Greece’s Energy Ministry suspended on Tuesday the operating licenses of private electricity providers Energa and Hellas Power, due to unpaid debts to state power company DEH and the Hellenic Transmission System Operator. The two companies owe more than 27 million euro. At the same time, the financial crime units of the Finance …Read More »
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50K Greeks Seek Reduction or Exemption from Emergency Property Tax
Several thousands Greeks submitted application requesting to be exempted from the emergency property tax or at least pay the reduced price of o,5 euro per property square meter. According to Greek Finance Ministry Information Department 39,000 property owners have already submitted their requests electronically. Furthermore, 12,000 Greeks have made relevant requests …Read More »
Greek FinMin: No Power Cuts to Those Proving Unable To Pay Property Tax – No Deadline for Corrections
The Greek Finance Ministry was forced to issue another corrective notice after the outcry against the orders to cut off the power to those electricity subscribers who have not paid the emergency property tax. According to a FinMin statement, there will be no power cut offs to those who can prove …Read More »
“We’ll Cut Hands Off” Union Warns Against Power Cuts Off Due to Unpaid Property Tax
This is going to be the mother of all electricity battles! the management of Greece’s state power company DEH ordered the electricity cut off in 20,000 Greek households for failing to have paid the ’emergency property tax’. The orders come into force as the 80-days deadline for paying the first …Read More »
Greek Communist Party Prohibits Power Cuts in Households Due to Property Tax
Members of trade union PAME (Communist Party KKE) prohibited the electricity cut in ten households in Kalamata, Peloponnese, as the property owners had not paid the emergency property tax. Until now, 374 households and shops in the prefecture of Messinia are threatened with power cuts for the same reason. The …Read More »
Greeks “Electroshocked” with Power Hikes
Greeks got the first electroshock with the hikes in their power bills. State-run electricity company DEH will raise an average fee of €4-6 per household for the consumption of 1,000 MWh as of January 2012. The fee is raised for ‘green energy’ because DEH uses environment-polluting lignite. Private households will …Read More »
Athens: Christmas Tree Decorated with Poll-Tax Bills!
“Indignant” citizens of Nea Penteli, suburb in northern Athens perfectly adjusted themselves to the atmosphere of the days and decorated the muncipality Christmas tree with power company bills containing the ’emergency property tax’. This symbolic ‘artistic intervention was thought as a substitute to an angry-citizens-action protesting at the local DEH …Read More »
FinMin Surpsises State Employees With 25-35% Wages Cuts. But…
Greek Finance Ministry surprised employees at state-run enterprises with wages cuts of 25% to 35%, retrospective as of November 1st, 2011. The announced came with a circular issued on Thursday morning and affects thousands of employees at enterprises like power company DEH, water company, the post, Piraeus port and many other …Read More »
Do I live in Greece or in Kafka’s Castle?
I am clueless. I simply can’t decide whether it’s a kind of limited brain capacity on my side, whether Greek journalism is bad or whether I live in a country that resembles a crazy house. A storm of circulars, amendments, back doors and exemptions, and new cuts in the welfare state have been …Read More »
Kalamata: Couple manages to “freeze” Poll-Tax per Court Decision
Lawyer, Dimitra Diakoumi, and her farmer husband, Theodore Vavaroutsos from Kalamata are the first Greek citizens who managed to “freeze” the emergency property tax without having the electricity cut off. The couple considered the amount of property tax that they were asked to pay to power company DEH as onerous. They …Read More »
Court Rejects Complaint Filed by Pensioner, 90, To Be Exempted From Poll-Tax
A court in Thessaloniki rejected the case of a 90-year-old woman to be exempted from the emergency property tax via electricity bills for social reasons. The bett-ridden woman who suffers from diabetes, filed the case claiming that she is unable to pay the emergency property tax amounting 1.100 euro because her …Read More »
Athens: Unionists Cut Off Electricity to Health Ministry Due To €3.8M Debts
Unionist of GENOP-DEH cut off the electricity to the Ministry of Health on Wednesday morning because the ministry owes to Greek power company DEH 3.8 million euro! Chairman of the union Fotopoulos said that it is a symbolic move to protest the practice that DEH workers must cut off the electricity …Read More »
Greek Greek Taxpayers Apply for Legal Measures Over Property Tax
With an appeal to the Supreme Administrative Court/Council of State “Greek Taxpayers’ Association”, one private person and the “Lawyers’ Association of Athens” request the annulment of the decision for the emergency property tax to be paid via the electricity company bills. It is the first filed application against the temporary …Read More »
(Upd) Union Occupies Electricity Company to Hinder Property Tax Collection
Members of GENOP-DEH union at the electricity company occupied last night the premises where the bills are been printing in order to prohibit the issue of 190.000 bills containing the emergency property tax to households. However the occupation seems to have failed its target as the DEH management found alternative ways …Read More »
Upd: Greece Extra Property Tax – Exemptions per SMS, till Oct 2/11
This is an importance notice for the emergency property tax. Those social groups exempted from the emergency property tax or those to pay reduced prices will have to send SMS to the Ministry and declare they belong to these groups. You have to send SMS to Mobile number <54160>. The …Read More »
Greece’s Privatization: Ministries “For Sale” – Furnished or Not?
The buildings of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, of Interior, of Justice and the building of the Greek Police Headquarters are the first assets of Athens that will be soon on the “Urgent – Greece for Sale”list. According to newspaper Imerisia, the buildings will be sold with the method of Sale and …Read More »
Unionists Claim Property Levy 5 Months Later….
Unionists of Electricity company (DEH) are considering serious ways to block the Property levy, imposed for 2011 and 2012, and present a ticking bombshell to Finance Ministry €2-billion revenues plans. According to the latest information, GENOP-DEH union claims that they will need more than 5 months to send the electricity bills including …Read More »
Shocking Austerity Measures Under Troika Pressure?
Greece’s lenders, the so-called Troika allegedly demands from Athens to stop paying public sector pensions to those who haven’t concluded the 55th year of age yet. This claim is being published by TO VIMA newspaper online edition on Monday, hours before the crucial conference call between Venizelos and the Troika targeting the additional …Read More »
Troika’s Reforms that Deform the Greek Society
“I am really scr**ed” says Maria. “I have to pay € 2,000 property levy for my home and a similar amount for my holiday home. If you add the income tax, the extra contributions for trade and solidarity, you can imagine how screwed I am ” she says and her voice sounds more and more …Read More »
Upd:Greek FinMin: Extra Levy on Properties as Taxpayers Bleed
The bleeding of Greek taxpayers continue without a pause as the new strategy of the government is: at least one extra levy every month! I think, this Government has also misunderstood the simple arithmetic and ways to get rid of negative numbers.And it imposed new taxes as a mean to combat the recession! Greece …Read More »