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Apr

Theory vs Reality gap revealed by “decent living standards criteria” issued by Greek government

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How much money does one need to cover monthly basic needs while living in Greece? Well, it depends…. In fact, it depends on who decides. The Troika, the government institutions, the banks, the employers or just the person concerned? The views seem to vary between the theoretical approach and the [...]

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11
Apr

IMF’s Lagarde: “Greece is heading in the right direction”

Posted by in Economy

Long time not seen and heard! Christine Lagarde, chief of International Monetary Fund. However on the historic occasion of the oversubscribed Greek bond and Greece’s return to the international borrowers, Madame Lagarde made a statement. “Greece is heading in the right direction,” Lagarde said without much enthusiasm and reminded cheering [...]

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11
Apr

Golden Dawn intimidates Medecins du Monde polyclinic

Posted by in Society

Chanting slogans against migrants, a group of 30 Golden Dawn members gathered outside the polyclinic of humanitarian organization Medecins du Monde in Perama  on Thursday. At that point some 40 Greek and foreign patients,  among them many  children were inside the polyclinic. Dressed in the known GD uniforms, the troublemakers [...]

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10
Apr

Merkel visit to Athens: closed roads, protests ban and draconian security measures, Apr 11/2014

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Athens is preparing to welcome German Chancellor Angela Merkel with draconian security measures on Friday, April 11th 2014, a day after a powerful car bomb exploded in the middle of the city’s downtown. Some 5,000 police officers are to safeguard the areas where the German delegation will be moving around. [...]

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10
Apr
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Greece’s unemployment fell down to 26.7% in Jan 2014

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Greece’s unemployment rate fell down to 26.7% in January 2014. According to Greek Statistics Authority (ELASTA), unemployment decreased by 0.5% when compared to December 2013, but increased by 0.2% when compared to January 2013. The number of unemployed is 1,317 million people. Most affected by unemployment are women at 30.02%, [...]

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10
Apr

Traders queue for Greek bonds: €3 billion at 4.95% yield

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Greece raised 3 billion euro at 4.95% yield from the 5-year bond, Greek media report on Thursday,  short after the sale was concluded. “The success is beyond expectation” media comment noting that the bids submitted by 550 traders were over 20 billion euro. The deals book closed at 11:30 a.m. [...]

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10
Apr

Athens: powerful car bomb explodes in the middle of downtown

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A booby-trapped bomb exploded outside a Bank of Greece building at 05:55 Thursday morning after two anonymous phone calls warning the car contained “75 kg of explosives”.  None was hurt from the blast, but the powerful detonation caused damage to building and shops. Two main roads in downtown Athens have [...]

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9
Apr

Ilya Kareli’s death: shocking pictures from Nigrita prison cameras

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Several prison guards are surrounding convict Ilya Kareli. The convict is dressed and has a bruise on his eye. He is able to walk. The prison guards push him into a room. Two and a half hours later, they drag the almost naked Kareli through the same corridor and throw [...]

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9
Apr

Greek FinMin announces launching of five-year bond

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After four years in economic isolation, Greek Finance Ministry announced the launching of the five-year bond short after 3 p.m. on Wednesday. Greek media report of a statement issued by the finance ministry and reading: ” The Greek Republic announces today that it mandated international banks for the imminent 5-year [...]

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9
Apr
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Athens: protest concluded, metro opened, Apr 9/2014

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The impact of Greece’s much anticipated and much reported return to the international markets has been already felt! Hardly a news website claimed that the book for offers has been opened, the metro station <Syntagma> was opened again for the public. embedded by Embedded VideoYouTube Direkt I don’t know if [...]

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