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Businessman blames mobile operator for failure of property empire A Greek businessman who lost a fortune during the country’s economic collapse is claiming £1.1bn in damages from Vodafone, after the telecoms giant pulled out of a retail franchise deal with him. Athanasios Papistas, whose partnerships also included a property management company with a scandal-hit group of entrepreneurial Orthodox monks, accuses the British mobile group of sabotaging his business empire. Mr Papistas has issued three writs seeking damages. The most recent and largest, for £900m, was served on Vittorio Colao, Vodafone’s chief executive, at the group’s headquarters in Paddington. At more than three times the size of the previous writs put together, the latest claim alleges that the failure of MTS, Mr Papistas’s Vodafone retail franchise, caused a “severe liquidity problem” for Papistas Group, which also included his property interests. They included a company jointly owned with the controversial Vatopedi Monastery, which is embroiled in a scandal over an allegedly corrupt land deal with the Greek government. More: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/mediatechnologyandtelecoms/telecoms/10773751/Vodafone-sued-for-1.1bn-by-former-Greek-partner.html
David Cameron keeps going on about how bad things are in Greece and how if we don't make a few scarifies we'll be like they are in Greece. The unemployed in Greece only get £65 a week and whats more it only lasts for a year, and they get lots of reduced stuff. :???::???: I don't want to appear thick but £71 for 6 months and having to pay full price for everything doesn't seem a lot better. I may be wrong, but I think if we were on mainland Europe there'd be riots here because of what this government is doing.
Tourists are being warned cash-strapped Greek hospitals may be unable to treat Britons who fall ill while abroad. Holidaymakers have been urged not to rely on their European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), which is supposed to give all Europeans access to state medical care across the EU. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/holidays/article-2161755/Why-falling-ill-Greece-leave-17-000-bill.html