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Jul

Some blessed Greeks receive up to 10 different pensions

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Do you know that there are people who receive retirement money from up to 10 different pension funds? According to data reported by the Greek Minister of Labor, Social Security and Welfare, Yiannis Vroutsis, there are a total of 174 retirees managing to collect more than 4,000 euro per month [...]

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3
Jul

Corfu airport: Pictures of shame as no cleaning personnel

Posted by in Tourism

This is the airport of the beautiful island of Corfu: hundreds of empty water and beverage bottles are laying nicely on the floor or are carefully arranged around garbage boxes by passengers ready to take off.  The pictures of shame have been uploaded on internet by Giorgos Tseremis, the president [...]

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3
Jul

PPC rolling strikes: Power cuts schedule announced; islands exempted, for far

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Power cuts are expected it various areas of Greece and at various times as unionists of Public Power Company (DEH) launched their strike and switched off  13 electricity producing units. According to DEH and DEDHE (Power Distribution System) there will be power cuts of “maximum one hour” during  daytime in [...]

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1
Jul

Gov’t threatens PPC-unionists with ‘mobilization’ should they cause “black out”

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Greek government is determined to prohibit black outs as the unionist of Greek Public Power Company  threaten to turn off the electricity, if the government proceeds with the sale of 30% of PPC to private investors. The unionists claim that the sale of so-called “little DEH” will alternate the ‘public [...]

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1
Jul
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Greek Unemployment drops down to 26.8% (Mar14) from 27.2% (Mar13)

Posted by in Economy, Society

Unemployment in Greece dropped to 26.8% in March when it was at 27.2% in March 2013 and at 26.9% the previous month. The number of unemployed is 1, 274,843 people. According to Greek Statistics Authority (ELSTAT) unemployment among youth 15-24 years old still remains high with 58.3% and women are [...]

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30
Jun

Tourists in Greece leave €100million in tips? Where’s the tax office?

Posted by in Economy, Tourism

I read this news today that Tourists visiting Greece leave some 100 million euro in tips. The data was allegedly based on a survey on tips carried out by the travel website Tripadvisor. aim of the survey was to find out the tipping habits of several nationalities when on vacation [...]

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30
Jun

UPD: Uninsured citizens in Greece to get free access to medicines

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Citizens without insurance will be able to get free access to medicines after a joint decision by the Ministries of Finance and Health was published in the Official Gazette (FEK). “The decision will facilitate access to pharmaceutical system for uninsured and financially weak citizens,” Greek media report. Eligible to participate [...]

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30
Jun

Facebook conducted secret experiment on users’ emotions

Posted by in Tech

Facebook has conducted a secret massive psychology experiment on its users to find out how they respond to positive and negative messages – without telling participants. What Facebook did was to alter the tone of the users’ news feed to highlight either positive or negative posts from their friends, which were [...]

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30
Jun

What’s going on in Greece? Oh, the usual stuff…

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There is no news today. I mean, nothing new worth reporting that we have not wrote about in one way or another as we did in the last four years of economic crisis and austerity. Officially, Greece is doing fine. Unofficially, Greeks are confronted with the usual burdens: taxes that [...]

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29
Jun

Costa Rica – Greece 1-1 and 5-3 in penalties

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A brave fight for Greece’s  National Team but Costa Rica defeated the Greeks with 5-3 in the penalties. Match and extension was 1-1. Cheer up! It could have been worse with Costa Rica – Greece 3 -0   Last night: The crucial match between Greece and Costa Rica started a [...]

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