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Daily Archives: September 22, 2012

Dancing to Richter-Scale Tunes: 5 Earthquakes in Less than 24 Hours

 Intense seismic activity has been recorded in Greece with five earthquakes to have occured in less than 24 hours. With minimum 4 and maximum 5.1 on the Richter scale, the earthquakes in several parts of Greece did not cause any human injuries or material damage. Seismologists say ‘they are observing the …

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Greek PM Dismissed Claims of 150-EUR Poll Tax to Property Owners

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras dismissed claims about the imposition of a 150-EUR poll tax to property owners with income from leasing real estates. To a reporter’s question whether there would be a new tax on properties, Samaras stressed “There is no such government intention. Those circulating such scenarios should be …

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Public Opinion Surveys: ND-SYRIZA Close, Golden Dawn on the Rise

 Two public opinion surveys published on Saturday show the Samaras’s party Nea Dimocratia and left-wing SYRIZA are head to head, while extreme-right Chrysi Avgi (Golden Dawn) is on the rise. On both surveys, GD is third party in the preference of respondents. One survey shows that SYRIZA leads with 1.2%, while …

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German FinMin Ruled Out 2. Bailout for Greece and 2. Debt Restructuring

Three times “Nein!” German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble ruled out a third bailout to Greece, any extension to the second bailout program and a possible second debt restructuring. German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble ruled out more financial help for Greece, saying the last bailout stretched international creditors to their limits. Schaeuble, …

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