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Whenener a Eurogroup is convened and dealt with the public debt of Greece, during the last two years, there is a statement that depicts a positive, yet painful, result: that Greece will continue receiving financial support from the troika no matter what the long-term consequences of this support will be. This time, as in many… » read more

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The latest output about poverty in Greece conducted by the Greek Statistic Agency -along with combined data from Eurostat- shows the depth and width of the Greek problem since 2010. It only takes to consider that in 2010 unemployment rates were about 14% whereas two years later there is an increase of 50% reaching now… » read more

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Between real estate, lucrative strikes, and repurchase deals, George Soros has built the profile of a mysterious man. He is considered amid the very few people that pull the strings of those controlling the market trends and the fate of people globally. He is also frequently mentioned as distinguished guest in secret dinners, and as… » read more

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Two years now Greece is doing nothing more than increasing its debt, its recession, its unemployment rates, its poverty, and the desperate feelings of a society that has nothing to hope for other than gathering in the streets for at least once a week in order to protest with no effective outcome. Is this ever… » read more

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George Papandreou is a Greek politician served as Prime Minister of Greece from October 2009 until November 2011. To someone naif or just irrelevant with Greek politics -and especially with the Greek debt crisis- George Papandreou might be seemed as a political figure who bravely endeavored to clean up the mess of Greece’s ballooning public… » read more

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The answer to this question comes from another question: How many are the troikans finally and how many will join them in the near future? And this comes after Chancellor Merkel’s declared intention to assist Greek authorities towards moving ahead to structural reforms in public administration. In this context, if public administration services are not… » read more

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This Tuesday (09.10.12) Chancellor Merkel is making her first visit in the capital of Greece, Athens. It has been a long time ago since the last German Chancellor visited Greece in the context of the traditional exchange visits between the leaders of the EU member-states. But after all, why is Merkel visiting Athens one day… » read more

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After the meeting between troika and the Greek coalition government on Thursday 27th of September, the new measures are now being elaborated as they have to be passed by the Greek Parliament in a couple of weeks and start being implemented in the months -and years- to come. Let us have a look.

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