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Sep

Greek austerity “cuts” cancer prevention tests for large parts of the society

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After the exorbitant hikes of up to 70% in co-payments for prescription drugs, Greek Health Ministry took a further step in cutting subsidized medical services to insured patients. Minister Makis Voridis announced very strict criteria for diagnosis and screening tests that will affect mainly cancer prevention tests (test PAP, mammography, [...]

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7
Sep

Amazing Amphipolis: Archaeologists discover sculptures of two Caryatids protecting the tomb

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Amazing findings in Amphipolis tomb! Archaeologists revealed the sculptures of two female figures (“Caryatids”) after the removal of sandy soil inside the tomb. Made of Thassian marble the sculpures are standing in front of the second septal wall inside the Amphipolis archaeological site and are supposed to prevent visitors from [...]

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6
Sep

Thessaloniki: Greek PM promises “tax breaks roadmap” but little sustance without Troika’s blessing

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In a festive mood Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras announced a 30% discount in the Special Consumption Tax for heating oil. Inaugurating the International Trade Fair in Thessaloniki, the Greek PM announced a package of measures to the dept-, recession- and austerity-ridden Greeks. Vague discounts in property tax and solidarity [...]

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4
Sep

Religious success story: Tax relief for monks and monasteries

Posted by in Very Mix

Finally a success story in Greece’s of austerity and loan agreements. The success story does not touch all Greek taxpayers but a selected community of blessed people: Monks and monasteries. They will be exempted from tax payments even if they have revenues. An amendment introduced by 16 MPs of conservative [...]

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1
Sep

Greek PM hails the end of summer with optimism over economic recovery

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The month started with an ascertainment: That the “unemployment is a treacherous and tough opponent of the society, undermining the dreams of the youth” – so said Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras on Monday September 1st, stressing that in order to tackle unemployment “we need to take action now that we enter [...]

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29
Aug
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Powerful earthquake shakes Greece; felt also in Italy and Egypt

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A powerful earthquake measuring 5.7R occurred at 6:45 Friday morning. The epicenter was in the sea, 58km Northeast from Neapolis in Lakonia prefecture  in Peloponnese. There have been no reports about injuries or damages or even tsunami warning. According to seismologists, due to the intermediate depth of 95km, the earthquake [...]

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26
Aug

August 2014: Greeks discover an ancient tomb and the property tax

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This month, August of 2014 has been very important for Greece. The coalition government of Samaras-Venizelos – that is conservative Nea Dimokratia & socialist PASOK- has made two discoveries of great significance and priceless value  for millions of people, in and outside Greece. In August 2014, Greece made two discoveries: [...]

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19
Aug

What do Greeks need amid the crisis? German ammunition worth €52m

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Just when I was sitting at the balcony, wondering what this troubled society of Greeks need in times of ongoing economic crisis, high unemployment and recession, I felt a  short pain on my right arm. It wasn’t an angry and hungry mosquito. It was a Leopard tank having fired a [...]

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18
Aug

Colors of Greece – Capture the moment

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You don’t need much to capture the moments of Greece. Moments full of colors. A tiny detail here, a bright view there. Yes, the light is blessed in Greece and present us with lots of unforgettable gifts. Emerald-green sea    Cheerful sun umbrella  Up, up and near the sea  Kids [...]

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13
Aug
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Heat wave? Don’t forget a bowl of water for the strays!

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As the summer temperatures rise and a heat wave is under way, please, do not forget to put a bowl of fresh water for the strays! This cutie below is a feral in my neighborhood. She urged me to do this appeal in the name of all feral and strays, [...]

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