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“Life in snowed in village” – Report & pictures from Skopelos

For third consecutive day Greece remains in “deep freeze” with snow falls and temperatures below the freezing point. The extreme weather front “Ariadne” crashed over the country with polar air masses at -12 degrees Celsius. The unprecedented weather front caused heavy snow falls from North -Macedonia – to the South …

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Luxembourg, Ireland, Netherlands among worst tax havens

A report published by the charity non-governmental organization OXFAM exposes the worst offenders in the ‘race to the bottom on corporate tax.’ Luxembourg, Ireland, Cyprus, and the Netherlands are among the world’s 10 worst tax havens, despite an ongoing EU crackdown on tax avoidance and profit shifting across the bloc. …

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WEF: Greece holds 86th position in Global Competitiveness survey

Political uncertainty, high tax rates, bureaucracy and the difficulty of enterprises to access to financial resources are the main features that push down the Greek economy. Competitiveness? No chance! The report «Global competitiveness report 2016-2017» published by the World Economic Forum places Greece on 86th position on a list of …

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Independent report: The Seven Errors of IMF in Greek Program

An auditors’ body consisting of independent economists investigated the first Greek Program. In their report the economists sharply criticize the International Monetary Fund and record seven mistakes the IMF did in the Greek program. According to daily Kathimerini that exclusively published the report, the group of  independent economists and specialists …

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World Refugee Day: 65million people displaced in 2015, says UNHCR

The numbers are impressive and shocking at the same time. The number of people displaced by conflict is at the highest level ever recorded, the UN refugee agency said on World Refugee Day on June 20th. The UNHCR estimates that 65.3 million people were either refugees, asylum seekers or internally …

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UNHR “Humanitarian crisis in Greece has worsened” after 5 years of fiscal adjustment

The independent investigator from the United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner concluded his mission on the effects of the foreign debt crisis, the creditors’ adjustment program and the impact on economic, social and cultural Human rights. In the UNHR website, Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky posted his preliminary report …

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Greece has mass production of “unemployed labor-craft with higher education”

Greeks continue to ‘invest’ in education and ‘produce’ qualified jobless despite the high unemployment among the youth and the highly skilled labor craft. According to OECD’s latest report “Education at Glance 2015” Greece has the highest rate in higher education. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development found in its …

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