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May
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Much too many “Naomis K…” for Alexis Tsipras & his discussion partners

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Naomi Klein… Naomi Campbell… Naomi Watts… Naomi Wolf… There are much to many “Naomis” in this world, best known for several completely different reasons. No wonder, left-wing SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras confused one Naomi with another: Naomi Campbell, the model,  with Naomi Klein, the activist. The unexpected slip of tongue […]





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24
May
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EU Commission temporary shelves absurd olive oil jugs & bowls ban

Posted by in Economy, Very Mix

The European Commission decided to temporary shelve its absurd decision to ban olive oil jugs and dipping bowls from restaurant tables and replace them with non-refillable sealed bottles. “The decision did not find the necessary support,” EU Commissioner for Agriculture Dacian Ciolos said at a press conference, admitting he was […]





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24
May

Greece seeks to implement Ireland’s corporate flat tax model

Posted by in Economy, Politics

Greece is looking towards the Irish corporate flat tax model. However the vision of Greek prime minister is not the Irish flat tax of 12.5% but its Greek version of 15%. This revolution of Greek taxation system could only take place after the public deficit falls further. This could be […]





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23
May
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Tech problem with thumbnail pictures

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There seem to be some technical problems with the thumbnail pictures on the posts, today. Apologies. Hopefully, problem will be fixed tomorrow. or day after tomorrow. or never.





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23
May

Greek health care austerity: thugs’ games with the pain of the other

Posted by in Society

That these issues are hardly mentioned by mainstream media, it does not mean that theses issues do not exist. Month in, month out, thousands of Greeks get confronted with the cuts in health care. Cuts occurring in subtle and crooked way. Every time an insured Greek goes to a doctor […]





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23
May
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BBC poll: Germany most popular country in the world – except for Greeks

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Germany is the most positively viewed nation in the world in this year’s annual Country Ratings Poll for the BBC World Service. More than 26,000 people were surveyed internationally for the poll. They were asked to rate 16 countries and the European Union on whether their influence in the world […]





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23
May

Overtaxing Greeks: freelancers 42% tax; self-employed & businesses to pay 90% tax in advance!

Posted by in Economy, Society

On the way to the new taxation system, several details have been given to the press in order to do the usual of the last three bailout years: scare the people, test reactions and finally present the ‘worse’ as less bad than the ‘worst’. I mean, I hope it will […]





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23
May
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Dijsselbloem: “Greek debt may lighten in 2014”

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Oh oh oh. I’m not sure this is a good news. Given the efforts of Eurozone to use bank accounts money for bailouts, like in Cyprus. Nevertheless, Greek public debt seems to be a hopeless case, as in the first quarter of 2013 it was almost as high as in […]





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22
May

US Journalist Greg Palast meets “Big Fat Greek Minister” – an OMG piece!

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Investigative US journalist Greg Palast writes about his experience meeting the “Big Fat Greek Minister”; that is high ranking socialist PASOK member, elected lawmaker for almost three decades and aspiring businessman, Theodoros Pangalos. The man who was in the middle of the Greek nomenclatura and who provoked Greeks claiming the […]





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22
May
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SBS: Golden Dawn wants to be as charitative as “Hezbollah in Lebanon”, says MP

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Greece’s neo-nazi party has apparently a noble cause. Only to help people in need, “like the Hezbollah does in Lebanon”. That was said by GD MP Ilias Panagiotaros to Australian network SBS “Dateline” program. Furthermore, the lawmaker suggested that instead of people committing suicide, they should rather “kill those responsible for […]





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22
May

Youth unemployment in West Macedonia tops EU27 list with 72.5% !

Posted by in Economy, Society

A Greek record nobody should be proud of: Youth unemployment in Western Macedonia tops the EUROSTAT list with 72.5%. That is only one out of four of young people aged 15-24 has a job. According to EUROSTAT , “Regional Unemployment Data for 2012”, released on Wednesday,  Western Macedonia is followed […]





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22
May

2 bailouts + 1 haircut = Greek public debt at €309.4 billion in 1Q 2013, as much as in 2010

Posted by in Economy

Two bailout agreements, total aid of 240 billion euro,  and one bonds’ ‘haircut’ later…. Greek public debt remains as high as it was in 2010 – the year in which Greece sought the ‘rescue’ by the International Monetary Fund. In the end of first quarter of 2013, the total debt […]





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21
May

What a shame! Greek FinMin to collect taxes even by those with €300 monthly income

Posted by in Economy

Do you owe money to the Greek state? You have a debt to the tax office? A new circular regulates the installments that make it easier for you to pay your debts. The generosity of the Greek finance ministry and the Troika set an unprecedented example on how the poor […]





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21
May

Russell Crowe in Greece tweets “Yassou Mykonos”

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Famous Hollywood actor Russell Crowe spent a few days in Greece and thus on the island of Mykonos. Excited about the colors of the sun and sea in, out and around the Greek islands, Crowe tweeted on Tuesday afternoon: Russell Crowe‏@russellcrowe 3h “How is it that I’ve lived 49 years […]





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21
May
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Attention investors, Greece is calling: 5-year residence permit for real estate worth at least €250K

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Greece repeats its formal invitation to investors granting residence permits for five years. Development Minister Costis Hatzidakis proudly announced the real estate incentives on private Mega TV on Tuesday morning. “[non-European] citizens who buy a real estate worth at least 250,000 euro will be granted a visa and residence permit for 5 years.” […]





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21
May
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Zizek’s “Gulags” turn Greek politics into …”Gulash”

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There is Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizek. He is apparently known for controversial comments triggering strong reactions. Whether Zizek has a weird sense of provocative humor or he believes what he says, I really cannot tell. And then there is Alexis Tsipras,  leader of left-wing SYRIZA, leader of main opposition party […]





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21
May
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Crete: prosecutor wants 2 years imprisoment for widow, 90, for illegally receiving allowance

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A prosecutor at a court in Chania, proposed a two-year prison sentence for a 90-year-old widow. The woman had illegally collected allowance by the social security fund IKA, after the death of her husband. For seven consecutive years, the widow received allowance payments totaling 67,000 euro, in addition to pension […]





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21
May

US State Dept concerned over rising anti-Semitism & racism after Golden Dawn in Parliament

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US State Department expressed concern about rising anti-Semitism and racism after the election of extreme-right Golden Dawn to the Greek Parliament in June 2012. In its annual report “International Religious Freedom for 2012”, released on May 20th 2013, the State Department notes among others that “immigrants and refugees fall victim […]





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20
May

Suicide rate climbed 26.5% in 2011 – mostly women

Posted by in Society

Suicides exploded in 2011, the second year of the economic crisis and the loan agreements. It was mostly women who took their lives. The region of Attica, where also Greek capital Athens lies, saw 172 of its residents finding not other way to their problems than put an end to […]





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20
May
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Online tax returns submissions to begin this week

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Are you ready? The countdown started for the submission of income tax declaration for earnings during 2012. Or even no earnings. But it’s austerity- and Troika-times. “Greeks will be able to begin filling their income tax returns online later this week,” the finance ministry said on Monday, apparently unaware that […]





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