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29
Jul

The looting of public money goes on – every day a new example despite the crisis

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I had this comment on KTG-blog the other day asking me ‘why Greeks do not pay taxes as the rest of Europeans’. It was a comment under the post with the title “Surprised? 50% of self-employed do not pay social security contributions to OAEE “. The question could also be [...]

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28
Jul

Surprised? 50% of self-employed do not pay social security contributions to OAEE

Posted by in Society

Everyone who has worked in Greece as self-employed or freelancer has crawled through the dark corridors of OAEE and has experienced the nightmare alive in the maze-like construction, a mixture of Minotaur labyrinth and Monopoly. Especially the small and medium-size entrepreneurs found themselves often in the position to be not [...]

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28
Jul

Greece names Defense Minister for EU Commissioner – should we care?

Posted by in Politics

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras named current Defense Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos for EU Commissioner. According to media, Greece target the portfolio of either “migration” or “unemployment”. Avramopoulos who is also Nea Dimokratia vice president, will leave the ministry by end of October.  So far, so good. However the removal of Avramopoulos [...]

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22
Jul

Inspections reveal civil servants with fake or forged high school diplomas

Posted by in Society

If nothing else worth exporting,  we are at least a country that produces laughter. Controls conducted by the Ministry of Administrative Reform reportedly revealed that a good number of civil servants had submitted fake or forged diplomas either during the recruitment or during the promotion process. 10% of the controlled [...]

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21
Jul

You think, you can escape an upcoming storm?

Posted by in Tourism

The weather forecast was clear: a summer storm with rain and thunder was due on Saturday, July the 19th, and thus short after noon time. Rain and lightning and wind would hit Athens and the bad weather for Greek summer would last until the evening. And so it did. I [...]

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21
Jul

Greece’s media news and real life news

Posted by in Editor

I have been quite quiet lately, as reporter, as blogger, as a human being… It is not that I have nothing to say, it is not that nothing important is happening in Greece and the Greek society.  But it is the same thing happening in Greece and to the Greek [...]

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16
Jul

Athens: Two tourists injured in gunshot exchange between police & fugitive

Posted by in Very Mix

Two tourists were slightly injured during a gunshot exchange between a fugitive terrorist and Greek police in downtown Athens on Wednesday. According to latest information, the nationalities of the tourists are given as Australian and German. The Australian tourist, a young man 18 years old,  was injured in the left [...]

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16
Jul

Athens: Fugitive terrorist captured; 4 injuries, among them 2 tourists

Posted by in Very Mix

Fugitive Nikos Maziotis, a prominent member of “Revolutionary Struggle”, was captured on Wednesday morning in downtown Athens, Greek media report. In clashes with police in one of Athens most crowded shopping streets, Maziotis, one policeman and one Australian tourist were injured. Media incl state television report also of a ‘second [...]

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14
Jul

Merkel was watching WorldCupFinal as Greeks were submitting their tax declarations

Posted by in Society

Sunday night in Europe. Football fans around the globe rave and roar for the World Cup Final in Marakana stadium between Germany and Argentina.  Present at the VIP seats is also German Chancellor Angela Merkel, a devoted football fan, who jetted across the universe to support the National Football Team. [...]

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14
Jul

Ambulance worker received full salary for 5 years but never appeared to work

Posted by in Society

For five whole years an employee at the ambulance service EKAV has been receiving his monthly salary month in, month out. However, he never bothered to appear at the service and do his duty. How could he? The man was very busy: he was working at the cafeteria of his [...]

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