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Privatizations in Energy sector cause rift in Greek government

Energy Minister Panagiotis Lafazanis declared absolute negative towards privatizations in Greece’s energy sector. “There is not going to be any privatization in DEH [Public Power Company] in DEPA [natural gas distribution operator ] or ELPE [Petroleum Company]. I repeat what I have said until today,” Lafazanis told daily TA NEA. …

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Life of a Greek soldier killed on duty is worth €13,000 minus €3,000 tax!!!

We have an expression here in Greece: “somebody squeezes fat out of a fly”.  We use this expression in order to describe someone extremely miserly and stingy. Now the Greek state, precisely the Greek Finance Ministry shows this attitude towards the family of a 19-year-old soldier who was killed during …

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Electricity prices in Greece soar 60% amid economic crisis

As we say: slowly but gradually! Households in Greeks saw their electricity bill increasing at 10 percent during each and every year of the economic crisis. And this although the whole sale price decrease. What do Greeks pay in addition to their electricity consumption so that their electricity bills skyrocket? …

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Death by Taxation: Greeks’ debts to tax office reach €70billion in September

It is a never ending horror spiral of tax debts and tax collection in recession-, austerity- and overtaxation-hit Greece. While many taxpayers make arrangements with the state to pay old debts and do indeed pay the installments month in, month out,  they do not manage to pay their taxes for …

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Crete: 17-month old migrant baby girl survives 4 days in the sea in the arms of rescuer, 19

It sounds unbelievable. A 17-month old baby girl survived four days among the waves of the Mediterranean Sea after the boat carrying her parents and several hundreds migrants from Syria sank between Crete and Malta. The testimony of her rescuer Doa Al Zamel, 19, is creepy. Nearly 500 migrants form …

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Gov’t issues “civil mobilization orders” to PPC-strikers”

In a decision published at 11 p.m. Friday, the Athens First Instance Court ruled that the strike of unionists at Public Power Company (PPC/DEH) was “illegal”. Immediately the government moved to issue “civil mobilization” order to strikers as it was clear that they would continue their strike despite the court …

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Power Cuts Schedule: Only Crete 8-10pm, July 4/2014 – Details

The National Distribution of Electricity in Greece (DEDHE) will proceed to power cuts in order to save consumption only in the four prefectures of the island of Crete. The power cuts will take place between 8 pm and 10 pm on Friday, July 4th 2014 and they will last less …

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PPC rolling strikes: Power cuts schedule announced; islands exempted, for far

Power cuts are expected it various areas of Greece and at various times as unionists of Public Power Company (DEH) launched their strike and switched off  13 electricity producing units. According to DEH and DEDHE (Power Distribution System) there will be power cuts of “maximum one hour” during  daytime in …

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Gov’t threatens PPC-unionists with ‘mobilization’ should they cause “black out”

Greek government is determined to prohibit black outs as the unionist of Greek Public Power Company  threaten to turn off the electricity, if the government proceeds with the sale of 30% of PPC to private investors. The unionists claim that the sale of so-called “little DEH” will alternate the ‘public …

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Plans for Privatization of Greek Water Companies “freeze”

The project to privatize the Public Water Companies in Thessaloniki (EYATH) and Athens (EYDAP) is been on hold after the State Council ruled that the water has to remain “under strong state control.” The ruling makes the planned transfer of 67% of EYATH shares to private investors practically impossible and …

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What’s going on in Greece? Oh, the usual stuff…

There is no news today. I mean, nothing new worth reporting that we have not wrote about in one way or another as we did in the last four years of economic crisis and austerity. Officially, Greece is doing fine. Unofficially, Greeks are confronted with the usual burdens: taxes that …

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PPC-unionists to start 48-hour rolling strikes, June 26/2014

Unionists at Greek Public Power Company (DEH) picked up this summer’s hottest day to start 48-hour rolling strikes in order to express their disagreement to the break-up and partial privatization of the Greek electricity company. The government will bring the relevant bill to the Parliament on upcoming Thursday and is …

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Greeks can’t escape economic bleeding as new hikes and new levies keep coming

These is no way that Greek households would escape the economical bleeding. The state mechanism is always keen in finding ways to grab the last cent out of the people’s pocket whether they have it or not. The trick is simple: small amounts of money, grabbed in the form of …

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Pireaus: Family of 5 lives without electricity for two years; oil lamps make darkness milder:(video)

Kouzilos family lives in the dark since one and a half years. The debt to Greek Public Power Company (DEH) amounts €1,900. Father Giorgos tried to make an arrangement with PCC ten days ago, but no solution was found with the local branch. His offer of 500 euro was not …

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