Category Archives: Greece

Greek Elecetions 2014

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greek_local_elections,_2014 Local elections are scheduled to be held in Greece on 18 May 2014 (first round) and 25 May 2014 (second round). Voters will elect representatives to Greece‘s restructured local authorities, comprising 13 regions and 325 municipalities. Traditionally, candidates at local elections do not run under the official name of any party as the constitution only foresees the participation of electoral […]

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Greek Crisis Getting Better or Worse

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/27/europe-economic-crisis-worse-caritas-report Far from being over Europe’s economic crisis is getting worse with disturbing levels of poverty and deprivation being noted among children and youth, says a report compiled by the Catholic charity Caritas. The survey, conducted over the course of the past year, not only challenges the official discourse – that Europe is on the […]

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Greek Crisis Over?

Even though my friends in Greece say it’s just talk, it seems Greece might be coming out of the crisis, says Greek government. Surely, we should believe the government. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-25291036 Greece sees end of recession in 2014 with new budget. Greek lawmakers have passed the 2014 budget, which predicts a return to growth after six […]

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The New Market of Greece

When I was in Greece, some people talked about alternative markets and alternative governments. A year later I found an article that gives us a story of some farmers cutting out the middleman and sell products to customers. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/29/world/europe/after-crisis-greeks-work-to-promote-social-economy.html The feisty owner of a small family business that makes detergents has never had time for […]

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Antonis Samaras

Antonis Samaras (Greek: Αντώνης Σαμαράς; born 23 May 1951) is a Greek economist and politician who has been the Prime Minister of Greece since 20 June 2012. He has been leader of New Democracy, Greece’s major conservative party, since 2009. Previously, Samaras served as Minister of Finance in 1989, then as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1989 to 1990 and again from 1990 to 1992. […]

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Hugo Dixon: Greece’s Reform

Greece’s reform job is not even half finished. The government hasn’t done enough to root out the vested interests that strangle the economy. On the other hand, Antonis Samaras’ coalition is so fragile that it could collapse if the troika – the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund – forces […]

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Tourkolias: Greek Economy Close to Turning Point

Alexandros Tourkolias, born 1946, was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the NBG Group in June 2012. Since November 2010, he was Deputy Chief Executive Officer and an executive member of the NBG Board of Directors. http://www.forbes.com/profile/alexandros-tourkolias/ “A successful completion of recapitalization, combined with an expected completion of Greek banks’ stress tests and supplementary capital boosting […]

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Greece’s Building Activity Remains in Deep Red

Greek building activity (measured by the number of building permits) dropped by 10.5 percent in August. Similarly to previous months, the regions with the highest decline are Epirus and the Ionian Islands, which experienced a drop in excess of 55 percent over the trailing twelve months. See more at: http://www.macropolis.gr/?i=portal.en.economy.535#sthash.dsvxAghu.t8TWVZnT.dpuf View Larger Map 948 total views, […]

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About the Greek Protests

I wanted to summerise what this Greek crisis is all about at the very beginning, before it’s too late. Wikipedia says: The 2010–12 Greek protests were a series of demonstrations and general strikes taking place across Greece. The protests, which began on 5 May 2010, were sparked by plans to cut public spending and raise taxes […]

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