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Greece’s unemployment: 26% in 4Q 2012; at least 1.3 Million without job

Steadily high is the unemployment rate in Greece with at least 1,295,535 people without work. According to latest data released by the Greek Statistic Authority for the fourth quarter of 2012,  -Unemployment rate is at  26 percent. -Unemployment among youth 15-24 years old is at 57.8 percent. The number of …

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Athens: policeman on motorcycle hits pedestrian aside the students’ protest

 A police man on a motorcycle driving in the opposite direction hit and injured a pedestrian. the woman was hit and injured when she attempted to come down the sidewalk and cross Stadiou street, near the Labour Ministry in downtown Athens. The woman was rushed with an ambulance to a nearby hospital, …

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Greek Presidency dismisses claims Papoulias would meet Otto Rehhagel

Sources at the office of Greek President, Karolos Papoulias, dismissed media claims that an appointment with former football coach Otto Rehhagel was due in March. Mega TV reported that the presidency stressed that importance of Greek-German relations but that such meetings rather targeted to create impressions than real positive climate. …

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Athens: Students block up Education Ministry over ‘reforms’

Hundreds of students have been blocking up the Education Ministry since Thursday morning to protest the planned mergers of  technical colleges (TEI). Students from several Greek cities flocked to Maroussi suburb of northern Athens demanding the withdrawal of the so-called ‘reforms plans Athena”. Video: video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player Tension …

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Orchomenos: Farmers verbally attack Agriculture Minister distributing fruits

The gesture of Agriculture Minister to personally distribute fruits to school children provoked the anger of local farmers in Orchomenos. On Thursday morning, Minister Athanasios Tsaftaris visited the 2nd elementary school and distributed fruits to the students in the context of the European program for the promotion of fruits to …

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IIF: Greece’s austerity program much harsher than the Irish one

“The fiscal afjustment program for Greece is much harsher than the one for Ireland.” That’s what Jeffrey Anderson, senior director of European Affairs at the Institute of  International  Finance (IIF) stresses in his economy research with the title “Ireland and Greece: A Tale of Two Fiscal Adjustments”. “Greece and Ireland …

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Greece – Troika negotiations: see you in April…

Grey smoke rose on Wednesday from the chimney of the headquarters of Greek government. The meeting between prime minister Antonis Samaras and the Troika representatives did not end in agreement. Main issues of dispute are reductions of the numbers of civil servants (lay-offs), extension of the emergency property tax in …

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