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Apr

Greeks can’t escape economic bleeding as new hikes and new levies keep coming

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These is no way that Greek households would escape the economical bleeding. The state mechanism is always keen in finding ways to grab the last cent out of the people’s pocket whether they have it or not. The trick is simple: small amounts of money, grabbed in the form of [...]

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7
Apr

Half of Greek taxpayers’ families survived 2012 with less than €800 monthly income

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2.751.856 taxpayers together with their spouses and their dependent members managed to survive the year 2012 with an annual income below 9,500 euro. The data is based on tax payers declarations submitted in 2013 and on the occasion of the planned distribution of part of primary surplus to low incomers [...]

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7
Apr

Independent Greeks MP sues journalists over opinion article

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Independent Greeks MP Rachil Makri filed a lawsuit against three journalists of daily Eleftheros Typos that prompted the temporary arrest of one of them. Rachil Makri filed the lawsuit on against journalists Depsina Kontaraki and Giorgos Kouvaras as well as against the publisher of the newspaper, Alexis Skanavis. Journalist Despina [...]

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7
Apr

MdM Greece: 3 million people without access to health care

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More than 1,3 million people living in Greece are without a job. this number refers only to employees. Self-employed are not recorded in the official unemployment numbers. People without work have no health insurance. But they have diseases and conditions that need treatment. “Three million people living in Greece have [...]

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4
Apr

Greek PM: “I will not allow a criminal organization to govern the political life”

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Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras is determined not to allow extreme-right Golden Dawn be a regulator of the country’s political life and threaten the political stability. Speaking to a delegation of AHEPA, the prime minister used the chance to address the issue that his close aide Panagiotis Baltakos had regular [...]

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4
Apr

UNICEF Greece report: 686,000 children at risk of poverty

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In its latest report UNICEF states that one in three children in Greece was at risk of poverty or social expulsion. The total number may shock: 686,000 children or 35.4 percent of the children population in Greece. The causes? Rising unemployment and cuts in welfare benefits. 292,000 children live in [...]

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3
Apr

Baltakos-Gate stirs Greece’s political world, as the PM suffers from strong headaches

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“I decided to play a specific role for the good of the party and Greece, we could not leave 500,000 Greeks trapped in Golden Dawn and do nothing. Somebody had to maintain contacts with them. I was telling them what they wanted to hear.” With these words former cabinet secretary [...]

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2
Apr

Radio Sweden: “Whistleblower: Ericsson bribed Greek policymakers”

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Telecommunications giant Ericsson has paid over 10 million euro to an agent in connection with a large defense deal in Greece, Swedish State Radio sverigeSRradio (Radio Sweden) reported on Wednesday. According to former Ericsson employee Liss Olof Nenzell, the payments were handled through a middle man and started beginning of [...]

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2
Apr

Baltakos-Gate: Strong reactions from Greek political parties

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Fierce are the reactions from Greece’s political parties after the release of a video footage showing the general secretary of Samaras’ coalition government and close aide of the prime minister, Panagiotis Baltakos, having a friendly chat with an MP of extreme-right Golden Dawn. According to news website in.gr, not only [...]

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2
Apr

UPD Friendly chat with Golden Dawn brings down Greek gov’t secretary general (video)

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A first class political scandal is shaking the Greek coalition government after Golden Dawn released footage of a friendly chat the extreme-right party had with the secretary of the government Panagiotis Baltakos. According to the recorded conversation and the footage transcript Baltakos allegedly claimed that the political persecution of Golden [...]

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