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12
Feb

Tax tsunami, wages reductions and welfare cuts create Greek Primary Surplus

Posted by in Economy

I don’t know how international media reacted to Greece’s impressive claim that the general government primary surplus for 2014 will be 3.918 billion euro. I don’t even bothered to dig deeper into Greek Finance Ministry claims  and verify whether they were true or not. Greek  media did it. And what [...]

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11
Feb

Τhessaloniki: University rejects students because he is blind

Posted by in Society

Argyris Koumtzis, 18, is blind. His disability did not hinder him to achieve top marks in high school and win several prizes in mathematics and physics competitions. Argyris is also a champion in chess. The 18-year-old student could have a bright future in front of him, if it wasn’t for [...]

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11
Feb

Greek Deputy FinMin: General Gov’t primary surplus to be above €3.918 billion

Posted by in Economy

It’s a matter of calculation method. And according to Eurostat method, the primary surplus of the general government will be much higher that expected. Speaking to the parliament on Monday afternoon, the Deputy Finance Minister, Christos Staikouras confirmed that the 2013 primary surplus is likely to exceed expectations. Specifically, the [...]

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10
Feb

Greek FinMin names three MPs who transferred money abroad

Posted by in Politics

A lawmaker from Samaras’ Nea Dimokratia, one from former Samaras’ juniior coaltion partner Democratic Left and one from nationalist opposition Independent Greeks. The three MPs saw their names in a statement issued by the Greek Finance Ministry on Monday. A statement saying that they had transferred money abroad. also the [...]

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10
Feb
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Greek FinMin to taxpayers: New taxes? Darling, it’s not what you think…

Posted by in Economy

Ιn the virtual Greek reality we live in, I often recall the famous infragranti situation, when a partner captures his/her partner in bed with somebody else: both lovers naked but one of them shouts to the stunned and betrayed partner: “Darling, it’s not what you think…” Exactly the same is [...]

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10
Feb

Greece is eurozone champion when it comes to consumer goods vs salaries

Posted by in Society

Νo, Greece is not the most expensive country in the European Union, when it comes to comparison of salaries and prices of goods and services it sure is. This is the result of the Detailed Average Price Report November 2013 published by the European Commission. With the minimum wage at [...]

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10
Feb

Protesters set toll booth on fire – Oropos mayors detained

Posted by in Society

Greek police arrested the mayor and two deputy mayors of Oropos village north-west Athens, after protesters set a highway toll booth on fire in Malakasa junction on Sunday evening, to protest the tripling of  toll fees. According to Greek media, the protesters pushed out the employee out of the booth, [...]

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9
Feb

George Clooney is inside … the Parthenon Marbles return campaign

Posted by in Culture

George Clooney is not only inside the famous coffee shop… he has also allegedly joined the campaign for the return of the Parthenon Marbles, Greek media report cheering Clooney’s support to the Greek cause. “It’s a fair request,” George Clooney responded to a question posed by a Greek journalist during [...]

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9
Feb

Joke of the day: Troika will impose “Fat Tax” fearing Greeks will die from obesity before they pay back their loans

Posted by in Economy, Society

We finally seem to know why the Greek Development Ministry insists on abolishing the ‘fresh milk’ tag under the pretext of  “decreasing the milk prices”. Because the milk prices will skyrocket as the debt-ridden and jerks-hit country will impose the fat tax on milk. “An 8%-10% tax on all products [...]

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7
Feb

Greece’s Supreme Court: “Emergency Property Tax 2011 is against the Constitution”

Posted by in Society

BANG! A decision expected to cause tremors in the government economic team. Judges of Greece’s Supreme Court ruled Friday, that the “emergency property tax of 2011 was unconstitutional and contrary to the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR).” According to the reasoning, the emergency property tax is imposed according to [...]

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