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In the recent two-round national elections on May and June 2012, the Greek electorate was definitely puzzled. The conservatives of New Democracy and the leftists of SYRIZA were almost head-to-head with respect to forming a government. With slight advantage, New Democracy won the elections and achieved to form a coalition government along with PASOK and… » read more

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A couple of days ago I was in Geneva for a personal affair. In the well-known rue du Rhône with the Swiss banking institutions, the malls and the famous brands you can easily observe the melting pot of the city. A small city, but an international city. The fusion of the people is worth-mentioning as… » read more

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Early surveys over the average monthly revenue of public sector employees in Greece unveils a stunning fact: no matter how much the government is diminishing monthly wages, there is no way the gap of 11.5 billion euro to be gathered in order the Greek government to ask for a further prolongement of the stabilization programme… » read more

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It is barely two months since the coalition government was formed in Greece and its future is at stake. It is without doubt that the critical problem that the government is faced with is not linked with the diverging ideologies of the three parties forming it, but with the inadequate character of its government vis-à-vis… » read more

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Italy is the European state having 10 of its cities declaring incapability of payment serving. Span’s 10-year bonds are regularly getting underrated in the market decreasing the credibility of the country’s public finance status. Greece is ready for negotiations with the troika hoping to receive a new deal in order to pay pensions and public… » read more

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Greece is regarded the first victim of the financial and political crisis in terms of racist feelings. The recent elections o June 17th have led to the rise of the racist party called Xrysi Aygi which expresses all aspects and policies against immigrants and race discrimination, promising to bring honesty to the Greek politics and… » read more

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