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Preveza: 350 dogs in municipality shelter at risk of starvation

350 dogs at the municipality shelter of Preveza are at risk of starvation, local animal welfare organizations have denounced. “The dog food has not be supplied in time, the dogs are at risk to starve, volunteers have nothing to feed the dogs with,” local organization “Intervention for the animals – …

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Help for flash floods victims: Mandra Municipality appeals for food & other items, donations, volunteers

The Municipality of Mandra in West Attica has issued a call for help for the flood victims. Food, drinking water, medicine, clothing and footwear but also sleeping bags and blankets are needed for the thousands of families affected by the floods, exposed in cold and decreasing temperatures in houses and …

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‘Greece, Festival, Flavours’: Greek Food festival with more than 100 Greek producers May 5-7 2017

A Greek food festival in Athens: Delicious Greek flavors, a festive atmosphere. More than 100 selected Greek small producers with their best products. Famous chefs, workshops and cooking lessons. Taste and shopping.  Contests with gifts. Jazz and Swing. Activities for kids. May 5-7 2017 in the venue of Technopolis of …

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Austria to stop giving food and shelter to rejected asylum seekers

Austrian authorities would not have to provide food and accommodation to migrants who are denied asylum and refuse to leave the country, under a draft law approved by the government Tuesday. The bill aims at encouraging asylum seekers to leave voluntarily. “The first thing is basically that they don’t get anything from the …

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Value Added Tax on fire: Crazy hikes in food & tourism

More than 40,000 food items are been sold with a poisonous 10% Value Added Tax hike as of today and expect to burden the average Greek household with at least 55 euro per month.Beef, coffee, tea, cocoa, spices, sugar, oils – except olive oil, ice-creams, chocolates, but also condoms and …

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Taxes and more taxes swallow Greek employees’ wages

I am so glad that somebody sat down and summarized what KTG has been reporting about for the last three years. Τhat is all the reporting about taxes and more taxes, and regular and emergency taxes that become permanent taxes. Not to forget the social security contributions and the income …

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Crete: school boy digs in garbage bin for food

When a picture says 1,000 words, no further explanation is needed. However many times there is an interesting background. The picture below shows a young boy digging in a garbage bin in Heraklio, Crete. It was not clear who shot the picture but a school yard fence seems close. Neither …

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Athens: a touch of compassion for the hungry fellow citizen

A plastic bag left in front of a store. The goodies carefully wrapped in foil. A simple note: “Bread and Cheese (Clean)”. Somebody left a modest meal for somebody who cannot afford to cover a basic need: food. A gesture of compassion by an unknown somebody for a hungry soul. A jobless, a homeless…  The …

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Greece: Unemployment at 17.5% – 20K New Jobless Every Month

I should have started this post with a sentence like “Shocking data” or “Dramatic increase” but I don’t. I am neither shocked nor surprised about the new unemployment rate. Greek Statistics Authority ELSTAT issued the new data for September 2011. Unemployment is at 17.5% which translates into 857,656 people without a …

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