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When it rains, Athens and Piraeus turn into Greek …Venice! (picts, video)

The absolute chaos! Main roads turn into rivers and lakes with floating vehicles and garbage bins.  Homes and shops are flooded, while the fire brigades received more than 300 calls to pump water. It took two to three heavy rain showers to mutate the streets in several suburbs in Athens …

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Municipality & Regional elections: Latest results in Athens, Attica, Piraeus

With 99,88% to 100% of the polling stations  counted, the results for Athens, Attica, Piraeus and Thessaloniki are the following, according to official results of the Greek Interior Ministry via Singular Issue: Attica Region: counted 6,482 out of 6,490 polling stations Rena Dourou SYRIZA     23,80% Yiannis Sgouros PASOK 22,10% Giorgos …

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Nikaia City Council wants the closure of local Golden Dawn office

The city council of Nikaia suburb of Piraeus voted on Wednesday in favor of the shutdown of local Golden Dawn office. The city council issued a resolution with the unanimous condemnation of Golden Dawn as a “criminal gang .” The head of the local GD branch, Giorgos Patelis, was remanded …

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Suspected Golden Dawn supporters attack supporters of Communist KKE

Nine people were taken to the hospital after a group of suspected ultra-right Golden Dawn supporters attacked members of the Communist Party (KKE) as they were putting up posters in Perama, near Piraeus, late on Thursday. According to Greek media, the incident occurred around midnight when a group of some 50 people …

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Piraeus: Charity home for elderly in need of food – Can you help?

Another Greek story of needs, of basic human needs that need to be covered. Agios Panteleimon charity foundation for elderly hosts 44 seniors in Keratsini, a suburb of Piraeus.  Furthermore the charity offers soup kitchen meals to 60 poor locals on a daily basis and supplies with food items some …

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HP-Cosco-Trainose hub deal signed in Athens

Boosting competitiveness, creating thousands of jobs. The hub deal between Hewlett-Packard, Cosco and Trainose brought smiles in the faces of Greek government, the Prime Minister and the Development and Maritime ministers. “The deal between Hewlett-Packard, Cosco and Trainose to use Cosco΄s cargo terminal at the port of Piraeus as a …

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Greece finds horse DNA in frozen meat imports from Romania

Greek Food Control authority (EFET) found horse DNA in two meat samples of frozen meat imported from Romania. According to official statement issued by EFET,  the two samples were found in meat that was imported from Romania with the declaration “Frozen Beef Meat Neck” and “Frozen Beef Meat Topside”. the samples …

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Greece Unlocks Subsidy for Formula One Track in Patras

Greek Ministry of Development unlocked a subsidy of 28.9 million euro for the contruction of a Formula One car racing track in Chalandritsa area of Patras in Western Greece. Total cost of the project is 94.6 million euro and is expected to create more than 500 jobs in a country …

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Queues of Shame & Rage, as Greek Patients Stand in Line to Get Medicine

Hundreds of insured Greeks have been ‘melting’ under the hot summer sun, standing line outside pharmacies in Piraeus in order to get their prescription medicine on credit. Residents of Athens and broader Attica area are seeking the pharmacies of the port city of Piraeus for their life-saving medicine, as Athens Pharmacists …

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Athenians Queue to Get Their Medicine in …Piraeus as Athens Pharmacists Boycott Greece’s Biggest Insurance Fund

Hundreds of distressed Athenians rush to stand line outside the pharmacies of the port city of Piraeus in order to get prescription medicine without having to pay it in advance from their own pockets. Reason for this incredible “population movement” is that the Athens Pharmacists Association continues to boycott the country’s unified …

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Pharmacies Closed in Athens & Piraeus, Apr 5/12

Pharmacies in Athens and Piraeus are closed on Thursday, 5. April 2012, due to protest rally. Greek Pharmacists Association called the owners of 6,000 pharmacies to join the rally outside the building of EOPPY, the National Health Service Agency, in Maroussi suburb of northern Athens. EOPPY was established three months ago as …

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USS Enterprise in Piraeus: Wellcome, American Dollar!

The very first American nuclear powered aircraft carrier “Enterprise” anchored off shore of Palaio Faliro, south of Athens, on Wednesday morning. The USS Entreprise, the longest naval vessel of the world, is on its last deployment after 53 successful years on duty. With more than 4,000 crew members the ship resembles a small …

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Pharmacies in Athens & Piraeus Open During 48h Strike, Mar 8-9/12

The Pharmacists’ Associations in Athens and Piraeus decided not to join the 48-hour strike on March 8-9, 2012. However, they also decided to stop giving prescription medicine on credit to patients insured at certain insurance funds – apparently due to debts. Pharmacies in other parts of Greece will remain closed …

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Athens: Pharmacists Cancel Protest and Hand Out Medicine Free of Charge Again

Finally a good news: Pharmacists in Athens, Piraeus and Achaia  cancel their protest and as of tomorrow Friday, insurers will be able to get prescription medicine free of charge. As of 1.1.12 pharmacists had stopped handing out prescription medicine because of the outstanding debts of the insurance funds to them. …

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