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25
Aug

Argument over Shipping Ministry Prompts Papandreou’s Close Aide to Resign

Posted by in Politics

This came suddenly and unexpected. Alternate Minister of Development Haris Pampoukis submitted his resignation to Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou on Thursday after an argument over the Ministry of Merchant Marine, a Ministry that is being established and abolished since years. Two days ago Pampoukis, responsible for  Development, Competitiveness and Shipping, proposed [...]

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25
Aug

Germans to Aid Greeks Become Better People

Posted by in Economy

A German delegation headed by State Secretary for Economy & Technology Stefan Kapfer arrived in Athens to discuss with Greek politicians green investments, privatizations and tourism. Also the establishment of an independent investment bank with the assistance of the KfW was discussed. Greek Minister for Development and Competitiviness Michalis Chryssochoidis told reporters after [...]

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25
Aug

Di Caprio and Lively Enjoy Summer in Zakynthos? (video)

Posted by in Lifestyle, Uncategorized

That’s a news items from the category ‘lighter note to economic misery’. Hollywood start Leonardo di Caprio enjoys holidays in the beautiful island of Zakynthos. According to unconfirmed information of Greek media, Leonardo di Caprio takes pleasure in the aquamarine waters of Zante together with his new girl friend Blake Lively. The two [...]

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25
Aug

Troika Shows Greece a Bunch of Yellow Cards over Delays

Posted by in Economy

Oh Oh Oh! I see a storm gathering over our Greek heads again. The Athens Stock Exchange is falling anew,  the Finance Minister warns us of ‘tough next two months’ and the Troika shows Greece the one yellow card after the other.  I could summarize the whole issue in a few words: [...]

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25
Aug

Skai TV: Greek State Biggest Obstacle to Business Development

Posted by in Economy

In times of  blur economic future and desperate search for income, many Greeks try to set up their own business. However the biggest problem for the way to professional independence is the state! Not that we didn’t know that but to hear such a statement on Greek television it sure [...]

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24
Aug

Greeks Open Umbrellas – It Rains Taxes Again…

Posted by in Economy, Editor

Today’s news lulls me sweetly. Running around the whole morning to fix issues does not exactly promote inspiration, clear thinking, cool analysis and sorting out. Today’s news is not good. As it hasn’t been in the last months. Increasing unemployment and one in five companies preparing to close. The market has dried [...]

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23
Aug

Athens Stock Exchange Hits New Low and Losses at -3.15%

Posted by in Economy

Athens Stock Exchange had a hard day today and plunged -3.15%. After moving between profits and losses it stuck at a historic low of  911 unit. Since the beginning of August ASE has lost some 20%. Where are my blue chips? At the bottom of the barrel…  Athens market is still trapped [...]

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23
Aug

German Minister’s Collateral Proposal

Posted by in Economy

Germany is apparently in need of Gold. Otherwise I can’t explain how comes a German Minister jumps in in the collateral discussion and claims ‘rescue’ packages of  eurozone members-countries should be covered by guarantees, as gold reserves  and shares in state industries. Speaking to German state broadcast ARD, Labour and Social [...]

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23
Aug
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Why Feel Miserable, When Horoscope Forecasts Success?

Posted by in Very Mix

The day started with the wrong key. Also the previous day did not finish at its best. This morning I have to fix some issues outside. Have to leave home rather in a hurry. Have not enough time to drink my coffee. The box of corn-flakes  looking with an empty glance [...]

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22
Aug

Greek VAT Insanity: 6.5% for Foreigners, 23% for Greeks

Posted by in Economy, Tourism

That Greece is an absurd country I knew the moment I decided to return from living abroad over some decades. But it was beyond my vivid imagination that I will have to experience this, day by day – and even moment to moment. With a decision that touches the limits of European [...]

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