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Conditions in Greek airports better than in other European airports

Flight delays in Greek airports are far fewer in comparison with the chaotic conditions prevailing in other European airports, Infrastructure and Transport ministry sources said on Wednesday. Problems prevailing in large European airports accounted for at least 80% for any small flight delays occurring in some Greek airports, the sources …

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Supreme Court fires one judge, one prosecutor for massive delays in handling dozen of cases

The Disciplinary Plenum of Greece’s Supreme Court fired one judge and one public prosecutor for “inadequacy” in performing their duties, due to massive delays in issuing court rulings. The Plenum also temporarily suspended the presiding judge of a first-instance court for six months for unjustified absences from her post. Since …

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Courier delays give consumers the right to claim compensation

Courier delays give citizens the right to receive compensation, the General Secretary of the Center for Consumer Protection (KEPKA), Evangelia Kekeleki said on Wednesday. The issue arose after courier deliveries are being conducted with very long delays following the second lockdown in Greece since November 7 and the Christmas season. …

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Greek gov’t to end flight delays with urgent measures

The Greek government has issued several urgent measures in an attempt to reduce a growing problem in Greece. On the surface, all is well as the country’s tourism sector continues to grow. According to the European Travel Commission, foreign arrivals in Greece are up 8% so far this year. But …

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Greece is rushing to meet privatization targets before bailout deadline

Greece is in a hurry to sell some of its state assets, in what is one of the most critical issues for the country as it races to end a bailout program in August. Greece is set to hit lower-than-expected proceeds under a privatization program this year, after it failed …

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Three Greek motorways cost €1.2billion more than they should, EU Auditors report

Construction of three motorways in Greece cost 1.2 billion euros more than it should. Furthermore the projects were poorly planned and significantly delayed, a report by the European Court of Auditors on public-private partnerships (PPPs) has found. The EU Auditors examined construction projects in four EU member states, that is …

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Afghan refugees end protest in Lesvos after police promises to accelerate asylum procedures

For three days, Afghan refugees occupied Sappho Square in the center of Mytilene on the island of Lesvos demanding to have their asylum procedures are accelerated,. Wearing t-shirts with the date of their arrival, they vowed they would not end their protest until they are given a decision on their …

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EU Court rules airlines are responsible for flight delay notifications

The European Union Court of Justice has ruled in favor of an airline passenger denied compensation after a flight cancelation. The court ruled that airlines are responsible for informing the passengers of the cancelation. Thursday’s decision from the EU court states that an air carrier is responsible for notifying a passenger …

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Schaeuble blames Greek Gov’t for review delays due to Easter break

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble blames the Greek government for the current delays in the review of the country’s bailout program. “The Greek government bore responsibility for current delays,” Schaeuble told reporters in Washington on the sidelines of the International Monetary Fund spring meetings. Greece is to blame that its …

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Greece’s Debt: Lagarde launches new round of argument with Schaeuble

Managing director of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, said that she disagrees with German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble over Greece’s financial problems. “I am not aligning myself with Minister Schaeuble who says that Greece’s problem is not debt but productivity,” Lagarde said in an interview to conservative-leaning American Enterprise …

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Greeks awaiting for tax returns more than 6 months

What if the government ministers have laid down their pencils and have heavily promoting Nea Dimocratia and PASOK for the upcoming elections? The tax collection mechanism still works full speed ahead and the General Secretary of Public Revenues keeps issuing the one circular after the other, as if they was …

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Skouries: Eldorado Gold announces delay in Greek and Romanian projects

Slowly and gradually it looks as if Canadian Eldorado Gold steps backs and reconsiders its plans of gold mining in Greece and Romania. Official justification is the sliding prices of gold.I don’t how if there were protesters in Romanian project, but things are expected to calm down in Halkidiki peninsula …

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Greece – Troika negotiations: see you in April…

Grey smoke rose on Wednesday from the chimney of the headquarters of Greek government. The meeting between prime minister Antonis Samaras and the Troika representatives did not end in agreement. Main issues of dispute are reductions of the numbers of civil servants (lay-offs), extension of the emergency property tax in …

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Bailout tranche balckmail: Troika wants 25K lay-offs from Greek public sector

Every two-three months the same procedure… Greece’s lenders increase pressure on the government of the debt-ridden country that hesitates to proceed with the Troika’s demands. This time the issue of lay-offs in the public sector lays high on the negotiation table. Greek media report, that the Troika gave a very clear …

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