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Greece’s €300-Generation: 1:3 workers earn a piece of bread

One in three workers in Greece’s private sector earn a monthly salary of €300 net -up to  €440 gross. This shocking revelations comes from a survey conducted by the Labor Institute (INE) of private sector union GSEE. The survey reveals that wages in greece have shrunk significantly through the so-called …

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Greek PM hails the end of summer with optimism over economic recovery

The month started with an ascertainment: That the “unemployment is a treacherous and tough opponent of the society, undermining the dreams of the youth” – so said Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras on Monday September 1st, stressing that in order to tackle unemployment “we need to take action now that we enter …

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Greek households survey: economic suffocation under the shining “success story”

Four in ten Greek households have at least one unemployed member, one in three fears to lose its home, one in ten had to sell assets in order to pay obligations, one in three cannot pay utility bills and mortgage installments. The list of so-called “Greece’s  success story” is long …

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Survey: 4:10 Greeks borrow money to pay their bills

Four out of ten Greeks borrow money in order to pay utility and other bills. Also 40% states that they have not enough money to live a decent life due to lay-offs, unemployment, wage cuts, increased taxes and the price of heating oil, and declare that utility bills -electricity, telephone, …

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The Expat Survey 2013 – Enter and get a chance to win £1,000 cash

Are you a happy expatriate? Did you move away from your country for a better quality of life, for a career opportunity or just because you loved the scenery of your new home?  i-world Research, the research division of the London based agency, MaxMedia International, has launched three surveys for …

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Here comes the “Euroflush”! EU Commission directive on standardized toilet flush!

The European Commission has real concern about the well-being of its citizens. Our Eurocrats stoop with sincere prudence over the problems of their subservient. They look down to the poorest citizen in the most remote EU village and try their best to help him out of a deadlock situation and …

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Survey: 51% of Europeans believe austerity politics have failed

51% of Europeans believe austerity politics have failed. Greece, Portugal and Cyprus have expressed the greatest degree of dissatisfaction with austerity policies According to a study by the Gallup Institute for the “Debating Europe” platform, 51% of Europeans believe that the austerity policies implemented to combat the crisis have failed, …

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SYRIZA leads in two public opinion polls; ND second, GD constantly third…

Main opposition party, left-wing SYRIZA leads in the latest two public opinion polls.Samaras’ Nea Dimocratia follows with 1-1.5% difference, while third party in the respondents preference remains extreme-right Golden Dawn. A) SKAI TV Public Issue SYRIZA 29% – Nea Dimocratia 28% – Golden Dawn 13% – PASOK 7% – KKE …

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90% of Greeks want government to pursue Germany over WWII reparations

That’s an interesting public opinion survey result that will increase pressure for the Greek government to carry on with the WWII demands from Germany. Eight in ten Greeks believe, the government should pursue Germany over the reparations for damages during the 2. World War. Even if some compensation was given …

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Poverty: Latvia, Bulgaria, Romania, Greece the poorest among EU27…

Latvia, Bulgaria, Romania and Greece top the list of the poorest countries among the 27-members of the European Union. According to a comparative survey conducted by the German Economic Institute (Wirtschaftsinstitut) in Cologne: Least poor citizens are in Scandinavian countries  Denmark, Sweden and Finland, but also in Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Austria. …

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Survey: The profile of the Greek New-Homeless

I saw this one man recently while I was turning my usual walking rounds at the coast of Athens, in Palaio Faliro. A man in his late 40’s, tall, well-built, dressed in cord trousers and jacket, shirt and pullover. From far away, I had the feeling the man was standing or walking extremely slowly. …

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One in Three Stores “Disappeared” from Downtown Athens

It is raining ‘padlocks’ in the centre of Athens with one out of three shops to have disappeared from the map. According to a survey conducted by the National Confederation of Greek Commerce (ESEE) factors like the economic downturn, the reduction of purchasing power, the high rents as well as the explosion …

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Santorini Volcano Magma is Swelling

 Our magma is swelling, our income is shrinking. These are Greek realities on Monday, September 10th 2012. Why our income is shrinking is very obvious and does not need surveys or experts to tells us why. But that the magma (the chamber of  liquid rock) under the Santorini volcano is swelling is …

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Chrysi Avgi Raids On Street Vendors Shock And Spark Outcry

The raiding incidents against foreigners are shocking – especially when they are led by elected members of the Greek Parliament. Men in black raid the stands of foreign street vendors, no police is around to hinder them. They do it once, twice, a third time maybe… The incidents cause uproar, …

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49% of Germans Want Greeks Out Of the Euro Zone

49% of the Germans believe that Greece has to abandon the Euro zone. This is the result of a survey conducted by TNS Enmid for the German weekly FOCUS. According to the preliminary publication of the survey, 43% of the respondents believe that Greece has to remain in the eurozone, while …

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