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Greek media: Paul Koster, Chairman of HFSF, submitted resignation

Paul Koster, the Dutch chairman of Greece’s bank bailout fund Greek Financial Fund (HFSF) submitted his resignation, Greek media reported on Friday evening. Koster’s resignation comes six weeks after he was appointed to this post and in the middle of the Greek banks recapitalization and reconstruction process. The HFSF is in charge …

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Public opinion survey: SYRIZA in government with …Samaras as PM

What do austerity- and recession-hit Greeks want? Apparently left-wing SYRIZA in the government but with conservative Antonis Samaras as Prime Minister. This weird preference is the result of the latest public opinion survey that gives SYRIZA 29.5% in the respondents’ choice. According to Public Issue survey: SYRIZA 29.5% Nea Dimocratia …

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Cases of Greek starving children increase

We read about them here and there. A child in Central Greece or a child in Peloponnese. Children that go to school and faint of starvation. Latest example, the case of a second-grade student who fainted on his way to school in Patras. When the teachers asked the boy, if he …

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Seven more Greek ‘beef’ products found with horse DNA; 2 imported from Holland & Romania

Greek Food Control Agency (EFET) order the withdrawal of seven meat products after testes proved they contained horse DNA. The products are salami, sausages, kebab and frozen meatballs, produced in Northern Greece and Crete or imported from the Netherlands ( company NL 687 EG* distributed via German DEMKA) and Romania (company LeFruMarine S.R.L.). As the products …

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Stournaras shocks Greeks: Emergency Property Tax also in 2013

Finance Minister Yiannis Stournaras shocked Greeks on Thursday night, unofficially announcing that the emergency property tax will be collected also in 2013. “I suggested, the emergency property tax collected through electricity bills will have a milder form,” Stournaras told reporters in Brussels, however he refrained to elaborate how this ‘milder …

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