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Great Expectations on tax lowering crashed by the wheel of IMF-steamer Christine Lagarde

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With the Troika representatives back in Athens, Greece reportedly gives a battle to achieve the lowering of Value Added Tax in catering services and goods from  currently 23% down to 13%. So far the signals from the country’s main lender International Monetary Fund are not promising. Christine Lagarde was clear […]





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Jun
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Patras: Father of bedridden girl on hunger strike to protest health care cuts

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The father of a bedridden girl started a hunger strike on Monday morning in order to raise attention to the problem of harsh cuts in Greece’s health care system. Nikos Poulkoutzis’s daughter Maria suffers from a rare disease. The girl is bedridden and in need of high medical and personal […]





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3
Jun

Rhode Island Firm to open bid for ..outstanding Greek debt

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A private investor has announced a tender in order to buy less than 9.9% of all Greek bonds. “Japonica Partners & Co. announces an invitation by its indirect wholly-owned subsidiary Yerusalem Hesed, Ltd.  for eligible holders of certain series of bonds issued by Greece in 2012 to sell the bonds […]





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3
Jun

Tim Samaras: Famous Greek-American storm chaser killed in Oklahoma tornado

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Tim Samaras was a devoted tornado chaser. He was holding the Guinness World Record for measuring the lowest pressure of a tornado and is the only person to collect video from inside a tornado. Last Friday, Tim Samaras, 55, his son Paul 24, and their partner Carl Young, 45, were […]





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Jun
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Athens: explosive decives at ND politicians’ office, one state, one private istitution

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An explosive device blast at the office of  Justice Ministry’s General Secretary for Transparency & Human Rights Giorgos Sourlas on Monday morning. Giorgos Sourlas is a veteran politician from Nea Dimocratia. The blast followed two other arson attacks at a state environmental agency dealing with European Union Funds and an […]





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Jun
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NYT: Amid rising unemployment, Greeks fall prey to job swindles

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There is always a group of people winning in times of high social needs: that’s the swindlers who try to exploit desperation and need. In Greece of recession and high unemployment, job offering swindlers depriving people of hundreds of euro appeared on the scene as soon as the economic crisis […]





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Jun
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Greek water company to seize jobless man home due to € 831 debt

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For a debt of 831 euro to the Public Water Company, a jobless father of two is about to lose his home. Without job for three years, the man was unable to pay utility bills. His debt to Public water company EYDAP reached 831 euro as he stopped paying since […]





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May

Greek bribes: What is the volume of a suitcase full with 80 million Drachmas?

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W-O-W! Former Greek Defence Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos had a suitcase full of bribes money. Kickbacks from a state  contract. Allegedly the suitcase contained 80 million Drachmas – 235,000 euro. That so claimed by the ex-minister’s first cousin and former confidant Nikos Zigras. According to daily Ethnos, key prosecution witness Zigras […]





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May
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Guns in Greek Parliament: MPs to undergo firearms stress tests

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Do members of the Greek Parliament carry guns but have no idea how to deal with a firearm? It could be possible… The Greek Police announced on Friday that firearms licences have to be re-examined and the licence owner has to prove he has specific knowledge of the gun type he owns, […]





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May
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Almost every Greek party submits its own anti-racism draft bill

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It looks as if at the every end, all Greek parties will submit their own anti-racism legislation proposals, with the exception of extreme-right Golden Dawn, of course. Even the coalition government partners of prime minister Antonis Samaras were unable to agree on a single anti-racism bill. To be correct: the two […]





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May
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Athens: Metro station close to public due to protest, May 31/2013

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Greek police will close to public metro station <Syntagma> after 5:30 p.m. on Friday, May 31st 2013. Reason for the police measure is  is the protest to be launched by teachers, seamen and metro workers later on Friday. The three unions will gather at 7 p.m. to protest the ‘civil […]





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May
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Thousands of troubled Greek seniors form long queues after pension stop

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Thousands of pensioners at the verge of brain-stroke and heart-attack formed long queues outside the offices of Greece’s biggest insurance fund IKA on Friday morning. The troubled seniors had rushed to the local branches of IKA because their pension had been stopped. Just like that. The seniors must have been […]





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May
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Athens: African communities dismiss UK’s Channel 4 claims of “Black Panthers” in Greece

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African communities in Athens dismiss claims that appeared on a report aired by British Channel 4 that ‘there were patrol brigades named Black Panthers for the self-defense of immigrants against racist attacks by extreme-right Golden Dawn.” According to news website NewsIt, after the Channel 4 report, the Ministry of Public […]





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May
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UPD Greece Amber Alert: Missing girl Christina,13, found at Paggaios Mt

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UPDATE: Missing girl Christina,13, was found on Thursday evening and taken to the hospital in Kavala for medical tests. Police and rescue teams found Christina at the mountain area of Paggaios Mt. The 13-year-old,  who was missing since Sunday evening, was wandering alone when found by the rescue teams. The […]





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