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Bank of Greece report: Apartment prices down 1.5 pct in Q3

Nominal apartment prices are estimated to have declined on average by 1.5 pct year-on-year in the third quarter of 2016, the Bank of Greece said on Monday. The central bank, in a report, said that according to revised data, the decline in the first and second quarters of 2016 was …

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Refugees pay €1,000-€14,000 to smugglers in order to escape Greece

Migrants from Syria, Afghanistan and elsewhere, stuck in Greece, are turning to a barely disguised smuggling market for passage to other European countries. With borders to FYROM, Albania and Bulgaria closed, human traffickers promise new routes and new ways to take the desperate refugees and migrants all way to Germany …

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Almost half of Greek households cannot afford heating oil

…and another half cannot afford to heat with natural gas, I suppose, because prices are just slightly lower. However the real plague is indeed the heating oil, because people have to fill the tanks and stump up some 700-800 euro. in advance. 44 % of Greek households told a survey …

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More than 3 million Greeks have no access to public health care system

More than three million Greek citizens are currently uninsured and consequently have no access to public health care system and medical care. According to Dimitris Kontos, the President of Greek National Health Care system (EOPYY), the national health care system currently serves 6,171,000 people with insurance capacity, while the uninsured citizens …

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Greece to raise extra fees for natural gas consumption

Their imagination is endless when it comes to steal the last cent I do not have form my pocket. Greek Energy Regulatory Authority plans to raise a so-called ‘security of supply” fee for consumers who use natural gas to heat their homes. The fee allegedly aims to “finance actions to …

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Greeks at Risk to Spend Tough Winter Without Heating Oil

Thank God, temperatures are still mild for this time of the year,  thank God many bought heating oil last spring before the price hikes. Then the raw between Finance Minister and representative of gas station owners threatens to force millions of households to spend a rel tough winter. Apart from the fact …

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Greek Transport Ministry to Combat Ticket Dodgers with Free Tickets

Greek Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure decided to introduce new measures to combat “ticket evasion”. Passengers returning ten cancelled tickets will be awarded with one ticket of charge. The Ministry targets to decrease the so-called ticket dodgers by 50 percent until the end of the year and so to avoid …

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Greeks “Freeze” With Heating Oil Prices Up 40%

Despite the rising temperatures Greeks ‘froze’ on Monday morning to hear that heating oil price will go up by 40%. Due to the so-called equalization of the tax for heating oil, one liter will cost €1.45-€1.47 as of next October. One liter costs one euro today. As heating oil is distributed from October …

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