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Schaeuble blames Greek Gov’t for review delays due to Easter break

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble blames the Greek government for the current delays in the review of the country’s bailout program. “The Greek government bore responsibility for current delays,” Schaeuble told reporters in Washington on the sidelines of the International Monetary Fund spring meetings. Greece is to blame that its …

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Greece’s Debt: Lagarde launches new round of argument with Schaeuble

Managing director of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, said that she disagrees with German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble over Greece’s financial problems. “I am not aligning myself with Minister Schaeuble who says that Greece’s problem is not debt but productivity,” Lagarde said in an interview to conservative-leaning American Enterprise …

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Greeks awaiting for tax returns more than 6 months

What if the government ministers have laid down their pencils and have heavily promoting Nea Dimocratia and PASOK for the upcoming elections? The tax collection mechanism still works full speed ahead and the General Secretary of Public Revenues keeps issuing the one circular after the other, as if they was …

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Skouries: Eldorado Gold announces delay in Greek and Romanian projects

Slowly and gradually it looks as if Canadian Eldorado Gold steps backs and reconsiders its plans of gold mining in Greece and Romania. Official justification is the sliding prices of gold.I don’t how if there were protesters in Romanian project, but things are expected to calm down in Halkidiki peninsula …

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Greece – Troika negotiations: see you in April…

Grey smoke rose on Wednesday from the chimney of the headquarters of Greek government. The meeting between prime minister Antonis Samaras and the Troika representatives did not end in agreement. Main issues of dispute are reductions of the numbers of civil servants (lay-offs), extension of the emergency property tax in …

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Bailout tranche balckmail: Troika wants 25K lay-offs from Greek public sector

Every two-three months the same procedure… Greece’s lenders increase pressure on the government of the debt-ridden country that hesitates to proceed with the Troika’s demands. This time the issue of lay-offs in the public sector lays high on the negotiation table. Greek media report, that the Troika gave a very clear …

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Athens Urban Train: It’s not a Strike, just 30′ Deliberate Delays…

You must have a lot of time, if you need to use the urban train HSAP today, then the trains move every 30 minutes, a delay that can drive you crazy if you are in a hurry. Furthermore, there is not personnel to sell you tickets, so it’s high time you …

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Fast Track Pensions for Greek retirees on the way

The majority of pensioners in Greece have been in difficulties to receive their pensions after having fulfilled the preconditions and applied for it. Administration delays and unreasonable bureaucracy drive many thousands to have to live without income for a period of  eight months, the earliest,  up to three years, the …

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