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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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