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How did Greece’s jobless cast their vote?

Ok. Public opinion polls were a big fail as 12 out of 14 pollsters were predicting “neck and neck” race between Syriza and New Democracy . Also the Exit polls were wrong. The failed Syriza lead at 4%. Nevertheless, this is the only information we have about how Greek jobless …

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Unprecedented! Athens Metro: ticket contoller slaps in the face jobless fare dodger !

Unprecedented!  A ticket controller slapped a woman in the face after he found out that the jobless had no valid ticket with her. The incident occurred at the Metro station Omonia in downtown Athens. The attacker and the victim turned to the nearest police station but the woman was not …

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The long arm of Greek tax office confiscates “unemployment allowance” as well

No, there is no way to escape the long arm of Greek taxation and debt big brother – especially if you’re an average taxpayer, with a average or low income. Because if you’re rich, you have already brought your money abroad, parked in an some flowery and sunny tax- and …

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Public Bus Co. fines dodger: ticket-price €1.20, fine €72 or €720 if fine goes to tax office

Athens bus public transport company fined a ticket dodger with C72 euro for failing to have a valid ticket of €1.20. When caught by ticket controllers, the 31-year-old woman claimed, she was long-term unemployed and she had no money to pay for the ticket. But in the country with 1.4 …

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NYT: Amid rising unemployment, Greeks fall prey to job swindles

There is always a group of people winning in times of high social needs: that’s the swindlers who try to exploit desperation and need. In Greece of recession and high unemployment, job offering swindlers depriving people of hundreds of euro appeared on the scene as soon as the economic crisis …

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Greek water company to seize jobless man home due to € 831 debt

For a debt of 831 euro to the Public Water Company, a jobless father of two is about to lose his home. Without job for three years, the man was unable to pay utility bills. His debt to Public water company EYDAP reached 831 euro as he stopped paying since …

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Why jobless Greeks do not go strawberry picking?

There has been lots of discussions in my environment about why jobless Greeks do not go strawberry picking. Of course, it’s not only strawberries growing in Manolada, Peloponnese. It’s the peaches in Naousa, Macedonia or the apples in Zagora, Pilio just to mention a few of the agricultural products flourishing in Greece. But …

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Athens: a jobless, an unpaid worker: two men commit suicide on a single day

Saturday morning in Vrilissia, short after 11 o’ clock: a man walks on the street. Suddenly he hides himself in the bushes. Flames arise from the green, screams are to be heard. A driver of a passing car, stops and rush to  extinguish the fire, calls the ambulance. The man is rushed …

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Sweden’s jobless youth should find work in …Greece and Spain

What if in Greece youth unemployment is over 56%? There are always work opportunities for jobless from around the globe. In this case from Sweden, the Scandinavian country that is unable to create 30,000 jobs needed for its own unemployed youth. Therefore Sweden has only one advice: go find seasonal work in …

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Athens: Young Nurse Jumps from 6th Floor After Losing Job

A young nurse jumped from the sixth floor of a building in Pangrati district of Athens. According to Greek media, the nurse was recently fired.  Dramatic details come into light with her sister reportedly to have desperately tried to prevent the woman from committing suicide. “She was holding her with both hands, but …

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Athens: Unemployed Protester Dies After Suffering Heart Attack

A man, 65, passed away on Tuesday during anti-austerity protests in downtown Athens. According to latest media reports, the protester fainted shortly after PAME , the workers union of Greek Communist Party (KKE) had concluded its march outside the Parliament. The man was rushed to the hospital by an ambulance. Despite the doctors’ efforts …

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Greek Absurdity: Dead Men Pay Taxes….

News like that prove that the debt-ridden country with the empty state coffers is still able to make you smile instead of crying. From time to time. While the Finance Ministry under caretaker Pikrammenos government does its best to get even one cent from taxpayers, the extensive zealous of some officers leads …

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