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6
Mar

Greek President talks to Gauck about German WWII reparations

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President Karolos Papoulias raised the issue of World War II reparations to his German counterpart Joachim Gauck currently on a 3-day official visit to Athens. But as expected, Gauck repeated the official legal position of Berlin and promised to express his Karolos Papoulias told Gauck hat Greece has not dropped [...]

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6
Mar

Athens: riot police – protesters scuffle, tear gas and batons, among the injured one MP

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Riot police and protesting members of communist union PAME clashed on Thursday morning in Athens. Police fired tear gas and scuffled with protesters, Greek media report of several protesters to have suffered head injuries, among them also Babis Aggourakis, lawmaker from communist party KKE. embedded by Embedded VideoYouTube Direkt The [...]

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5
Mar

Greek Tax Offices to confiscate bank account savings without previous notice to debtor

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Greece’s finance ministry is determined to bring in billions of revenues. Whether taxpayers can afford to pay them or not. Therefore the confiscation procedure will change and the long grabbing arm of the tax office will seize outstanding debts from the debtor’s bank account within two weeks. And without further [...]

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4
Mar

Greece’s Flu record: number of deaths increased to 70

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Seventy people have lost their lives since the beginning of flu season,” Greek Center for Disease Control (KEELPNO) said Tuesday. The number of flu-infected patient currently in Intensive Care Units is 53, while a total of 208 people had to be hospitalized in ICU. Τhe majority of patients were not [...]

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2
Mar

Greek Health Minister non-stop: poll tax to the poor patients

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This man wants definitely to put a poll levy to every one who walks or crawls, has fever or high blood tension. Greece’s (un)health minister Adonis Georgiadis announced that a 5-euro fee will have to be paid for doctors visits at the new national health care system (PEDY). Geordiadis justified [...]

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2
Mar

Athens: Police arrests Alzheimer’s patient, 90, for €5,000 debt to the tax office

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An Alzheimer’s patient had to experience an incredible and cruel adventure, the moment she stepped out the door. The 90-year-old woman left her home on a February night and started wandering in her neighborhood. When policemen found her they took her to police station. In a search apparently to find [...]

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28
Feb

Employees to pay income taxes for corporate mobile phones/vehicles. In Greece, where else?

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I don’t know if this taxation practice is valid also abroad but Greek Finance Ministry believes if an employee makes use of a corporate mobile phone or car, these constitute ‘assets’ and ‘gains’ and they have to be taxed as “income”! That is any corporate mobile phone bill above 300 [...]

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28
Feb
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Athens: 4 protesters injured as Troika representatives try to leave ministry

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It was at least one water bottle that hit the glass window of the IMF representative in Greece Poul Thomsen. The Troika convoy was leaving the ministry of administrative reform in downtown Athens amid the tight seize of protesters angry about the upcoming lay-offs in public service. While the Troikas [...]

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27
Feb

Greek Health Minister: “Cancer is not urgent unless in final stages”

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Huh? As if we didn’t know it, but yet cynicism is always surprising. Greece’s Health Minister claims to know better, when cancer patients need to be treated. Adonis Georgiadis, a History Dept graduate who made a career selling controversial books on television, describes “cancer” as “a disease that does not [...]

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26
Feb

Greek PM: strong evidence of hydrocarbon deposits, €150billion in revenues

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“There is strong evidence for the existence of significant hydrocarbon deposits in areas of Western Greece and the Ionian Sea,” Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras said Wednesday. He added that within 25-30 years the public can gain tax revenues of 150 billion euro. Antonis Samaras was attending the opening of [...]

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