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Greek Seamen declare new 48h strike, Feb 2-3/2013

Greek seamen union PNO decided to extend their two-day strike for another 48 hours after talks with the Maritime minister proved fruitless. Ferries and ships will remain docked on Saturday and Sunday, February 2nd and 3rd 2013. Seamen oppose the new maritime multi-bill considering that it would further boost unemployment …

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Greek FinMin: “No new taxes on property owners”

While Greece’s economic team is working out the new tax scheme that will allegedly unify all taxes imposed on properties, Finance Minister Yiannis Stournaras assured that no additional taxes will burden property owners. Stournaras made his statement on Thursday evening during the prime time news program of private Mega TV. “Property …

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Greece (26.8%/57.6%) & Spain (26.1%/55.6%) lead in unemploymnet across EU

With 26.8% Greece has the highest unemployment among the 27 member states of the European Union, according to latest data released by Eurostat on Friday. At the same time, unemployment among youth below 25 years old tops the EU list with 57.6%, when the average across Europe is at 23.4%. …

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Greek Coast Guard shoots at grazing goats (video)

Dressed in his official coast guard uniform and standing on the boat bow, the “big boy” lifts his weapon and starts shooting six times at goats grazing on the remote side of an island. In shear panic the goats are running to escape the deafening sound and the deadly bullets. The …

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IMF spokesman officially admits wrong calculations on Greece’s program

One after the other officials at International Monetary Fund admit that the strict austerity program imposed to Greece was based on wrong assumptions, calculations, estimations, forecasts, multipliers and predictions  A ‘mistake’ that cost Greek households billions of euro. How many? Nobody dares to calculate or say exactly…. During the regular IMF …

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