos prison in Athens. The envelope was detected at noon time among the correspondence at the guards’ booth at the male prisoners premises. The suspicious package was neutralized by experts. Greek media report that the envelope had stamps and …

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Athens: Austerity in Public Services closes down Kindergartens

Cutting personnel is one thing, but it becomes problematic when it creates a deadlock and public services are getting hindered. Then you cannot cut the number of citizens. Severe shortages are observed in 87 kindergartens in Athens downtown after the termination of work contracts of 250 employees. However the children …

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Greek Teachers on Strike, Mar 30 – Rally in Athens downtown

There were so many news today that I almost forgot that. Primary and secondary school teachers will be on 24h strike tomorow, March 30, 2011. They oppose the planned mergers of schools and the possibility of wages cuts and loss of social security and labour rights. They plan a protest …

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Keratea: There is a war going on 50 km SE of Athens… (videos)

 In Ovriokastro village church bells rang, and sirens and megaphones called the residents to rush to the road blocks on the outskirts of the town. “We are getting attacked!” the voice was warning through the megaphones, while the shrilling sound of municipality sirens was sending waves of goosebumps to men …

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Athens: Animal Rights Activists throw paint at Fur Fair visitors

Greek Animal rights activists threw red paint at two women who wanted to visit the 1st International Fur Fair at Anthousa ExpoAthens. They also chanted “Murders!” to other visitors entering the premises.   The Activists had taken post with banners saying “Freedom to Those in Cages” and black flags since the morning …

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Athens: Atenistas – Bookcrossing, Mar 26, 12-4 pm

Ops, I almost missed that one! Atenistas organize a Bookcrossing, today, Saturday, March 26 from 12 to 4 pm. The event takes place at the Municipality Library of Athens. You can trade Greek and foreign language books you have already read or  you can even leave read books that will …

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Athens: Greeks booed Politicians after the Military Parade (video)

Greeks booed politicians and chanted slogans after the conclusion of the 25th March military parade at Syntagma Square. While the politicians were making statements to television channels, people started to boo them and shout “Thieves!”, Traitors!”, “Shame!” and “Bring Back the Stolen Money!”. The President of the Hellenic Republic, Karolos Papoulias, …

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Athens:Far-rights attack migrant street vendors before the Parade (video)

It was shortly before 11 o’ clock, just minutes before the beginning of the military parade, when members of far-right group Chrysi Avgi (Golden Dawn) chanting racist slogans attacked according to one source street vendors selling Greek flags, according to another source immigrants who were passing by. A third source seems to …

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