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An impasse in Paris, a gamble in Athens: how Greece returned to crisis

An impasse in Paris, a gamble in Athens: how Greece returned to crisis Heated discussions between Athens and its lenders are not uncommon but Greek officials said the uncompromising stance of the inspectors was rooted in something neither side would openly admit: uncertainty over whether Samaras's government would … Full News here – Read more on […]

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Revenge of disaffected Europe risks new crisis sparked in Greece

They speak different languages, they come from different backgrounds, yet all have the same message of frustration that’s threatening to redraw the European political map over the next year. Starting with elections this Sunday in Greece and heading west t… … Full News here – Latest News

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1/9/2015: Front Page: Snow puts Tinos in state of crisis

The Cycladic island of Tinos faces a third difficult day today after heavy snowfall disabled much of its infrastructure as well as isolating several villages, prompting the General Secretariat for Civil Protection to declare a state of emergency there… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Copper trades near four-year low as Greece crisis fuels concern

Copper traded near the lowest in more than four years as concern that Greece will exit the euro area weighed on markets, bolstering speculation that consumption will slow. Asian stocks fell for a second day, extending a global selloff as crude oil traded … … Full News here – Latest News

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Greece’s political crisis sends bond yields soaring

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras’s failure to gather enough backing for his presidential candidate is creating havoc in Greece’s bond market. Ten-year bonds are down for a fourth month, the longest stretch since 2011. The yield on three-year notes climbed o… … Full News here – Latest News

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Uncertainty sees fuel demand revert to crisis level

Fuel retailers are reporting that rising demand has come to a sudden halt this month, despite the drop in prices. The development is indicative of the negative impact that the climate of uncertainty has had on the market. Expectations that demand might st… … Full News here – Latest News

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12/24/2014: Focus: Crisis stretches welfare groups in Athens, prompts effort to seek out those most in need

Before the crisis, at this time of year, the staff at the Hellenic Red Cross would be busy organizing a Christmas spread for Athens’s poor. On Christmas Eve and the day itself, people would start lining up from as early as 6 a.m. to get their holiday… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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12/22/2014: Front Page: Vote looms amid crisis

Greek MPs are to vote tomorrow in the second ballot of a three-phase presidential election amid a growing political crisis that has been sharpened by the bribery allegations of Independent Greeks (ANEL) MP Pavlos Haikalis and a slew of threats and… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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‘Crisis of confidence will come back again and again,’ says Thomas Piketty

He’s treated like a rock star wherever he goes to lecture. His book “Capital in the 21st Century,” a study on income and wealth inequality from the 18th century to the present, recently translated into Greek (Polis editions), has been compared to Karl Mar… … Full News here – Latest News

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Economic crisis has impacted on children’s living standards

Living conditions for households with children deteriorated considerably from 2009 to 2013, according to the results of the Hellenic Statistical Authority’s Income and Household Living Standards Survey. Besides the decline in the provision of recreational… … Full News here – Latest News

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11/14/2014: Front Page: Child obesity rates increased during crisis

A new study points to an increase in child obesity during the years of Greece’s economic crisis, reversing an apparent stabilization of the phenomenon in the years prior to that. The proportion of primary school children in Attica deemed to be obese… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Child obesity rates increased during crisis

A new study points to an increase in child obesity during the years of Greece’s economic crisis, reversing an apparent stabilization of the phenomenon in the years prior to that. The proportion of primary school children in Attica deemed to be obese rose … … Full News here – Latest News

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11/5/2014: Front Page: Greeks seek less culture in crisis

The early results of a survey carried out by Greece’s National Center for Social Research (EKKE) and presented by the University of Athens yesterday indicated that the financial crisis has led Greeks to cut back on entertainment. Greeks have reduced… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Photographers write an ‘unofficial history’ of the Greek crisis

“Depression Era,” a show of 250 photographs that opens on Wednesday at the Pireos Street Annexe of the Benaki Museum, documents the far-reaching impact of Greece’s brutal economic crisis on the country’s urban and social fiber. The works of the exhibition… … Full News here – Latest News

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10/23/2014: Front Page: Defusing a crisis

The crisis in Cyprus is escalating rapidly and defusing it is an extremely delicate and complicated procedure that will inevitably lead to losses for the weakest of the two sides. The course of bilateral relations between Greece and Turkey in the… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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