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Effect of Greece’s economic crisis on people’s health

For the last several years, Greece has been going through a protracted and damaging economic crisis that has had profound consequences on the health of the Greek people. The economic crisis has predominantly impacted the health of vulnerable populations, with a rise in suicides and deaths due to mental and behavioural disorders. Although other European …

Cesar Chelala

Living with Greece’s new tax increase

How are Greeks dealing with the country’s new value-added tax? Where are they cutting corners? As Marinathi Milona reports from Thessaloniki, many Greeks feel the increase is the right plan at the wrong time.

Deutsche Welle

Greece’s musical hero: Mikis Theodorakis turns 90

His impact not only on Greece's music but also its politics is unparalleled. As renowned Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis turns 90, singer Maria Farantouri recalls their years of close collaboration. Born on July 29, 1925 on the island of Chios, Mikis Theodorakis has seen nine decades of political developments in Greece – and continually responded to them in music. Often…

Deutsche Welle

Can Greece invest its way out of the crisis?

Greece could surely use some economic growth – badly. But how? An evaluation of more than a hundred studies has revealed that public investment, even on credit, may just hold the key to long-term success. First of all, no one doubts that Greece is in need of fundamental reforms. It requires better administration, less corruption and more competition. It is…

Deutsche Welle

Why Germany should pay war reparations to Greece

By Dr Cesar Chelala In 1960, the then Federal Republic of Germany paid Greece DM115m on account of compensation for Nazi crimes. Greek governments stated that this was only a fraction of what is due on account of loss of life, damaged infrastructure, and the repayment of a forced loan the Nazis extracted on Greece in 1942. Recent statements by leading …

Daily News Egypt

Qatar buys helicopters, missiles in $23bn arms deals

Reuters – Qatar announced contracts worth about $23bn on Thursday to buy attack helicopters, guided missiles, tankers and other weapons from Boeing Co, Airbus and other arms makers as the Gulf state accelerates its military build-up. The world’s top liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporter announced deals with about 20 global companies, including firms from the …

Daily News Egypt

Greek foreign minister to visit Egypt

Evangelos Venizelos, who is also currently the deputy Prime Minister of Greece, was invited to visit Egypt on 5 September by Minister of Foreign Affairs Nabil Fahmy, announced a statement from the Egyptian foreign ministry spokesman Badr Abdelatty.

Joel Gulhane