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Jan

Survey: Six Out of Ten Greek Households Unable to Pay Utility Bills

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…and soon they will not be able to pay even for their daily food. According to a survey conducted by the Institute of Small Enterprises (IME/GSEVEE), six out of ten Greek households have difficulties in paying monthly utility bills (electricity, water), taxes and repay bank loans. The survey was conducted among [...]

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11
Jan

What’s Up in Greece on Jan 11/12?

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A freezing, wet and especially unpleasant atmosphere is up in Greece today, with snow and rain, and a prime minister who forecasts ‘a difficult 2012′. Speaking to reporters Lucas Papademos said that 2012 will be a difficult year, as was 2011, but appeared optimistic that “if we all work together [...]

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10
Jan

Financial Crimes Units Investigate Bribes in Athens … Morgue

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I would have never thought that one has to pay bribes also for the dead. But Greek reality shows that also this can happen. Financial Crimes Units (SDOE) took under the magnifying glass the bank accounts of staff working at the Mortuary in Athens. The investigation followed a report by [...]

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10
Jan
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Greeks on PSI: Progress But No Deal Yet

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While chief of Institute of International Finance (IIF), Charles Dallara is packing his suitcases to travel to Athens on Jan 11/2012, Greeks are doing some homework ahead of the talks. Thus under the pressure of French president Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel who threaten not to give Greece the next aid [...]

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10
Jan

What’s Up in Greece on Jan 10/12?

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A huge hole of -10.2%  in the budget deficit 2011 in up in Greece today, a sign that the Troika’s prescription medicine and the Greek patient’s cooperation failed with a loud BANG!  Despite the taxes-tsunami that drained the Greek citizens…. Today’s slogan could fairly be “Greeks paid taxes in vain”. Last night, French President [...]

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9
Jan

Greek MP: Rent the Acropolis and Major Archaeological Sites

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Conservative Nea Dimokratia MP and former Minister Gerasimos Giakoumatos called the Greek government to lease the Acropolis and the major archaeological sites in order to fill up state registers. Speaking to VIMA FM Giakoumatos said “it is better to rent to private companies the Acropolis than to cut wages and [...]

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9
Jan

Merkel’s Greek Blackmail: No 8th Aid Tranche Before PSI and Second Bailout Package Agreement

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While the Greek PM Lucas Papademos blackmails the coalition government partners and terrorizes trade unions to accept the Troika demands, with the dilemma “Support anti-social measures or Greece will default” German Chancellor Angela Merkel blackmails Papademos to accept the Troika conditions with the dilemma “PSI and 2nd bailout package now or No next [...]

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9
Jan

The Robbery of the Century: Picasso, Mondrian and Caccia Paintings Stolen from Greece’s National Gallery

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Three paintings, one by art master Pablo Picasso, another by Dutch painter Piet Mondrian and a sketch by Italian artist Guglielmo Caccia (“Moncalvo”) were stolen from Greece’s National Gallery in downtown Athens in the early morning hours of Monday, in what Greek media describe as the “robbery of the century”. The [...]

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9
Jan

What’s Up in Greece on Jan 9/12?

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Wages cuts in private sector and the health in state of emergency are up in Greece today as the shining sun cannot warm up the hearts of the depressed Greeks. However the issue that tops the agenda of the day is the case of former PASOK minister Kimon Koulouris who was set [...]

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8
Jan

Pedophiles, Gamble Addicted get Disabled Benefits. In Greece, of course…

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 Labour and Social Security Minister, Yiorgos Koutroumanis, ordered the rewriting of the regulation determining the disability percentage for people with physical or mental impairment, after disabled group complained that even pedophiles and kleptomaniacs were profiting from disabled benefits. According to the decision of November 8, 2011, among the mentally ill were [...]

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