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  • Court recognises female genital mutilation as grounds for asylum   1 week 17 hours ago

    There are many countries between Kenya and Greece and she could have fled to any of them if she were truly an asylum-seeker.
    In fact, she is an economic migrant who entered Greece for an entirely different reason and should not be allowed to stay.
    Now every single person from countries which practice female genital mutilation will be seeking asylum in Europe.

  • Measuring millimetres in the Greek police   1 week 17 hours ago

    Young man, try a different career!
    There might be a good reason why your measurements don't add up!
    As the old folks say "All obstacles are there for a reason"!

  • Erdogan's rhetoric raises diplomatic tensions   1 week 17 hours ago

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    But with Turkey being a NATO member and sharing borders with Iran, Iraq and Syria, analysts say Ankara remains an important U.S. ally.

    How much longer will the U.S. keep excusing Turkey's behaviour because of this perception that Ankara is strategically important?
    Turkey needs the U.S. far more that the U.S. needs Turkey and the Americans should be turning the screws to let them know that.
    Enough with their rhetoric, enough with their Islamisation, enough with the breakdown of democracy and much more than enough with the continued military presence in Cyprus!

  • Samaras proposes joint navy warship patrols with Chinese   2 weeks 2 days ago

    Joint naval operations between Greece and... China?
    Has Samaras ever taken geography lessons? Does he have any idea how far away China lies from Greek shores?
    Where does he envision these "joint operations" to take place, off the coast of Rhodes or off the coast of Taiwan?

  • Greek workers face arrest for being on strike   2 weeks 2 days ago

    all of greeks take their moneys out of greece anyway the foreigners will do better in greece then greeks .enjoy the pain all greeks deserve it they are the ones tyhat made the mess.

  • Ex-Thessaloniki mayor's jail term for embezzlement lightened   2 weeks 3 days ago

    That's great news! Now he's on schedule to being a free man in a couple of years.

    Greece is such a great country to live in. Even the laws take in to account the well-being of criminals and try to make sure that they (the crooks) don't get too inconvenienced and have plenty of time to spend and enjoy all the money they have embezzled!!

    Don't worry. Ordinary folks will once again tuck their heads down, work the asses off and barely make ends meet. All so they can pay the heavy taxes that the occassional governments need so that politicians like Papageorgopoulos can enjoy a comfortable life embezzling public money. He was a loyal party man after all... So what if he put in his pocket a couple-a-hundred million euros?

    Καημένη Ελλάδα....

  • Greek workers face arrest for being on strike   2 weeks 3 days ago

    Greek workers face arrest for going on strike whilst the Greek government is selling off the country at the "request" of foreigners???
    The wrong people will be going to jail here!

  • Greek far-right Golden Dawn's spokesman jailed awaiting trial   2 weeks 6 days ago

    As much as I dislike this individual, I cannot help but to feel that this entire legal persecution of the Golden Dawn is politically motivated by the same politicians who have led Greece into the worst period of her history since the German occupation.

  • Greek driver gets higher sentence in UK teen death   3 weeks 8 hours ago

    It seems to me that going through a whole appeal just to tack on an additional five years in this particular case is unusual and probably the result of pressure upon Greece by the British.
    So, to recap:
    1.A working lad responds violently to an unruly gang of four teenagers - who are taunting him, shooting him with lasers and causing damage to vehicles - and gets 16 years in jail.
    2.A street thug - who without provocation punches and kills a retarded man in broad daylight - gets 4 years.

    The difference: the first culprit is Greek, the second one is British.

  • Ordinary Americans outnumber foreigners in NSA spy sweep   3 weeks 3 days ago

    One single, solitary incident - which occurred a dozen years ago - does not justify the existence of such an organisation which tramples underfoot the constitution of the US and basic human rights.
    While the American government can make a case for the existence of the CIA, it cannot make one for the existence of the National Security Agency - paid for by the very people whose rights it wantonly violates.
    Away with them!

  • Is Europe's troubled union really ready to change?   3 weeks 5 days ago

    The EU has integrated only where it suits the larger states.

