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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

CKI's bid to become gas colossus could turn into a Greek tragedy

From the moment, three months ago, that Hong Kong’s CK Infrastructure announced a $13 billion bid for APA Group and its dominant collection of gas pipelines it was clear it had put considerable though...


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'Desperate state' of Greek medical facilities blamed for death of UK tourist

More than 3 million UK tourists visit Greece every year. Photograph: Alamy The death of a British tourist on a Greek island has been blamed on the “desperate state” of medical facilities in Greece, wh...


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Greek oil producer Energean swings to profit after FTSE debut

Mediterranean oil and gas company Energean has swung to a profit for the first half of this year, just months after it entered the FTSE 250. The Greek producer reported profits of $82.1m (£63m) for th...


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Greece Accommodation Update – August 2018

Eighteen-year-old Syrian refugee Numeir is reunited with his parents and three siblings at Hamburg-Fuhlsb├╝ttel Airport in Germany after years of separation. Terrified that he would be recruited ...


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Greece Board of Education votes down tax breaks for mall

Greece Board of Education votes down tax breaks for mall The Greece Central School District Board of Education voted down a tax break proposal for Greece Ridge Mall. Check out this story on Democratan...


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Opinion: GREEK life a broken system, dangerous to naive new prospects

Editor's note: This article is a part of a head-to-head. Read the other article here. It is always important to critically examine the state of our society and, ...


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Opinion: GREEK Life making positive strides to reform culture, prevent hazing

Despite popular belief, GREEK Life has changed for the better within the last year. GREEK Life has made progress toward positive changes because of ...


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Brits go WILD in Kavos – stunning snaps emerge from GREEK island

The GREEK islands have attracted thousands of tourists over the last few years, desperate for the perfect mix of sun, sex and shots. This summer Brits ...


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What's going to happen with the meatballs, moussaka and gyro meat? Here's how you can get some

Organizers of the Annunciation GREEK Orthodox Church's Dayton GREEK Festival and Sons of Italy John Pirelli Lodge's Italian Fall Festa worked ...


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Attica's devastating wildfire death toll rises to 99

GREEK authorities have confirmed that a 26-year-old woman who was in intensive care with severe burns after being injured in the blaze has died at ...


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GREEK life leaders and parents of hazing victims join forces to save lives

Parents and national leaders of fraternities and sororities launching a nationwide anti-hazing campaign spoke to Fox News, expressing deep concern ...


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'The EU could DISINTEGRATE'

Mr Tsipras was elected as the GREEK Prime Minister in 2015 after vowing to end the austerity which was imposed after several GREEK bailouts.


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Volunteers prepare to feed 25000 at Las Vegas GREEK Food Fest

When you're inviting 25,000 people for dinner, preparation has to be a group effort. Members of St. John the Baptist GREEK Orthodox Church have got ...


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The Neith of Spetses

Sotiros Anargyros was a wealthy Greek merchant and a native of the island of Spetses, who financed such influential projects as the main road that ...


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GREECE'S Nudist Beaches among Europe's Best

GREECE'S nudist beaches included in the Top 10 are the Little Banana on Skiathos, the Red Beach on Crete and Mykonos' Paradise beach. According ...


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Draft bill of legal framework for seaplane routes tabled in GREECE

A decades-old initiative to launch regular seaplane routes in GREECE, which boasts scores of inhabited islands and number coastal sites without a ...


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GREECE BOE to vote Tuesday on tax breaks for the Mall at GREECE Ridge

GREECE, NY (WROC) - Tuesday night, district leaders will vote on whether the Mall at GREECE Ridge will pay less school taxes over the next ten years.


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GREECE'S Entry for The Oscars of 2019 Revealed

The committee, presided by the famous Greek director Manousos Manoussakis, selected Polixeni to represent GREECE. The films notable atmospheric ...


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Watch: Roma defender Manolas scores for GREECE

The 27-year-old headed in the equaliser for GREECE, rising high on a free-kick. Hungary had taken the lead just three minutes earlier through former ...


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GREECE'S best gymnasts compete in Sofia

Eleni Kelaiditi of GREECE performs during the individual ball qualifications at the 36th Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria on ...


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US Military Looks Toward GREECE Amid Strains With Turkey

ATHENS, GREECE—The U.S. military is in talks to expand its operations in GREECE, including using more air and naval bases here, signaling a potential ...


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GREECE learns that soccer giveth, soccer taketh away

After feeling lucky to escape from Tallinn with a 1-0 win three days earlier, GREECE will feel unlucky to suffer a 2-1 reverse to Hungary on Tuesday, ...


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Bobcats around the world: GREECE'S goalie

“Most of the people are playing [soccer in GREECE],” Iakovidis said. “It's the most popular sport in GREECE. …I loved (soccer) the first time I stepped on ...


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GREECE vs Serbia: The two traditional powerhouses face off once again

With the second round of the 2019 FIBA World Cup Qualifiers starting on Thursday, GREECE and Serbia square off in Heraklion, Crete, in one of ...


