The ” Lagarde List “

Editor’s Note (Ralph Turchiano) Re-Post Request for cross reference HSBC and Panama files. Original Post date 28 October 2012 Engineering Evil : Authenticity Still Requires further verification Being on a List does not imply guilt Current Source Info: Zougla Keep Talking Greece “Clicking on each image will open an enlarged image in a new window. This was…

ECB Pulls The Trigger: Blocks Funding To Greece

Wednesday, 04 February 2015 Just what the market had hoped would not happen… •ECB SAYS IT LIFTS WAIVER ON GREEK GOVERNMENT DEBT AS COLLATERAL •ECB SAYS IT CAN’T ASSUME SUCCESSFUL CONCLUSION OF GREECE REVIEW What this means simply is that since Greek banks are now unable to pledge Greek bonds as collateral and fund themselves,…

Athens bans protests for EU meeting

  Greek police have banned protests in central Athens ahead of a meeting of EU finance ministers in the capital. Demonstrators will be barred from areas including Syntagma Square, the focus of recent anti-austerity protests. EU finance ministers are expected to sign off the next instalment of Greece’s bailout when they meet in the city…

Crisis: thousand more Greeks unregister their cars

– they could no longer afford the tax amounting to several hundred euros for smaller cars, to over 1,000 euros for luxury vehicles –  only 55,000 new registrations logged in the first nine months of 2013, marking the steepest decline in the European Union 24 December, 16:45 Long lines of people were forming in front…

Is Europe on the verge of a popular uprising?

Europe’s ‘crisis after the crisis’ poses uncertainty in 2014 14 Dec 2013   The question was asked by one of Greece’s most respected newspapers as another year of painful austerity drew to a close. If public anger does explode on the streets, wrote Kathimerini, it will not be provoked by politicians or labour unions, but…

Brussels Ignores Tip-Offs from Greek Official

Wasted EU Funds Anti-corruption officials in Brussels have failed to investigate reports of squandered EU funds at a training institute in Greece, a German paper reported Friday. Well-connected teachers were allegedly paid up to €610 per hour for up to 225 work hours per month. The European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) has reportedly ignored repeated tip-offs…

Greece: former Defense minister found guilty of money laundering

  07 October, 13:01   (ANSAmed) – ATHENS, OCTOBER 7 – Judges at the criminal appeals court in Athens have found former Defense Minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos guilty of money laundering. His sentence is due to be announced on Tuesday, as Kathimerini online reports. The charges relate to bribes that Tsochatzopoulos accepted in return for agreeing…

Greek crisis has biological health effects / 24% of the Greeks had no hope for the future, a view shared by just 5% of the Swedes.

Young adults in Greece suffer more from stress and mental health problems and are less optimistic about the future than Swedes of the same age. The grave financial problems in Greece have brought on a social crisis that has probably affected people’s health, according to a study from Linköping University. In the study, recently published…

Greece to offer residence permits to foreign investors

19 September, 12:00 (ANSAmed) – ATHENS, SEPTEMBER 19 – Greece’s new favorable regulations on granting residence permits to third-country citizens whose investments are characterized as “strategic” or those who buy property in Greece, the value of which exceeds 250,000 euros, will be presented in Athens next week. As Greek Travel Pages (GTP) website reports, ‘Invest…