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One year ago, when the German Minister of Finance Mr. Philipp Rösler visited Athens along with a group of entrepreneurs from his homeland there was hope and positive signs for investments in photovoltaic parks that would stoke Europe with solar energy, as well as for other less or more impressive investment plans. Similar were the… » read more

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On September, 19 the French President François Hollande paid a visit in Athens, Greece, and had protocol discussions with the troika of coalition government and the President of the Republic Mr. Karolos Papoulias. Accidentally, this day the mass media were on strike and unfortunately the only coverage made was by the public television, where the… » read more

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US President Barack Obama has decided to bring into office in CIA and Pentagon two figures that have been involved in the counter-terrorist war of the country against Islamic fundamentalism. John Brennan was positioned as chief counter-terrorism advisor to the President, whereas Chuck Hagel was assumed with the Ministry of Defence. But why such a… » read more

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The Greek public sector has been on the center of the cyclone now that austerity politics are aimed to sweep over the remnants of a gigantic and non-prolific bureaucracy. But the way of doing so -i.e. to mind the gap between the width of the public service, the wages, and the efficiency rate- has ended… » read more

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US vs Standard & Poor’s

The US state has officially appealed against Standard & Poor’s (S&P) accusing the financial services company for purposedly upgrading toxic loans to category AAA in 2007, just few months before the mortgage meltdown was to be unveiled and started shrinking the American and then the global economy into downturn.

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Taxing the Greek Church

The Greek Orthodox Church is legally considered as a public company from the Greek legal establishment. Which means that like other public-led companies having the monopoly of providing a certain public service or a widely considered “public good”, it has to be taxed under the same rules, processes, and conditions.

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Tourism is the biggest and most credible and intensive industry of Greece, accounting for 18% of the GDP. Despite the absence of growth and the growing unemployment rates, tourism continues to be the major strenght of the country, especially now that the economic mismanagement of the debt crisis has parallyzed prosperity in the country. The… » read more

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