Doubts arise over 2018 budget

BUSINESS

The 2018 budget is based on shaky foundations according to economic analysts, while additional taxes and spending cuts adding up to approximately 1.9 billion euros are already on the way.

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Most rapes in Greece go unreported

There are fears that most perpetrators of rape and sexual abuse in Greece go unpunished as a dearth of medical examiners means only a fraction of cases of sexual assault are officially reported.

 

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Most rapes in Greece go unreported

There are fears that most perpetrators of rape and sexual abuse in Greece go unpunished as a dearth of medical examiners means only a fraction of cases of sexual assault are officially reported.

 

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BUSINESS Economy

Amendment to place civil servants in OLP

ILIAS BELLOS

The government is attempting to appoint staff to positions at the privatized Piraeus Port Authority (OLP) and to cancel a tender that OLP has already set in motion, with two amendments tabled for inclusion in a Shipping Ministry bill to be discussed on Thursday in Parliament.

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COMMENT Taxation What the Greek government is doing at the moment is trying to redistribute the pie before making it bigger.

Taxes and social justice

TOM ELLIS

Greece’s budget deficits and public debt are the responsibility of politicians and senior public sector officials who have squandered state money. Also to blame are bankers and entrepreneurs, big and small, freelance professionals, as well as civil servants and pensioners.

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LIFE Film The historic Astor movie theater in the Korai Arcade off Panepistimiou Street.

Matinee and midnight screenings at the Astor

NICOLAS PAPACONSTANTINOU

Two years after its reopening, the historic Astor movie theater in the Korai Arcade off Panepistimiou Street continues to celebrate cinema with more films and cheaper tickets, as well as all-day screenings and a movie festival throughout November.

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COMMUNITY Education A member loyal to the so-called Islamic State waves an ISIS flag in Raqqa, Syria, in 2014. Islamic extremism is one of the topics that a working group of historians will be adding to the history curriculum of the new education program at Greek schools, Kathimerini has learned.

Update for Greek school history textbooks

APOSTOLOS LAKASAS

Jihad, the Greek Civil War, genocides, minority rights, the Holocaust, syndicalism, the modern refugee crisis – these are some of the topics that a working group of historians will be adding to the history curriculum of the new education program at schools, Kathimerini has learned.

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SPORTS Soccer

Postecoglou quits Socceroos bench

Australia was left without a coach seven months before the World Cup finals on Wednesday when Ange Postecoglou walked away from the job after weeks of speculation over his future.

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Sleeping Beauty | Athens | November & December

The Greek National Opera Ballet has teamed up with two distinguished performance artists – Swedish dancer and choreographer Pontus Lidberg, and British set and costume designer Patrick Kinmonth – for a brand-new production of the all-time classic “Sleeping Beauty,” inspired by the four seasons.