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Archive - Dec 2010

December 21st

ERT ‘nobly’ gives big advertisers to private televisions

21 December 2010 / 20:12:17  
We will not compete with private televisions for advertising promised reporters the new head of the Greek national broadcaster ERT Lambis Tagmatarhis.

Police set free to the hostage in the tax administration office, one of the agents was wounded

21 December 2010 / 16:12:26  
The police operation for the release of the deputy director of the tax administration in the city of Vonitsa Hristos Petropoulos ended shortly after 15:30. The two police agents entered the premises of the financial department after lengthy negotiations with the hostage-taker but were met with gunfire and one of them was wounded in result.

Thriller with tax administration employee hostage

21 December 2010 / 15:12:25  
An armed man has taken hostage of a tax administration employee in the small town of Vonitsa, Etoloakarnania District.

Nation aging and prolonged recession change social security in Greece forever

21 December 2010 / 11:12:53  
There will be 70% more pensioners in Greece after 50 years. This requires greater contributions, longer working experience and lower pensions in the future.

December 20th

160 professions without preferences by March 2011

20 December 2010 / 18:12:01  
The closed professions liberalization is the millstone of the George Papandreou’s government – many discontent lawyers, engineers, architects and pharmacists are against the new draft. Its adoption, however, is mandatory if Greece is to get the 15 billion euros of the financial support.

Civil protest against the crisis in Greece organized on Facebook

20 December 2010 / 11:12:32  
Athens usually takes a rest of protests on Sunday. All shops were open, the trees on Syntagma Square shone with lights and the children enjoyed the little pony and clowns that entertained them with balloon figures. Children from several schools and some tourists had gathered up in the square late in the afternoon to see the changing ceremony of the honour guard at the Monument of the Unknown Soldier. A small group of people gathered shyly and slowly to hold a sitting protest against what happened in Greece the last year.

December 19th

Twice more university textbooks than needed with millions of euro losses for the country

19 December 2010 / 12:12:51  
Several decades continues, the "dance" of millions of euro spent on the purchase of textbooks by the Greek universities. Who cares that students who need them have been only 250,000 per year? All these years have been purchased textbooks for twice as much and the difference is volatilized in the pockets of sly people who lived on the back of the state universities without any control by their governments.