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Posts on September 2016

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How the pension fund that invested heavily in Attica Bank lost half its reserves

The Engineers and Public Contractors Pension Fund (TSMEDE) found itself in the spotlight over the last few days as a result of being the major shareholder in Attica Bank, which faced a number of issues related to corporate governance and lending activities, according to an investigation carried out by the Bank of Greece (BoG).

Contributor: Manos Giakoumis

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Categories: Economy (246), Greece (365)

Photo via Human Rights Watch Refugee crisis charade adds insult to EU's injuries

Since the European Union and Turkey agreed on a formula in March to manage refugee flows in a more orderly manner, by removing any incentive for migrants to cross the Aegean on their own, the crisis has faded into the background. Aided by the closure of borders in the Balkans and central Europe, the EU–Turkey agreement triggered a significant enough fall in arrivals to make the flow manageable and give much of Europe peace of mind.

Contributor: Nick Malkoutzis

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Categories: Europe (192), Politics (259), Society (52), Greece (365)

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