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26
Sep

Anarchists occupy offices of Greek-American Union in Athens

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A group of ten to fifteen people entered the offices of Greek-American Union in downtown Athens and raised a banner of solidarity with “prisoners in the USA.” The incident occurred short after 8′ clock Monday morning and the occupation lasted no more than ten minutes. The anti-authoritarians fled after raising […]





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25
Sep

EU Commission works towards a EU-wide minimum wage

Posted by in Economy

The idea of adaption of a European minimum wage is not new. European Commission President-designate Jean-Claude Juncker said in July 2014 that he would work towards the introduction of a minimum social wage in each member state of the EU. Two years later, the discussion on the issue is high […]





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23
Sep

IMF’s Greece Report: Cut pensions & tax allowance, tax the rich, unemployment in double digit until 2050

Posted by in Economy

Fiscal policy is not sustainable – Debt relief in needed – Weak growth perspective – Tax collection 50% below the target – Investment decreased by 60% –  The Rich and the self-employed evade taxes – Cut tax allowance and pensions but also tax rates. This is the message the International […]





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23
Sep

Greece’s biggest social security fund (IKA) for private sector seeks 200mn to pay pensions till end of the year

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Greece’s biggest Social Security Fund for the private sector IKA is seeking 200 million euros in order to be able to pay pensions for the following months until the end of the year. “The governing board of the Social Security Foundation (IKA) on Thursday rejected the management’s request for money […]





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23
Sep

YAHOO admits: data of 500million users were hacked

Posted by in Tech

On Thursday, Yahoo revealed a massive security breach which it said affects at least 500 million users accounts, amid the ongoing sale of its core business. The Yahoo hack involves more victims than any other cyber hacking incident in history. Yahoo says that a copy of some user account information was stolen […]





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23
Sep

EC plans toll fees of €13-€50 for travelers entering EU countries

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The European Commission plans to impose an entrance free between 13 and 50 euros for those travelers entering the European Union member-states. According to a EC statement the so called “European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS)” will provide additional control over the external EU borders as it will determine […]





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23
Sep

Electricity & Water companies, Athens Metro in Privatization Fund

Posted by in Economy

Greece’ utility companies but also the Metro and other state companies will be trasnferred to the new Privatization Fund to go under the hammer so that the Greek government can receive the €2.8 billion bailout tranche. A multi-bill containing 15 prior actions is to be submitted to the Parliament today, […]





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23
Sep

Nursery cleaner convicted with 15 years imprisonment for fake Primary School diploma

Posted by in Society

The Three Member Felony Court in Larissa imposed the penalty of 15 years imprisonment for a cleaning lady who had submitted a fake Primary School Diploma in order to get a job at a state nursery. She was hired at the municipality nursery 20 years ago. The court found that […]





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22
Sep

At this turtle pace, “Europe will need 18 years to fulfill its relocation commitments” to Greece

Posted by in Very Mix

Europe has a proven record of failing to fulfill its commitments towards the Refugee and Migration Crisis. The much celebrated agreements of October 2015 and March 2016 have been forgotten long ago. Institutions and member-states have laid back and keep purring contently like cats after a meal with tuna. They […]





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22
Sep

Moria: Local threatens refugees & migrants with rifle

Posted by in Very Mix

A local resident of the village of Moria on Lesvos grabbed a rifle and threatened to shoot at refugees and migrants standing outside the hot spot that was burned down on Monday evening. The incident occurred Wednesday afternoon, when the 84-year-old man appeared with his rifle in front of refugees […]





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22
Sep

BahamasLeaks: Ex EU Commissioner, Dutch Neelie Kroes, failed to declare she was director of offshore company

Posted by in Politics

A cache of 1.3 million leaked files from tax haven Bahamas revealed that former EU Commissioner Neelie Kroes responsible for Europe’s antitrust watchdog was named as director of an offshore company. She was recruited by United Arab Emirates, which intended to snap up the international assets of the energy company […]





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22
Sep

PM Tsipras: Greece will test the markets in 2017, full return in 2018

Posted by in Economy

Greece’s prime minister Alexis Tsipras sketched out a path he hopes will finally allow his country to exit its seven-year-old economic crisis, holding out the possibility of positive growth this year and a partial return to the bond markets in 2017. In an exclusive interview to Reuters, Alexis Tsipras said […]





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22
Sep

Turkey Purge: Two Turkish families (4 adults, 6 children) seek asylum in Greece

Posted by in Turkey-GR

An inflatable boat appeared at 6 o’ clock in the morning in the sea area off Archangelos on the island of Rhodes. Immediate was the reaction of the Greek Coast Guard that sent a vessel to check what was going on. The ten people on board were neither refugees nor […]





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21
Sep

Crete: Too many pupils, too little class rooms, teaching in school yard (video)

Posted by in Society

Unbelievable! Ten days after the school bell rang for the new school year and some students have no class room or bench to sit or even a blackboard. In the 2nd High Scool of Gouves, near Herakleio on the island of Crete, the class room moved outdoors due to absence […]





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21
Sep

Greece rejected asylum to 3 out of 8 Turkish officers who flew with helicopter after July coup

Posted by in Turkey-GR

Greece has reportedly rejected asylum to three out of eight Turkish officers who landed in Alexandroupolis, Northern Greece, with a helicopter hours after the failed coup attempt on July 15th 2016. The refusal to grant asylum does not mean they the three officers will be extradited to Turkey. They have […]





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21
Sep

CoachActivism Project offers pro-bono coaching sessions to volunteers working with refugees

Posted by in Very Mix

Are you currently a volunteer working for the refugees in Athens or elsewhere in Greece? Would you be interested in receiving pro-bono support from professional coaches? Do you want to learn how to prevent burn-out, how to develop professional skills and process with work efficiency? The CoachActivism Project is a professional […]





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21
Sep

Some Greeks cannot afford even a loaf of bread: Bakers in Kozani unite to help them

Posted by in Society

Did you know that there are people in Greece who cannot afford to buy even a loaf of bread at a cost of €0.60 – €0.70? Almost a year after Greece surrendered into the arms of the international lenders and the International Monetary Fund and the austerity cuts started to […]





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21
Sep

EU Court landmark decision opens door for legal cases by EU citizens in bailout countries

Posted by in Politics

An important decision for the protection of human rights in times of bailouts and austerity. For the first time, the European Court of Justice explicitly stated that the European institutions and in particular the European Commission are bound by the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights and are obliged to protect […]





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20
Sep

Businessman Kalogritsas under investigation for tax evasion: “Left-wing corruption” or “joke of the nation”?

Posted by in Politics

The other day, I returned home from the beach. It was quite late, short before 8 o’ clock in the evening. I switched the television on for the prime time news of one of private channels, the volume rather high and headed for a shower. Eight o’ clock sharp, the […]





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20
Sep

EU Commission found THE solution: Migrants will remain on Greek islands “as much as possible”

Posted by in Very Mix

Fianlly! The European Commission found a solution for the Migration crisis in Greece and the Greek islands. During a press conference on Tuesday, the EC coordinating spokesperson, Natasha Bertaud, revealed the well-hidden plans: EU Commission spo Bertaud says migrants will remain on islands "as much as possible" #Greece #Lesvos pic.twitter.com/Vtj2MsxeKK […]





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