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Archive - May 2009

May 15th

Sakis on the Eurovision finals!

15 May 2009 / 14:05:39  
The Greek pop-stage star Sakis Rouvas made it to the Eurovision finals, which will take place on Saturday. After the voting procedure was over the hosts announced the finalists, leaving the name of the Greek performer for the end, thus keeping his fans in a nervous anticipation.

Flo Rida vs NiVo in GRR HOT 15!

15 May 2009 / 12:05:20  
“We will be ready to celebrate Sakis’ big success. I consider it certain! We will stand by him and cheer for the victory,” said Mihalis Spinellis, Greek ambassador in Moscow. Well, Saki is number one in GRR HOT 15 this week, so I hope this will bring him luck for the Eurovision finals!

The oldest submarine city found in Southern Peloponnese

15 May 2009 / 12:05:27  
The sunken city, nearby Pavlopetri, is located in southern Peloponnese peninsula, only a few meters under the water. It’s in immediate proximity to the beach visited every summer by numbers of tourists and campers.

May 14th

Bilderberg club meeting starts in Athens

14 May 2009 / 16:05:27  
During the following three days (May 14-16), the Athenian hotel “Aster Palace” will be e “forbidden zone.” An unusual coincidence is the fact that the premiere of the movie “Illuminati – the enlightened” coincides with the meeting of the “heirs of … the Enlightened.”

Will Turkey tango with Europe?

14 May 2009 / 14:05:32  
Turkey must earn its membership by doing the reformations needed; but it has to be given the opportunity to do this, too, said Giannis Grigoriadis at the presentation of his new book “Trials of Europeanisation: Turkish Political Culture and the European Union” in Athens.

24 hour strike of the public sector

14 May 2009 / 13:05:42  
The workers want an increase of salaries and pensions, collective labor contracts, which will be for everyone and direct financing of insurance and retirement funds.

May 13th

Fitch lowered Greece's credit rating

13 May 2009 / 12:05:08  
The international agency put a "negative" lable on its prognosis for the development of the Greek economy but it kept its long-term prognosis to level A.