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US, Greece agree to exchange tax reports on multinationals

The US IRS announced this week on its website that the US has entered into a bilateral competent authority agreement with Greece to exchange country-by-country reports on multinationals. The agreement, signed September 27, puts into effect a 2015 deal reached by OECD and G20 nations under the base erosion profit …

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Greece’s Competition Commission fines French, US Cosmetics firms for “distorting competition”

Greece’s state competition watchdog has fined six prominent cosmetics firms, including Estee Lauder, L’Oreal and Christian Dior, some €19 million (SR83.98 million) for distorting competition. The Hellenic Competition Commission said Wednesday it had found “anti-competitive agreements between wholesalers of luxury cosmetics” aimed at fixing retail prices. According to AFP, Estee …

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Greek court rules to extradite Bitcoin Alexander Vinnik to US

The Appeals Court of Thessaloniki decided to extradite to the USA a 38-year-old Russian national Alexander Vinnik suspected to have been involved in money laundering through a platform for bitcoin exchange. Next to US also Russia had requested the extradition of Alexander Vinnik. Police arrested Vinnik in a hotel in …

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Trump fires Greek-American Chief of Staff Reince Priebus

US President Donal Trump announced on Twitter that he fired the White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus. He replaced him with retired General John F. Kelly. Appointing Priebus to this powerful position had made Greeks and Greek-Americans proud as the 45-year-old has Greek roots from his mother side. I …

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US Congressman Barr urges IMF to disengage from the Greek program

Congressman Andy Barr, chairman of Monetary Policy and Trade Subcommittee in the US Congress urged the International Monetary Fund to disengage from the Greek program. The United States are the biggest contributor to the IMF. The Monetary Policy and Trade Subcommittee held a hearing on Thursday May 18 2017 to …

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Greeks, Armenians call for boycott Turkish film ‘The Ottoman Lieutenant’ for denying genocides

A recently released Turkish-American film production The Ottoman Lieutenant has come under fire for its denial of the Greek, Armenian, and Assyrian genocide by the Ottoman forces in the beginning of 20th century. The Ottoman Lieutenant is a Turkish-American ‘World War I’ drama film directed by Joseph Ruben and written …

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US rapper Rick Ross’ Greek-inspired song “Santorini Greece” (video)

American rapper and entrepreneur Rick Ross released a new album with a Greek-inspired song: Santorini Greece. It is the second track of the album Rather You Than Me (2017) and it focuses on Rick Ross’ past compared to his present. According to music websites, Ross talks about a lot of …

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US Congressmen push Trump to block IMF participation from Greek bailout

Conservatives in Congress are pushing Donald Trump to block the International Monetary Fund from participating in a European-led bailout of Greece, as his administration signalled it would take a tougher line with global institutions. They say that the Europeans should solve the Greek crisis on their own not through the …

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