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Tobacco Smuggling: Smoking the Taxes Away

More than 33 million packs of illicit cigarettes have been confiscated in the Greek and Cypriot customs at the end of January by the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) and the General Secretariat against corruption (AFCOS Greece). The two organizations...

Deputy FinMin: Greece's Debt Rose to 185% of GDP in 2014

Greece's public debt increased to 185% of GDP in 2014, Deputy Finance Minister Dimitris Mardas said in a press briefing on Wednesday, presenting figures from the state's General Accounting Office. He expressed his concern over the debt's upward trend, stressing that it...

Financial Crisis Sparks Cigarette Smuggling in Greece

Nearly a quarter of tobacco products used in Greece are likely to have been smuggled in to the country, according to the latest data from the Center For Planning and Economic Research (KEPE). KEPE's survey aimed to define the extent of...

New Novel About Young Smuggler's Story in Mediterranean

"Boca Lupo", a novel by Panos Kazolis, follows the life of Mario, a young Greek sailor who seeks a career in cigarette smuggling around the Mediterranean to escape the poverty and hardship of life in the merchant navy. Young and...