Monthly Archives: June 2012

The Greek crisis on BBC Panorama

An interesting, pretty balanced half hour programme on the Greek crisis. Note that the date on the video (25th July 2012) is wrong. It should have been¬† June. and  






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Greek crisis news update at the end of June

Despite the fact that the newly elected government is still a product of the old political class there are a few signs of hope in Greece. For a start, a government is better than none (at least in the current … Continue reading






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Election update

So as you have all heard by now, Greece has a government (it turned out to be the old crooks- aka the politicians who helped drag Greece in the mess it is in). An immediate positive effect is a boost … Continue reading






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Greek elections – June 2012

Today, the Greek people have to choose between old crooks and new populists. God help them!   Incidentally, despite the dire lack of options it seems that this election is seen worldwide as a very significant event.¬† Even Google shows … Continue reading






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My favourite road is open

Throughout the spring I kept going on about how much snow we have had in the last winter in western Crete (for example in this photo posting) so I was almost surprised to hear that the road that leads into … Continue reading






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