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Court rules: seizure of debtor’s deposits without notice is constitutional

A shock for millions of debtors: the Council of State ruled that tax offices and insurance funds are allowed to seize debtor’s bank deposits without previous notice and that this is conform with the Greek Constitution.  Greece’s highest administrative court’s reasoning is that “previous notice would give time to the …

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Eurostat: taxation trends in European Union – 2012 data

Theoretically I could write about the Eurostat’s latest report about the taxation trends in the European Union. But, practically, I will not do it. Because, the overall tax-to-GDP ratio refers to data from 2012. It really makes no sense to mention such a report considering the fact that taxes increase …

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Chalkidiki: how easy is it to claim a beach as “private area”?

Some people cannot wait for the seashore legislation to pass at the Parliament and deliberately moved to call beaches their own. An owner of a land plot in Chalkidiki claimed a part of the beach Kanapitsa in Paliouri village at Kassandra peninsula. He planted cactus and prickly pears on the …

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“Greece is exiting the MoU” – any idea what does this mean?

I’ve been hearing the Greek government saying the whole time that “Greece is now exiting the Memorandum [of Understanding].  Any idea what does it mean? I am asking this because me, common Greek, understands under Memorandum strict austerity and over-taxation and unemployment and recession”. Any idea what the Greek government …

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UPD German Intelligence Service (BND) spies on Greece and 196 other countries

German Federal Intelligence Service (BND) spies on Greece through emails and communications on internet. In an exclusive report of the Saturday edition of TA NEA published obtained documents showing that the spying was generally undertaken for reasons of “international terrorism.  The surveillance has been performed through DE-CIX, the largest communications …

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state TV (NERIT) security guard stabs unionist of former state TV (ERT)

A security guard of state broadcaster NERIT stabbed a unionist of ERT, the former Greek state broadcaster that was closed down last year. According to Greek media, the security guard had moved out to take down a black flag that the ERT unionists had hoisted. When the general secretary of …

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Greeks and DEA in major drug bust: one ton of heroin, shipowner arrested

The cooperation between Greece’s police and coast guard with the American Drug Enforment Administration (DEA) was a full success: 1.13 ton of heroin and 11 arrests – six Greeks, four Turks and two Iranian nationals. According to Greek media, among the arrested drug dealers is also a prominent Greek businessman, …

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Outrtage over photo of riot policeman with knuckle-gloves during cleaners’ protest

The picture of a riot policeman wearing knuckle gloves with horn enhancement during a protest has triggered outrage in Greece’s social media and enforced the police to launch an investigation and issue a statement. The policeman was seen on Thursday outside the Finance ministry during a protest staged by the …

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Caught red-handed: Riot Policeman hits protesting Cleaner on the head (video)

The leadership of Greek police ordered an internal investigation against a riot policeman who hit a protesting cleaner on the head. Caught red-handed on a video, the footage shows an arm to be raised behind a shield and to hit cleaner Fotini Nikitara on the head. For no reason. At …

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