Greece rated as bad for business by World Economic Forum

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Political instability, rampant bureaucracy and high tax rates are not only discouraging foreign investment to Greece, but are contributing to an ever- increasing brain drain, according to the World Economic Forum (WEF), which has ranked Greece in 86th place among 138 countries in its report, published Wednesday, on Global Competitiveness for 2016-17.

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Almost half of workers fear being sacked in near future

Four in 10 working Greeks are afraid of losing their jobs, according to the latest Randstad Workmonitor survey for the July-September period of 2016, as 40 percent of men and 39 percent of women consider it very likely that they will be fired or their contract will not be renewed in the next six months.

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COMMUNITY Migration A boy looks the coach route while another one sleeps as they head to Athens International Airport for a flight to Madrid on Monday.

Lucky few leave Greece under refugee relocation plan

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The bus winding its way through the pre-dawn darkness of Athens’s empty streets marks the end of months of danger, hardship and uncertainty. After surviving war, smugglers and perilous sea crossings, its 31 passengers are finally about to start new lives in Europe.

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Madeleine Peyroux | Athens | November 18

American jazz and blues singer-songwriter Madeleine Peyroux returns to Athens for a single performance at the PassPort venue in Kerameikos, central Athens, on November 18.