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Archive - Mar 2010

March 4th

VAT 21%, the excise duties on cigarettes, alcohol and fuels are increased

04 March 2010 / 10:03:03  
The second package of measures for the rehabilitation of the Greek economy includes a 30% decrease of the Easter, Christmas and vacation salary as well as 12% cuts of the bonuses of the government employees.

March 3rd

Selling stolen jewelry on TV!

03 March 2010 / 15:03:11  
Police confiscated 198 jewels with no evidence of origin from the offices of television station in Thessaloniki. The 63-year-old man was arrested.

Where can you buy fresh Bulgarian Easter cake and “banski starets” in Athens

03 March 2010 / 15:03:23  
“Excuse me, do you know how to make royal pickled vegetables?” asks a client of the “Varna” shop in Athens. The mother of the owner Dimiter already started taking orders for Bulgarian Easter cakes for the following week. From the place of the event with a cup of Frape in her hand reports Marina Nikolova.

Micro-corruption storms around Greece

03 March 2010 / 12:03:54  
A "bribe" for one year costs the Greek family one salary or €1355, in order for them to be able to do a job in the public sector.

Papandreou: We are in a state of wartime!

03 March 2010 / 09:03:24  
In a dramatic speech before the PASOK parliamentary group the Greek Prime Minister acknowledged the threat of bankruptcy. Today the government will announce further measures for financial stability.

March 2nd

New strikes are coming up again!

02 March 2010 / 16:03:31  
New round of strikes starts today. Today, the Executive Committee of the Syndicate of employees in the public sector ADEDI will decide whether there will be strikes on March 8 in downtown Athens regarding the announcement of new measures for the retirement system, and a 24-hour strike on March 16 against reduction of salaries and allowances and the increase of age limit for retirement of women.

Greek furniture designer is among the best in the world

02 March 2010 / 15:03:27  
Designer Helen Kontouris, who is from the Greek Diaspora in Australia is among the 100 best designers in the world and her furniture compete with another 99 works of designers in the contest 2010 "Brit Insurance Designs of the Year" in London.