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Greece bans obese tourists from riding donkeys on Santorini

Greece has banned obese tourists from riding donkeys after animal rights campaigners said the creatures were being left with spinal injuries and open wounds. The Greek Ministry of Rural Development has reportedly published a new set of regulations with regards to donkeys’ well-being, but the situation has still a long …

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Folli Follie “cooked books” for ten years, says prosecutor

A prosecutor in Athens referred to indications of fraud in the balance sheets of 18 Folli Follie subsidiaries dating back to 2007, in requesting the freezing of bank accounts and safe deposit boxes belonging to the embattled company’s principal owners, the Koutsolioutsos family, and board members. According to naftemporiki, economic …

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Official dinner for Steinmeier with War Reparations on the Greek menu

Greece’s war reparation demands from Germany are “legally active and judicially enforceable,” President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos said in his address at the official dinner held in honor of visiting German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and his wife Elke Budenbender. Pavlopoulos said that Greece’s demands were not unilateral or …

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Steinmeier in Athens to hear about War Reparations even if Berlin rejects claims

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier arrived in Athens on Wednesday with his luggage full of  nicely ironed and folded “Neins.” Steinmeier is considered to be a friend of Greece but when it comes to WWII reparations by the Nazis Berlin has a clear and steady position. Hours before the German president …

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Kammenos proposes to US “alternative Agreement with FYROM”

Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos and Tsipras’ junior coalition partner Panos Kammenos proposed an alternative agreement with FYROM free of the Macedonia name issue. The leader of Independent Greeks (ANEL) is a fierce opponent of the Prespes Agreement. During a meeting with Assistant Secretary of State Wess Mitchell in Washington …

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12-year-old refugee girl in hospital after self-harm with sharp object

A 12-year-old refugee girl was transferred to a hospital in Thessaloniki, Northern Greece on Tuesday noon. She girl had suffered injuries she caused to herself with a sharp object while in the reception center where she has been living with her family. The refugee girl from Iran was living in …

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Ex ECB vice Constancio admits “policy mistakes” in Greece’s austerity program

Another one of those leading accountants who turned ‘economists’ and  who destroyed Greeks and show remorse after they left office: Vitor Constancio, the Portuguese economist who served as the vice president of the European Central Bank from 2010 to May 2018. After he left office in May and found time …

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CSU chief Seehofer : “Bavarians ruled Greece, better it was not temporary”

It was supposed to be a joke from man to man, from a Bavarian arch-conservative to his like-minded compatriots. One of these brusque and disdainful jokes cracker-barrel men in traditional green tracht garments exchange over a half-liter beer at their regular’s Thursday pub table in a remote mountain village. But …

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IMF revises upwards its growth estimations for Greece

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has revised its growth projections for Greece in 2019. The IMF is more optimistic about  the growth pace and estimates upwards to 2.4%, from 1.8% in its April projections. It keeps unchanged its estimation for 2018 at 2%. This forecast is revised upwards by + …

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Greece could be US gateway to Balkans, Middle East, says MoD Kammenos

“Greece could become the United States’ gateway to the Balkans and the Middle East,” Defense Minister Panos Kammenos said  at the opening of Greece’s pavilion at the international defense systems exhibition AUSA 2018, in Washington DC. “Greece is exiting the crisis and can become a gateway for the United States …

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Kremlin confirms Greek PM Tsipras to visit Russia in December

The Kremlin confirmed media reports about the upcoming visit of Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to Moscow.  The visit takes place after bilateral relations soured and both countries expelled diplomats, when Greece accused Russian diplomats of  meddling into the country’s domestic affairs and acting against the national security. The Russian …

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Fitch upgrades long-term Issue Default Ratings despite pressure on Greek banks

Fitch ratings agency upgraded the long-term issuer default issuer ratings for the four systemic banks of Greece despite the fact that they have come under strong pressure since last week. At the same time, a unit of the Fitch group warns of the risks if the Greek government implements an …

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Populist Alliance has EU leadership paralyzed in its Brussels bubble

Italy’s far-right Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini and French populist Marie LePen met in Rome on Monday to seal a unholy alliance: they declared that they are the anti-establishment movement within the European Union. Salvini slammed the European Union for budget restrictions and austerity, the migration crisis as well as …

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Air raid sirens drill across Greece on Tuesday, Oct 9

Air raid sirens will sound across Greece on Tuesday, October 9th 2018. In a statement The Greek Police reassures citizens that there is no reason of concern and explains the drill as follows: The sirens will sound: at 11:00 a.m. for 60 seconds with interrupting sound of different volume. at …

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Migrants camp outside police station in Thessaloniki hoping for arrest (video)

Dozens of migrants from Iraq and Iran have been camping on the main square of Thessaloniki  and outside the police station awaiting to be arrested. Once arrested, the police  can give them the necessary documents so that they can apply for asylum, many of them told local media. Families with …

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Big fat Greek wedding for Maria Menounos & Keven Undergaro (picts, video)

Maria Menounos could not but have a big fat Greek wedding. In her father’s birth place Akovos, Maria and her husband Keven Undergaro sealed their holy bond in a Greek Orthodox wedding ceremony on Saturday afternoon. “I wanted the religious wedding to take place here in order to honor Greece,” …

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Labor conditions in Greece worsened for 90% of private sector employees

Nine in ten employees in the private sector in Greece faced worsening labor conditions in the years of the debt crisis, according to a survey carried out for the General Confederation of Greek Workers (GSEE) on the occasion of the 100th-year anniversary of its founding. The 90 percent of respondents …

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