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Hungary beats GREECE 2-1 in the UEFA Nations League

BUDAPEST, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- Hungary beat GREECE 2-1 here on Tuesday night in the Groupama Arena in the UEFA Nations League Group 2.


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Over Half of Global Exports Come from Countries that Fail to Punish Foreign Bribery, Including Bulgaria

_Berlin, 12 September 2018 –_ Most of the world’s biggest exporters are failing to punish corporations paying bribes overseas, Transparency International revealed today.  The anti-corruption organisation has released the 2018 edition of its Exporting Corruption report, rating countries based on their enforcement against foreign bribery under the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention. The report finds that only 11 of the 44 jurisdictions rated conduct active or moderate enforcement against companies bribing abroad. These are Germany, Israel, Italy, Norway, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States (active enforcement); and Australia, Brazil, Portugal and Sweden (moderate enforcement). Together, these countries are responsible for 30.8 per cent of world exports. Brazil and Israel have dramatically improved their ratings, up from little or no enforcement in 2015. Four countries, accounting for 6.7 per cent of world exports, have declining levels of enforcement – Austria, Canada, Finland and South Korea – with the biggest slide in Finland. For the first time, this year’s report evaluates China, the world’s largest exporter, as well as India, Singapore and Hong Kong, which are each responsible for more than two per cent of global exports but are not signatories to the OECD Convention. They are, however, parties to the UN Convention against Corruption, which also calls for enforcement against foreign bribery. Transparency International urges them to join the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention. These four exporters, all non-signatories to the OECD Convention, are in the “Little or No Enforcement” category. All together, the 33 countries in the “Limited” and “Little or No Enforcement” categories account for approximately 52 per cent of world exports. China alone contributes 10.8 per cent of the total. “It is unacceptable that so much of world trade is susceptible to consequence-free corruption,” said Delia Ferreira Rubio, Chair of Transparency International. “Governments have promised to implement and enforce laws against bribing foreign officials under the OECD and UN conventions. Yet many are not even investigating major cases of grand corruption, which involve state owned enterprises and senior politicians. These have an especially corrosive effect, and ultimately impact the ordinary citizens of the country the hardest.”   The OECD Convention requires signatory countries to criminalise bribery of foreign public officials and introduce related measures. Transparency International examined the countries’ enforcement according to available data from the past four years, relative to their share of global exports, and ranked them in four categories: “Active,” “Moderate,” “Limited,” and “Little or No” enforcement. The countries reviewed are responsible for more than 80 per cent of world exports.  Gillian Dell, author of the report, said: “Authorities not only need a strong legal framework for going after businesses that pay bribes abroad, but proper resources for the agencies responsible. In many countries, the courts, as well as investigators and prosecutors of cross-border corruption crimes, have inadequate means to do their job.”  Besides stepping up enforcement efforts, Transparency International recommends that governments: * improve accountability and deterrence, by publishing up-to-date data and case information * facilitate cross-border investigations with improved mutual legal assistance to other countries * ensure even-handed, dissuasive sanctions by applying transparency, accountability and due process in settlements of foreign bribery cases In addition, the OECD Working Group on Bribery should make greater use of public announcements to name and shame countries that are not enforcing against foreign bribery, related money laundering offences and false accounting violations. ### _Transparency International is the global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption._   Notes to editors: The OECD Anti-Bribery Convention was adopted in 1997 to address the supply side of international corruption. There are now 44 parties to the Convention, 36 of them members of the OECD. This is the twelfth Exporting Corruption report from Transparency International. It was produced in the organisation’s Secretariat in Berlin, in collaboration with national chapters and experts in 41 OECD Convention countries, as well as China, Hong Kong SAR, India and Singapore.   Countries are scored based on enforcement performance at different stages, i.e. number of investigations commenced, cases opened (charges filed), and cases concluded with sanctions over a four-year period (2014-2017). Based on this data and the countries’ share of world exports, they are placed in four enforcement categories: “Active”, “Moderate”, “Limited” and “Little or No” Enforcement. Costa Rica, Iceland and Latvia are not included in the classification because their small share of world exports makes it impossible to make distinctions between enforcement categories. A country assessment for Costa Rica was prepared for the report, as it is a new party to the Convention and can benefit from an early assessment of progress to date. Peru is not included in the report as it only joined in July 2018.   Annex – Jurisdictions by category of enforcement: Active Enforcement: Seven countries with 27 per cent of world exports Germany, Israel, Italy, Norway, Switzerland the United States and the United Kingdom Moderate Enforcement: Four countries with 3.8 per cent of world exports Australia, Brazil, Portugal and Sweden  Limited Enforcement: Eleven countries with 12.3 per cent of world exports Argentina, Austria, Canada, Chile, France, Greece, Hungary, Lithuania, Netherlands, New Zealand and South Africa Little or No Enforcement: Twenty-two countries with 39.6 per cent of world exports Belgium, Bulgaria, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Ireland, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Poland, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Turkey, Slovakia and Slovenia. We also include here China, Hong Kong, India and Singapore.


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