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Archive - May 17, 2009

Demonstrations against the secret meeting of the Bilderbergs in “Aster Palace” hotel

17 May 2009 / 16:05:37  
Demonstrations against the secret meeting of the world leaders, calling their elite club “Bilderberg”, took place in front of “Aster Palace” hotel in Athens. A Greek newspaper published the main directions in the discussions of the economical brains of the planet.

The tax office starts investigating the owners of luxurious cars

17 May 2009 / 16:05:20  
Since the beginning of the year Greece has recorded a shocking number of checks with no coverage, reaching the amount of approximately 1bil euro. Fiscal agents will start street check-ups of the drivers of luxurious cars.

Desperately seeking income, the Greek government looks to sell shares of OTE, Parnitha Casino

17 May 2009 / 14:05:21  
For a first time since March, stock markets all over the world failed to make significant gains this week. The Dow Jones halted its recent period of growth, slipping just about 2.3%, closing at 8268.6 points. The S&P 500 shared a similar fate, dropping 3.3% and closing on Friday at 883.28 points. This was despite an announced 1 point rise in US consumer confidence. Across the ocean, the FTSE 100 followed suit, falling almost 2.5% this week to a 4341.7 close. In Athens, the general index also dropped, though only marginally, closing at 2146.15 points, losing 0.5% for the week.

Norway won Eurovision, but Sakis stole the hearts of the Bulgarian audience!

17 May 2009 / 12:05:01  
At “Eurovision” musical contest Bulgaria gave its maximum points to the Greek pop stage star, Sakis Rouvas! The winner was Alexander Rybak, Norway, who fascinated the Europeans with his song “Fairytale”.