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More Greeks Migrate to Bulgaria

With unemployment ranging from 35 to 50 % in many occupations, more and more city residents are choosing to go to Bulgaria to find a job. According to data, illegal employment is at high levels, while unemployment has reached 35...

Samaras to Visit Brussels on September 17

On September 17 the Prime Minister of Greece Antonis Samaras will visit the capital of the European Union, Brussels, where he will hold meetings with the President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy, the President of the European...

Greece Gets (a little) More Competitive

It wasn't much improvement but Greece now ranks 91st instead of 96th on the World Economic Forum’s global competitiveness chart for 2013 of 144 countries surveyed. “In working to overcome its present difficulties, Greece has a number of strengths on...

New Greek Aid Seen At 10B Euros

Speculation that Greece will need additional rescue aid for its economy is rapidly turning toward certainty with another European Union official acknowledging it seems inevitable and will be about 10 billion euros ($13 billion) to complement two bailouts totaling...

Greece Wants EU To Pay Immigrant Hospital Fees

Greek Health Minister Adonis Georgiadis, who is reviewing whether to impose a 25-euros per visit fee for being seen at hospitals, said he wants the European Union to pick up the cost of treatment for illegal immigrants inundating Greece...

Greek Civil Aviation Workers Go on 3-Day Strike

A three-day strike from early in the morning of August 9 until midnight on August 11 will be conducted, as decided by the Federation of Associations of Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (OSYPA), reacting to the government’s decision to fire...

HRW Rips Police Over Immigrants

The nongovernmental organization Human Rights Watch accused Greek police of violating the international human rights law and European Union regulations, regarding the policy applied for immigration control. More specifically the Greek Police is accused of racial profiling, arbitrary detention...

Greek Olive Production Takes Hit

The unfavorable weather conditions of the previous period had a tragic impact on the crops of olive producers this year, regardless of the olive variety (Kalamon Olive, Chondrolia of Chalkidiki etc). At first sight, losses reach a percentage of...

Germany Must Assume Responsibility Towards Greece

A new restructuring of the Greek debt, an open debate on Germany’s responsibility towards the people of the European Union since World War II and the country’s straightforward participation in Greece’s recovery were Chatzimarkakis’s suggestions at the event on...

Ban on Restaurant Refillable Olive Oil Bottles

The European Union is going to ban small glass bottles used for serving olive oil in many restaurants across Europe, with the thought that refillable bottles cannot ensure the quality of the product. As ekathimerini reported, the EU executive said...