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How expats experience “three years Greece in the crisis” (Part VII)

Easter holidays are over, they were spent in a nice and peaceful atmosphere, I suppose and hope. Now we can comfortably return to our Greek reality, specifically to our expat stories, where foreigners write down their experience and how they come along with the Greek crisis. Three years after the …

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High school teacher cannot resign due to …bureaucracy

That’s the typical Greek bureaucracy that drives crazy each one of us. A high school teacher decided to resign from the school he had a full time job and start his own business. However his resignation was rejected because it was submitted … late. Alexis Christodoulou, 36, science teacher has …

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Athens Stock Exchange rallies with +6%

Athens Stock Exchange ends up on Wednesday after 5 day recess, as positive vibes from IMF report and Morgan Stanley’s opinion about Greek GGB’s keeps optimism in the domestic market. Last week΄s 25bps cut in the ECB΄s key interest rate prompted Frankfurt΄s DAX index to climb to an all-time high …

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Piraeus: Charity home for elderly in need of food – Can you help?

Another Greek story of needs, of basic human needs that need to be covered. Agios Panteleimon charity foundation for elderly hosts 44 seniors in Keratsini, a suburb of Piraeus.  Furthermore the charity offers soup kitchen meals to 60 poor locals on a daily basis and supplies with food items some …

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New Greek political party: “Drachma 5 stars”

Some Greek seems to have become jealous of Beppe Grillo’s success story and his “5 Star Movement”.  Theodoros Katsanevas, former son-in-law of PASOK founder Andreas Papandreou, revealed the establishment of a new political party: “Drachma 5 Stars”. A party with main aim the return to national currency, the Drachma. “Drachma, …

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Greece moves forward: Employment on the rise

Employment was on the rise in the month of April, Greek Labor Ministry said on Wednesday. According to the data released, almost 30,000 people were hired – even though mostly temporary workers in the tourism industry. Data collected through the ministry’s Ergani database system showed 29,298 more people were hired …

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Greece seeks tougher penalties for racist crimes and fines for Nazi salute

Greece seems determined to impose tougher punishment for racist and xenophobic crimes and even forbid  symbols like the Nazi salute if used by lawmakers.  Exempted from the new anti-racism legislation are not even members of the Greek parliament, if they use it for such crimes.  The government has prepared a …

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