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The Procrustean method

It was certainly not a surprise. Nevertheless, aggregated data from Greeks' income tax declarations provide undeniable evidence of the Procrustean policy mix that was implemented in Greece in recent years. 

Existing inequalities deepened, and incomes dropped while tax revenues headed higher. 

Nick Waterhouse | Athens & Thessaloniki | March 30 & 31

Known for his evocative blend of classic rock'n'roll with garage and soul, LA-based singer-songwriter Nick Waterhouse is coming back to Greece after a sold-out show in 2017 to perform at Athens's Fuzz Club and Thessaloniki's Fix Factory on Saturday and Sunday, March 30 and 31, respectively.

Akar’s remarks ‘not based on reason,’ Greek Defense Minister says

Hours after Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar reportedly claimed that the Aegean Sea and Cyprus lie within Turkey's territorial waters, his Greek counterpart Evangelos Apostolakis urged Ankara officials to refrain from unreasonable statements that fuel bilateral tension.

North Macedonia: Three candidates in presidential race

Election authorities in North Macedonia say three people, including a law professor who is the country's first female candidate, will run for president of the newly renamed country in April 21 elections.

Squeezing the few for revenues

For every 10 euros the tax authorities collect, half comes from 5 percent of taxpayers and the other half from the remaining 95 percent, tax data processed by the Independent Authority for Public Revenue show.

Explosion causes extensive power outages on Crete

An explosion at a Public Power Corporation (PPC) station in Iraklio, Crete, has lead to extensive power outages across the island, according to reports Friday.
No injuries were reported following the blast, according to the same reports.
Members of Greece's fire service, the EMAK rescue services and the National First Aid Center (EKAV) are at the scene, reports say.

MP Lazaridis joins ND parliamentary group

Independent MP Giorgos Lazaridis will be joining New Democracy's parliamentary group, it was announced Friday.
Greece's main opposition party will now control 79 seats in the 300-seat House.

Katrougalos condemns attack on Russian consulate

Greek Foreign Minister Giorgos Katrougalos has condemned a grenade attack on the Rusian consulate in Athens in the early hours of Friday, which caused minor damage and no injuries.

Greek Foreign Ministry condemns attack on Russian consulate

Greece's Foreign Ministry has condemned an early Friday hand grenade attack against the Russian consulate in Athens, while expressing confidence that the investigation launched by the authorities will identify and bring the perpetrators to justice.
In a statement, the ministry said it "unequivocally condemns" the attack, which only caused minor damage and no injuries.

Hand grenade thrown at Russian consulate in Greece

An object thrown at the perimeter fence of the Russian Consulate in Athens was a hand grenade that exploded without causing any injuries, Greek police said Friday.

Attackers throw explosive at Russian consul in Athens

Attackers on a motorcycle threw an explosive device, possibly a hand grenade, at the Russian consulate in Athens early on Friday, police said.

"It was probably a hand grenade, no one was injured," one police official told Reuters.

No one claimed responsibility for the attack on the consulate in the Athens suburb of Psychico.

Attackers throw explosive at Russian consulate in Athens

Attackers on a motorcycle threw an explosive device, possibly a hand grenade, at the Russian consulate in Athens early on Friday, police said.

"It was probably a hand grenade, no one was injured," one police official told Reuters.

No one claimed responsibility for the attack on the consulate in the Athens suburb of Psychico.

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