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Archive - Oct 11, 2010

Will there be heating fuel in winter?

11 October 2010 / 16:10:08  
As expected, the end of the carefree summer brought the heating fuel issue in addition to the strikes and unrest. The Gas Station Owners Federation announced that it will not be able to pay this year's excise duty and heating fuel will not be delivered to the end users on time regardless of the sharp drop in temperatures.

Ugly walls painted in colourful graffiti

11 October 2010 / 15:10:02  
To paint the gray city and to give room to young artists to express themselves – this is the idea of the ‘Prosopsi’ façade programme, said a representative of the municipality of Athens. The first three buildings with painted in graffiti style facades were officially completed today but the aim of the project is, if it is supported financially, to continue this initiative and to paint much more gray buildings into colour drawings. The bare walls of three buildings in the area of the Psiri district – 4, Miauli Street, Same 84 at Iroon Square and Taxis on 9, Agatarhu Street were painted by Vangelis Hoursoglou within the Painting fronts project.

Eurostat again in Athens in search of the 2009 deficit

11 October 2010 / 12:10:03  
The mission of the European statistical office Eurostat is on its next visit to Athens. It started in the beginning of this week and it seems that the outcome could turn into an episode of the “Tales of the unexpected” series.

Costas Gavras: Film making is passion, ideas and hard work

11 October 2010 / 10:10:08  
It is a rainy Athenian night but the café on the top floor of the Public bookshop is full of film makers who came to sink into the words of the director Costas Gavras, who says that passion and ideas are the most important things in film making.