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The index on state sector corruption, published by anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International (TI) on Wednesday, placed Greece on the last position between the 27 member-states of the European Union and in the 80th globally. But is this something not expected? Some thoughts over this multi-faceted and structural problem.

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Mr. Daniel Esdras is the Director of the International Organization for Migration Office in Athens, Greece. Being in charge of this position for almost 1o years, and having accumulated wide experience in war-affected zones, such as Kosovo, Chechnya, and Sarajevo amongst others, Mr. Esdras firmly reckons that Greece during the last years is “a state… » read more

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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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Today the National Union of Greek Journalists is going on strike demanding the fulfilling and proper respect of their labour rights after incidences of state censorship seeing the light in the National Broadcast Network (ERT). One week ago two journalists of the morning zone were dismissed after having allegedly hinted against a Minister of the… » read more

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