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Remains of Man Killed In Fire Left Wrapped in Body Bag on the Street Because He Was Poor

A single-home fire in Thessaloniki claimed the life of a 86-year-old man. Early Saturday morning the man was discovered by authorities and was then wrapped in a blue body bag and left on the side of the street because...

Eurostat: Three Greek Regions Rank Among the 20 Poorest in EU

Three of Greece's 13 regions -- Eastern Macedonia-Thrace, Epirus and Western Greece -- were among the 20 poorest regions in the European Union in terms of per capita GDP in 2015, according to figures released by Eurostat on Thursday....

Greece's Children Pay the Price of Economic Crisis

Greece's children pay the price of the prolonged economic crisis, as a shelter for abused children is now taking in those whose parents are unable to provide food for them, a Reuters report says. As one fourth of the country's...

Poverty in Greece Gone Up 40% Since 2008

The poverty in Greece increased by 40% from 2008 to 2015, according to a Cologne Institute of Economic Research study on European economy. The study is not based on low income alone but on other factors as well, such as...

Greece Ranks Last Place in EU’s Social Justice Report

The European Union’s annual report Social Justice for 2015 revealed that Greece ranked last place among the EU's 28 member states. The ranking is not of much surprise, given the current economic crisis gripping the nation and social reforms the...

Eurostat: Almost Two in Five Greek Children Face Poverty

Eurostat released data ahead of Universal Children's Day (November 20) showing that one in four children are at risk of poverty or social exclusion in the EU. In 2015, around 25 million children, or 26.9 percent of the EU...

Eurostat: One in Three Greeks Live in Conditions of Poverty

More than one in three residents of Greece experienced conditions of poverty and/or social exclusion in 2015, according to Eurostat figures released on Monday. The European Union average was roughly one in four, the same report said. In Greece, the...

Consumer Spending Drops Further in Greece

Consumer spending in Greece dropped further in 2015 as a result of continuing recession, according to the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT). Household spending declined further as average monthly expenditures in 2015 amounted to 1,419.57 euros, dropping 2.8% (or 40.95 euros)...

Kozani Bakeries Help Impoverished Greeks Who Can't Afford Bread

It isn't something new. Back in 2015 bakers in northern Greece near Thessaloniki donated some 1,200 pounds of bread to refugees crossing the Greek border at Idomeni, back before FYROM closed the border. However, these days, bakers in northern Greece...

Popular Greek Singer Performs for the Rich on Mykonos

Singer Antonis Remos is probably the biggest name in Greek show business. On July 28 he will perform at an exclusive club/restaurant on Mykonos with attendance prices starting at 500 euros. What started as minor controversy is the timing of...