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Un million de salariés ne sont pas payés en fin de mois – Le Figaro 27/2/2014 – One million workers are not paid at the end of the month

Le Figaro 27/2/2014
One million workers are not paid at the end of the month.
Statement at the French daily journal “Le Figaro”, on February 27th, 2014


The new income tax laws for 2013

L' evasion fiscale en Grèce.







Listen to our interview to RTL MONDE (19/5/2013) about the danger hiding inside the new income tax laws for 2013 (in french).


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or visit the radio station’s web page. 

The Coca-Cola leaves Greece

LE FIGARO-Economie – 12/10/2012

Coca-Cola leaves Greece - Le Figaro Economie

Coca-Cola Hellenic se délocalise

La sixième année de récession en Grèce fait fuir les grandes entreprises installées sur place. Apres Carrefour, c’est au tour de Coca-Cola Hellenic (CCH), première capitalisation boursière de Grèce, de quitter le pays. Cette dernière a annonce préférer installer son siège social en Suisse et quitter la Bourse d’Athènes pour celle de Londres. Pourtant, Coca- Cola Hellenic est le deuxième embouteilleur de Coca-Cola au monde.

Les conséquences réelles de cette délocalisation resteront limitées- les usines du groupe continueront de produire sur le sol grec -, mais elle témoigne d’une crise de confiance majeure dans la capacité de redressement du pays, ou le chômage atteint 25%.  

Greek Islands to sell

LE POINT –  14/10/2012


Greek islands to sell

The news has been a bombshell. According to the Greek press this weekend, the emissaries of the European Union and International Monetary Fund have suggested the Greek government to “move the Islanders with less than 150 inhabitants to more accessible places.” A proposal publicly repeated by Kostas Mousouroulis, the Greek Minister of Maritime Affairs. The country has indeed a myriad of islands, many of which are close to the Turkish coast. Twenty-two of them are inhabited by fewer than 150 persons. Their operation, according to the minister, would “cost too expensive for the state.”


Even contradicted this assumption is debatable. Christos Christopoulos, business lawyer, remains skeptical about the realization of the project, but asks: “What if in France we moved seven villagers of Châteauvieux-the-Fosse in the Doubs or those of ‘Aulan in Drôme? Deportation of these people from their dwelling place, even under the pretext of non-profitability, wake past traumas to the Greeks. Moreover, it is legally impermissible and, finally, it would create serious risks to national security, “he says.  

The fabulous treasure of the Greek Church


LE POINT  –  23/12/2011

The fabulous treasure of the Greek Church 

… But the debate results only little controversy in the country, apart from a few small circles. Over 80% of Greeks declare being Orthodox and many of them prefer to turn their back to the situation as long as the privileged status of the Church is profitable for them.

“In the rich suburbs and in the very popular islands, where the price per square meter is very high, some take advantage of the vagueness of the law,” said Christos Christopoulos, from the business-law firm Christopoulos Advocates. “The Church of Greece has a planning department recognized by law, issuing building permits for parishes and temples. On the same ground, next to these places of worship, it is possible to build small auxiliary buildings. But some people have used this type of license in order to build villas on their land, where construction was prohibited by city-planning regulations” he says.