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Sep

Greece’s “Plan B” for Liquidity

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It looks as if Greece has a Plan B should negotiations with Troika for the sixth bailout tranche will fail tonight, or tomorrow, or… Rumors claim the state has money until October 13th 2011. So how will salaries and pensions will be paid? Read below: Greece has Sufficient Fund until […]





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20
Sep

(Upd) Athens: All Public Transport on Strike, Sept 22

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Residents of Athens will experience a tough day as all public transport will be on strike. No Metro, no Urban Train-HSAP, no Tram, no Blue Buses, no Trolley, no Proastiakos, not even TRAINOSE. The 24-hour strike will take place on Thursday, September 22nd 2011. Workers at public transport means threaten to take more actions depending […]





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20
Sep
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Unionists Claim Property Levy 5 Months Later….

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Unionists of Electricity company (DEH) are considering serious ways to block the Property levy, imposed for 2011 and 2012, and present a ticking bombshell to Finance Ministry €2-billion revenues plans. According to the latest information, GENOP-DEH union claims that they will need more than 5 months to send the electricity bills including […]





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20
Sep

Students Hurl DVDs At Greek Parliament

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Demonstrating  secondary education students hurled DVDs towards the Greek Parliament on Tuesday, a symbolic act of protesting the books shortages at schools. The Ministry of Education has not provided primary and secondary education students with books yet, but handed out photocopies and DVDs with the first chapters of textbooks. more […]





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20
Sep

What’s Up in Greece on Sept 20?

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A thrill-packed atmosphere and protests are up in Greece, ahead the upcoming new austerity measures. Greek Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos will resume the conference call with the IMF and EU representatives tonight at 8 pm, local time. Meanwhile the additional austerity measures, or some of them, have been leaked to […]





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19
Sep
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No Deal in Venizelos-Troika Conference – Maybe Tomorrow?

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The conference call between Greek Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos and representatives form the IMF and the EU concluded after two and a half hours. It will resume tomorrow, Tuesday, at 7 pm. Greek media quote government spokesman describing  the discussion as “productive and  substantive”.  It looks as if it was a hard […]





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19
Sep

VAT 23%? KTG Accepts Beer Donations

Posted by in Very Mix

Beer prices got incredible high due to latest VAT hikes at 23%. A half-liter tin can costs €1.38 at super-market and €1.80 at the kiosk. KTG refuses to pay these prices. But the blog that brings Greek realities to foreigners, dares to accept beer donations!  Damned be the beer craving after the latest VAT […]





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19
Sep

WSJ: Don’t Discount the Role of Military in Greece

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As if the pressure ahead the new austerity measures were not enough, conspiracy theorists from the USA jumped and landed in our lives as well. An commentary with the title”Greece: Don’t Discount the Role of Military” the author claims some coup possibilities in the debt-ridden country. No, do not expect a thorough […]





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19
Sep
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Shocking Austerity Measures Under Troika Pressure?

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Greece’s lenders, the so-called Troika allegedly demands from Athens to stop paying public sector pensions to those who haven’t concluded the 55th year of age yet. This claim is being published by TO VIMA newspaper online edition on Monday, hours before the crucial conference call  between Venizelos and the Troika targeting the additional […]





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19
Sep

Troika’s Reforms that Deform the Greek Society

Posted by in Economy, Society

“I am really scr**ed” says Maria. “I have to pay € 2,000 property levy for my home and a similar amount for my holiday home. If you add the income tax, the extra contributions for trade and solidarity, you can imagine how screwed I am ” she says and her voice sounds more and more […]





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19
Sep

What’s Up in Greece on Sept 19?

Posted by in Very Mix

A “black Monday” is up in Greece and Greeks are holding their breath in anticipation of the announcement of the new and additional austerity measures. Sunday night Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos made an announcement that today he will make an announcement about them! Venizelos said many ‘nice things’ and he blamed among others […]





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18
Sep

Was Greek Austerity ….For Fun so far?

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Austerity measures imposed to Greeks in the late months were not enough. They were not serious either. Greek Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos said under the pressure of Greece’s lenders to tight fiscal discipline said yesterday: “The measures must be serious, definitive and concrete.” A semantic interpretation shot in many people’s heads. That […]





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17
Sep
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Greece at Knife’s Edge – Claims, Rumors & Scenarios

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The developments in Greece are dramatic and the tension has been extremely high in the last hours, after Prime Minister George Papandreou decided to cancelhis visit to USA and this in the middle of the road. He was flying Athens-Washington via London and he was in the British capital when he spoke […]





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17
Sep

Is Greek PM Rowing to USA? LoL-Photo-Report

Posted by in Very Mix

Despite official statements confirming that Greek prime Minister George Papandreou cancelled his trip to USA, some Greeks ( mean Greeks, internet users, amateur journalists and dilettante photo reporters) claim that he is on the way to USA; however not with the airplane but with the sea kayak. The favorite sports activity […]





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