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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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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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Readiness Exercise 84 is a series of executive orders that outlines the continuity of the US government wherein the constitution is suspended. Under this exceptional plan martial law is implemented and the military command take over state and local governments in order to ensure stabilization of the nation at any cost.

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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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