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Sep
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Greece State Deficit Out of Control

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 This country makes me really wonder. After a series of taxes imposed to everything that stands, flies, crowls or swims the State Budget managed again to be in red, a nice hole of -4.586 billion euros for the execution of state budget during January-August 2011.  How do they do it??? From the […]





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12
Sep

School Bell Day: 1,5 M Greek Pupils Without Books

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 The bell sounded Monday morning for 1,3 million Greek students of primary and secondary education. However the majority of them went back home without books. Some got photocopies of the first chapters of textbooks, some DVD and some got links to Education Ministry website where they can download files with excerpts […]





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12
Sep
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What is an “Orderly Default”?

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Germany’s Economy Minister brought up a new term in Greece’s economic future. Philipp Roesler spoke of  a Greek “orderly Default” and quite some people have been asking “what is this?” An orderly default is something quite simple, it is a controlled bankruptcy! The most simplest definition I found in wikipedia […]





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12
Sep

Germany doesn’t exclude “orderly default” for Greece

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Germany’s vice chancellor, Economy Minister Philipp Roesler breaks a taboo and speaks for the first time of a Greek ‘orderly default’. In a guest post to German conservative newspaper DIE WELT, Roesler wrote “In order to stabilize the Euro, there shouldn’t be thinking taboos anymore. If needed, there could be […]





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11
Sep

Greek Taxis on New Strike, Sept 12-13

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Taxi owners have announced a new 48-hour strike for September 12th and 13th 2011. The strike will start Monday at 5 am and end on Wednesday 5 am. In the context of their strike taxi owners and drivers plan several actions and will make their presence felt at various points which […]





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11
Sep

Upd:Greek FinMin: Extra Levy on Properties as Taxpayers Bleed

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The bleeding of Greek taxpayers continue without a pause as the new strategy of the government is: at least one extra levy every month! I think, this Government has also misunderstood the simple arithmetic and ways to get rid of negative numbers.And it imposed new taxes as a mean to combat the recession! Greece […]





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11
Sep
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PM’s Bombshell: Additional Taxes to Hit Greeks in the Head

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Greece Prime Minister George Papandreou shocked those Greeks who chose to listen to his speech than enjoy the Saturday night with friends. “I will take care that every family has one working member” said Papandreou in his keynote speech at the 76th Thessaloniki International Fair, while thousands of protesters were […]





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11
Sep
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… and Thessaloniki Turned into a Battle Field (videos)

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As thousands of angry protesters had moved to Thessaloniki, the atmosphere was electrified, the incidents inevitable. It started with angry taxi owners trying to overthrow the police security barricades. Riot police was quick to fire tear gas. Video Taxi owners Youth threw stones and other items at the police, tear […]





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9
Sep

Greece Denies Alleged Default, Germany Denies “Plan B”

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Athens denied claims that Greece is going to default over the weekend. “It is not the first time that such a organized wave of ‘rumors’ about an alleged default apprear. This is a bad game and an organized speculation directed against the euro and the euro zone as a whole” Finance Minister […]





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9
Sep
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Thessaloniki: Angry Greeks Booed PM (videos)

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An ugly but not surprised reaction was expecting Greece prime Minister George Papandreou upon his arrival at the Municipality Building of Thessaloniki. With slogans against the anti-social austerity and boos citizens expressed their disapproval. According to some Greek media Papandreou smiled at the protesters… Video A woman protester was detained […]





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9
Sep
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Thessaloniki: Greek Policemen Protest, Government Fulfills their Demands

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Several hundred Greek policemen, firemen and coastal guards gathered for a protest in Thessaloniki on Friday afternoon. The demonstration was peaceful but weird things happened. a) riot policemen were taking care that their colleagues won’t lose control b) the government gave a payment order of 1 million euro to fund  […]





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9
Sep
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ECB: Stark goes, Asmussen comes?

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So, he is gone! German Juergen Stark, Executive Board member at the European Central Bank. He submitted his resignation from his post officially due to personal reasons. Unofficially due to ECB’s controversial bond-buying programme. Precisely, “two sources told Reuters, that the resignation was related to the bond-buying that has rescued […]





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9
Sep
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Greece Able to Pay only Salaries & Pensions

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Does the Greek state owe you money? You’d better forget about the payment – I hope for the time being… Then Greece apparently faces shortage of funds, the possibility of the 6th bailout tranche ( eight billion euro) is in the air, and national media reported recently that Greece has money until […]





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9
Sep
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Greece Imported Olive Oil from …Germany!

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Olive oil producer Greece imported Olive Oil worth 1,5 million euro from … Germany, specifically from famous beer producer Munich in the year 2010, according to Greece National Statistics Authority. The absurdity does not end here. “Most probably the imported olive oil was …Greek” estimated told Yiorgos Goniotakis, member of the General […]





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