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Dijsselbloem asks EFSF to examine return of €1.2 billion to Greece

Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem has reportedly wrote to European Financial Stability Fund chief Klaus Regling and Euro Working Group chief Thomas Wiser urgently examine the Greek request for return of €1.2 billion, Greek media report on Tuesday. The amount was sent by the FSF by mistake to the temporary rescue …

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Former PASOK Minister to return €230K in SIEMENS bribes

Former Transportation Minister Tasos Mantelis (PASOK) has decided to return the money he is being accused to have received as bribe by SIEMENS in order to receive reduced punishment. According to Greek media, Mantelis has declared to give 450,000 DM (230,000 euro) to public revenues office in order to enjoy favorable …

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Greek FinMin announces launching of five-year bond

After four years in economic isolation, Greek Finance Ministry announced the launching of the five-year bond short after 3 p.m. on Wednesday. Greek media report of a statement issued by the finance ministry and reading: ” The Greek Republic announces today that it mandated international banks for the imminent 5-year …

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Crete: fishermen help whale to return to open sea (video)

A good news for a change. A young whale had apparently lost its orientation and was swimming in swallow waters near Keratokampos bay in Crete. The whale was lucky to come near fishermen from the area. The men tried to help her return to the open sea, while the most …

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The Guardian has a poll on return of Parthenon Marbles: “Are you with George Clooney?”

George Clooney’s recent statement supporting the return of the Parthenon marbles to Greece sparked a debate in Great Britain. The Guardian even started a public opinion survey with the title “Are you with him?” Is George Clooney correct? Should Britain return the Elgin marbles? While promoting his new film Monuments …

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Expelled or not, former Hellenic Postbank CEO handcuffed in Athens

Former CEO of Hellenic Postbank Aggelos Philippidis was arrested on Wednesday morning right upon his arrival in Athens airport. He was immediately handcuffed by Greek policemen and taken to police headquarters and from there to the prosecutor. He will give testimony next Monday. Aggelos Philippidis is to face felony charges …

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FinMin Stournaras: Greece could return to debt markets in 2014

Greece could return to debt markets to test the water in the second half of 2014 if his country returns to growth in the first half of next year and manages a primary surplus, its finance minister said in a German media interview out on Monday. “That would be a …

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Greek steals Dali painting from New York Gallery & returns it by mail

The stealing of a Salavador Dali painting was as ‘surreal’ as the famous painter would have thought. Suspect Phivos Istavrioglou, 29, not only he left his finger prints behind after stashing it in a shopping bag and flew it to Athens, Greece. He returned it to gallery per post.  Security cameras had captured …

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Dallara: Greece could return to markets late 2014, early 2015

Greece could return to the markets at late 2014 – early 2015 according to Charles Dallara, the managing director of the Washington-based bank lobby group, the Institute of International Finance (IIF), speaking on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos. He also said that the market sentiment has …

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Samaras Returns Government Mandate to President

Leader of conservative Nea Dimocratia, Antonis Samaras, returns the mandate to form a coalition government after meeting with three political leaders proved fruitless. “There is no common ground,” Samaras told reporters after he concluded the meetings with potential government partners, just five hours after he was appointed. Samaras said that he called the …

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“Indignant” Greeks Return to Syntagma Sq on Jan 15/12

After months of silence “indignant Greeks” will return to Syntagma and occupy the Square opposite of the Greek Parliament. With the slogan “No, I Won’t Shut UP!” Greeks will take it back to the streets on Sunday, January 15th, 2012 at 6 pm. They will protest the economic and political stalemate in the …

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“Indignant” Greeks Return to Syntagma, June 30

“Indignant” Greeks returned to Syntagma Square and took place in front of the Parliament on Thursday afternoon to protest austerity. People keep flocking despite the violent crack down and the tones of tear gas of Wednesday. Labour unions from private and public sector GESSE and ADEDY have also a planned protest …

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Is the “Euro-Drachma” a solution for Greece?

Is the “Euro-Drachma” a solution for the Greek crisis? No, not, a coin featuring Euro on one side and Drachma on the other side, as an internet user posted in a Greek economic forum. But the  Euro-Drachma would be the currency to be used for the internal trade within Greece, …

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