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5
Sep

Why should Greece remain in the euro zone? It’s the energy, stupid!

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finally we know why the European and especially Germany do not want Greece outside the euro zone. Allegedly because through Greek soil the European Union can manage to free itself from the Russian dominance of main natural gas supplier Gazprom. The EU dream can be materialized through the Trans Adriatic […]





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5
Sep

Thessaloniki: Self-employed protesters burn notices calling them to settle debts to OAEE

Posted by in Economy, Society

Greek social security and pension fund for self-employed (OAEE) sent several thousands of notes inviting the self-employed to settle their debts and threatening with enforced confiscation of bank deposits, properties and other assets. What did the self-employed merchants, craftsmen and taxi owners of Thessaloniki do? No, they didn’t rush to […]





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5
Sep

Dijsselbloem & Co have no idea how to solve Greek debt crisis – and they don’t care either

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They all talk about Greece. Again and again.  They all talk about the unsolvable Greek debt crisis and say the same things again and again. Those in favor of Greece staying in the euro thus suffocating circumstances and conditions. and those who favor a Greek euro exit thus following dark […]





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5
Sep

Greek FinMin to expose on internet businesses holding back V.A.T.

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Greek finance ministry threatens to expose businessmen who do not return to the state the collected Value Added Tax. Media report on Thursday, that the ministry will upload name and tax number on V.A.T. evaders on internet and expose their tax evading mentality to the public. Furthermore, the ministry will […]





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4
Sep

Troika demands Greeks get prescribed chewing gums instead of medicine

Posted by in Economy, Society

I was reading in the news today, that technical units of the EU Task Force, the extended hand of the Troika of Greece’s lenders, had a meeting with the political leadership of the Health Ministry. “Emphasis was given on the pharmaceutical expenditure with the country’s lenders to push for further […]





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4
Sep
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WEF report: Greece shows marginal improvement in competitiveness

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Greece is improving. In terms of competitiveness, not in terms of a living standard in dignity. According to World Economic Forum annual report, Greece demonstrates “marginal improvement in competitiveness” (that’s usual low wages), while “financial access, bureaucracy and corruption remain serious problems”. I suppose the neo-liberal technocrats of WEF did […]





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4
Sep

Northern Greece: 6:10 companies do not pay their employees up to 3-16 months

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The news coming from Northern Greece in fact reflects the situation in the labor market all across the country: severe delays in payments to employees, work without insurance. Six out of ten companies delay to pay their employees from three up to sixteen months. This gloomy reality was described by […]





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3
Sep
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Mickey Mouse fells victim of the Greek crisis

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The Greek crisis swallows another famous victim: Mickey Mouse. After 48 years of publishing the Mickey Mouse magazines in Greek, Christos Terzopoulos announced the stop of the publication. the Greek edition of Mickey Mouse was published by Nea Aktina S.A. from 1. July 1966 until August 2013. Four days ago, […]





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3
Sep
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No money for emergency property tax? “Sell your home!” says Greek Minister

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ΑHA! A genius proposal  by a brilliant politician – you know, of the kind of “siblings of live-long powerful politicians”. Deputy Mercantile Marine Minister Miltiadis Varvitsiotis stunned the audience of private ANT1 television when he advised families to put ads in the real estate markets and sell their property: “Those […]





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3
Sep
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Crete: Debts and no job: man shoots himself with a rifle

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Debts? No job? A man saw no way out of the many problems. He took a hunting rifle and shot himself in the face. However he survived the suicide attempt even though the shot hit the jawbones. HE was transferred to a nearby hospital. According to local media reports, the […]





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3
Sep

Troika demands the sudden death of Greece’s defense industries

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No, no, no. The Troika is a tough negotiator. The representatives of Greece’s lenders rejected the government proposal about the three defense industries LARKO, EAS and ELVO.  IMF’s Thomsen and the other kids demanded that the three industries close immediately without compensation for the fired personnel and to be thoroughly […]





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2
Sep
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Greece needs 20 years to re-create one million jobs lost to crisis

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It’s time that we, the non-economists dealing with the Greek debt crisis, learn a new term. That’s “jobless growth” or “jobless recovery”. In short,  this term means that there is growth in an economy of a country, but people still get no jobs. Something like the phenomenon in modern Greece of […]





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2
Sep
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UPDATE: Amber Alert: 5-year-old child is missing in Athens

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UPDATE Sept 9/2013: Three days ago there were reports in the Greek press that the missing girl originally from Syria was found alive and well in Sweden. The girl has been reportedly together with the father.  Apparently there has been a confirmation by the Greek NGO “Chamogelo toy y (Child’s […]





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2
Sep
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Athens: Truck driver drags petrol employee to avoid paying for filled tank (video)

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A gas station in Menidi, a suburb of western Athens. A small truck with two passengers arrives at the station and asks the employee to fill the tank. At a total cost of 95 euro. While the tank is been filled up,  the owner’s wife approaches the truck from the driver’s […]





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2
Sep

Greek gov’t: reduction of special tax on heating oil out of question

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Just in case you were hoping to be able to heat your home in upcoming winter: no way! Greek Finance Ministry issued a statement dismissing media claims that the special tax imposed on heating oil in 2012 would be decreased in upcoming winter. “There is no such issue,” the Greek […]





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2
Sep

Merkel – Steinbruck TV Duel on Greece: does it really matter?

Posted by in Economy, Editor

I can tell you right away: no, it doesn’t! It doesn’t really matter what the Christian-Democrat, conservative and neo-liberal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel and her Social-Democrat challenger Peer Steinbrueck exchanged on clever and quick statements, announcements and criticism last night, during their TV-duel. It doesn;t really matter what they […]





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31
Aug
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Deputy FinMin Staikouras admits: “Greek debt is not sustainable”

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SSSS-U-rrr-P-R-I-S-E! Greek deputy finance minister Christos Staikouras admitted that “the Greek debt is not sustainable and its relief will require negotiation.” In an interview to weekly Parapolitika, Staikouras said: “The public debt has been gaining strong increasing dynamics, whether in absolute levels or in relation to GDP, the debt is […]





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31
Aug
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RT report: “Debt Drama: Was whole Greek bailout deal a failure?” (video)

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Stuck in recession, plagued by soaring unemployment and suicides – the Greek plight is dragging on, sending shivers across the EU. Greece is struggling to meet the conditions of its international lenders, who are pouring billions into the ailing economy. But when will the rescue package actually work? Or has […]





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29
Aug
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Greek FinMin quotes Lenin: ‘useful idiots’ those who do not want Greece to succeed

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Would you dare believe that a Finance Minister who applies neo-liberal IMF policies would cite a phrase attributed to Russian communist revolutionary Vladimir Lenin? Oh yes! In this surreal country called “Greece” everything is possible. Even that. Apparently because the ‘modern neo-liberals’ used to be ‘leftist’ or ‘communists’ when they […]





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29
Aug
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IMF announces appointment of McGrew to replace Traa in Greece

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It’s official. The International Monetary Fund appointed American Wes McGrew as its representative in Greece. McGrew will replace Bob Traa, an arrogant Dutch who provoked the debt-ridden citizens of this country with his luxurious life-style. IMF Press Release: IMF Appoints New Resident Representative in Greece Press Release No. 13/318 August […]





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