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Jun

Polish MEP: “English will not be an official EU language after Brexit”

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“English will not be one of the European Union’s official language after Brexit,” MEP Danuta Hübner and head of the European Parliament’s Constitutional Affairs Committee (AFCO) warned at a press conference on Brexit on Monday. No other EU country has English as their official language and so it could lose […]





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27
Jun

Schaueble: “Ever more people in Europe do not fully understand what we do”

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The European Union cannot have a business as usual approach after Britain voted to leave the bloc, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Monday, adding that EU leaders should address popular dissatisfaction. “I said before the referendum that regardless of how the vote in Britain pans out we cannot […]





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27
Jun
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EU bogeymen urge Greece to implement Reforms asap, as “patience is exhausted”

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Whoever thought or hoped that the European Union would learn a lesson form the Brexit vote was wrong – me included. They keep repeating the same mantra as every year and scaremongering tactics against Greece. Speaking to Greek reporters in Brussels on Monday, two senior EU officials said that the […]





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27
Jun

Lesvos: Authorities close down refugee center run by British Expats, impose €10,000 penalty

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Tourism authorities in Lesvos closed down Hope Centre, a hotel turned into a shelter for refugees, on Monday in the presence of locals. Hope Centre is a former holiday hotel British expats couple Eric and Philippa Kempson leased for a good cause. Authorities ruled that the 20-room center can no […]





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27
Jun

Greece to “name & shame” debtors owing over €300K to the state

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Greece’s Finance Ministry is determined to collect what belongs to the state and as repayment settlements and other forms of arrangements have apparently failed in pushing debtors to put their hands in their pockets, the ministry will call in the internet cavalry: it will name & shame on the web […]





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27
Jun
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Chinese online giant Alibaba considers to expand in Greece

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Chinese online-shopping giant Alibaba is expressing an interest in Greece now that Cosco Pacific’s investment in the port of Piraeus appears to be in the bag. Officials of the world’s biggest online sales corporation will visit Athens this week, and in September Alibaba has arranged for contacts with the Greek […]





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26
Jun

EU is furious & sends deadline, as UK hesitates & Scotland threatens to veto Brexit

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The European Union is furious about UK’s hesitation to implement the outcome of the Brexit Referendum. One after the other, EU Officials urge the UK to submit its Brexit request as soon as possible. After the historic Brexit decision, the heavy guns of the EU and Germany see themselves under […]





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25
Jun

Brexit Vote: Berlin might be on the verge of a nervous breakdown and doesn’t know it

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It’s logical that German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble had a plan B in his pocket for the case the majority of British people would vote in favor of Brexit. like every well-trained bureaucrat Schaeuble is much too insecure to let anything get him by surprise. The German finance minister loves […]





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24
Jun

Hopeless case: Tough EU statement on UK as Brexit may spread across Europe

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This morning I wrote that I hoped the European Union leader they would get the message sent by the British people. You all know that I am a little romantic and I like to give “second chances”. I was wrong. Or better say : I was so surprised this morning […]





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24
Jun

Greece’s FM Kotzias: Brexit confirms our insistence on a democratic discussion for EU’s future

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“The outcome of the British referendum confirmed our insistence on the need of  a democratic binding discussion about the future of the EU, to enhance the social functioning and democratization of structures so that it operates in serving the people of Europe and in being appealing to societies of Member-States,” […]





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24
Jun

Brexit wins and shocks! Will the EU get the message?

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Last night I fell asleep at 1:30 and everyone was claiming ‘Remain” was at 54% and Brexit at 48%. This morning this ⇒ 51.9% for Exit and 48.9% for Remain. A shock! A shock for Europe and the European Union leaders, first of all. Donald Tusk ‏@eucopresident 28m28 minutes ago […]





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23
Jun

Greece’s PPC to sell a market share together with 400,000 customers

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Greece’s Public Power Company (PPC/DEH) is selling a part of its share together with 400,000 of its customers. Manolis Panagiotakis, the CEO of PPC, announced this innovative step during the Economist conference in Athens. PPC will establish a subsidiary company that will be available for sale to private electricity suppliers […]





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23
Jun

More than One in Five Children Refugees stranded in Greece has never been to school

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It’s a tragedy for thousands, millions of children, for so-called ‘lost generations’ without access to education! Children refugees stay out of school for several months if not for years. Just two months ago I met a young Syrian boy who has not been to school for whole 5 years. When […]





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23
Jun

ESM Regling: “Varoufakis cost Greece 100 billion euro”

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Head of the European Stability Mechanism Klaus Regling said that the cost for Greece for having Yanis Varoufakis as Finance Minister was 100 billion euro. In an interview to private Skai TV, Regling said that he estimates the cost for Greece to be 100 billion euro, “although there was no […]





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23
Jun

UPD EU’s Army: New Border & Coast Guard has right to intervene even if a Member is “unwilling to take necessary measures”

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The European Union, the European Council and the European Parliament agreed on a new border and coast guard to better manage migrant arrivals after more than a million people came to the EU since last year. The official aim of the Border and Coast Guard is to strengthen its external […]





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23
Jun
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ECB reinstates waiver affecting eligibility of Greek bonds as collateral

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Greece can borrow cheap again from the European Central Bank. The ECB reinstates waiver of minimum credit rating requirements affecting the eligibility of Greek bonds used as collateral in Eurosystem monetary policy operations. – Good! ECB Press release 22 June 2016 ECB’s Governing Council reinstates waiver of minimum credit rating […]





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22
Jun

Fitch: Greece’s 4 systemic banks would default if Capital Controls are lifted

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Man! One day after the President of Greek Banks Association, Louka Katseli, said that Capital controls would be lifted by end of the year, there comes Fitch-ratings agency and warns that Greek systemic banks would default if the deposit restrictions are lifted. Fitch Ratings affirmed the Long-Term Issuer Default Ratings […]





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22
Jun

Greece desperately tries to combat tax evasion but with such over-taxation… no chance!

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Companies systematically evading taxes will soon see a padlock on their doors for 30 days. This new kind of fine to Greece’s tax evaders was announced today by the General Secretary of Public Revenues. The same fine will be imposed to company owners who prohibit tax inspectors from conducting inspections […]





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22
Jun
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USS Harry S. Truman docks in Crete, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower takes over fight against Islamic State (video)

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The USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier arrived in Crete in the early morning hours of Tuesday and docked at the Souda base,  giving its 5,500 crew members a Greek island break after seven months at sea and over 2,000 missions launched against Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria. […]





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21
Jun
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Greece heat wave: Goat, sheep seek coolness in local hospital

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With the wind, hot and dry blowing from the south-west, Tuesday was one of the hottest days in Athens. 41° Celsius at 5 pm in the shadow. Incredible. the lucky ones of us closed balcony doors and windows and turned the A/C on: 25 degrees. Perfect. The unlucky ones, without […]





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