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Greek households & businesses still keep billions under mattresses or abroad, says BoG governor

The governor of the Bank of Greece, Yannis Stournaras, has said that Greek households still keep their money away from the banking system because they are afraid of their savings. He claimed that 12 to 14 billion euros are under mattresses and that businesses have another 10 billion euros abroad. …

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DESFA to lower natural gas transmission fees for businesses and households

Households and businesses will see a small reduction in the prices of natural gas as the National Natural Gas Transmission System Operator SA (DESFA) announced it would lower its fees on the use of natural gas transmission infrastructure from May 1, 2018. The benefit is expected to be rolled over …

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ELSTAT: Disposable income of Greek households plunged by €2.7billion in 2016

Greek households and non-profit entities that serve households lost 2.7 billion euros in disposable income (or 2.3 percent) in 2016, Greece’s independent statistics authority (EL.STAT) said on Monday. According to figures released this week, the sum for Greek households’ disposable income reached 114 billion euros last year, down from 116.7 …

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Tax office calls on 6.3million owners to pay €3.153billion in Property Tax (ENFIA 2017)

Tax office is calling property owners in Greece. 6.3 million owners will have to pay in total 3.153 billion euros in property tax (ENFIA 2017) for the time between September 2017 and January 2018. The declarations for the so-called Unified Property Tax (ENFIA) were uploaded on taxisnet on Sunday evening, …

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Extra Levy on Water for Greece households and farmers for the sake of water companies privatization

Not one day passes without an extra charge, a one more charge that empties the Greek pockets and pushes thousands into poverty. Whether unemployed, low-pensioner, vulnerable group of the society, whether employee or entrepreneur, the nightmare of additional financial burden does not stop. Out of the blue, here comes an …

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Greek Deputy FinMin: tax reductions for companies and households

Deputy Finance Minister Christos Staikouras announced the  tax reduction for companies and households in the debt-ridden and austerity-hit Greece. In an interview to daily Typos tis Kyriakis Staikouras heralded the Greek fiscal progress in lenders’ imposed austerity program and said that “meeting of the objectives launches the tax rates reduction.” …

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Theory vs Reality gap revealed by “decent living standards criteria” issued by Greek government

How much money does one need to cover monthly basic needs while living in Greece? Well, it depends…. In fact, it depends on who decides. The Troika, the government institutions, the banks, the employers or just the person concerned? The views seem to vary between the theoretical approach and the …

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Almost half of Greek households cannot afford heating oil

…and another half cannot afford to heat with natural gas, I suppose, because prices are just slightly lower. However the real plague is indeed the heating oil, because people have to fill the tanks and stump up some 700-800 euro. in advance. 44 % of Greek households told a survey …

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EUROSTAT: Austerity-hit countries pay for electricity & gas as much as the rich EU North

Good that there are statistics and we can base our complains on real facts and statistical data. Eurostat found out that household electricity and gas prices rose between the second half of 2011 and the second half of 2012 in the Europe of 27. In simple English, that is between …

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