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A Disillusioned Greek Voter…

I am tired. In fact, I’m exhausted. And fed up. To hear the same things again and again. EU and IMF urged for one more time Greece for “Reforms” and “Austerity”. Reforms I do not see; Austerity is what I feel on my skin. Day in and day out. And the …

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Greek MP: Rent the Acropolis and Major Archaeological Sites

Conservative Nea Dimokratia MP and former Minister Gerasimos Giakoumatos called the Greek government to lease the Acropolis and the major archaeological sites in order to fill up state registers. Speaking to VIMA FM Giakoumatos said “it is better to rent to private companies the Acropolis than to cut wages and …

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Belgian Policeman Kicks Greek Activist (video)

Un-be-lie-va-ble! A Belgian policeman kicked a handcuffed woman activist sitting down. The incident occurred in EU’s capital Brussels and the woman happened to be a Greek. A member of Spanish “indignados” who had joined the protests outside the bankrupt bank DEXIA.  The police brutality was filmed and the video made …

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Thinking of Buying a Greek 100-Year Bond?…

What an exciting proposal! What a perfect investment! Especially for those Greeks hit by unemployment so that they will never manage to get a pension in their old days. A 100-year Bond is an extraordinary attractive call  for newborns in debt-ridden households. Reuters reported: “Greece may be looking into kicking the can into the …

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Wikileaks: US diplomatic pressures on Greek Politicians

I am so grateful sometimes that I am late on reporting about some issues as other journalists are quicker and sum up what I am kind of lazy to write about. This is the case of the latest Wikileaks diplomatic cables about Greek politicians and the media. American diplomats put pressure …

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Greek Ombudsman: Public Administration Paralyzed

We all swear at the hour we have to contact a public service and fix an issue. We most likely get confronted with a leisurely moving civil servant who has just hung up the phone -a private phone call, it’s understood. A rude woman who pretends to check long lists with numbers. …

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Must Watch LOL-Video! Spanish or Greek Bureaucracy?

Some Greeks are idle enough to think bureaucracy is a lethal plant unique to Greek soil. There is this Spanish video though proving that civil servants of the type “I’m lazy, I hate you and I love it” are everywhere to find -preferably at the north part of the Mediterranean basin. In the south part, civil …

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Don’t Ask the Sky (music video)

This has been an all times Greek classic. “Min ton rotas ton oyrano” – Don’t ask the sky. It was composed by Manos Hatzidakis 1959 for the film  “To nisi ton gennaion” (The island of the Brave) about the battle of Crete during the Nazi occupation. Originally it was sung …

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Greek Atomic Energy Agency: Instructions for Greek ships/shipping companies in Japan

The Greek branch of International Atomic Energy Agency has issued a list of precautions for Greek shipping companies and crews of Greek vessels at ports, off shore or near Japan.  The EEAE considers the nuclear situation in Japan as ‘worsening’. “Given the state state of emergency following the accident at …

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Social Care Service at Home only for Greek seniors with jobless relatives (?)

Are you kidding me? I have been reading this article on Greek daily Ethnos reporting that the social care “Help at Home” for seniors will be provided only for seniors with jobless relatives. The program originally carried out through European Union funds currently takes care of more than 90,000 Greek seniors. However …

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Greek student in Japan recounts her earthquake experience

Greek news portal cosmo.gr contacted Greek student Christina Anagnostopoulou, 25, student at the University of Tokyo. Anagnostopoulou was interviewed via Skype and described her experience from the 8,8 earthquake that shattered Japan and shocked the world. Cosmo.gr talked toAnagnostopoulou at 10:30 am Greek time/ 05:30 pm in Japan. While they were talking aftershocks were occurring …

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Greek TV crew narrowly escaped death in Libya – Bombed by Air Force

Three members of the Greek state television NET narrowly escaped death when the Libyan Air Force started bombing the area of Ras Lanuf. Middle East correspondent Panos Charitos, Petros Papaconstantinou, cameraman Thanassis Argyrakis and two Libyan local staff were covering the developments near the town of Brega. “The moment the cameraman …

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Moody Moody’s downgrades Greece’s capital, Athens, as well

No, it’s not a joke! It’s bitter serious!  Rating agency Moody’s is very moody recently and downgrades whatever “Greek” crosses its way. So, beware to avoid a Moody and its small Moody’s, should you see one on the streets. Moody Moody’s will downgrade you personally by 3 notches and define …

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Moody’s: Losses of a possible Greece’s Default at 50%

One day after Moody’s downgrade by 3 nothes, Sarah Carlson, analyst at Moody’s Investors Services said that the losses of a possible default will be around 50% for creditors. Speaking to Greek economic portal Capital, Carlson said that “any estimation of losses in the event of a default would be speculative”. …

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Moody’s downgrades Greece on beginning of Lent-What a great sense of humor!

The guys working at the rating agency Moody’s must have an extra ordinary sense of humor. On the Greek Orthodox Holiday “Clean Monday” marking the beginning of the Lent and the fasting before Eastern,  the Moody’s decided to enforce believers or not to go into a strict diet on the perspective of …

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Greek banker arrested in Credit Suisse off-shore case

A senior private banker at Credit Suisse has been arrested in the United States in connection with a federal investigation into the Swiss bank’s work with questionable offshore accounts, two people briefed on the matter said on Monday. The banker, Christos Bagios, was arrested in New York and transferred to …

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