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Burning papers for heating: Thessaloniki home on fire; 3 elderly die in Larissa and Crete

An elderly man in Thessaloniki saw his home being destroyed by a fire in the early morning hours of Thursday. The man, who could not afford heating, was burning papers to warm his hands in the cold March night. Speaking to media after the disaster, the tenant of an apartment …

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2.7 million European Union workers can’t afford heat, study finds

Almost 3 million European Union workers can’t afford to heat their homes amid a rise in energy prices, according to a labor organization’s study released Wednesday. The European Trade Union Confederation, which represents 45 million members, said that 15% of the EU’s working poor – the equivalent of 2,713,578 people …

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One in four Greeks cannot afford to heat their home, finds Eurostat survey

One in four Greeks cannot afford to heat their home sufficiently, the Eurostat announced following data collected as part of the annual EU survey 2017 on income and living conditions in the bloc. Based on the report, 25.7% of Greeks said they were not able to keep their home adequately …

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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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Patras: tenants burn home and cupboard doors for heating

Poverty has no borders and scruple. A home owner in Patras, western Greece, was complete astonished to find out, his former tenants had used some of the doors of the house but also the doors of kitchen cupboards to feed their stove. Apparently because the tenants family had no money to …

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