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Greece: On auctions

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Greece: On auctions

About 450,000 households have mortgages, mainly during the period after the country joined the Eurozone (2000), the total amounting to around €72 billion. This amount corresponds to 40% of the national GDP and is very small compared to other countries. (In Ireland mortgages reached 300% of the GDP). It is now estimated that the red [...]

February 5, 2014 Author: Dimitris Papoutsis

Spain: €600,000 fines for calling on Twitter to a protest before the Congress

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Spain: €600,000 fines for calling on Twitter to a protest before the Congress

"Insulting" or "coercing" the police during a protest may result in a 30,000€ fine. The new Public Safety Act will consider 16 new cases to punish financially. [...]

November 19, 2013 Author: Pedro Águeda

Promote dignity in Greece (VIDEO)

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Promote dignity in Greece (VIDEO)

Greece has become a symbol of the western world's retrocession on all levels during the last few years. Inspired by the campaign “Promote Greece” that aims to show Greece's nice face to the world, we aim to go a step further: to stop camouflaging the misery of Greek society with beautiful beaches and breathtaking sunsets. [...]

July 21, 2013 Author: x-pressed

Interview with Éric Toussaint

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Interview with Éric Toussaint

It is a simple task, there are very clear criteria. In the case of Greece more than half of the debt is with the Troika, 170 billion euros. It is totally illegitimate and should be declared invalid because it was imposed by agencies not representing the Greek citizens. Not even the memoranda have been treated [...]

April 3, 2013 Author: Luis Giménez San Miguel

Greece: The timeline of a revolution, 2008-2012

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Greece: The timeline of a revolution, 2008-2012

It all begins in 2008. The crisis has broken out in Europe but it seemed at the time as if it wasn’t concerning Greece… On December 6th 2008 at Exarchia a policeman raises his gun and kills in cold blood the 15 year old Alexandros Grigoropoulos. The news spread through the city and within a [...]

November 27, 2012 Author: Anna Papoutsi

Greece: 153 “Yes”, thousands of “No”

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Greece: 153 “Yes”, thousands of “No”

Early in the evening of Monday 5th of November, the Ministry of Finance finally submitted the much-anticipated bill. One single article, 216 pages! In an unprecedented move that totally undermined the democratic processes, the MPs were called to study, discuss and vote on it in less than 48 hours’ time. [...]

November 7, 2012 Author: Yannis Christodoulou

‘Woodstroika': a step forward for Portuguese protest

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‘Woodstroika': a step forward for Portuguese protest

Portugal witnessed a different type of protest against the ‘Troika’ - the united force of the International Monetary Fund, the BCE and the European Council - last Saturday 13th October. In 23 cities around the country and some overseas (namely in Brazil) artists, musicians, poets, actors, street artists and many others joined the “Screw the [...]

October 18, 2012 Author: João Camargo

Portugal: The spell is broken

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Portugal: The spell is broken

It looks as if the Portuguese people have had enough of austerity. People came out in their droves last Saturday across the country under the slogan 'Screw the troika, we want our lives!'. Close to a million people protested against the government and the IMF, ECB and EU troika. [...]

September 19, 2012 Author: João Camargo

Daddies, their daughters and the rest of us

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Daddies, their daughters and the rest of us

The European South is renowned for its strong family ties. Lately, however, and in the midst of the crisis, we observe that these ties are becoming increasingly tighter and that daddies involved in politics cannot do without their daughters. Up to the point of getting them a job in their offices! [...]

September 7, 2012 Author: Sofia Tipaldou