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29
Jul

KeepTalkingGreece blog is officially in summer mode

Posted by in Very Mix

Blog KeepTalkingGreece decided to go officially in summer mode – that is reporting only occasionally preferably about light topics. Of course, KTG will keep an eye on important issues and keep you informed, as always. The decision was taken after KTG repeatedly realized that the recycling of news about taxes [...]

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29
Jul

Haris Alexiou in concert “solidarity with laid-off cleaners”

Posted by in Society

Wearing red plastic gloves – the trade mark of cleaning ladies – Charis Alexiou went on stage on Monday evening on Syntagma Square right opposite from the Greek Parliament. The famous singer had agreed to give concert in solidarity with the 595 cleaners who had been laid-off by the Greek [...]

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29
Jul

The looting of public money goes on – every day a new example despite the crisis

Posted by in Society

I had this comment on KTG-blog the other day asking me ‘why Greeks do not pay taxes as the rest of Europeans’. It was a comment under the post with the title “Surprised? 50% of self-employed do not pay social security contributions to OAEE “. The question could also be [...]

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28
Jul

Surprised? 50% of self-employed do not pay social security contributions to OAEE

Posted by in Society

Everyone who has worked in Greece as self-employed or freelancer has crawled through the dark corridors of OAEE and has experienced the nightmare alive in the maze-like construction, a mixture of Minotaur labyrinth and Monopoly. Especially the small and medium-size entrepreneurs found themselves often in the position to be not [...]

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28
Jul

Greece names Defense Minister for EU Commissioner – should we care?

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Prime Minister Antonis Samaras named current Defense Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos for EU Commissioner. According to media, Greece target the portfolio of either “migration” or “unemployment”. Avramopoulos who is also Nea Dimokratia vice president, will leave the ministry by end of October.  So far, so good. However the removal of Avramopoulos [...]

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22
Jul

Inspections reveal civil servants with fake or forged high school diplomas

Posted by in Society

If nothing else worth exporting,  we are at least a country that produces laughter. Controls conducted by the Ministry of Administrative Reform reportedly revealed that a good number of civil servants had submitted fake or forged diplomas either during the recruitment or during the promotion process. 10% of the controlled [...]

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21
Jul

You think, you can escape an upcoming storm?

Posted by in Tourism

The weather forecast was clear: a summer storm with rain and thunder was due on Saturday, July the 19th, and thus short after noon time. Rain and lightning and wind would hit Athens and the bad weather for Greek summer would last until the evening. And so it did. I [...]

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21
Jul

Greece’s media news and real life news

Posted by in Editor

I have been quite quiet lately, as reporter, as blogger, as a human being… It is not that I have nothing to say, it is not that nothing important is happening in Greece and the Greek society.  But it is the same thing happening in Greece and to the Greek [...]

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16
Jul

Athens: Two tourists injured in gunshot exchange between police & fugitive

Posted by in Very Mix

Two tourists were slightly injured during a gunshot exchange between a fugitive terrorist and Greek police in downtown Athens on Wednesday. According to latest information, the nationalities of the tourists are given as Australian and German. The Australian tourist, a young man 18 years old,  was injured in the left [...]

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16
Jul

Athens: Fugitive terrorist captured; 4 injuries, among them 2 tourists

Posted by in Very Mix

Fugitive Nikos Maziotis, a prominent member of “Revolutionary Struggle”, was captured on Wednesday morning in downtown Athens, Greek media report. In clashes with police in one of Athens most crowded shopping streets, Maziotis, one policeman and one Australian tourist were injured. Media incl state television report also of a ‘second [...]

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