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56 people die of flu in Greece, 18 alone in the week Feb 3-10

Another 18 people lost their lives due to flu during February 3-10, raising the death toll of flu victims to 56, Greece’s Disease Control & Prevention KEELPNO announced on Thursday. In the same period, another 40 people were admitted to Intensive Care Units (ICU) in the country’s hospitals. There is …

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Almost 6,000 Turkish citizens seek asylum in Greece after failed coup

A total 5,786 Turkish citizens have applied for obtaining refugee status in Greece, since 2016’s failed coup attempt that was followed by a government crackdown, Turkish media reported on Sunday. According to a report by Diken attributed to the Greek Ministry of Immigration Policies, the number of Turks seeking asylum …

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Adoptions in Greece record a 77% increase in 2017

Adoptions in Greece recorded a 77 percent increase in 2017 when compared to 2016, the Greek Statistics Authority (ELSTAT) announced on Thursday. The increase is attributed to remarriages rather to the new adoptions law that was introduced at the end of 2017, beginning of 2018. Of the 393 adoptions, 198 …

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Greek Parliament goes orange to end violence against women and girls

The building of the Greek Parliament was lit up in orange on Saturday night to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls . The action took place as the Hellenic Parliament joined in the global campaign raising awareness about violence against women and girls on …

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WSJ: Greece’s crisis in numbers

Recession? Unemployment? Poverty? Over-taxation?  Padlocks in businesses? Braindrain? It’s all there. In an article posted on Wall Street Journal. Pure and official statistics. The Numbers: Greece in Crisis Greece is reeling from the effects of the biggest economic crisis in its recent history. Here are some statistics underscoring the severity …

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Poverty and long-term unemployment are two Greek facts…

Poverty in austerity-hit Greece is a fact. According to the recently published EU data on Labor, incomes have dramatically decreased since 2010, since the country sought the ‘rescue’ via the International Monetary Fund. “Most affected by the income decrease are the vulnerable society groups. Real income in low income groups …

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Greeks launched 20,120 protests in four years of IMF loan agreements

Loans agreements, harsh austerity measures, income and pension cuts and elimination of labor rights sent Greeks 20,120 times to the streets since 2010, when the country sought the “rescue” through the International Monetary Fund. According to the data given to the Greek Palriament by Minister of Citizen Protection and Public …

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Unemployment in Greece breaks all records: 28% general, 61.4% among youth

Unemployment in Greece broke all previous records! General unemployment climbed up to 28% in November 2013, while unemployment has hit the youth with 61.4%. A total of 1,382,062 people are without work and income, according to Greek Statistics Authority. November 2013 :  28% November 2012:  26.3% October 2013:      27.7% Unemployment …

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Labour Ministry: 33% of Greek pensioners get €360 gross, another 33% gets €675

for the first time since the country sought the ‘economic rescue’ by the IMF, Greek Labor Ministry published a full record of the number of pensioners and pensions distribution. The data has been collected for 93 social insurance funds. For the vast majority of Greece’s seniors the pension is very …

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EUROSTAT: Austerity-hit countries pay for electricity & gas as much as the rich EU North

Good that there are statistics and we can base our complains on real facts and statistical data. Eurostat found out that household electricity and gas prices rose between the second half of 2011 and the second half of 2012 in the Europe of 27. In simple English, that is between …

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Jobless Man, 42, Commits Suicide – 350 Incidents in June 2012

The relatives of the 42-year-old man were shocked to find him on Monday morning hanging in his home in Amaliada town of Peloponnese. The man was jobless since quite some time and was father of two children. This tragedy is one of the many that hit families in times of …

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Crime in Greece: One Robbery per Hour, One Homicide Every Second Day

 Crime in Greece recorded a dramatically sharp increase during last year and the statistics data released by the Ministry for Citizne Protection show the brutal reality: Every hour, one robbery, 11  thefts and burglaries occur across the country, while a homicide is being committed every second day. According to the data for the year …

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ELSTAT: 20.1% of Greeks Are Threatened by Poverty

The poverty data in Greece in shocking. One in five Greeks is threatened by poverty, according to statistics from 2010. If one should add the statistics of 2011, that has not been gathered yet, the picture of the Greek reality in times of  IMF, bailout, strict austerity and recession, will be much more …

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