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Athens: Elderly in facility unit left without food and heating

The owner of a facility for seniors abandoned fourteen elderly and left them without food, heating and cleaning service. Authorities organized a big operation to free the elderly from the wretched living conditions and relocate them to proper public facilities for elderly. The care center was operating illegally. It has …

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First Baby of 2018 born in Germany is a Greek!

The first baby of 2018 born in Germany is a Greek. Philippos-Georgios came into the world 8 minutes after the arrival of the New Year. He is the son of a Greek couple that migrated to Germany a few years ago due to the economic crisis. We were already hearing …

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Silver Alert: Missing 26-year-old Austrian man found

Missing 26-year-old Austrian citizen Sebastian Schedlbauer has been found well, the Silver Alert Service said in a statement issued on January 6th 2018. He was identified by a citizen who has seen the Silver Alter Missing report. Schedbauer was wandering around near a village of  Dorida, near his father’s hometown. …

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Employers forced workers to return the Christmas bonus

Several employers found a “recipe” to fill their cash registers over the Christmas days: they demanded back the Christmas bonus they are obliged by law to pay to employees. The employees’ complains landed at the unions offices one after the other. In Patras, workers at retail shops, restaurants and cleaning …

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Unemployment is Greece rise 4.88% in November compared to October

Registered unemployment climbed by 4.88 pct in November compared to October, a statement issued by the Greek Employment Manpower Organization (OAED) said on Wednesday. 40,261 people were added to the long lists of jobless. Overall, November’s registered unemployed came to 864,778 in November compared to 824,517 in October. Of these …

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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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