Category: GREECE

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Government braces for talks on pension reform

chris1 - Jan 03, 2016

The first week of the year will be a taxing one for Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his government, which…

GREECE
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Greek-Australian travel agent sentenced to prison

ilias1 - Jan 03, 2016

Greek-Australian travel agent Alexandra Kamitsis was sentenced to three years and 11 months in prison this week for fraud, after…

GREECE
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Chinese artist Ai Weiwei to create refugee memorial on Lesbos

ilias1 - Jan 03, 2016

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has announced plans to build a memorial on the Greek island of Lesbos to highlight the…

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Stournaras: Greece cannot deal with another crisis with the lenders

ilias1 - Jan 03, 2016

Bank of Greece governor Yannis Stournaras gave a warning about the risk of Greece failing to reach an agreement with…

GREECE
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Severe weather as travelers return back home

ilias1 - Jan 03, 2016

Travelers returning from their Christmas holiday will face rain and snow, according to Hellenic National Meteorological Service. Forecasters warn citizens…

FINANCE
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Greek savers still wary of PM after 2015 financial tumult

chris1 - Jan 03, 2016

Data released from Greece’s central bank this week showed that deposit outflows continued in November for a second consecutive month,…

GREECE
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Syrian refugee dies after landing on Lesvos shore

chris1 - Jan 03, 2016

A 60-year-old Syrian woman died on Saturday after reaching the Greek island of Levsos on a boat from Turkey. According…

GREECE
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Elderly dementia patient arrested for sister’s murder

chris1 - Jan 03, 2016

Police on Saturday arrested a 77-year-old man in connection with the murder of his 88-year-old sister, who died in the…

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Strong showers, storms forecast on Sunday and Monday

chris1 - Jan 03, 2016

The Hellenic National Meteorological Service (HNMS) on Saturday forecast downpours and storms for most parts of the country on Sunday,…

FINANCE
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Greek retail sales fall 2.5 pct year on year in October

ilias1 - Jan 02, 2016

Greek retail sales by volume fell 2.5 percent in October compared to the same month a year ago, led lower…

FINANCE
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Municipalities of Gortyna, Salamina declare bankruptcy

ilias1 - Jan 02, 2016

The Municipality of Gortyna in the Cretan prefecture of Iraklio has declared bankruptcy and is to enter a “reform program”…

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Italian defender Mesto joins Panathinaikos

Sokratis - Jan 02, 2016

Italian defender Giandomenico Mesto, who was a free agent, has signed a one-and-a-half year contract with Panathinaikos, the Greek Super…

FINANCE
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Over 45,000 to be recruited into the public sector in 2016

ilias1 - Jan 02, 2016

A total of 45,737 people will be recruited into the public sector in 2016, with 21,161 being recruited into permanent…

GREECE
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European populism poised for troubling second wave

ilias1 - Jan 02, 2016

Populism used to be a marginal phenomenon in Europe, but it is now going mainstream. Southern Europe’s high debts and…

FINANCE
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Final draft of pension system reform will be ready on Monday

ilias1 - Jan 02, 2016

The final draft of the critical pension system reform will be submitted to the institutions on Monday and is later…

GREECE
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Socrates’ Trial and Subsequent Death Penalty Were Legally Just

Sokratis - Jan 02, 2016

Over the centuries, historians have presented the trial of Socrates as a parody of that time, claiming that the Athenian…

GREECE
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Kammenos: I will support Tsipras until the end

Sokratis - Jan 02, 2016

“We might have ideological differences, but he is an honest politician,” Mr. Kammenos said The president of Independent Greeks Panos…

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Muslim mayor complains about Santa Claus in schools

Sokratis - Jan 02, 2016

“We express our opposition to such initiatives, because they insult our religion,” the mayor said Muslim mayor Tzemil Kapza complained…

GREECE
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Chinese artist Ai Weiwei sets up studio on Lesvos to highlight plight of refugees

Sokratis - Jan 02, 2016

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has set up a studio on the Greek island of Lesbos to highlight the plight of…

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Asclepius Sanctuary on Acropolis Slope to be Restored

Sokratis - Jan 02, 2016

The Asclepieion also known as the Asclepius sanctuary, which sits at the southern slope of Acropolis was unknown until a…