Anti-austerity Syriza storms to historic Greek victory

Election victory puts the country on a collision course with the EU and international creditors Radical left party Syriza swept to power in Greece on Sunday promising to end years of painful austerity policies, in an election victory that puts the country on a collision course with the EU and international creditors. In a result…

Athens bans protests for EU meeting

  Greek police have banned protests in central Athens ahead of a meeting of EU finance ministers in the capital. Demonstrators will be barred from areas including Syntagma Square, the focus of recent anti-austerity protests. EU finance ministers are expected to sign off the next instalment of Greece’s bailout when they meet in the city…

Crisis: thousand more Greeks unregister their cars

– they could no longer afford the tax amounting to several hundred euros for smaller cars, to over 1,000 euros for luxury vehicles –  only 55,000 new registrations logged in the first nine months of 2013, marking the steepest decline in the European Union 24 December, 16:45 Long lines of people were forming in front…

Greece: former Defense minister found guilty of money laundering

  07 October, 13:01   (ANSAmed) – ATHENS, OCTOBER 7 – Judges at the criminal appeals court in Athens have found former Defense Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos guilty of money laundering. His sentence is due to be announced on Tuesday, as Kathimerini online reports. The charges relate to bribes that Tsochatzopoulos accepted in return for agreeing…

Greek crisis has biological health effects / 24% of the Greeks had no hope for the future, a view shared by just 5% of the Swedes.

Young adults in Greece suffer more from stress and mental health problems and are less optimistic about the future than Swedes of the same age. The grave financial problems in Greece have brought on a social crisis that has probably affected people’s health, according to a study from Linköping University. In the study, recently published…

Greece to offer residence permits to foreign investors

19 September, 12:00 (ANSAmed) – ATHENS, SEPTEMBER 19 – Greece’s new favorable regulations on granting residence permits to third-country citizens whose investments are characterized as “strategic” or those who buy property in Greece, the value of which exceeds 250,000 euros, will be presented in Athens next week. As Greek Travel Pages (GTP) website reports, ‘Invest…

Crisis: Greece, May jobless rate climbs to record 27.6%

  08 August, 15:37     (ANSAmed) – ATHENS, AUGUST 8 – Greece’s jobless rate hit a new record high of 27.6% in May, official national data showed on Thursday as the country staggers under austerity linked to its international bailout. Unemployment rose to 27.6% from an upwardly revised 27% reading in April, according to…

Greece arrests German man on suspicion of spying for Turkey

Police say 72-year-old admits photographing military buildings on island of Chios for people he believes are Turkish nationals  Reuters in Athens theguardian.com, Sunday 4 August 2013 12.45 EDT Greek coastguard officers watch over a harbour in Chios. Last Tuesday a boat containing guns and explosives was intercepted close to the island. Photograph: AP A 72-year-old…

Greece approves scheme to fire thousands of public workers

Source: Reuters – Wed, 17 Jul 2013 10:01 PMAuthor: Reuters * Reform bill including job cuts scrapes through parliament * Protesters throng gates of parliament as voted neared * PM announces first major tax cut since crisis began By Renee Maltezou and George Georgiopoulos ATHENS, July 17 (Reuters) – Greece’s shaky coalition government scraped through…

Drinking excessive amounts of cola and eating honey made from the pollen of Rhododendrons can cause unusual syncope (fainting) and symptoms of arrhythmia

Contact: Jacqueline Partarrieu press@escardio.org 33-492-947-756 European Society of Cardiology Cola and honey: Exploring food riddles in rhythm disturbances Athens, Greece, 25 June 2013. Drinking excessive amounts of cola and eating honey made from the pollen of Rhododendrons can cause unusual syncope (fainting) and symptoms of arrhythmia, report two case studies presented as abstracts at the…