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Greece’s PPC to hire collection agencies to pursue overdue payments

Greece’s Public Power Company (DEH) intends to hire a private collection agency to manage arrears to the public utility, Chairman and CEO Manolis Panagiotakis announced on Wednesday. “They promised us a 10-percent collectability increase,”the PPC CEO told a committee at the Greek Parliament. As expected Panagiotakis’ announcement triggered an outrage …

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Greek government: Fast Forward with anti-austerity measures

Alexis Tsipras and his junior coalition partner Panos Kammenos pushed the Fast Forward button to restore a series of so-called “reforms”, that is austerity measures imposed by the country’s lenders, the Troika. Several new appointed ministers of the SYRIZA-Independent Greeks coalition started to announce thorough changes, right after they assumed …

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Inspections reveal civil servants with fake or forged high school diplomas

If nothing else worth exporting,  we are at least a country that produces laughter. Controls conducted by the Ministry of Administrative Reform reportedly revealed that a good number of civil servants had submitted fake or forged diplomas either during the recruitment or during the promotion process. 10% of the controlled …

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Gripes about Greek civil services rose 26% in 2013

One should not wonder why citizens’ complains about Greece’s public administration have increased. Greeks were always dissatisfied with the public services where civil servants would come to and leave work whenever they wanted. But in recent years things got worse for another reason: shortage of staff. Troika has practically forbidden …

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Greek Ombudsman: Public Administration Paralyzed

We all swear at the hour we have to contact a public service and fix an issue. We most likely get confronted with a leisurely moving civil servant who has just hung up the phone -a private phone call, it’s understood. A rude woman who pretends to check long lists with numbers. …

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