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18
Sep

Huh? “Is Scotland the New Greece?”

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Crucial day for Scotland today. The referendum on independence from United Kingdom has already begun. What would it mean if the majority of Scots vote Yes? Can the new and Indepentent Scotalnd turn into Greece? An opinion article by Costas Panayotakis, Professor of Sociology at the New York City College [...]

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18
Sep

Greek minister: Lagarde’s claims “shameful”, she should resign

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The head of International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, should resign over her her claims of ‘death threats from Greek taxpayers’. Speaking to private Mega TV on Thursday morning, Deputy Minister of Development Gerasimos Giakoumatos said: “Christine Lagarde should resign because she cannot put a whole country on investigation mood to [...]

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17
Sep

IMF’s Lagarde’s “death threats” claims: much ado about nothing… after all…

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Oh God! Remember the claims made by IMF’s head Christine Lagarde that she had received “death threats” by Greeks when she had talked about tax evasion and that she had increased her security personnel? It turns out it was all … a – excuse my language – bullshit. The Greek [...]

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15
Sep

Tsipras pledges mammoth package to restore Greek economy

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Alexis Tsipras, leader of major opposition left-wing SYRIZA announced a package of economic and social measures should his party win the next elections. Speaking at the International Trade Fair of Thessaloniki, Tsipras pledged that his party would manage a big write-off of the public debt with Greece’s lenders and outlined [...]

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12
Sep

IMF’s Lagarde: “I got death threats when I talked about Greece and its taxes”

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Head of International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde revealed that she received death treats when she talked about Greece and the failure of paying taxes in the past. Speaking to Financial Times, Christine Lagarde may be more cautious nowadays but yet; for one more time she criticized “the shipping industry” and [...]

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12
Sep

Athens Mayor’s sophisticated benches to prevent use by homeless

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No, no, no! Public benches are not for homeless to sleep. Public benches are for proper people with proper homes and proper beds. In Agios Georgios Square, in Kypseli district of Athens, the new public benches have been installed: nicely lacquered and with a metal detail – apparently a designer’s [...]

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12
Sep

CEOs of state broadcaster NERIT resigned over gov’t intervention of Tsipras live streaming?

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In an surprise move, managing director of state broadcaster NERIT Antonis Makrydimitris and deputy CEO Rodolfos Moronis submitted their resignation on Thursday afternoon.Both Makrydimitris and Moronis were appointed to these positions by the Greek government and are reportedly members of Nea Dimokratia. Although there no no immediate press release on [...]

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12
Sep
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Greek Court orders temporary suspension of shops opening on Sundays

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Greece’s Council of State ordered the temporary suspension of shops opening on Sundays. Traders, retailers and private sector unions had appealed to the court asking the cancellation of shops opening on Sundays. According to the Court’s reasoning, the opening of shops on Sundays will lead to “irreparable financial harm” and [...]

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10
Sep
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Avramopoulos: new EU Commissioner for Migration

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+++Former Athens Mayor and Defense Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos is the new EU Commissioner for “Migration, rights and internal affairs”, Reuters report on Wednesday.

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10
Sep

ND lawmakers revolt over Property Tax; MP: “Tell the FinMin to go f….”

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A big number of lawmakers of Samaras’ conservative Nea Dimokratia met on Tuesday evening to discuss the property tax ENFIA that triggered outrage and strong reactions in the society. And not only! Present was also an adviser to Finance Minister Gikas Hardouvelis. The government lawmakers apparently expressed their objections to [...]

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