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Bureaucracy undermines scientific research in Greece

Science and Research are not road construction works although they are treated like this by the Greek government. As the chairman of the Foundation of Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH), Prof. Nektarios Tavernarakis says, “A looming problem that Greek research centers need to overcome, is the extremely complicated bureaucratic system for …

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How many signatures needed to approve “heating oil benefits”?

Deputy Finance Minister Tryfon Alexiadis announced on Thursday the income criteria for those eligible to receive the “heating oil allowance” for winter 2015/2016. Trying to justify why the criteria have been announced late, Alexiadis said underlined that “dozens of signatures were needed” for the approval of this decision and therefore …

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Greece sends Matt Damon to go filming in …Tenerife

It is one of Greece’s notorious and chronic diseases: extensive bureaucracy, unaccommodating officials and permanent lack of flexibility. A painful and very costly disease, especially when it comes that the Greek state keeps away investments worth several million dollars or euros. The latest example of this rigid behavior that causes …

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Young businessmen discuss with Merkel the obstacles in Greek entrepreneurship

Young Greek entrepreneurs put it as clear as they could: transparency in funding, tax incentives, less bureaucracy and reduced taxation. During the one-hour discussion with German Chancellor Angela Merkel representatives from successful Greek startups and small & media businesses used their once in a lifetime chance to report about the …

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Why Noah’s Ark would never have been built in Greece

You think, Noah would have been able to build the famous Ark in case he was living in Greece? That would be a very big #FAIL. The human-animal-rescue project would be have been able to conclude for three simple reasons: 1) the notorious Greek bureaucracy 2) the slowness of the Greek public sector …

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High school teacher cannot resign due to …bureaucracy

That’s the typical Greek bureaucracy that drives crazy each one of us. A high school teacher decided to resign from the school he had a full time job and start his own business. However his resignation was rejected because it was submitted … late. Alexis Christodoulou, 36, science teacher has …

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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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Must Watch LOL-Video! Spanish or Greek Bureaucracy?

Some Greeks are idle enough to think bureaucracy is a lethal plant unique to Greek soil. There is this Spanish video though proving that civil servants of the type “I’m lazy, I hate you and I love it” are everywhere to find -preferably at the north part of the Mediterranean basin. In the south part, civil …

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