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27/02/14
« on: Thursday, 27 February, 2014 @ 00:23:22 »
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Parliamentary speaker Evangelos Meimarakis has asked for more information about how the House spent almost 17,000 euros on coffee, bottled water and cookies between the end of October and the beginning of January.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_26/02/2014_537747

8,500€ / month for water, coffee and cookies  :dunno:

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Re: 27/02/14
« Reply #1 on: Thursday, 27 February, 2014 @ 00:27:20 »
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Greek destinations are expected to see bookings by German travelers up by 52 percent this summer, compared with the same period in 2013, according to a recent report by GfK market research group.

Similar are the findings of German newspaper Die Welt.

Die Welt even commented that due to high demand, tourists that are planning to holiday in Greece “need to hurry and find a bed.”
http://news.gtp.gr/2014/02/26/report-greece-to-see-massive-increase-in-german-visitor-numbers-this-year/

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Re: 27/02/14
« Reply #2 on: Thursday, 27 February, 2014 @ 00:38:55 »
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MEPs vote to criminalise buying sex
European parliament backs the 'Nordic model' of prostitution, which legalises the selling of sex but criminalises buying it
http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/feb/26/meps-vote-criminalise-buying-sex-european-parliament

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Re: 27/02/14
« Reply #3 on: Thursday, 27 February, 2014 @ 00:41:54 »
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Greek shipping tycoons threaten to set sail over tax privileges
Austerity-hit government has called an end to preferential tax treatment for industry built by tycoons including Aristotle Onassis
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/26/greek-shipping-tycoons-set-sail-tax-privileges-austerity

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Re: 27/02/14
« Reply #4 on: Thursday, 27 February, 2014 @ 00:44:56 »
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A former soldier has been jailed for 18 weeks after he savagely kicked an injured cat to death in the middle of the street.

Anthony Delaney, 30, was captured on CCTV footage kicking the animal, booting it in the air and then attacking it again as it laid defenceless against a wall.

He'd probably get a longer sentence in Greece.

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Re: 27/02/14
« Reply #5 on: Thursday, 27 February, 2014 @ 16:56:17 »
Zakynthos coast guard in action yesterday evening, transferring an infant in need of urgent hospitalisation from Zakynthos Town to Kyllini.

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Re: 27/02/14
« Reply #6 on: Thursday, 27 February, 2014 @ 17:01:31 »
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RYANAIR will sell €10 flights to the US when it finally manages to get the long-haul aircraft needed, airline chief Michael O'Leary has said.

The airline has a business plan ready for launching transatlantic flights but admits it will be several years before it can get the planes needed.

Ryanair would offer €10 flights to Boston and New York and US$10 (€7.30) seats back to Europe.

However, passengers would pay extra for everything from meals to baggage.

The flights would not operate from Dublin but would fly from 12-14 major European cities to 12-14 major US destinations and a full service would begin within six months of Ryanair getting the aircraft to do so

"We can make money on 99 cent fares in Europe – not every seat will be €10 of course."
http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/flights-to-us-will-cost-just-10-on-ryanair-oleary-30041838.html


Which is pretty much what O'Leary said back in November, 2008:

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Budget airline Ryanair is to offer flights to the US for eight pounds, by buying planes from struggling rivals.

"Economy class will be very cheap, around 10 euros, but our business class will be very expensive," he said in a newspaper interview.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/7705169.stm

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Re: 27/02/14
« Reply #7 on: Thursday, 27 February, 2014 @ 17:15:14 »
The Elevtherios Venizelos, one of the cruise ships sent to Argostoli to accomodate people after the 'quakes, will be withdrawing from Kef tomorrow. Hopefully that's a sign that the big 'quakes are believed to be over, although there have been various reports that many people from Lixouri area preferred to sleep in their cars (perhaps to guard their dwellings) and that some people not in need of emergency accommodation were using the facilities. The Greek Navy ship will remain for an indefinite period.


Heard the old City Hall building in Argostoli was broken in to Tuesday evening and various small items stolen. Some claims that the thieves were looking to steal money intended for 'quake victims.

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Re: 27/02/14
« Reply #8 on: Thursday, 27 February, 2014 @ 17:18:39 »
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"Greek state may get 150 bln euros from hydrocarbon deposits"

There is strong evidence of significant hydrocarbon deposits in Western Greece, Epirus and the Ionian Sea, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras said on Wednesday, after chairing a meeting at the environment, energy and climate change ministry. Based on estimates, their exploitation may generate to 150 billion euros in revenues for the Greek state in the next 25-30 years, the premier said.
http://www.hri.org/news/greek/apeen/2014/14-02-27.apeen.html

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Re: 27/02/14
« Reply #9 on: Thursday, 27 February, 2014 @ 17:42:07 »
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GCHQ intercepted webcam images of millions of Yahoo users worldwide
• Optic Nerve program collected Yahoo webcam images in bulk
• 1.8m users targeted by UK agency in six-month period alone
• Yahoo: 'A whole new level of violation of our users' privacy'
• Material included large quantity of sexually explicit images
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/27/gchq-nsa-webcam-images-internet-yahoo


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David Cameron's migration pledge 'in tatters', as figures reveal net immigration of 200,000
Figure up by 58,000 on the previous year

Net annual immigration to Britain leaped to more than 200,000, dealing a severe blow to David Cameron’s promise to cut it to “tens of thousands” by the time of next year’s general election.

Downing Street today insisted the Prime Minister remained committed to the target.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/david-camerons-migration-pledge-in-tatters-as-figures-reveal-net-immigration-of-200000-9157334.html