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Archive - Apr 21, 2009

Cancelling real estate taxes is planning the Finance Ministry

21 April 2009 / 17:04:11  
Three days after announcing relieving measures when purchasing a car, the Finance Ministry announced that it is preparing relieving measures when purchasing real estate.

Unemployment reached 9.4% and another 50 000 are threatened to lose their jobs if the tourism sector is not brought back to life

21 April 2009 / 13:04:55  
On Tuesday, April 14th, the Greek Labor Minister Fani Pali-Petralia announced that the unemployment in Greece is 9.5% or in other words 470 thousand people. This number shows a growth of nearly one percent since December 2008. According to the Minister, the worst damaged sectors are the tourism and construction ones. Meanwhile, New Democracy announced a plan to invest ?2.5 billion in programs for decreasing unemployment by increasing the loans of tourist operators.

100 000 pools "drink" Greece's water

21 April 2009 / 12:04:25  
The last few years brought a new trend of having pools on the small and waterless Cycladic islands. In order for a small 5 by 10 pool to be full all summer it needs the water, which a person needs for 480 days.