Post Tagged with: "Greece"

Migration crisis a test for European ideas, politicians, future prospects

September 29, 2015 11:43 am0 comments
Migration crisis a test for European ideas, politicians, future prospects

The leaders of the European Union will discuss the migration crisis during an extraordinary meeting summoned by the European Council President Donald Tusk on Wednesday, September 23. On September 17, he announced the plans to visit the refugee camps in Egypt and Jordan this week before the meeting. The idea […]

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Turkish Stream Project Success Promises Benefits, Profits to many South-Eastern EU States

April 23, 2015 9:00 am0 comments
Turkish Stream Project Success Promises Benefits, Profits to many South-Eastern EU States

Greece is interested in expanding its energy cooperation with Moscow and the construction of an extension pipeline to the Turkish Stream project, said the Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras during his meeting with the President of Russia Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, April 8. According to Mr. Tsipras, the project will attract […]

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Greece Debt Restructuring Required To Recover From Overwhelming Crisis

February 20, 2015 12:43 pm0 comments
Greece Debt Restructuring Required To Recover From Overwhelming Crisis

The talks between the Greek government and the EU authorities over easing Greece’s debt burden in order to recover from recession have stalled during the Eurogroup meeting in Brussels held on Monday, February 16. Earlier, the new government at Athens after the victory of the Coalition of the Radical Left […]

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Greece earn unlikely shot at UFWC title with win over Ivory Coast

June 27, 2014 12:15 am0 comments
Greece earn unlikely shot at UFWC title with win over Ivory Coast

If I could describe the Greek national football teams over the last decade in one word I would probably go with something along the lines of plucky. Modern football teams that are usually considered to be plucky are the likes of Everton, Ghana, Real Sociedad and more recently Crystal Palace […]

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Coasting along the coast in Crete.

June 5, 2014 3:37 pm1 comment
Coasting along the coast in Crete.

Enjoy tranquility, beauty spots, culture and adventure – all on offer in a friendly part of Crete. Our holiday base, Kalyves, is situated just 10 miles from Chania Airport. We booked our trip with the usual criteria in mind: sea, sun, idyllic beaches, fresh food and opportunities to speak pigeon […]

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300: Rise Of An Empire Review

March 25, 2014 10:17 am0 comments
300: Rise Of An Empire Review

I know, I know, you were expecting a GUY to write this review, weren’t you? 300: Rise Of An Empire had big shoes to film. Its older brother 300, within months of its release, was seen as both a mainstream and a cult classic. Beautifully, poetically shot with some notable […]

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City Of The Seven Hills

January 15, 2014 9:12 pm0 comments
City Of The Seven Hills

Plovdiv, Bulgaria: a city I have had the good fortune to visit no less than seven times (at the time of writing). Having a beautiful female friend there to host me obviously helps. Plovdiv itself is Bulgaria’s second city and cultural capital, a juxtaposition of modernity with all the amenities […]

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Will 2014 be Greece’s year?

January 11, 2014 3:44 pm0 comments
Will 2014 be Greece’s year?

The European Commission sparked hope that Greece’s economy would grow by 0.6% in 2014. This is compared with figures for 2012 and 2013, where the economy was still receding by 6.4% and 4% respectively. Will this prospective growth meliorate citizens’ lives at a time of increased unemployment, as well as […]

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