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Greece among 10 Most Miserable Economies in the world

Rising prices are more of a threat to the global economy this year than joblessness, according to Bloomberg’s Misery Index, which sums inflation and unemployment outlooks for 66 economies. The Misery Index has examined inflation and unemployment outlook in 66 economies The Index ranks Greece in tie with Turkey on …

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“Green” Anarchists attack butcher and fish shops in Ioannina

Four butcher shops, one fish shop, an animal transport truck and a hunter’s vehicle became the target of so-called “Green anarchists” in Ioannina in Epirus, West Greece. The perpetrators wrote slogans on the stores windows and caused material damage. A group calling itself “Black and Green Flasks” claimed responsibility for …

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Misery for Refugee Women and Girls in Greece’s islands migration centers

“Refugee women and children face heightened risk of sexual violence amid tensions and overcrowding at reception facilities on Greek islands.”  This is the alarming title of the report published Friday by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), expressing grave concerns for the safety of women and children in …

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Ex PM Samaras files lawsuit against PM Tsipras over Novartis case file

Former New Democracy prime minister Antonis Samaras has submitted a lawsuit against prime minister Alexis Tsipras, Alternate Justice Minister for Corruption, Dimitris Papagelopoulos and Corruption Prosecutor, Eleni Touloupaki as well as against ‘everyone involved’ in the Novartis case file. Samaras had announced last week that he would file a lawsuit …

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Greece opened tender for 5% sale of telecom giant OTE

The Hellenic Privatization Fund (HRADF) announced an international tender for the sale of 24.5 million ordinary shares by telecom giant OTE, which represent 5% of the company’s capital. Athens expects bids from interested investors by March 15, 2018, it is clear from a news release on the Fund’s website. The …

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US Ambassador to Athens to travel to Ankara amid Imia crisis

U.S. Ambassador to the Hellenic Republic Geoffrey R. Pyatt is traveling to Ankara from 15 – 16 February 2018, the US Embassy in Athens said in a statement. Pyatt will have also consultations with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Wess Mitchell …

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Commission President Juncker takes a clear position on Imia incident

After a first European Union reaction, on Tuesday, at the peak of the Imia crisis between Greece and Turkey, the European commission finally came to its senses and took clear position in favor of the European Union member, Greece. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has said “I am “strictly against …

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