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Greeks Feel the Pain of Being Normal Again
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Greeks Feel the Pain of Being Normal Again

Panos - Feb 21, 2018

The prevalent belief in Europe is that the crisis is all but over in Greece: the economy is growing, the country just raised money from bond investors,…

Ancient Greeks painted their gods in vibrant colours
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Ancient Greeks painted their gods in vibrant colours

Panos - Feb 01, 2018

For 15 years now, the traveling exhibition Gods in Colour, has been constantly moving from one city of the world to another, challenging the long-established idea that…

Survey: 53% of Greeks believe life was better 50 years ago
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Survey: 53% of Greeks believe life was better 50 years ago

Panos - Dec 18, 2017

More than half of Greeks (53%) believe that the standard of living in Greece today is worse than it was 50 years ago, according to a survey…

Greeks getting “virtual divorces” to save money!
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Greeks getting “virtual divorces” to save money!

makis - Nov 07, 2017

Divorces in Greece are on the rise, as married couples are trying to take advantage of laws that favour singles regarding tax cuts. With increased financial burdens…

Greeks Consume 40% Less than Euro Zone Average
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Greeks Consume 40% Less than Euro Zone Average

Panos - Oct 31, 2017

Consumer spending in Greece has declined by 36 billion euros in seven years, with the annual nominal consumer spending per capita in Greece being 12,940 euros, compared…

Only 23% Greeks see economic growth in EU, survey shows
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Only 23% Greeks see economic growth in EU, survey shows

makis - Oct 18, 2017

According to a European Parliament survey, Greeks are skeptical about joining the EU and its benefits, with only 23% believing that the EU is contributing to economic…

Greeks cut back on energy and food to pay taxes
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Greeks cut back on energy and food to pay taxes

makis - Aug 23, 2017

Greek households used 56 million litres less petrol during the first six months of the year, according to data from the Ministry for Environment, while the annual…

The Greeks Really Do Have Near Mythical Origins, Ancient DNA Reveals
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The Greeks Really Do Have Near Mythical Origins, Ancient DNA Reveals

Panos - Aug 10, 2017

Ever since the days of Homer, Greeks have long idealized their Mycenaean ''ancestors'' in epic poems and classic tragedies that glorify the exploits of Odysseus, King Agamemnon,…

Greeks consume 27% less food, Bank of Greece survey finds
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Greeks consume 27% less food, Bank of Greece survey finds

makis - Jul 20, 2017

Bank of Greece (BoG) study reveals a collapse in Greeks’ net wealth, assets, income and consumption of goods and services. One of the most shocking findings in…

Greeks have the least trust in their government: OECD Report
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Greeks have the least trust in their government: OECD Report

Panos - Jul 18, 2017

Trust in government serves as a vital driving force for a country’s economic development, increases the effectiveness of governmental decisions, as well as leading to greater compliance…

1 in 2 Greeks aged 18-35 live off their parents, study shows!
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1 in 2 Greeks aged 18-35 live off their parents, study shows!

makis - Jul 17, 2017

Nearly half the Greek youth (48%) between the ages of 18-35 said their main source of income was from immediate or extended family members, according to a…

24 Percent of Young Greeks are Unable to Name Four or More EU Achievements
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24 Percent of Young Greeks are Unable to Name Four or More EU Achievements

Panos - Jun 19, 2017

84 percent of Greeks age16-25 say that peace is the most important result of the country’s membership in the European Union, according to an upcoming survey. The…

98% Greeks in despair over economy: Pew Research Centre
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98% Greeks in despair over economy: Pew Research Centre

makis - Jun 06, 2017

A Pew Research Centre report showed that people in most advanced economies were overall optimistic about the current economic conditions in their nations, except Greece which was…

OECD report: Greeks pay highest taxes
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OECD report: Greeks pay highest taxes

makis - Apr 11, 2017

Greek citizens paid the highest tax rates among all 35 OECD countries in 2016, according to a report released. The data, focusing on the tax wages of…

Greeks urged to aid in crackdown on tax dodgers
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Greeks urged to aid in crackdown on tax dodgers

Sokratis - Aug 06, 2016

As authorities redouble their efforts to crack down on pervasive tax evasion, the Finance Ministry’s General Secretariat for Public Revenue Friday issued a statement urging consumers to…

Greeks in Panama Papers to be investigated
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Greeks in Panama Papers to be investigated

makis - Apr 14, 2016

Greek financial prosecutors were expected to forward mutual assistance requests to judicial authorities in Panama in the wake of revelations in the Panama Papers regarding Greek administrators…

How Greeks opened their hearts to strangers
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How Greeks opened their hearts to strangers

ilias1 - Mar 13, 2016

Compassion, kindness, generosity of spirit: all three apply to Panayiota Drougas and her husband, Dimitris, as they pace the platform of the train station at Idomeni. There…

Greeks and Turks are champion pill-poppers
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Greeks and Turks are champion pill-poppers

ilias1 - Nov 21, 2015

It’s World Antibiotic Awareness Week: countries need to reduce unnecessary use of antibiotics to prevent resistance.