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FinMin Venizelos: Greece’s at Razor’s Edge

Greece is at razor’s edge, pressure is high, money is rare, additional austerity measures are likely,  nerves lay blank and ministers argue with current or former colleagues and all together get the criticism from the opposition parties. Earlier Thursday a ‘rocket’ was fired by a former deputy Finance Minister who claimed …

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Upd2: Greece’s Taxation Nightmare – Venizelos Part II

After the uproar triggered by the announcement of receipts collection, Finance Minister E. Venizelos issued a clarifying statement… triggering an even bigger uproar! For two simple reasons, hmmm… in fact three: 1) the state will electronically survey even citizens’ savings 2) the plan hasn’t been thoroughly worked out 3) more clarifications are needed. …

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Speechless Schock! Tax Robbery with Documented Receipts!

I’m sorry (?) to say that but I have reasons to believe Greece is not anymore a ‘state of law’ but a “state of pure absurdity’! The Machivallism unprescendeted, the amateurism exemplary! Those listening to Finance Minister E. Venizelos yesterday, those who managed to understand what he was saying about the …

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New Greek Patriotic Doctrine: “Pay or Argentina!”

 That the majority of Greeks and their elected politicians live in parallel universes is not a secret. The deeper the crisis, the wider the gap. Then while the citizens struggle to cope with a tsunami of taxes, levies and high prices, the politicians think that the crisis in not here …

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Greek FinMin: We Are Lucky To Be Under International Control

This unbelievable sentence was worded by Greek Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos on Wednesday morning while he was informing the parliament about his talks with the Troika on Tuesday night and stressing the need of new austerity measures. In a speech sprinkled with dramatic tones, Venizelos spoke of  “absolute fiscal derailment” …

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No Deal in Venizelos-Troika Conference – Maybe Tomorrow?

The conference call between Greek Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos and representatives form the IMF and the EU concluded after two and a half hours. It will resume tomorrow, Tuesday, at 7 pm. Greek media quote government spokesman describing  the discussion as “productive and  substantive”.  It looks as if it was a hard …

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Greek PM Fevers Ahead Talks with Merkel-Sarkozy on Sept 14

Feverish meetings were held in the office of Greece’s prime ministers’ office on Tuesday ahead the teleconference of George Papandreou and German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Wednesday, Sept 14th 2011. The meeting with top economists of the country were made under the specter of an …

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IMF Calls Greek Finance Minister to Washington

Greek Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos is hastily preparing his suitcases so he can rush to Washington on Sunday after an invitation of the International Monetary Fund. However Venizelos will also have meetings with Senators of Greek origin and most likely with U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. According to Greek media, …

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Euro Zone Summit: Greece’s Non-Negotiable Requests

The Greek debt clock is ticking and the Greek officials feverly check the options ahead the Euro Zone Summit on upcoming Thursday, where the Euro Leaders will discuss the second bailout for Greece, estimated to be 100 billion euro. While EUro officials concentrate try to find out ways for the participation of …

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Is Greece Heading for Early Elections ?

Prime Minister George Papandreou is proud and optimist. And stuns about the obvious, i.e. the success of the tourism industry on Greek islands like Kos. “I am proud about Greece, Greece that gives a battle everywhere, like here in Kos, where with collective effort, with common effort we promote our culture …

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Finally! Greek Deputies to Pay 5% Solidarity Tax

That was high time! That elected members of this debt-ridden country put also their hand deeper in their pockets as citizens do since one year. Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos announced during a press conference, that a 5% -special-contribution will be applied to lawmakers, elected municipality officials and other high ranking …

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Greece New Fin Min Venizelos: Restore Tax Injustice

Greece newly appointed Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos gave the marks of his economic policy Friday afternoon and said that “fist priority is the sustainability of public Debt”. Speaking at the ceremony of handing over the Defense ministry to his successor, former Fin Min George Papaconstantinou, Venizelos said “I leave the …

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Crete: Greek Communist Party protests USS Kearsarge at Souda Bay

Members of the Greek Communist Party (KKE) marched through the streets of Chania, Crete,  Friday evening protested the arrival of  US assault ship USS Kearsarge at the Souda Bay. Holding torches and candles they demanded the closure of the US naval base at Souda and and Greece not to be …

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Crete: US military buildup in Souda Bay

A US military buildup is taking place at the Souda Bay on the Greek island of Crete as Muammar Gaddafi keeps bombing his own people and there is no sign of a peaceful solution. US Navy amphibious assault ships USS Kearsarge and USS Ponce are expected to arrive at Souda …

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