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Archive - Mar 2015

March 26th

The family is the most common exploiter of Roma children

26 March 2015 / 17:03:22  
This kind of "work" is part of the survival strategy of the family. The concerns are that recognising it as a crime would possibly harm the children instead of improving their situation. But begging by children cannot be perceived as something different from forced labour.

Battle for a selfie with Varoufakis on Crete

26 March 2015 / 11:03:03  
A fan of the Greek Minister of Finance said to him, "We are with you!" And he replied, "Yes, but you should be with us after the collision, shouldn't you?"

March 25th

Varoufakis explains the causes of Greece’s budget explosion

25 March 2015 / 18:03:15  
A detailed message published by the Ministry of Finance presents the final data on budget implementation in February 2015, establishing deficits in all items.

Greece marked its national holiday with a military parade and folk ring dances

25 March 2015 / 16:03:46  
Despite the three days of mourning announced in Europe on occasion of the tragic air accident in France, the Greek flag was not lowered to half mast during the parade. The tragedy was also completely absent from the statements of President Prokopis Pavlopoulos, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and the other officials of the Greek state.

Islands react sharply to rumours about VAT increase

25 March 2015 / 12:03:14  
The reactions were provoked by statements of Deputy Minister of Finance Nadia Valavani who said that "nothing wrong will happen to Mykonos and Santorini if they switch to the VAT regime like the one in Crete."

The European Central Bank warns Greek banks not to buy government bonds

25 March 2015 / 11:03:24  
Greek banks must not hold bonds that exceed the amount of 3.5 billion euro and the Greek state must not issue bonds of over 15 billion euro per month.

March 24th

Greece’s request to be repaid 1.2 billion euro is hardly feasible

24 March 2015 / 19:03:53  
It is about the capital that has remained after the recapitalisation of Greek banks in the Financial Stability Facility.