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Gov’t to hand out social aid €500-€2,100 to islanders as compensation for the VAT increase

An extraordinary social handout from 500 to 2,100 euros, depending on the family size and economic criteria, will be given to islanders in 2018 as a readjustment offset for the abolition of lower VAT scale applied on transactions on the Greek islands. On Tuesday, the government announced that VAT rates …

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Greece’s private sector bank deposits increased for 3. consecutive month

Private sector bank deposits increased for a third consecutive month in July 2017, according to the Bank of Greece (BoG), with the total reaching 121.25 billion euros during that month, nearly a billion euros above the figure for the previous month of May 2017. “Nevertheless, deposits in the still bailout-dependent …

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Disposable income of Greek households has increased, claims …

“The disposable income of Greek households has increased in the last two year,” Panagiotis Rigas said on Friday. Who is P. Rigas? The General Secretary of Greece’s governing SYRIZA. In an interview with Athens 984 radio, Rigas claimed the disposable income of Greek households has increased in the past two …

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Refugees and migrants flows increase again: 566 new arrivals in last five days

Refugees and migrants flow from Turkey to Greece started to rise again. In last five days, a total of 566 people arrived to the Greek islands on boat coming form Turkey. Most affected are the islands of Lesvos, Chios and Samos. It is unclear whether the flow increase is due …

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261 refugees & migrants arrived in Greece in last 24 hours

A total of 261 refugees and migrants arrived in the eastern Aegean islands in the last 24 hours, that is from Thursday to Friday morning. According to the Greek Migration Coordination body 139 people arrived in Lesvos, 61 in Chios, 18 in Samos, 15 in Leros and 28 in Karpathos. …

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SYRIZA vs SYRIZA: Ruling Party against Government for refugees’ evacuation from occupied buildings

Greece’s ruling party SYRIZA condemned a decision of the SYRIZA-Indepenten Greeks government to have police raid and evacuate three buildings in Thessaloniki, northern Greece. The buildings were occupied by anti-authoritarians and members of Solidarity movement who had settled refugees and migrants there. “Criminalizing solidarity projects is a method that has …

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UPD Greece increases security measures at airports, certain embassies

After the terror attacks in Brussels this morning, Greece decided to increase security and surveillance measures at airport and embassies of countries involved in war against the Islamic State. Security measures have rather a ‘preventive character” as there was no specific information about threats on potential upcoming attacks,” , Greek …

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Greece records four suicides in three days

Two men jump into death, another cuts his wrists and a fourth hangs himself. Almost daily are the news in the media about people who who break down under the weight of unsolved problems : economical or health problems, or even worse the combination of both. Among the suicides is …

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