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EU summons Turkish ambassador over Erdogan “Europeans will not walk safe”

The European Commission summoned the Turkish ambassador to Brussels seeking explanations about the statements of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that “Europeans will not walk safely on the streets.” The European Commission said on Thursday it had summoned the Turkish ambassador to explain comments by President Tayyip Erdogan that Europeans would …

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IMF to ask Greece’s opposition for ‘assurances’ in implementation of extra austerity

The International Monetary Fund will seek assurances by Greece’s main opposition party New Democracy in case the fund decides to participate in the Greek program. In the regular briefing on Thursday, the spokesman of IMF, Gerry Rice, did not rule out assurances by the Greek opposition. Assurances mean that Greece’s …

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FM Kotzias: Greece will not take back refugees from northern Europe

Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias sent a strong message to the European Union partners: “Greece will not take back refugees from northern Europe,” he said adding that “a new wave this summer would overwhelm us.” In an interview to German daily Die Welt, Kotzias said Greece does not have the capacity …

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Tax evasion in Greece between €11bn-€16bn annually

Tax evasion in Greece is estimated to be between 11billion euros and 16 billion euros annually, a study has found. The study prepared by EY and commissioned by the DiaNEOsis think-tank was presented during an event hosted by the institute and the Federation of Hellenic Enterprises (SEV), Greece’s largest employers’ …

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FEANTSA: Greeks face unbearable housing cost, far above the EU average

Households in Greece spend a greater portion of their income on housing cost  than those in any other country of the European Union country. A survey conducted  by the European Federation of National Organizations Working with the Homeless (FEANTSA) has found. At the same time, homelessness and housing problems reach …

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Greek police: 3% of policemen are ‘unfit’ to carry a weapon

Shocking data about the ability of Greece’s police. Hundreds of policemen have not undergone checks by special “weapons committees” and from those who have a 3 percent is not capable to carry a weapon. According to a report by daily Eleftheros Typos, there are only two special committees operating in …

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