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Jobless father of 3 to lose home due to €3.800 debt

Members of leftist political parties, solidarity groups and civic movement “I don’t pay” managed to block the eviction of a 5-member family. The activists chased the notaries out of the court room in Thessaloniki on Wednesday. The home of the family was to be auctioned as the owner had a …

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A shocking report: Greeks sink yet deeper in poverty

How can Greeks live on a monthly pension of just a little above 300 euros?  They cannot. Rent or property tax and utility bills swallow the meager income month in, month out. Hardly is a euro left for food or other items that cover daily needs. A food package from …

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Remarkable initiative by high-school students to help their co-students in need

The small blackboard at the school canteen reads “Items Available”. Below is the date and the items high school students in difficult economic situation can obtain free of charge. On Monday, November 21st 2016, the items available were: 5 buns 1 Spinach pie 4 Cheese pies 2 Toasts 1 Water …

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230K children live in households without any income

230,000 children live in households without any income and 39.9% of Greece’s population cannot afford basic goods and services, like food and heating. According to the latest report published by the Greek Statistics Authority (ELSTAT) 39.9% of the population lacks basic material goods and services, such as food and heating. …

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Survey: 3 in 10 Greeks cannot afford heating or hot water

Residents in several underprivileged suburbs of Athens and Piraeus have seen their economic situation to have dramatically deteriorate and consequently also their living standards. According to a survey conducted by the Greek Ombudsman: one in five residents seeks soup kitchens and social groceries in order to get food. Three in …

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Great achievement after 5.5 austerity years: “36% of Greeks at risk of poverty”

Thousands of austerity measures, dramatic cuts in incomes, incredible hikes in taxes. Five and a half years in deep recession. Three bailout agreements. And where do Greeks stand now? On top of the Eurozone when it comes to poverty. More than one out of three Greeks, that is “36% of …

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