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Jun

Athens Airport offers jobs to youth with salary just the transportation cost

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This is the latest joke about payment of labor craft in Greece: Athens Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” seeks to hire 70 young labor craft aged 19-29 years old for the period of six months. The salary the lucky ones will get is the price of transportation ticket to commute between their [...]

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19
Jun
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Chinese PM arrives in Athens with €6.5bn in his suitcases

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Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang arrived Thursday afternoon in Athens afternoon where he was welcome with all honor relevant to the leader of a country: two military contingents,  a band playing marches and the national anthems of the two countries, a cooling breeze from Northwest was making the arrival in [...]

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17
Jun

Dutch Royal Family builds illegal pier for the sake of “Greek public interest”

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What does the Dutch Royal Family has in common with the Greeks? Fairly nothing – except maybe some old odd blood relations with the former Greek royal family which Greeks decided to send to a private home long long time ago. So how can the Royal House Oranje serve the [...]

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17
Jun

Greek employees: salary delays up to 12 months & “coupons” instead of “money”

Posted by in Economy, Society

Do you remember the serfs and servants and villeins and peasants in the good old times of feudalism and the Middle Ages? If you don’t, I have good news for you! The custom of working in return of goods instead of salary revives in Greece of modern European Union and [...]

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17
Jun

Court rules: seizure of debtor’s deposits without notice is constitutional

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A shock for millions of debtors: the Council of State ruled that tax offices and insurance funds are allowed to seize debtor’s bank deposits without previous notice and that this is conform with the Greek Constitution.  Greece’s highest administrative court’s reasoning is that “previous notice would give time to the [...]

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16
Jun
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Eurostat: taxation trends in European Union – 2012 data

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Theoretically I could write about the Eurostat’s latest report about the taxation trends in the European Union. But, practically, I will not do it. Because, the overall tax-to-GDP ratio refers to data from 2012. It really makes no sense to mention such a report considering the fact that taxes increase [...]

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16
Jun
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Chalkidiki: how easy is it to claim a beach as “private area”?

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Some people cannot wait for the seashore legislation to pass at the Parliament and deliberately moved to call beaches their own. An owner of a land plot in Chalkidiki claimed a part of the beach Kanapitsa in Paliouri village at Kassandra peninsula. He planted cactus and prickly pears on the [...]

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16
Jun

“Greece is exiting the MoU” – any idea what does this mean?

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I’ve been hearing the Greek government saying the whole time that “Greece is now exiting the Memorandum [of Understanding].  Any idea what does it mean? I am asking this because me, common Greek, understands under Memorandum strict austerity and over-taxation and unemployment and recession”. Any idea what the Greek government [...]

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16
Jun

UPD German Intelligence Service (BND) spies on Greece and 196 other countries

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German Federal Intelligence Service (BND) spies on Greece through emails and communications on internet. In an exclusive report of the Saturday edition of TA NEA published obtained documents showing that the spying was generally undertaken for reasons of “international terrorism.  The surveillance has been performed through DE-CIX, the largest communications [...]

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16
Jun

Athens – Public Transport: ministry announces ticket prices “decreases” that was in fact “increases”

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That’s certainly good news! The ticket price for metro and urban train ISAP is to be decreased from €1.40 down to  €1.20. The price decrease in these two public transport means will consequently lead to a single ticket for all transport means in Athens. The single ticket will be valid for [...]

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