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Daily Archives: November 22, 2011

Greek FinMin: Delay of 6th Aid Tranche & PSI, Will Delay Elections Too

Delaying in the release of the sixth aid tranche and the PSI negotiations will delay the elections as well, Greek Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos told the parliamentary economic committee  of PASOK. “February 19th is a ‘conventional’ date” stressed Venizelos. The new transition coalition government partners had agreed on early election to …

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Ex-SDOE Chief To Testify in Case of Not-Collection of Fines for Illegal Fuel Trading

Ioannis Kapaeleris, former head of financial crimes units (SDOE) and current General Secretary at the Greek Finance Ministry is going to testify in front of a prosecutor and give exmplanations in the case of not collecting fines for illegal fuel trading. On the status of ‘suspect’ Kapeleris will visit the Deputy Public Prosecutor in …

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Do I live in Greece or in Kafka’s Castle?

I am clueless. I simply can’t decide whether it’s a kind of  limited brain capacity on my side, whether Greek journalism is bad or whether I live in a country that resembles a crazy house. A storm of circulars, amendments, back doors and exemptions, and new cuts in the welfare state have been …

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Rethymnon: School Children Attend Classes in a …Church

You have to live in Greece to have an insight picture of what exactly going on here with a state unable to pay its duties. Three months after the beginning of the school year and elementary school children Gerani Rethymno still doing course on “borrowed” spaces, which have been converted …

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CEO of Alter TV CEO arrested for €1.2million unpaid VAT‎

Greece’s Economy Police proceeds unabated to the detention of big scale public debtors and on Monday afternoon the CEO of the privately-owned Alter television channel Kostas Yiannikos was arrested by the financial crime squad of the Finance Ministry (SDOE)  for failing to pay 1.2 million euro in VAT since the start of 2011. Yiannikos …

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Athens: Public Transport Work Stoppage, Nov 22

Workers at Athens Metro, Tram and Urban Train-HSAP will stage a work stoppage from 12 pm to 4 pm on November 22nd, 2011. Workers oppose the ‘labour reserve’ that sends people home with 60% on their income.

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