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General strike hits Greece as unions protest income cuts, plan Athens

General strike hits Greece as unions protest income cuts, plan Athens … ATHENS, Greece – Greek unions have launched an anti-austerity general strike that has halted train and island ferry services while disrupting state hospitals and other public services. Wednesday's 24-hour strike is also causing public transport … Full News here – Read more on […]

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3/20/2014: Front Page: Civil servants take to the streets to protest job cuts

stands behind a banner during a rally against public sector dismissals in Athens yesterday. Thousands of civil servants marched through the capital on the first day of a 48-hour strike to protest planned job cuts demanded by the country’s troika of… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Track-and-field federation blasts state budget cuts

The Greek Amateur Athletics Federation (SEGAS) criticized on Wednesday the government for chopping 50 percent of the state funds for sports federations in 2014. The financial crisis in the country has led to the General Secretariat of Sports making drasti… … Full News here – Latest News

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2/19/2014: Front Page: Cuts that defy logic

One of the crazy things to have happened in this country during the ongoing sovereign debt crisis is the irrational reduction in the differences between the incomes of high-ranking military officials and their newcoming subordinates, an issue which has… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Council of State weighing appeals over cuts to pensioners’ lump sums

In the wake of a leaked decision by the Council of State deeming wage cuts imposed on members of the armed forces and emergency services to be unconstitutional, the court is considering appeals by other groups of civil servants against reductions to the l… … Full News here – Latest News

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Further pension cuts not being ruled out, say fund heads

The possibility of a further reduction to auxiliary pensions has not been ruled out, the head of the Single Auxiliary Social Security Fund (ETEA), Anastasios Papanikolaou, said. Speaking on Skai television on Sunday, Papanikolaou said that if there is a c… … Full News here – Latest News

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12/21/2013: Front Page: S&P cuts EU’s rating; leaders dismiss move

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Credit agency Standard & Poor’s cut its triple-A rating of the European Union by one notch yesterday, saying it had concerns about how the bloc’s budget was financed, a view EU leaders and other officials dismissed as misguided…. Full News here – Kathimerini English

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12/20/2013: Front Page: ND cuts ties with Liapis over arrest as ex-MP jets off

New Democracy attempted to sever all links with former Transport and Culture Minister Michalis Liapis yesterday by officially ousting him from the conservative party two days after he was caught driving a car with fake license plates and no insurance… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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11/25/2013: Front Page: IMF envoy says no to ‘horizontal cuts’

The International Monetary Fund’s envoy to Greece, Poul Thomsen, has told Kathimerini that the troika is not pushing for “horizontal measures” such as further cuts to salaries and pensions, but that structural reforms and a reduction of wasteful… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Parliamentary speaker rejects calls for MP salary cuts

Parliamentary speaker Evangelos Meimarakis has dismissed calls from several lawmakers for a reduction in MPs’ salaries saying that their size is enshrined in the Constitution. “People’s anger is understandable, but the reactions from certain deputies are … … Full News here – Latest News

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Bid to show further cuts not needed

Government officials have presented troika auditors with measures which they say could raise 2.2 billion euros without any further reductions to salaries and pensions, Kathimerini understands. It remains unclear what the foreign envoys will make of the pr… … Full News here – Latest News

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11/9/2013: Front Page: Bid to show further cuts not needed

Government officials have presented troika auditors with measures which they say could raise 2.2 billion euros without any further reductions to salaries and pensions, Kathimerini understands. It remains unclear what the foreign envoys will make of… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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Cuts don’t hurt all civil servants

The economic adjustment program may succeed in putting Greece’s public finances in order, turning the current account balance into a surplus earlier than envisaged and partly restoring the country’s competitiveness to levels unseen since before its eurozo… … Full News here – Latest News

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10/21/2013: Front Page: No bailout if new cuts demanded

Greece will not agree to a new bailout if the troika demands more austerity measures as part of the deal, Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras has told Kathimerini. The Greek finance chief said that negotiations regarding Greece’s fiscal gap, financing… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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10/19/2013: Front Page: Disabled protest cuts to their benefits

physical disabilities sit in wheelchairs outside the Labor Ministry in central Athens during an anti-austerity rally opposing cuts to their pensions and medical treatment. They were also protesting the fact that special committees that assess people’s… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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