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Archive - Dec 2010

December 23rd

Intended for cleaning work in offices, exhibition halls and kindergartens

23 December 2010 / 11:12:02  
While workers in landfills are on strike, employees of the cleaning department at the Athens Municipality rush to clean up tons of waste that have piled in the streets in downtown Athens. Meanwhile, public administration's auditors found serious violations in the public service functioning.

Weak rally against 2011 budget

23 December 2010 / 10:12:16  
The Parliament approved the budget after stormy debate, economists have required reforms braver than envisaged in the Memorandum and Bloomberg filed a lawsuit against the European Central Bank for the statistics in Greece.

December 22nd

The long tentacles of drug trafficking in Greece

22 December 2010 / 17:12:29  
Drugs in bulk, millions of euros in banknotes and shares, dozens of suspects drug trade found by the Greek police in recent days. Police officers and doctors were selling drugs to inmates in one of the cases and the other reveals the customers - well known representatives of local show business, and relatives of politicians, according to some sources.

Mr. Marfin left Panathinaikos embittered followed by Pateras

22 December 2010 / 13:12:45  
Andreas Vgenopoulos resigned again from the Board of the team of clovers. Mr. Marfin made this dramatic move after the infamous loss of the greens with 0-1 from the not very popular until recently team of Olympiakos-Volos.

Holiday mountains of garbage in Athens

22 December 2010 / 12:12:26  
Tons of waste "adorned" a lot of neighbourhoods in the centre of Athens in the last few weeks. Mountains of garbage really block the streets and the smell they bring forces people to change their route home.

Common Balkan stock exchange platform to attract investor interest

22 December 2010 / 11:12:32  
The economic situation and the difficulties the countries in the region are going through inevitably affect the number of shares traded on stock exchanges. A common platform between Athens, Sofia, and Bucharest could attract the interest of international investors and increase turnover

2011 budget voted with strikes and threats

22 December 2010 / 10:12:26  
Parliament vote with 24-hour transport and 3-hour Panhellenic strikes and the international agency Fitch warned it should lower the credit rating of Greece.