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Actor and former MP Costas Karras Passed Away at the Age of 76

Popular actor and former lawmaker from Nea Dimocratia Costas Karras, 76,  passed away on Sunday in Athens due to cancer complications.  A man with profound talent, a unigue voice and a chairy heart. Costas Karras ( 21 June 1936 – 6 May 2012) had studied Political Sciences and was a graduate …

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Greece’s Powerful Union Involved in a Squander Scandal?

Luxury  holidays? Exclusive Conferences? Missions ‘impossible’? Extravagant Projects? Social  events? Like a private PR and Events company, Greece’s more powerful union GENOP-DEI allegedly spent money of the Public Power Company (DEI) to organize  the best what a …. union (?) can offer: social events and guests hosting thus with overpriced invoices. A ‘generous’ …

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Emergency Property Tax: The Total Confusion!

If I were a surgeon, I would have raised my hands towards the sky and I would have said to the patient’s relatives “We did all we could. Now the patient is in God’s hands”. A similar clueless … moment happened to me in the last twelve hours, last night …

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Athens: PPC Unionists Occupy Environment Minister Office

A riot police squad was called at the 6th floor of the Environment Ministry on Wednesday afternoon, as the PPC-unionists who had locked George Papaconstantinou in his office did not show a sign of surrender. A large group of unionists form GENOP-DEH, the Greek Public Power Company, had “occupied” the office …

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Patras: “Seek & Hide”, “Cut & Run” -Tragicomedy as Private Companies Cut the Power to Property Tax Dodgers

The scenes that occurred in a suburb of Patras, Peloponnese, must have had something from a tragicomic thriller with secret agents working undercover. A unit allegedly from the public power company without wearing or carrying the logo and signs of DEH went to the home of a property owner and tried …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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