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Polls: SYR 31.2%, ND 27%; shocking 2-digit difference in Athens and Thessaloniki

Left-wing SYRIZA increases its rate towards Nea Dimokratia in a poll conducted across the country and published five days before the elections on Sunday. At the same time, SYRIZA sweeps in Athens and Thessaloniki, the areas with the biggest electorates. The B’ Athens and in both A’ and B’ Thessaloniki …

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“Je suis Charlie” tribute held in Athens and Thessaloniki

Carrying placards reading “Je suis Charlie” dozens of people paid a tribute to the victims of the satirical newspaper “Charlie Hebdo”, a days after the massacre that left 12 people dead and 10 injured. The solidarity meeting took place outside the French Institute in downtown Athens. Among the ordinary people …

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EU works to keep Greece in the EZ, sends Moscovici to Athens and #GreeksAskJuncker

Amid the horror Grexit-scenarios being pushed around by the Greek coalition government, the European Commission says “it is working to keep Greece firmly in the eurozone” and thus just a couple of days after EC chief Jean-Claude Juncker blatantly intervened in the Greek politics. EU Economic Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici …

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UPD Same weapons used against German embassy? Shots fired at Israeli Embassy in Athens

Unknown gunmen opened fired at the Israeli Embassy in Psychiko suburb of Athens in the early morning hours of Friday. In a brief statement Greek Police said that “54 bullet casing 7.62mm from Kalashnikov weapons were collected from the attack scene” and “that nobody was injured.” According to Greek media, …

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Athens: Metro & Urban train ISAP station to close Dec 11/2014

Metro and Urban Train ISAP station “Omonia” will be closed to public as of 5:30 pm today, Thursday, 11. December 2014. A protest meeting and a rally against “state violence” have been scheduled by demonstrators. The wagons will pass through but passengers will have not possibility to get off or …

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+++Athens Stock Exchange biggest crash since 1987: Losses at -13.04%

Athens Stock Exchange recorded the biggest crash since 1987! In a storm session and a massive sell off  stocks and shares worth more than 212 million euro changed hands and losses reached short before the session closed at -13.04%. Banks losses reached -18.66% (Piraeus), -19.02% (NationalBank) -12.09% (Eurobank) -16.06% (AlphaBank) …

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Greek Police releases footage showing “parkour anarchists on rooftops” (video)”

Greek Police released a video footage shot by a thermographic camera from a police helicopter on Saturday night. The impressive footage shows the figures of several protesters on the rooftops of apartment buildings in Exarchia district of Athens, the center of riots and clashes on December 6th 2014. The figures …

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Athens: anti-austerity protest as lawmakers vote Budget 2015

Unionists of public and private sector unions GSEE and ADEDY as wells as members and supporters of main opposition left-wing SYRIZA and communist union PAME have gathered outside the Greek Parliament to protest the voting of another austerity budget, i.e. Budget 2015. Police closed the traffic around the area.   …

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Athens: Senior bicyclist vs riot police as he tries to reach home (video)

Saturday night in Exarchia district of Athens, center of clashes between protesters and riot police. A senior bicyclist wants to pass through a riot police squad to reach his home.Police tells him he cannot go for his own protection. But the senior man insists telling police that he is capable …

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Athens highlights: riots & clashes, tear gas & petrol bombs, Dec 6/2014 (videos, picts)

Clashes, tear gas, water cannons, stun grenades, petrol bombs, stones, fires in garbage bins, barricades, damages in shops and some cases of looting, detentions, arrests and injuries… these components set the scenery of the protests on Saturday evening in many Greek cities. Demonstrators gathered to commemorate the 6th anniversary of …

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SYRIZA MP to go on anti-austerity hunger-strike & join the Syrian refugees

Left-wing SYRIZA MP Yiannis Micheloyiannakis will join the Syrian refugees who are on hunger-strike since a week. The reasons Micheloyiannakis stated for his hunger-strike are mainly anti-austerity and have to do with the voting of Budget 2015 in the Greek Parliament tomorrow, Sunday. In a statement Micheloyiannakis criticized the budget …

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Writer Menis Koumantareas found dead in his home; probably victim of a crime

Acclaimed writer Menis Koumantareas was found dead in his home in Kypseli district of Athens. The 83-year-old has been allegedly victim of a crime as his face was bearing bruises and contusions. Greek media report that there were no signs of tampering on the door of Kounantareas apartment located on …

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Incredible threats by Taxi Chairman: Cabbies cooperating with Uber should “be hanged at Syntagma” Square”

Unprecedented! In an apparent outburst of uncontrolled brain cells, the President of Attica Taxi Association (SATA) said that taxi drivers cooperating with Uber “should be hanged at Syntagma Square” for being traitors – “Judas” as he called them characteristically. President Thymios Lymebropoulos uploaded his threats on the Facebook page of …

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Stray.gr: Christmas Bazaar for Attica’s strays, Dec 6-7/2014

This year Santa Claus will be dressed in purple. The color of Stray.gr,  the Non-profit-organization for the Protection and Care of Strays (Stray.gr). Lots of new and used -but in good condition – items, educational activities for the children and lottery will be offered during the annual Christmas Bazaar for …

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UPD Athens: Strong security measures for a “hell” of a weekend, Dec 5-7/2014

A “hell” of a weekend lays ahead in downtown Athens and strong security measures are planned not only for the official visit of the Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, With hunger-striker Nikos Romanos’ health deteriorating, the 6th anniversary of teenager boy Alexis Grigoropoulos by a policeman in 2008 and the …

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Athens: Riot police against people on wheelchairs

International Day for people with disabilities and Greeks on wheelchairs moved to the Finance Ministry in downtown Athens in order to protest austerity measures and benefits cuts and increase in prescription medicine participation, the collapse of the welfare state. But… Hey! Riot police decided that people with disabilities could eventually …

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