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Gov’t to hand out social aid €500-€2,100 to islanders as compensation for the VAT increase

An extraordinary social handout from 500 to 2,100 euros, depending on the family size and economic criteria, will be given to islanders in 2018 as a readjustment offset for the abolition of lower VAT scale applied on transactions on the Greek islands. On Tuesday, the government announced that VAT rates …

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153 MPs approve Greece’s Budget 2018 with new austerity measures

Greece’s parliament on Tuesday approved the 2018 state budget, which includes further austerity measures beyond the official end of the country’s third international bailout next summer. All 153 lawmakers from the left-led governing coalition backed the budget measures in a late vote, while the 144 opposition lawmakers present rejected them. …

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15 injured and tents burned down when clashes break out in Moria camp

At least fifteen people were injured and transported to hospital and several tents turned to ashes when violent clashes between different ethnic groups of refugees and migrants broke out in the hot spot of Moria on the island of Lesvos on Tuesday night. The clashes started around 9:30 Tuesday night …

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