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Jul

Power Cuts Schedule: Only Crete 8-10pm, July 4/2014 – Details

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The National Distribution of Electricity in Greece (DEDHE) will proceed to power cuts in order to save consumption only in the four prefectures of the island of Crete. The power cuts will take place between 8 pm and 10 pm on Friday, July 4th 2014 and they will last less [...]

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4
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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4
Jul

How Greek employers and state exploit 1million “invisible employees”

Posted by in Society

A new term appeared in our Modern Greek language of our Modern Greek crisis-hit country: the ‘invisible employee’. Who is the invisible employee who emerged from the Greek crisis and the skyrocketing unemployment? Oh, it is the employee who has  a job but is not being registered in social security [...]

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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

Posted by in Society

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

The God of Greeks must be joking: income €14K, tax €6.5K

Posted by in Economy, Society

Somebody must be making really bad jokes at the cost of Greeks. The tax returns this year trigger uncontrolled laughter outbreaks especially to self-employed who for the first time are been taxed with 26% from the first euro they get in their hand and in addition they have to pay [...]

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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

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

Plans for Privatization of Greek Water Companies “freeze”

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The project to privatize the Public Water Companies in Thessaloniki (EYATH) and Athens (EYDAP) is been on hold after the State Council ruled that the water has to remain “under strong state control.” The ruling makes the planned transfer of 67% of EYATH shares to private investors practically impossible and [...]

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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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