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Police Cracks Down 3 Greek Fuel Smuggling Rings. States loses €4 Mn in Taxes

 Financial police in Athens arrested 10 people in connection with fuel smuggling that is estimate to have cost the Greek state some 4 million euros in lost taxes over the six months alone. The suspects were arrested following an operation that began about six months ago, police said on Tuesday. The …

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Explosive device blasts outside Golden Dawn offices

A strong explosion occurred at 4 o’ clock on Tuesday morning in the entrance of the building where extreme right-wing Golden Dawn (Chrysi Avgi) has branch offices, at the 17th kilometer of Athens-Corinth highway in  Aspropyrgos, 20 km east of Athens. The explosion was caused by an improvised explosive device, placed …

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Athens Court Rules “Emergency Property Tax via Electricity Bills is illegal”

An Athens court ruled on Tuesday that the practice to collect the emergency property tax through the electricity bills is illegal. Several consumers’ associations and lawyers’ organizations had filed a complained about the Public Power Company (DEH) collecting the emergency property tax. The several  hundred euros of E.P.T levy have been skyrocketing …

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IKA employees on 24h Strike, Dec 7/2012

Employees at Greece’s biggest insurance fund IKA will launch a nationwide 24-hour strike on Friday, December 7th 2012. The mobilization aims to protest the dismissal of 500 people who were transferred from the former state-owned Agricultural bank.      

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Greek Gov’t to revise new tax system after outrage over 45% tax for €26K

Following the categorical refusal of his coalition partners PASOK and Democratic Left and the strong society reactions, prime minister Antonis Samaras gave orders for a new examination of the taxation draft and thus on zero-basis, as it’s been claimed. According to Greek media, the new taxation system provisions to be …

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