Saturday, May 7, 2022

Tourists Visit The Acropolis Of Athens

6 May 2022.
Tourists visit the Parthenon at the Athens' Acropolis archaeological site following the ease of the measures against COVID-19.







Thursday, April 21, 2022

Price hikes hit traditional spit-roasted Greek Easter lamb

 The famous Varvakios food market in Athens full of people, as the traditional Easter Sunday meal is approaching. The numerous shoppers, however, are disappointed as the rising prices also hit their favourite traditional delicacy, spit-roasted Easter lamb. Athens, Greece, 21 April, 2022. 


In Pictures:
A man carries on his shoulder a whole lamb he has just bought from the famous Varvakios food market for the traditional spit-roasted Easter meal. The rising prices have hit their favourite traditional delicacy.
Whole slaughtered lambs and goats are hung ready for sale in the famous Varvakios food market for the traditional spit-roasted Easter meal. The rising prices have hit the Greek favourite traditional delicacy.
Whole slaughtered lambs and goats are hung ready for sale in the famous Varvakios food market for the traditional spit-roasted Easter meal. The rising prices have hit the Greek favourite traditional delicacy.
Greek olives are being sold at a store in the famous Varvakios food market for the traditional spit-roasted Easter meal. The rising prices have hit the Greek favourite traditional delicacy.
A man carries on his shoulder a whole lamb he has just bought from the famous Varvakios food market for the traditional spit-roasted Easter meal. The rising prices have hit their favourite traditional delicacy.
A butcher is seen cutting meat into smaller pieces as whole slaughtered lambs and goats are hung ready for sale in the famous Varvakios food market for the traditional spit-roasted Easter meal. The rising prices have hit the Greek favourite traditional delicacy.
Whole slaughtered lambs and goats are hung ready for sale in the famous Varvakios food market for the traditional spit-roasted Easter meal. The rising prices have hit the Greek favourite traditional delicacy.
A woman butcher is seen cutting meat into smaller pieces as whole slaughtered lambs and goats are hung ready for sale in the famous Varvakios food market for the traditional spit-roasted Easter meal. The rising prices have hit the Greek favourite traditional delicacy.
A variety of nuts is being sold at a store in the famous Varvakios food market for the traditional spit-roasted Easter meal. The rising prices have hit the Greek favourite traditional delicacy.
Whole slaughtered lambs and goats are hung ready for sale in the famous Varvakios food market for the traditional spit-roasted Easter meal. The rising prices have hit the Greek favourite traditional delicacy.
Whole slaughtered lambs and goats are hung ready for sale in the famous Varvakios food market for the traditional spit-roasted Easter meal. The rising prices have hit the Greek favourite traditional delicacy.
Whole slaughtered lambs and goats are hung ready for sale in the famous Varvakios food market for the traditional spit-roasted Easter meal. The rising prices have hit the Greek favourite traditional delicacy.
Whole slaughtered lambs and goats are hung ready for sale in the famous Varvakios food market for the traditional spit-roasted Easter meal. The rising prices have hit the Greek favourite traditional delicacy.
A couple carry a whole lamb they have just bought from the famous Varvakios food market for the traditional spit-roasted Easter meal. The rising prices have hit their favourite traditional delicacy.
Whole slaughtered lambs and goats are hung ready for sale in the famous Varvakios food market for the traditional spit-roasted Easter meal. The rising prices have hit the Greek favourite traditional delicacy.
The famous Varvakios food market in Athens full of people, as the traditional Easter Sunday meal is approaching. The numerous shoppers, however, are disappointed as the rising prices also hit their favourite traditional delicacy, spit-roasted Easter lamb.
A butcher is seen cutting meat into smaller pieces as whole slaughtered lambs and goats are hung ready for sale in the famous Varvakios food market for the traditional spit-roasted Easter meal. The rising prices have hit the Greek favourite traditional delicacy.
A butcher is seen cutting meat into smaller pieces as whole slaughtered lambs and goats are hung ready for sale in the famous Varvakios food market for the traditional spit-roasted Easter meal. The rising prices have hit the Greek favourite traditional delicacy.
A woman butcher is seen cutting meat into smaller pieces as whole slaughtered lambs and goats are hung ready for sale in the famous Varvakios food market for the traditional spit-roasted Easter meal. The rising prices have hit the Greek favourite traditional delicacy.
The governor of Attica, George Patoulis (M) addresses the Press while inspecting the prices in the famous Varvakios food market for the traditional spit-roasted Easter meal. The rising prices have hit the Greek favourite traditional delicacy.







