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FT: Greek Govt in ‘Chaos’ After Golden Dawn Video

The Greek coalition government has been "plunged into chaos", reports Thursday's Financial Times, by the release Wednesday of a video featuring Golden Dawn MP Ilias Kasidiaris having a...

Two Greek Islands Top Destinations for Gay Couples

British tourist agencies recommend the Greek islands of Mykonos and Lesbos as ideal honeymoon destinations for gay couples, who are now legally allowed to...

Nine Migrant Traffickers Arrested in Crete

Police in Heraklion, Crete, have located several safe houses where illegal immigrants were held by a human-trafficking ring. A total of nine – one Greek...

Schäuble Plans Credit Fund For Small Greek Businesses

The German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble announced on Wednesday that discussions between the Greek coalition government and eurozone finance ministers concerning the financial support...

Cyprus: Three Politicians Implicated in Cheap Loan Scandal

According to the Commission on Institutions, Merit and the Commissioner for Administration, three former and current MPs of the Cyprus Parliament had received loans...

Greece in World Top 10 Social Security Contributors

Greece remains among the countries with the highest social security contribution rates, although those numbers are forecast to go south by 3.9 percent by...

Most Greek Ports Unfit For Cruise Ships

Although cruise ships are vital to Greece’s tourist season, most Greek ports are unfit to berth such vessels, a study has found. Research by the National...

‘Businessman, Age 95’: The New Front for Tax Dodgers

A rapid increase in elderly people in Greece owing exorbitant debts to the state has been identified, and it is no coincidence, for the...

Strikes to Create Problems for Greek Maritime Traffic

Striking seamen are expected to bring serious disruption to coastal shipping in Greece Monday morning, after the Panhellenic Seamen’s Federation (PNO) called a series of...

Endless Queues for Drugs as Greek Pharmacies Strike

The afflicted come from miles around, desperate for a drug, forming endless queues of disgruntled discomfort that snake their way slowly around the town square towards...

General Strike in Athens on April 9

A series of Greek Unions, the Civil Servants’ Confederation (ADEDI), the Panhellenic Pharmaceutical Association (PFS), the Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE), the Athens Labour...

Bank Deposits and Loans Fall in Greece

According to the Bank of Greece data, business and household deposits dropped from 161.02 to 160.5 billion in January. Since the beginning of the year,...

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