    It has failed to:
    *Provide for the smaller states to share in its prosperity
    *Provide safeguards (e.g. guarantee borders) to its member states
    *Protect its borders from illegal immigration
    *Allow for North-South cultural and economic differences

    It has succeeded in:
    *Turning all Europe into a market for German products
    *Creating a fiscal policy that suits only certain states
    *Enforcing western "values" on all

    If change does not come, dissolution is the next best alternative.

  • Karagounis bows out   4 weeks 1 day ago

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    Thanks for the memories!

    I would venture to say 'some of the memories'. Some of them we can do without. i.e. diving whenever touched.

    The memory we'll all cherish is the goal at the Euro 2004 opening game against Portugal.

  • Karagounis bows out   4 weeks 1 day ago

    Thanks for the memories!
    You'll be missed.

  • Greece advances after late penalty at World Cup   5 weeks 1 day ago

    Bravo to the National Team of Greece for advancing into the knockout stage of the World Cup!

  • N17 convict asks to serve rest of sentence at home   5 weeks 2 days ago

    @Pnyx
    Funny! (Or is it tragic?) You certainly hit the nail on the head!

  • N17 convict asks to serve rest of sentence at home   5 weeks 2 days ago

    He'll also need butler and a maid.

  • N17 convict asks to serve rest of sentence at home   5 weeks 6 days ago

    Greece: The land of "μπάστε σκύλοι αλέστε" (loosely 'free for all' - a chaotic situation resembling a free-for-all especially in lacking rules or structure)

  • Greece could have beaten Japan but for red card: Santos   5 weeks 6 days ago

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    Greece could have beaten Japan but for red card: Santos

    Α, ναι; Ε, τότε αν η γιαγιά μου είχε αρχίδια θα ήταν παππούς μου!!!
    Τι λέει ο άσχετος Σάντος! Τώρα θέλει να τη βγεί και λάδι.

    What a waste. Just took the momentum that followed Rehhagel and the 2004 triumph and squandered everything. Crawl back to your hole Mr. Santos. When it comes to football, you don't have a clue. You just rode the wave.

  • State can seize bank deposits in lieu of debts, supreme court rules   5 weeks 6 days ago

    I believe every individual should pay his debts to another individual or to the state however, giving unlimited right to the state to seize any or all assets, should not be allowed.
    The state should attempt to contact the individual and come to some sort of arrangement over his debt before it resorts to seizing money deposited in a bank - possibly to pay through direct debit for rent, insurance or other necessary expenses.

  • Greece could have beaten Japan but for red card: Santos   5 weeks 6 days ago

    ...and whose very, very unwise decision was to put Katsouranis - a man who cannot mark or tackle properly (and therefore has to resort to fouls) - in the lineup?
    It was yours Senhor Santos!
    The man clearly does not belong on the national team and your failure to see that may have cost Greece a victory.

  • GROUP D: World Cup Preview   6 weeks 7 hours ago

    I think you called it well: Italy and England.
    Uruguay showed nothing in their first game while, in my opinion, Costa Rica cannot repeat its miracle win against England - tonight - or Italy.

  • Migrants on hunger strike at Corinth detention centre   6 weeks 7 hours ago

    My guess is that they are entering the EU through Greece which smugglers view as its weakest entry point.
    They are hoping for a new life in Germany, France or Britain - not Turkey or Greece.

  • GROUP D: World Cup Preview   6 weeks 3 days ago

    Well in this group my predictions are on course to be accurate but it wouldn't be the biggest surprise in the world to see Uruguay beat England. So this remains a fascinating group after one game. Also, do we now consider Costa Rica a real threat?

  • Group E: World Cup Preview 2014   6 weeks 3 days ago

    Well looks like we both got it wrong. Still early but I thought Ecaudor's physicality would carry them through. It was somewhat of a fortunate victory but Ecuador have a mountain to climb now

  • Migrants on hunger strike at Corinth detention centre   6 weeks 3 days ago

    if Turkey's economy is improving, as is the going rumor,
    at least in comparison to Greece's economy, why then don't the illegal immigrants - who are predominantly of Islamic heritage, not prefer to remain in Turkey?
    Surely they could see the benefits of remaining in a nation that is developing economically and shares the same religious perspective/preference?
    Is the EU that appealing?