Dimitris Rapidis

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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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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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On the 17th of January the Greek MPs (i.e. members of the Parliament) are planned to vote against those politicians being allegedly involved in accusations for counterfeit over the well-known “Lagarde List“, a spreadsheet containing roughly 2,000 potential tax evaders with undeclared accounts at Swiss HSBC Geneva branch. Three different ballot boxes are going to… » read more

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Risalto in Athens

During the last week self-creative, small-scale bomb mechanisms scattered in the residencies of Greek journalists in Athens, bringing in the light fears that terrorism in Greece is re-ignited under the shadow of the police special forces intervention in one of the flag squats of the anarchist community in Athens, called “Villa Amalia”.

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Pour JC Junker la position de la Grèce aux seins de l’Eurozone est étroitement liée avec l’établissement politique européen. Pour lui, ce n’était jamais une question économique, mais plutôt politique et culturelle. C’est pour ça que lors de sa dernière présence publique devant la Comité Economique du Parlement Européen il n’a pas du tout dissimulé… » read more

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