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Greece’s Angry Society Suffers a Real Nervous Breakdown (videos)

Greek summer arrived, temperatures rose and revenues fell. Both in the pockets of private individuals and the pockets of the state. If someone adds the onerous austerity measures with tax hikes and income decreases, the blend seems highly explosive and it ends in several incidents with often grotesque dimensions. What is going on …

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Austerity Summer: No Vacation for 6 out of 10 Greeks

“Vacations? Are you kidding me?” Elena answers my question with a question and busts into a loud laughter. The 35-year-old woman works at a supermarket, gets 700 euro cash in the hand at the end of every month.  “I can’t afford to spend one month’s salary in vacations this year” she …

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Euro-Crisis: It’s all Greek to you…

…but it’s Chinese to me! Then for us, Greeks, the idiom “It’s all Greek to me” makes really no sense. However, whether in Chinese or in Greek, the Greek crisis makes no more sense to anybody. The Eurogroup in Luxembroug postponed its decision to release the 5th tranche of 12 billion …

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General Census for Greeks & Foreigners, May 10-24, 2011

A general census for humans living in Greece will take place May 10-24, 2011. An army of 55,000 enumerators will go on the streets, knock on doors and ask questions about age, occupation, education, employment. Furthermore there will be questions about the home,  like energy sources, water, heating, insulation, waste …

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Retired Lawmakers of Greek Parliament claim increases of €80 million

There are times when we are simply speechless…Then it seems that some people have not heard that Greece has been bailout, that we live on borrowed money. And thus these people are former lawmakers, among them possible ex-ministers responsible for the economic crisis! While the majority of Greeks ties further the economic …

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Sueing the IMF for Greeks’ Poor Libido Performance?

More and more of my female friends increasingly complain about the deceasing performance of their husbands and boy friends. These women, whether married, in relationship or singles, they all unanimously blame the economic crisis and the austerity measures for the poor libido performances.  Greek men seem to be exposed more to IMF-stress than …

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Athens: Greeks booed Politicians after the Military Parade (video)

Greeks booed politicians and chanted slogans after the conclusion of the 25th March military parade at Syntagma Square. While the politicians were making statements to television channels, people started to boo them and shout “Thieves!”, Traitors!”, “Shame!” and “Bring Back the Stolen Money!”. The President of the Hellenic Republic, Karolos Papoulias, …

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No radiation in 14 Greeks coming from Japan – GR Food safety measures

Fourteen Greeks, among them a baby, arrived at Athens Eleftherios Venizelos airport Monday morning  from Japan. Conducted tests by Greek scientists showed no evidence of radiation on them. State television NET showed a woman carrying her 3-month old baby on her arms saying that she left as a precaution measure …

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Greek FM: Hot Line for Greeks in Japan – Travel Facilitations

Greek Foreign Ministry has opened a telephone hot line for Greeks residing in Japan. As the situation there is getting more and more alarming, the FM has conferred with airlines companies and has reserved airline tickets to facilitate Greeks who wish to repatriate but are unable to make the necessary …

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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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Crete: Drunken German sailors beat Greek port guards

A German-Greek “clash” took place last night, when German frigates crew members attacked Greek port guards. The incident took place at the port of Heraklion on Crete, when the Greeks asked the papers of the German drunken sailors as they were trying to enter the port. Security measures are high …

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Greeks protest outside ex Prime Minister’s Residence (video)

Some hundreds people gather Thursday afternoon in Athens downtown to protest outside the  residence of former prime minister Costas Simitis. Anagnostopoulou street in noble district of Kolonaki  was clogged by masses of old and young who shouted their frustration about the austerity measures. Lifting umbrellas and walking sticks they shouted slogan like …

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Greece set to evacuate more Greeks & Foreigners from Libya

While the majority of Greek expats has been evacuated from Libya there are still 10 Greeks, 20 Greek Cypriots and38 Europeans  enclosed in the dessert at a construction site. Now they have been instructed to move some 50 km into a nearby town with airport big enough for a C-130 …

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Libyans in Athens protest and call experts to help by-pass Tele-Communications Embargo

Libyans living in Athens will stage a rally to protest the massacre of people by the Muammar Gaddafi regime. The community of Libyans issued a statement expressing their “deep concern and shock” by the  excessive violence against their compatriots. Furthermore they invite “technology experts to help by-pass the Gaddafi embargo on …

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TEL. Hot-Line for Greeks in Libya! Ship sent to evacuate Greeks!

Greece’s Foreign Ministry has issued an urgent press release addressed to the 250 Greeks living in Libya. Greek citizens who want to be evacuated on board of a ship should contact the Greek embassy in Libya. Telephone numbers (0021) 8213336978 and (0021) 8213338563. Alternatively they can call the Crisis Management …

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IMF Approves Greece Bailout – Survival Tips for Greeks!

The International Monetary Fund  approved a three-year, €30 billion  loan to help pull Greece out fromo the bottom of the economic barrel. The IMF loan is part of a €110 billion package that includes conditions requiring Greeks to tighten their  belts, earn less, pay high taxes and buy expensive . FIST AID TIPS …

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Greece: Officially Bankrupt! What people say to EU/IMF bailout

PM Papandreou iin Castelorizo Greece: Officially Bankrupt! Bailout Plea from EU/IMF It took PM George Papandreou several hundred miles to travel to the fringe and picturesque island of Castelorizo, near Turkey, to make the long-expected rescue appeal for the Greek bankrupt economy. Greece admits, it is now officially bankrupt, unable …

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