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Archive - Jul 2013

July 18th

live Germany finances the investment fund in Greece

18 July 2013 / 16:07:20  
German Minister of Finance Wolfgang Schaeuble is visiting Athens. He is surrounded by strict security measures and the central roads around Syntagma Square are blocked by police armoured buses.

Thursday and Friday are crucial for the protests

18 July 2013 / 14:07:09  
We will be aware of their future during the weekend. The government's tactics are to exhaust the enemy as stated by social anthropologist Vasil Garnizov in an interview for GRReporter.

July 17th

VAT in catering has been reduced by 10%

17 July 2013 / 20:07:40  
Antonis Samaras warns that if state revenues fall, if restaurateurs avoid issuing receipts and tax evasion remains at the same level, the VAT will again increase to 23%.

live The parliament is under siege before the vote on the cuts in the public sector

17 July 2013 / 18:07:05  
The government is assuring the lawmakers that the bill which it will vote on tonight will include the last severe fiscal measures.

The Supreme Court upholds the sentence of Yanko Stoimenov

17 July 2013 / 15:07:49  
Giannakis Ioannou, a lawyer for the victims' families, has announced the decision. Yanko Stoimenov has learnt about it from the press. "Clearly there is a leak of information from the secretary’s office of the court and the news is probably true," his Greek lawyers comment.

live Shooting with Kalashnikov at policemen

17 July 2013 / 13:07:32  
The incident happened behind the building of the general directorate of the Greek police; fortunately, there are no injuries.

Gold mines in Halkidiki still split the residents

16 July 2013 / 21:07:55  
The residents of the village of Megali Panagia have filed a complaint of assault against the employees of the gold mines in Halkidiki. Activists report that the miners had vandalized a car in the centre of the village first and rushed into the house of a local resident later.