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April 23, 2010: Ten Years Since the Official Beginning of the Greek Financial Crisis

It was a day much like this on April 23, 2010, when the then-Prime Minister of Greece George Papandreou announced from picturesque Castellorizo Island that Greece would officially ask for financial assistance from its fellow Eurozone member-states as the...

Prosecutor Moves Against 4 in Phone Tapping and Pythia Assassination Plot Against Karamanlis

Greek Prosecutor Maria-Sophia Vaitsi called for the indictment of United States former agent William Bazil who is implicated in the phone tapping scandal of 2004 and the Pythia Plan, an assassination plot against former conservative prime minister Kostas Karamanlis. There...

Greece and Bulgaria: Celebrating 60 Years of Diplomatic Relations 1954-2014

In May 2014, Greece and Bulgaria celebrate the 60th anniversary of the 1954 restoration of their diplomatic relations. Bilateral affairs of the last six decades underwent remarkable and unexpected progress...

Company Eavesdropping on Karamanlis

A consulting firm with almost zero turnover was used as a "shell" by Greek Americans in order to eavesdrop on our country. The interceptions continued after 2005, when revealed. A young man appeared as the  representative of the company, but...

PASOK, ND Spat Rattles Coalition

Greece's already-uneasy coalition government of Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, the New Democracy Conservative leader, and his reluctant partner, PASOK Socialist leader Evangelos Venizelos took another shot when PASOK leaders - including Venizelos - criticized former ND leader and premier...

Greek Tax Agents Meet Hostile Crowds

Restaurant and tavern owners and customers are increasingly harassing tax inspectors at a time when Greece has intensified a long-overdue crackdown on tax evasion, but officials are determined to enforce the tax laws. Residents in a village in Peloponnese barred...

One in 10 Workers Faked Resume

As it's begun the process of transferring or firing 25,000 state workers over the next two years on the orders of international lenders, the Greek government said it has found so far that 10 percent of those it hired...

Greek Workers Fear Coming Firings

After three years of austerity measures that created a record 27.4 percent unemployment rate and put 1.3 million people out of work – all in the private sector – Greece’s fragile coalition government is turning its attention to reducing...

Doukas Says Greece Can't Repay Loans

Petros Doukas, who served in the finance ministry under former premiers Konstantinos Mitsotakis and Costas Karamanlis, said Greece will have to give its international lenders at least a 40 percent loss - a so-called "haircut" - because despite $325...