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Mitsotakis attacks unemployed, claims “lack of skills” reason “professional jobless” don’t get a job

In a new burst of toxic arrogance, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis attacked unemployed citizens calling them “professional jobless” claiming that “jobless do not find jobs because they lack the appropriate basic qualifications and skills.” Speaking at the Parliament to defend the new bill “Jobs Again” the PM blamed the unemployed …

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Number of registered unemployed in Greece increased by 2% in Jan

The number of unemployed in Greece increased by 2% in January 2019. It should be noted that in the same month the increase of the minimum wage was introduced. One in two registered unemployed (486,019 persons, 50.76%) are on the lists of the Greek Manpower Employment Organization OAED for a …

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Ghost of Christmas Present: PPC cuts power to mother of four

Ignorance? Want? Ugly, mean and greedy little creatures? That was in mid-Victorian England and in Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.  In the novel that has touched millions people ever since it was first published in 1843, ‘the two emaciated children” grow up to be adults, Ignorance as adult man in …

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How did Greece’s jobless cast their vote?

Ok. Public opinion polls were a big fail as 12 out of 14 pollsters were predicting “neck and neck” race between Syriza and New Democracy . Also the Exit polls were wrong. The failed Syriza lead at 4%. Nevertheless, this is the only information we have about how Greek jobless …

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Unprecedented! Athens Metro: ticket contoller slaps in the face jobless fare dodger !

Unprecedented!  A ticket controller slapped a woman in the face after he found out that the jobless had no valid ticket with her. The incident occurred at the Metro station Omonia in downtown Athens. The attacker and the victim turned to the nearest police station but the woman was not …

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The long arm of Greek tax office confiscates “unemployment allowance” as well

No, there is no way to escape the long arm of Greek taxation and debt big brother – especially if you’re an average taxpayer, with a average or low income. Because if you’re rich, you have already brought your money abroad, parked in an some flowery and sunny tax- and …

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Public Bus Co. fines dodger: ticket-price €1.20, fine €72 or €720 if fine goes to tax office

Athens bus public transport company fined a ticket dodger with C72 euro for failing to have a valid ticket of €1.20. When caught by ticket controllers, the 31-year-old woman claimed, she was long-term unemployed and she had no money to pay for the ticket. But in the country with 1.4 …

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NYT: Amid rising unemployment, Greeks fall prey to job swindles

There is always a group of people winning in times of high social needs: that’s the swindlers who try to exploit desperation and need. In Greece of recession and high unemployment, job offering swindlers depriving people of hundreds of euro appeared on the scene as soon as the economic crisis …

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Greek water company to seize jobless man home due to € 831 debt

For a debt of 831 euro to the Public Water Company, a jobless father of two is about to lose his home. Without job for three years, the man was unable to pay utility bills. His debt to Public water company EYDAP reached 831 euro as he stopped paying since …

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Why jobless Greeks do not go strawberry picking?

There has been lots of discussions in my environment about why jobless Greeks do not go strawberry picking. Of course, it’s not only strawberries growing in Manolada, Peloponnese. It’s the peaches in Naousa, Macedonia or the apples in Zagora, Pilio just to mention a few of the agricultural products flourishing in Greece. But …

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Athens: a jobless, an unpaid worker: two men commit suicide on a single day

Saturday morning in Vrilissia, short after 11 o’ clock: a man walks on the street. Suddenly he hides himself in the bushes. Flames arise from the green, screams are to be heard. A driver of a passing car, stops and rush to  extinguish the fire, calls the ambulance. The man is rushed …

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Sweden’s jobless youth should find work in …Greece and Spain

What if in Greece youth unemployment is over 56%? There are always work opportunities for jobless from around the globe. In this case from Sweden, the Scandinavian country that is unable to create 30,000 jobs needed for its own unemployed youth. Therefore Sweden has only one advice: go find seasonal work in …

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Athens: Young Nurse Jumps from 6th Floor After Losing Job

A young nurse jumped from the sixth floor of a building in Pangrati district of Athens. According to Greek media, the nurse was recently fired.  Dramatic details come into light with her sister reportedly to have desperately tried to prevent the woman from committing suicide. “She was holding her with both hands, but …

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