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Athens: Bus, Trolley passengers to pay higher prices, if purchase tickets from drivers

Passengers in Athens buses and trolleys will have to pay higher prices,  if they purchase their tickets from the drivers of  these two public transport means. Bus- and trolley drivers will sell the tickets at 1,50 euro. Currently the prices are:  1,40 euro for the combined ticket for more than one  …

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IMF Thomsen: competitiveness not enough, small businesses limit growth opportunities, no tax reductions

Don’t get fooled by the IMF review officially admitting grave mistakes in the application of austerity program in Greece> Nothing will change in the fiscal adjustment program demanding the last euro drop even from the poor: the review urges the Greek government to stick to the implementation of the ‘wrong …

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Greece’s unemployment still breaks one record after the other – March 2013 rates

I love Greek statistics. Honestly. They pose a challenge to any math-dude and long-memory impaired person. Every month unemployment hits a new record but every month the new unemployment rate is lower than the rate of the previous month. How comes? Oh, the rates of the previous months are revised …

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UPD Istanbul: Greek student detained on suspicion of “inciting protests”

Greek student Giorgos Iatridis was detained together with ten other foreigners on Tuesday night with charges of inciting the protests in Taksim Square in Istambul. According to his website Alexiptoto, Iatridis was living in Istanbul since October 2012. He is a post-degree student at Aristoteleio University in Thessaloniki and move …

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Holocaust-deniers in Greek Parliament

As provocative as it gets. Taking advantages of legislation shortages and lope holes. An MP from extreme-right, neo-nazi Golden Dawn directly/indirectly accepted the party was denying the existence of Holocaust. Provocation on purpose? Most probably… During a session of  the economic committee investigated the infamous Lagarde-List, GD MP Ilias Kassidiaris …

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