Tag: Greece

Aftenbladet & Fædrelandsvennen (Norway) | There is hope for young Greeks – just not in Greece

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On New Year's Eve, at the emergencies of Papageorgiou Hospital in Thessaloniki. From left to right: Georgia Christodolou, 32, surgeon, Giorgos Toulias, surgeon, Dimitris Spanos, surgeon. Credit: Nikos Pilos

Hundreds of thousands of young Greeks have turned their backs on depleted public services, dead labour markets and worsening working conditions. Germany wants them. Meanwhile, the Greek health system feels the brain drain. Published in NORWEGIAN by Aftenbladet.

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I Efimerida ton Syntakton (Greece) | Pier Carlo Padoan: “Europe is running out of time”

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October 9, 2017, Wolfgang Schauble's last Eurogroup. From left to right: Schauble, Dijsselbloem, De Guindos, Padoan.

Investigate Europe spoke to Pier Carlo Padoan before the German elections. But the message of urgency conveyed here by the Italian Finance minister is even more topical now. Padoan, a full blown Europhile and admirer of German reforms, urges Berlin to accept the Italian proposals for “risk sharing” among Eurozone members because “time is running out for Europe”.

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BLOG: How Brussels is obstructing the prosecution of corruption cases in Greece

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And it's not just Greece. Portugal and Italy, beware! Reforms on the way.

From the Commission’s spokesperson to the president of Eurogroup himself, a crowd of EU officials have been trying to block Greek judges from doing their jobs. As for the new privatization fund, board members and experts, from top to bottom, can commit crimes as they please: By law, no judge can investigate them, no court can try them.

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