Thursday, April 14, 2022

Greece: Thousands take to Athens' streets in protest of price hikes


Thousands take to Athens' streets in protest of soaring unbearable prices that plague Greek society. Protesters demand Immediate measures against price hikes in energy, gas, electricity, petrol and basic foodstuffs.

In Pictures:
Senior woman pensioner seen marching holding a banner that reads “Price Hikes" in protest of soaring unbearable prices that plague Greek society.
Senior woman pensioner protests holding a banner with slogans against soaring unbearable prices that plague Greek society.

A pensioner gestures as thousands march holding banner with slogans against soaring unbearable prices that plague Greek society.
A pensioner gestures as thousands march holding banner with slogans against soaring unbearable prices that plague Greek society.
A pensioner gestures as thousands march holding banner with slogans against soaring unbearable prices that plague Greek society.
Pensioners protest holding banner that reads: “No involvement of Greece in the war. Increase wages and pensions. Decrease prices of basic needs”
Pensioners protest holding banner that reads: “Soaring prices steal our pensions and our lives! Take measures now!”
Pensioners protest ahead of the Parliament holding banner that reads: “No involvement of Greece in the war. Increase wages and pensions. Decrease prices of basic needs”
Pensioners protest holding banner that reads: “No involvement of Greece in the war. Increase wages and pensions. Decrease prices of basic needs”
Pensioners protest ahead of the Parliament holding banner that reads: “Soaring prices steal our pensions and our lives! Take measures now!”
Greek workers protest against price hikes holding banners that read: “We demand decrease in electricity and natural gas prices”
A woman protests in front of the Ministry Of Development holding banner with slogans against soaring unbearable prices that plague Greek society.
A woman demonstrates against price hikes holding banner that reads: “We demand decrease in electricity and natural gas prices”
A pensioner gestures as thousands march holding banner with slogans against soaring unbearable prices that plague Greek society.
Activists hang a giant banner in the facade of the Ministry of Development with slogans against price hikes while thousands protest in the streets.
Senior woman pensioner protests holding a banner with slogans against soaring unbearable prices that plague Greek society.
Activists hang a giant banner in the facade of the Ministry of Development with slogans against price hikes while thousands protest in the streets.
Pensioners protest marching in the streets holding banner that reads: We Cannot Stand Price Hikes! Increase our pensions! No involvement of Greece in the war!”


 

 








Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Why Do Greek Electricity Rates Soar ?

Fact:  Not many people know what is happening with the electricity rates in Greece, because it is extremely complicated to understand. 

So here is a step by step explanation:


1. https://www.kathimerini.gr/economy/561770305/giati-ayxanetai-i-timi-toy-reymatos-i-k-apanta-se-12-krisima-erotimata/      (View as pdf)
As we read in the first article :
The final price of electricity is set on a kind of pan-European energy exchange and the price is determined daily by the most expensive megawatt price on the market.
So the price of electricity is not real, but a stock market product. Consumers do not pay for the electricity they consume but for a gambling product.
Besides when there is crisis like now the prices go up rapidly.
But the providers, which are usually new companies, have locked the purchase price of electricity and thus create huge profits. It is like the providers exploit the people thus creating rich company owners that did not exist until yesterday.

As this is happening all over Europe, it is very hard for the people of the weakest economies of the North like Greece Spain and Portugal.

2. https://www.businessnews.gr/epixeiriseis/energeia/item/232921-synodos-koryfis-ee-ispania-kai-portogalia-petyxan-eksairesi-kai-plafon-stis-times-ilektrikis-energeias    (View as pdf)

Spain and Portugal achieved an exception and a ceiling on electricity prices.
They succeeded in getting rid of the irrationality in order to protect their people
In the meantime the Greek PM achieved nothing.

3. https://www.kathimerini.gr/economy/561776848/epidotisi-reymatos-me-ektakti-forologisi-sta-epipleon-kerdi-ton-etaireion-energeias/   (View as pdf)
As the Greek PM achieved nothing in reducing the electricity rate (which is controlled in a pan-European basis and does not bother the rich economies of the North) now he says he will tax the super-profits of energy companies.
I doubt that this sounds as a fair solution to the Greek people.