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Huffington Post Greece edition launched with “Opa!” ?

Famous Huffington Post launched its Greek edition on Thursday as a latest step of the company’s blobal expansion strategy. The offices of Huffington Post Greece are based in Athens, Editorial Director is Sophia Papaioannou,  Nikos Agouros as Editor-in-chief and a team of some ten journalists. HuffPost Greece came into realization …

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Athens: Two injured as riot police locks out university students (picts, video)

Two students were injured Thursday morning when riot police forces moved to hinder protesting students from entering the Law University in downtown Athens. According to media and websites, police used teargas and violence. One student was injured in the head, the other has injuries in the head, the face and …

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500 high schools in occupation: students and parents … detained!

A wave of occupations by protesting students across the country has called in prosecutors and police in schoolyards. At the same time, Greek media report of detentions of students and even their parents, of preventive detentions for no actual reason and an incident of police violence against a high school …

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Athens: Loukanikos, the famous riot dog, passed away

Loukanikos, the famous riot dog of Athens has apparently passed away. According to newspaper Avgi Online, the famous four-legged passed away already last May. He was a little over ten years old. Loukanikos became famous and gains admirers all over the world when he ‘led’ the anti-austerity protests in Athens. …

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Caught red-handed: Riot Policeman hits protesting Cleaner on the head (video)

The leadership of Greek police ordered an internal investigation against a riot policeman who hit a protesting cleaner on the head. Caught red-handed on a video, the footage shows an arm to be raised behind a shield and to hit cleaner Fotini Nikitara on the head. For no reason. At …

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Protesters hang bras and briefs outside the Greek Parliament

Open-air market vendors hung bras and briefs outside the Greek Parliament on Monday morning to protest a series of so-called “reforms” that will “economically destroy 50,000 families” as they claim. symbolic protest based on the Greek phrase “mas piran ta sovraka” (“they deprived us of our briefs” )meaning “they stole …

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Greeks launched 20,120 protests in four years of IMF loan agreements

Loans agreements, harsh austerity measures, income and pension cuts and elimination of labor rights sent Greeks 20,120 times to the streets since 2010, when the country sought the “rescue” through the International Monetary Fund. According to the data given to the Greek Palriament by Minister of Citizen Protection and Public …

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What Merkel didn’t see in Athens…

German Chancellor had certainly a very heavy schedule today in Athens. She rushed from entrepreneurs’ forum to businessmen’ meeting, from tet-a-tet meeting with Greek Prime Minister to a joint press conference in front of Greek and international media. Her visit to Acropolis was kind of spoiled due to the rain …

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Merkel in Athens: “I came to take a look into the future”

“I came here to take a look into the future and talk with new people with new ideas,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel said during a joint press conference with Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, right upon her arrival in Athens. I have to apologize right away, though. It was not …

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Athens: protest concluded, metro opened, Apr 9/2014

The impact of Greece’s much anticipated and much reported return to the international markets has been already felt! Hardly a news website claimed that the book for offers has been opened, the metro station <Syntagma> was opened again for the public. I don’t know if it was coincidence that the …

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Police bans protests and gatherings in downtown Athens / Apr 1-2/2014

General director of Attica Police banned gatherings and protests in downtown Athens on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 1st and 2nd 2014, due to the informal Eurogroup meeting and Ecofin in Zappeio. Invoking the presence of important political figures and senior officials, Greek police bans any protest and demonstrations 1. April …

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Athens: 4 protesters injured as Troika representatives try to leave ministry

It was at least one water bottle that hit the glass window of the IMF representative in Greece Poul Thomsen. The Troika convoy was leaving the ministry of administrative reform in downtown Athens amid the tight seize of protesters angry about the upcoming lay-offs in public service. While the Troikas …

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In other Greek news: let’s talk about debts and troubles…

In other Greek news: The Troikans Poul Thomsen (IMF) and Matthias Morse (EU) had to leave the building of the Greek Finance Ministry from a back door. Cleaning personnel on “mobility scheme” and Development Ministry personnel protesting the dismissal of their colleagues had blocked the main entrance of the ministry …

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Greece is boiling… with empty pockets

I am not going to talk about  the masses of municipality workers and policemen, civil servants, teachers and school guards who take to the streets every day protesting the upcoming lay-offs in the Greek public sector. I am going to talk about my friend Markos and my friend Giota. Two people …

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