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Labor Cost in Greece Drops Dramatically

In the last four years, the labor cost per hour in Greece dropped by 11.2 percent according to data Eurostat published on April 10. According to Eurostat, Greece is the only country in the Eurozone where the cost of the...

Thousands of Children Live on the Street

Nearly six thousand children in Greece live on the street. Little girls and boys who sell tissues and flowers, clean car windows at traffic lights or beg passers-by to make a living. These children are mainly from other countries such...

Greek Public Imports Foreign Workers

While unemployment in Greece is rising, Greek public services are searching for workers from abroad. Three ministers, prefects, municipalities and prefectures have been mobilized in order to obtain work permits for foreigners to cover positions Greeks shun. That includes truck...

Labor Day To Be Celebrated On May 7

The Development, Competitiveness, Infrastructure, Transport and Networks Ministry took the decision to transfer Labor Day holiday on May 1, which this year falls during the Holy Week, to Tuesday May 7, after the Orthodox Easter.7. The day has been moved...

Nuremberg Greek Community Offers Help to New Immigrants

In Nuremberg, where there has been a strong Greek presence for many years, the Greek community has proved to be very active. The collective action of Greeks in Nuremberg started in 1964, with the establishment of the Labor Association of...

Greek Jobless Rate Seen Near 32% in 2014

Even as Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras has said he has saved Greece from bankruptcy and ruination by securing more loans from international lenders, the attached austerity measures are so devastating to society that they will raise unemployment to...

German Dep. Labor Minister Hans-Joachim Fuchtel In Veria Promoting Local Administration Cooperation

Friendship between the German city of Trier and the Greek city of Veria was once again promoted during the visit of the German Deputy Labor Minister Hans Joachim Fuchtel to Greece on June 9. He and the Mayor of...

Greek Deputy Labor Minister Nikolopoulos Resigns Over Debt Talks

Nikos Nikolopoulos, the deputy labor minister, resigned over the government's weak stance on renegotiating its bail-out. Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras appointed Nikos Panagiotopoulos as the new deputy labor minister. Nikolopoulos had wanted labor reforms under international rescue renegotiated in...

Talks Between Unions and Employers Fail, Deeper Cuts Expected

Talks held on Friday between Unions, Employers and the provisional government in Athens failed. The issues brought up in negotiations were collective bargaining, the time of expansion of a collective agreement and wages. Some of the terms of the new...

Greek-German Town Counselor Creates Immigration Guide to Germany

Many Greeks flee to Germany to find better job opportunities as a result of the financial crisis that devastates Greece, but that’s not new. What needs to be taken into serious consideration is that there are many fraud agencies...