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Millions Greeks Cry Over the Plight of Deputy PM…

Millions of Greeks were ‘deeply touched and burst into tears” this morning to hear Deputy Prime Minister and PASOk heavy weight, Theodoros Pangalos to declare, he has no money to pay the additional property tax for his 58 real estates. ” I have to pay €7,000 for the extra property …

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Greek Politicians After the Austerity Package II (pcts)

A huge tsunami wave with taxes and income cuts has left Brussels, Frankfurt and Washington and is about to hit Greece. This is the first part of  a series of tsunamis that will keep hitting the Greeks for the next two decades. Sociologists have started already to figure out how the …

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Messolonghi: Locals jeer and boo Justice Minister (video)

Greeks are at the verge of nervous breakdown and do not hesitate to verbally attack government officials -preferably ministers – wherever they meet them. This time, angry lawyers had gathered to ‘welcome’ Justice Minister Xaris Kastanidis in the town of Messolonghi in West Greece.  Kastanidis climbed the long stairs of the local court …

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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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Greece: Monster of Unemployment grows but Political leadership optimist

The monsterof unemployment in Greece is growing and threatens to get out of control. Concellor of private sector labor union GSEE, S. Robolis informed members of the Greek Parliament that unemployment is estimated to reach 22% at the end of 2011 and the number of jobless will reach 1,200,000 people. …

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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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Oh No! Greek Politicians are not corrupted, after all!

Not only super rich and less rich Greeks but also nun deposited  their money in banks outside Greece out of fear of an economic collapse. “I don’t know if we ate the money together, but for sure we helped them ‘escape’ together” said P. Nikoloudis, Chairman of the Commission for Money Laundering …

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We write Greek NEPOTISM in Capitals

We write Greek NEPOTISM in Capitals Nepotism – the favoritism granted to relatives and friends regardless of their merits – has been a common practice in Greece. It has been tolerated by a large percentage of the population for ages, since it provided people with guaranteed income and politicians with …

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