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“Death Penalty” For Cancer Patients in Greece as Health Care Collapses

Cancer patients have reached the point of not being able to take their medication because they have no money to buy them as pharmacists protest the national health care organisation EOPYY and do not give prescription medicine on credit. At the same time hospitals postpone cancer surgeries due to retention of physicians. The huge …

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Sikiaridio Foundation for 250 Children with Special Needs Closes Down Due to Lack of State Funding

This is one of the cases of social groups living in Greece without the support of a strong lobby: seniors, poor, children with special needs. They suffer from the strict austerity and ‘die hard’ kicked out to the streets as foundations suffer from lack of funding and financial support from …

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Greece to Use Water Instead of Teargas Against Rioters

“Tear gas has exhausted its effectiveness, we’re thinking to use water against rioters,” Greek Minister of Citizen protection Nikos Dendias said on Wednesday. Speaking to Real FM, Dendias described the use of water as an “attempt by the Greek police to focus on more modern ways.” As the autumn is expected to …

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Athens: Green Light for Low-Emisions Cars in City Centre as of Sept 3/2012

I think that’s the only measure I agree with: only eco-friendly, low-emisions cars will be allowed to drive through downtown Athens at any day of the week. The measure comes into effect, today, September 3rd 2012, in an effort to have residents of the Greek capital and the broader Attica …

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Greek Prosecutors in Action: Staging Protests Over Wages Cuts

Greek prosecutors will go in action and launch a series of protests as the governments plans wages cuts also in the so-called “special payrolls”. The Governing Council of the Association of Prosecutors in Greece, held an emergency meeting on Sunday and decided to stage dynamic actions to protest the upcoming wages …

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Euro-Group Head JC Juncker Enjoyed Austerity Dinner in Athens

It came as expected: The dinner hosted by Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras to honour head of Euro group Jean-Claude Juncker. An austerity dinner in a country short before it goes bust. A real low-calories, spartan dinner with boiled vegetables and fish.  A light dinner  at the Acropolis Museum with view at …

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Racist Attacks Increase: Iraqi Stabbed to Death in Athens

A 19-year-old Iraqi immigrant died in the hospital after he was stabbed with knives by five unknown assailants riding on motorcycles. The attack took place late Saturday night in the centre of Athens. The assailants had earlier targeted two other foreigners, one from Romania and one from Morocco who managed to escape. Greek …

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Eurogroup Meeting on Greece & Spain on Sept 3rd, 2012

The Eurogroup is to hold an extraordinary meeting to discuss Greece and Spain on September 3rd, 2012, Italian news agency ANSA reported citing EU officials who spoke on conditions of anonymity. This is a new meeting announcement but the topics of Spain and Greece are unsurprising as these are the two …

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US-Treasury Ass. Secretary Collyns Met Greek Finance Minister Stournaras in Athens

 US-Treasury’s Assistant Secretary for International Finance Charles Collyns had a meeting with Greek Finance Minister Yiannis Stournaras in Athens on Wednesday morning. According to Greek media, Charles Collyns expressed the support of US-Finance Secretary Tomothy Geithner to Greece and his confidence to Greek efforts. Furthermore Collyns expressed the concerns of …

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EC-President Barroso To Visit Athens For Talks with Greek PM Samaras

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso is due in Athens on Thursday, July 26th, 2012 for talks with Prime Minister Antonis Samaras. It will be Barroso’s first visit to Greece after three years and two bailouts. Last visit of Barroso to Athens was in 2009, when he attended the inauguration of …

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Troika Inspection of Greece Starts on the Anniversary of “Democracy Restoration”

Somebody must have had a promiscuous sense of humour to send the Greece’s lenders, the so-called “Troika”, to Athens today. On the 38th Anniversary of the “Restoration of Democracy” that marks the end of the military dictatorship in Greece, on 24th July 1974.  Who arranged this arrival on such day? Christine Lagarde? Jose …

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