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Ex ECB official: “Merkel toyed with the idea of Grexit but she was convinced otherwise” by the Chinese?

“German Chancellor Angela Merkel toyed with the idea of forcing Greece out of the euro until the autumn of 2012.” These claims are raised by Lorenzo Bini Smaghi, until recently one of the six-man executive council  at the European Central Bank and for many years Italy’s man in Frankfurt” In …

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EUROSTAT: Greece (26%) and Spain (26.6%) compete in unemployment rates

 Unemployment in Greece broke a new record in September 2012 as it climbed to 26%, according to EUROSTAT data released on Tuesday. It is 7.1% higher when compared to September 2011. Spain leads in unemployment among the EU members-countries with 26.6% for the same month. According to Eurostat data, Greece …

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Athens: Five Suicides on a Single Day

Five people reportedly committed suicide in different parts of the Greek capital. On a single day, five people were reportedly transferred to Evangelismos hospital in Athens.  Last Thursday evening. One man had shot himself in the head, three women had jumped from their home balconies. A fourth woman had cut her belly …

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Greek Transport Ministry to Combat Ticket Dodgers with Free Tickets

Greek Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure decided to introduce new measures to combat “ticket evasion”. Passengers returning ten cancelled tickets will be awarded with one ticket of charge. The Ministry targets to decrease the so-called ticket dodgers by 50 percent until the end of the year and so to avoid …

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