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Greeks need to work more than half a year just to pay dues to the state

Greeks need to work 198 days in the current year in order to be able to pay their taxes to the state and their social security contributions. According to a report by the Markos Dragoumis from the think tank Center for Liberal Studies (KEFIM), Greeks have to work for more …

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Council of State rules self-employed EFKA contributions against Constitution

A ruling of Greece’s highest court, the Council of State, puts at risk the stability of the Unified Social Security Institution (EFKA) as it considers the social security contributions for large categories of self-employed as against the Constitution. According to media information, the CoS ruled last Friday with votes 17 …

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NATO thanks Greece for meeting 2% defense pledge

 Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller began her first official visit to Greece on Thursday (1 March 2018), meeting with Greek officials and delivering a keynote address on the enduring importance of NATO. In remarks at the Delphi Economic Forum, Ms. Gottemoeller set out the Alliance’s essential role in a more …

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Greeks pay highest social security contributions in Europe

 That’s not a surprise. We have no money, we receive almost the lowest salaries but we pay the highest social security contributions in Europe. Indeed Greeks are large, modern empty-pocket  “Zorbas” dancing in the streets the whole day long… And night!   Greek daily Ta Nea calculated  that out of 50 …

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