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EU Health Commissioner in outrage against smoking Greek Health Minister

European Commissioner for Health Vytenis Andriukaitis was outraged at Alternate Health Minister Pavlos Polakis for disregarding legislation banning smoking in public places. Speaking on the sidelines of an event marking World Cancer Day at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center on Athens’s southern coast on Monday, Andriukaitis said that he …

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The Mafia Challenge: Sugar sachets by Greek company trigger outrage in Naples

Mafia stereotypes that insulted a whole city: Marlon Brandon as The Godfather, a pistol and the phrase “Live dangerously in Naples” on sugar sachets produced and distributed by Greek company “Coffeland Ltd” triggered an outrage in Italy and forced the company owner to stop the advertising campaign. The face of …

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Unknown Greek Unionist vs Unknown Soldier: A picture triggers outrage

Relaxed, with a string of worry beads – kompoloi – in his hands, a Greek unionist steps one foot on the Monument of the Unknown Soldier in front of the Greek Palriament. The unionist from powerful GENOP-DEH of workers at Public Power Corporation (DEH) is obviously tired. Together with his …

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UPD Outrage as wealthy SYRIZA minister Antonopoulou receives 12,000 rental allowance

Alternate Labor Minister Rania Antonopoulou is in the middle of a scandal as she has been receiving a rental allowance of 12,000 euros per year. The allowance has been approved in September 2015, ever since she was appointed Minister in the Greek government. This is a normal procedure if the …

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Sheer outrage when kindergarten organizes Body Painting on a Horse!

An weird children activity was offered by a kindergarten in Thessaloniki, North Greece. The kindergarten organized the unprecedented activity, Body Painting on a Horse! The action triggered an outrage, animal lovers lashed out at the kindergarten and accused it of “abusing the horse” , while it was sending wrong messages …

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Public Power Company PPC hires an Artistic Director for its choir… #NoWords

Greece’s Public Power Company hired an artistic director for its choir. It sounds like a bad musical the moment the PPC announced to retrieve retrospectively €735 million euros from electricity consumers as  outstanding debt have reached 2.2 billion euros. In a job opening that run from March 24 to April …

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Greece’s PPC to hire collection agencies to pursue overdue payments

Greece’s Public Power Company (DEH) intends to hire a private collection agency to manage arrears to the public utility, Chairman and CEO Manolis Panagiotakis announced on Wednesday. “They promised us a 10-percent collectability increase,”the PPC CEO told a committee at the Greek Parliament. As expected Panagiotakis’ announcement triggered an outrage …

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Outrageous! US-Embassy in Athens has feral cats “disappeared”

Unbelievable and Outrageous! The US-embassy in Athens got rid of several feral cats living in the embassy compound to unknown destination. The mysterious disappearance of the feral cats occurred some 4 days ago. The news triggered an outrage among animal lovers who started to send e-mails and message condemning the …

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Second case of bullying: the victim stabs 3 classmates

A student at a Nursing School in Athens stabbed three of her classmates on Thursday. The incident occurred during class, when the 22-year-old woman took a kitchen knife from her bag and attacked three other classmates, causing them minor injuries. The three victims, one Greek and two Albanian women, refused …

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UPD Victim of bullying Vaggelis Giakoumakis, 20, found dead

This must have been on of Greece’s most terrible cases of bullying: a student fell victim of the continuous use of violence and intimidation by his fellow students. Beginning of February,  Vaggelis Giakoymakis, 20, went missing, from the dormitory of Dairy School where he was studying in Ioannina, Northern Greece. …

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Amphipolis tomb: Professor claims “the Feet of Caryatids are Greek” and triggers outrage

A Forestry Professor who apparently loves to pseydo-analyses the origins of ancient statues based on podiatric criteria sent an e-mail to the press woman in charge for the communication of the excavations in ancient tomb of Amphipolis; Yes, we have such a position here: press office of Amphipolis tomb excavations…  …

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