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  • The cost of heating

    The cost of heating

    The New Files investigate why prices of gas, diesel and heating oil are so expensive in Greece. In a crisis-hit economy, where many households in Greece have been forced to burn wood to cutback on heating expenses Tasos Telloglou sheds light on the lack of competition and deep structural problems in Greece's oil-refining and oil-distribution business and how much they cost to consumers. 

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  • Oil and Gas in Greece?

    Oil and Gas in Greece?
    In his first television interview after the leak of a confidential report on Greece's oil and gas potential reserves that he wrote for the Prime Minister's office, former Exploration and Production Director Elias Conofagos speaks to Alexis Papahelas and debates his findings and convictions with experts in the field. Former Minister of Energy Giannis Maniatis, Executive Vice President of the Cyprus National Hydrocarbons Company Solon Kassinis, professor of international relations Giannis Mazis and former vice-president of the European Court of Human Rights judge Christos Rozakis also tackle the geopolitical ramifications of Greece exploring further for oil and gas. 
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  • Children of the crisis

    Children of the crisis
    Sofia Papaiannou documents the fallout of Greece's economic crisis for children and their parents. In schools, hospitals, non-governmental organizations the New Files report on some of the most touching stories of children affected by the woes of the Greek economy.  
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  • The German envoy and the protesters

    The German envoy and the protesters
    Just hours after protesters stormed a building where Greek and German officials were meeting and pelted German Consul  with coffee cups and water bottles reacting to the presence of German envoy Hans-Joachim Fuchtel the New Files' Tasos Telloglou sits down with Fuchtel and discusses the German diplomat's reaction to the events. Telloglou also meets mayor of Thessaloniki Giannis Boutaris, who apart from hosting the Greek-German meeting is one of the local officials who are responsible for implementing a new government scheme aimed at restructuring municipal agencies and ultimately leading to the letting go of a number of municipal workers. The New Files also meet with leader of Greece's municipal workers union Th...

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  • The critical vote

    The critical vote

    Twenty-four hours before the critical parliament vote that could either signal the EC, IMF, ECB troika’s approval of the latest tranche of loans to Greece or a new wave of uncertainty for the Greek economy Alexis Papahelas hosts a New Files political roundtable with government spokesman Simos Kedikoglou, leading SYRIZA MP Dimitris Papadimoulis, former PASOK Minister Andreas Loverdos, DIMAR MP Nikos Tsoukalis and Cyprus University Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Management and UK’s Wawrick University professor Haridimos Tsoukas. 

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