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CoachActivism 2017 offers pro-bono sessions to volunteers working with refugees

Are you currently a volunteer working with refugees in Greece or Portugal? Do you want to know how to prevent burn-out, develop professional skills and  process with work efficiency? For the second year volunteers and front line workers working with refugees have the opportunity to receive pro-bono support from professional …

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Portugal wins Eurovision 2017, Greece lands 19th in 26 countries total

Portugal won the 62nd competition of Eurovision 2017 with a love ballad. Portugal won the Eurovision  for the first time in the history of the contest. Salvador Sobral, 27, won with his love ballad Amar Pelos Dois, which was written by his sister. He said on receiving the trophy: “We …

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Portugal’s FinMin Centeno: EU should discuss Greece’s Debt Relief

The European Union should discuss debt relief for Greece and potentially move ahead even without the International Monetary Fund, Portuguese Finance Minister Mario Centeno said in an interview published Tuesday by the Bild newspaper. “We have to start this discussion,” the German newspaper quoted Centeno as saying. Eurozone finance ministers …

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Independent report: The Seven Errors of IMF in Greek Program

An auditors’ body consisting of independent economists investigated the first Greek Program. In their report the economists sharply criticize the International Monetary Fund and record seven mistakes the IMF did in the Greek program. According to daily Kathimerini that exclusively published the report, the group of  independent economists and specialists …

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Portuguese and Syrian volunteers in Athens to help refugees

Portuguese and Syrian volunteers are currently in Athens offering a helping hand to refugees and migrants trapped in the ice-cold Greek capital. The six volunteers flew from Lisbon to Athens right after Christmas and landed in an ice-cold city with hundreds of people sleeping outdoors. The article was submitted by …

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Greece has mass production of “unemployed labor-craft with higher education”

Greeks continue to ‘invest’ in education and ‘produce’ qualified jobless despite the high unemployment among the youth and the highly skilled labor craft. According to OECD’s latest report “Education at Glance 2015” Greece has the highest rate in higher education. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development found in its …

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EU studies Spain, Italy, Greece & Portugal over banks’ potentially illegal deferred tax assets

European Union regulators are scrutinising four EU countries’ treatment of banks’ deferred tax assets (DTAs) to see if they constitute potentially illegal state aid, the European Commission said on Tuesday. The EU executive said it had contacted authorities in Spain, Italy, Portugal and Greece following requests from some lawmakers in …

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Index of 15 most miserable economies in the world: Greece, Spain top in eurozone

When is a country’s economy “miserable”? When unemployment and inflation are high, says Bloomberg. In the Misery Index for 2015, Venezuela tops the list followed by Argentina, South Africa, Ukraine and  Greece — the five most painful economies in which to live and work, according to a Bloomberg survey among 51 …

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Greece 3rd in survey “12 countries that hate their government most”

In many countries governments are quite unpopular and thus for several reasons. According to a global public opinion survey, Greece has apparently the third most hated government in the world. Only 14% of the Greeks appear to approve Samaras-Venizelos coalition government. Top on the list with the lowest government approval …

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