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Jun

Greece’s unemployment slightly down, but still at least 1.3million people without work

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Unemployment in Greece slightly decreased from 27.6% in January 2014 to 26.5% in February of the same year.However despite the slight improvement, there are still at least 1.3 million people without work. The real number is much higher as the Greek Statistics Authority (ELSTAT) takes into consideration only the unemployment [...]

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2
Jun

Greek government reshuffle under way…

Posted by in Politics

Greek media report of an imminent government reshuffle expected to take place next on Thursday… or on… Friday or next week… maybe on  Monday… Even though traditionally government reshuffles are not being announced in advance, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras gave a hint in this direction right after the EU elections [...]

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2
Jun

EU approves cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops for our table

Posted by in Very Mix

Last week, EU member states reached a compromise to allow the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) food crops. The compromise give the member states the rights to refuse GM corps on their territories, even if they have got clearance on health and safety grounds at EU level. Under the proposal, [...]

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2
Jun

Some Britons support the Return of Acropolis Marbles, after all…

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Τhe Return of the Acropolis Marbles to Greeks found another supporter in Great Britain. Author Howard Jacobson wrote an article to The Independent favoring the Return of the famous Marbles currently in British Museum.  An article excerpt below: For years I have argued against holidays and giving back the Elgin Marbles. I was [...]

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2
Jun

IMF takes the wind out of the Greek sails, German FinMin speaks warns of Grexit

Posted by in Economy

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble and the International Monetary Fund seem to do their best to take the wind out of the Greek government sails. While Prime Minister Samaras and his economic team allegedly prepare taxation cuts, the country’s lenders urge Greeks to continue the so-called “reforms” and even take [...]

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29
May

Mainstream media fear-mongering campaign against SYRIZA

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This was certainly one of the most fear-mongering propaganda launched by journalists to influence voter. Fined-tuned with the government propaganda against main opposition left-wing SYRIZA before the elections for the European Parliament last Sunday. It was one of Greece’s biggest private television channels that for consecutive three consecutive days it [...]

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29
May

Deputy FinMin: “Tax reduction in private vehicles & abolishion of solidarity levy”

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Deputy Finance Minister Giorgos Mavraganis announced the tax reduction in private vehicles and the scrapping of the emergency solidarity levy of 1%-4% for annual incomes from €12,000 – €100,000+. He added that these changes will occur as soon as the economic conditions allow… Mavraganis stressed also that priority of the [...]

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29
May

Bleeding till the end: More taxes for Greek property owners

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Do you remember Papandreou’s government famous campaign to legalize semi-sheltered spaces (ημιυπαίθριοι) in houses and apartments against a fee of at least some €800? The campaign launched in 2010 by then Environment Minister Tina Birbili and Finance Minister Giorgos Papaconstantinou was much praised in 2010 and 2011 as a mean [...]

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29
May

Greece’s Foreign Press Distribution company goes bankrupt

Posted by in Tourism, Very Mix

Do you wonder why you don’t find foreign newspapers and magazines in Greece? The reason is simple: the Foreign Press Distribution Agency in Greece went bankrupt and announced the suspension of its works. According to daily Imerisia,  the company has debts €748,509 to social security fund IKA, €3.5 million to [...]

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28
May

Troika and OECD put their finger in Greek yogurt & want to change production regulations

Posted by in Economy

The end of yogurt made from fresh milk is near. Yogurt is the next victim of OECD’s and Troika’s targets. It should not be made from fresh milk but also”from other forms of milk, like powder milk” it seems. According to Greek Federation of Rural Cooperatives (PASEGES), the Development Ministry [...]

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