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Greeks lost confidence in their political system – No wonder….

Greece’s political system has undermined itself in the last years as the economic crisis brought on the surface all chronic diseases of a ststem that had an expiration date.  Ideologies have been abolished in a society that used to be highly politicized. Whether socialist (PASOK) or left-wings (SYRIZA) parties, they …

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Survey: 3 in 10 Greeks cannot afford heating or hot water

Residents in several underprivileged suburbs of Athens and Piraeus have seen their economic situation to have dramatically deteriorate and consequently also their living standards. According to a survey conducted by the Greek Ombudsman: one in five residents seeks soup kitchens and social groceries in order to get food. Three in …

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Greece’s media news and real life news

I have been quite quiet lately, as reporter, as blogger, as a human being… It is not that I have nothing to say, it is not that nothing important is happening in Greece and the Greek society.  But it is the same thing happening in Greece and to the Greek …

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Greeks get more and more frustrated and aggressive

In the sixth year of recession, Greeks are frustrated. Very frustrated, indeed. And angry. Very angry. They can’t stand anymore the permanent pressure by a state and its lenders that demand more and more and even more and give less and less instead. Greeks are galled about the constantly increasing …

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Survey: 1:4 Greeks Would Hurl Eggs anf Yogurt Against Politicians

 Uncertainty and fear for the future, continuous hikes and taxes, unemployment and  wage cuts, arm the citizens’ hands who are ready to ‘explode’ against the politicians at the first opportunity. Reactions such as attacks with eggs and yogurt, and even the use of force against the politicians are considered by many as “effective practices”. The …

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Shock in Athens: People Find Food in Garbage Bins (video)

Fish eggs, rotten vegetables, cracked eggs, expired dairy products, a loaf of old bread… They pick everything they think they can eat from the big garbage bins standing outside super-markets and restaurants. They set aside their dignity and dig deep in the stinking bins to secure something to eat. A …

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Greek Boil, With or Without “Haircut”

“They put our feet in one single shoe” shouts the old lady as she enters slowly a bakery shop in a middle class suburb of Athens. She stands half-at the doorway and  sends a smile to the bakery woman; she shouts over my head “I can’t buy anything today, I’ve …

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