The desperate plight of a Syrian refugee who arrived on Crete: ‘My fiancé said, “Keep hold of my hand; I won’t let you drown”‘

In 2012, Doaa Al Zamel and her family fled the war in Syria for Egypt. But as the situation there worsened, 19-year-old Doaa and her fiancé decided to attempt the dangerous sea crossing to Europe in search of a better life. Melissa Fleming tells the harrowing story of the tragedy […]

Pension reforms spell increased contributions for Greek professionals

Increases in social security contributions for several categories of employed people have been unveiled and described in two ministerial decisions published this week in the government gazette. The increases, on top of various tax hikes, affect self-employed professionals, merchants, craftsmen and farmers that were beneficiaries — and mostly obligatory contributors […]