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Tsipras Briefed G20-Diplomats on SYRIZA’s Pro-European Stance and Foregin Policy

Government challenger Alexis Tsipras from left-wing SYRIZA invited the ambassadors of G20 most industrialized states in Athens in order to brief them about the party’s pro-European stance, its programme and main objectives in foreign policy. Based on the central party position that the Memorandum of Understanding leads to the destruction of the …

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Athens: HSBC Tested Cash Machines For Drachma

 After Bloomberg currency Exchange Drachma-Test last week, HSBC bank made another test on Monday. The test was performed at the banks ATM machines in Athens. The bank confirmed the news… and I wonder how many Greeks would rush to banks and withdraw leftovers from their savings in bank deposits. HSBC …

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Tear Gas in Thessaloniki, Firemen Protest in Athens

If you think Greeks sit at home and quietly await for the elections, you’re wrong. Here and there people go on the streets, protest and demonstrate, and some even get teargassed. On Wednesday morning, clashes between protesters and police occurred outside the city hall of Thessaloniki when municipality workers gathered …

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EP Pres. Martin Schulz Teaches Greeks The Horror!

“Euro exit could be the beginning of a horror,” the president of the European Parliament Martin Schulz warned the stunned Greeks during an event in Athens and continued in a real morbid mood:”I ask those who think now that a horror end is better than an endless horror to think that exit …

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Troika Won’t Meet Greek Interim Gov’ – It’ll Wait Until New Government Formed

The representatives of  Greece’s lenders from the European Commission, the International Monetary Fund and the European Central Bank, the so-called “Troika” will not visit Athens and meet the Greek interim government. Instead, they will wait until a new government has been formed after the June-17 elections, IMF spokesman David Hawley said in Washington. “We …

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EP President Martin Schulz Postpones Athens Visit

President of European Parliament Martin Schulz postponed his visit to Athens scheduled for Sunday, May 13th 2012. Schulz was to meet Greek president Karolos Papoulias and allegedly political party leaders bringing a ‘kind of message’. Unconfirmed inofrmation claim that Schulz plans to visit Greece a week later. What could possible be …

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German FinMin: “Euro Zone Can Do Without Greece”

Economic pressure is increasing by Greece’s lenders while Greece’s political party leaders pend between forming government and fresh elections. German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble shamelessly states that after two years of Greek crisis, “the euro zone area is enough protected and can do without Greece”, public surveys show that 73% of the Germans wish …

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SKAI TV Journalist Beaten Up in Downtown Athens

Private Skai TV and radio journalist Costantinos Bogdanos was taken to the hospital with hand fracture and some head injuries after being attacked by three unknown perpetrators in downtown Athens. The incident occurred at 1.30 am in Exarchia district of Athens. Speaking to SKAI TV, Bodganos said that he was …

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Greece: Thrilling Gov’ Talks – Live Blogging from Athens

Wednesday afternoon finds Greek politicians at the pick of exploratory talks to form a government after public vote on May 6th failed to elect a clear winner with absolute or even relevant majority.  On Tuesday, leader of second party, left wing  Radical Left Coalition (SYRIZA), Alexis Tsipras received the mandate …

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Athens: Five Men Infected with HIV After Contact With S*x Workers

Five men who had “unsafe” intercourse with HIV-positive street prostitutes were infected with the disease, Greek caretaker health minister Andreas Loverdos revealed on Wednesday. “Five out of one hundred men tested on AIDS at the premises of Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (KEEPNO) were founded positive, ” the minister said, adding that “in private …

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Athens Homeless: Voters of a Lesser God

That’s an interesting report about the homeless in Athens, published by Greek blog PrezaTV short before the elections on May 6th. The report is in so far worth reading, because it demonstrates a weak point of the pre-elections campaign: that not one political party running for the elections contest addresses a permanent …

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12 More Prostitutes Found HIV-Positive in Athens

Thank God there are elections in Greece from time to time. Then some ministers zealously try to make things work an dprove that they have earned the title they got. One of elections 2012 slogan has been ‘sweep downtown Athens’. A bit due to real interest, a bit due to …

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