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Sep

Uncontrolled Taxation Shocks Greeks – The New Austerity Measures

Posted by in Economy

The new and additional austerity measures, the new uncontrolled taxation of low incomes, are here and they have been given to the stunned Greeks via a written statement. I guess, no government minister dared a televised announcement fearing that the television screens would be covered with yogurt – and who can spare even a […]

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21
Sep

What Should A Greek Wear in Times of Austerity?

Posted by in Lifestyle, Uncategorized

Nice and clean underwear, like a sexy boxer! It is a must-have, claims STAR.gr. And I add, that a debt-ridden Greek man should keep , if nothing else, at least his underwear dignity! Star advises men to avoid underwear with hearts, teddy bears or cartoons, not even animal print or a … string [ […]

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21
Sep

Greek FinMin: We Are Lucky To Be Under International Control

Posted by in Economy, Politics

This unbelievable sentence was worded by Greek Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos on Wednesday morning while he was informing the parliament about his talks with the Troika on Tuesday night and stressing the need of new austerity measures. In a speech sprinkled with dramatic tones, Venizelos spoke of  “absolute fiscal derailment” […]

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21
Sep

Athens: All Public Transport and Taxis on Strike, Sept 22

Posted by in Society, Tourism

Taxi owners decided to join the strike of public transporters and will pull their vehicles’ brakes tomorrow, September 22nd 2011. Boycotting the commerce? Blocking people from going to work? Who cares? Some interest groups do care only for their pockets, in times when the Greek society has lost its balance and […]

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21
Sep

What’s Up in Greece on Sept 21?

Posted by in Very Mix

“Limit Down” in our pockets and our mood is up in Greece today, after the last night conference call between Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos with the Troika and in anticipation of the new austerity measures. The negotiations on the sixth bailout tranche were “satisfying progressive” and the Troika will  visit […]

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20
Sep
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IMF Report on Greece: Growth -2%, Unemployment 18.5% for 2012

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Ominous are the forecasts of the International Monatery Fund for the Greek economy and it sees no exit from the black tunnel we are in. In its Global Report – Autumn 2011, published a couple of days ago, the IMF forecast shocking data for growth and unemployment. In fact it sees […]

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20
Sep

Greece’s “Plan B” for Liquidity

Posted by in Economy

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

Posted by in Society

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

Posted by in Society

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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