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Greek Tourism Minister: V.A.T. in Restaurants/Catering to Decrease in 2013

One by one the governments’ pre-elections promises vanish in the air under the sober reality of yawning state cash registers. The Value Added Tax in the restaurants and other catering businesses will be decreased from 23% down to 13% not this year but … next year. So said Greek Tourism Minister …

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“F**k This – I’m Off to Greece” Charity Campaign Raffles Vacation to Greece

One could claim the slogan of the charity campaign “F**k This – I’m Off to Greece” is not what it should be. Too rude? Too shocking? But that’s creativity, folks, no matter what. I personally think it is very original, it is for a good cause and thus for “Doctors …

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Greece’s Recession at 6.2% in 2Q 2012

Greece’s economy is as bad as experienced by millions of Greeks. According to data released by Greek Statistics Authority (ELSTAT) recession reached 6,2% in the second quarter of 2012. The news seems to confirm EU and IMF estimations that it would reach 7% in 2012.  “Greece΄s economy contracted 6.2 percent …

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Racist Attacks Increase: Iraqi Stabbed to Death in Athens

A 19-year-old Iraqi immigrant died in the hospital after he was stabbed with knives by five unknown assailants riding on motorcycles. The attack took place late Saturday night in the centre of Athens. The assailants had earlier targeted two other foreigners, one from Romania and one from Morocco who managed to escape. Greek …

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