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Greece’s Lawmakers grant themselves a tax gift of up to €2,000

Greece’s ministers, lawmakers, mayors and other high-ranking public officials are able to enjoy generous tax reductions reaching up to 2,000 euros per year. A Greek daily revealed that the reductions affect the so-called Solidarity Levy. The parliament voted in favor of such decreases already May 2016. The provision was included …

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Greeks enjoy Independence Day parades without barriers

For the first time since 2011, Greeks celebrate Independence Day and enjoy the school students and military parades without barriers. The new Greek government decision to remove barriers and allow people to attend the parades at close range has a strong symbolism aiming to demonstrate that neither the government is …

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Eurogroup to meet in Brussels, Pro Gov’t rallies in Greece

The extraordinary Eurogroup meeting on Greece today, starts at 5:30 pm Brussels time. While Dijsselbloem & Co will be talking “Greece”, rallies will be held in Athens and other cities with thousands expecting to voice support to the Greek side during the tough negotiations with its euro-partners and lenders. Finance …

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Greece’s Financial Crime Units Probe Hundreds of Tax Evaders, also up to 60 Politicians

It isn’t 32, it isn’t 36, it isn’t 38… According to Sunday edition of Kathimerini, it is up to 60 politicians under investigation by Financial Crime Units (SDOE) of Greek financial ministry. Government officials, former ministers and MPs are allegedly under scrutiny for suspected tax evasion and other financial crimes. With …

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Real News: SDOE Probes Three Former Ministers for Money Laundering

A ‘mega bomb’ exploded on Saturday in Athens when a weekly newspaper with front page “Testimony Burns 3 Ministers” claimed that two former ministers and the current parliament speaker have been alledgedly involved in money laundering scandal.   In its exclusive story Real News  refers to the written testimony of a real estate …

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Millions Greeks Cry Over the Plight of Deputy PM…

Millions of Greeks were ‘deeply touched and burst into tears” this morning to hear Deputy Prime Minister and PASOk heavy weight, Theodoros Pangalos to declare, he has no money to pay the additional property tax for his 58 real estates. ” I have to pay €7,000 for the extra property …

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Greek Politicians After the Austerity Package II (pcts)

A huge tsunami wave with taxes and income cuts has left Brussels, Frankfurt and Washington and is about to hit Greece. This is the first part of  a series of tsunamis that will keep hitting the Greeks for the next two decades. Sociologists have started already to figure out how the …

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