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Archive - Mar 2010

March 2nd

24 hours without us

02 March 2010 / 13:03:50  
On March 1, immigrants in Greece, and in five European countries - France, Spain, Germany, Italy and Belgium, have announced a mass protest under the slogan "24 hours without us." Their protest is more symbolic than anything else, but the initiative itself had started in France on Facebook. With the question "what would happen if millions of immigrants in Europe ditch work and the country where they live,” they decided not to participate in any economic exchange for one day, i.e. not to buy anything from anywhere, thereby demonstrating against racism and xenophobia.

Preparatory classes to become compulsory in order to integrate the children of immigrants

02 March 2010 / 11:03:34  
Children of immigrants need to go through the preparatory classes to learn Greek, and their parents must take Greek lessons in the same schools, said Director of 132th Athenian School Stella Protonotariou.

30 to 40 percent decline in real income of Greeks

02 March 2010 / 09:03:20  
This requested Olli Rehn, who arrived in Athens with hardliner Juergen Stark, from the European Central Bank, as a mark of uncompromising strict financial discipline.

March 1st

"Cinema in a dish" for the fourth time in Athens

01 March 2010 / 13:03:21  
Screenings and tastings for 22 days in Technopolis in Athens.

Puzzle Festival 10 - invitation for participation

01 March 2010 / 12:03:10  
Plays2place company invites immigrants and Greeks living in Athens who are professionally involved in music, theater, dance, cinema, drawing and photography, to submit biographical reference and works to email address:, in order to take part in the second Puzzle Festival, which will take place on May 28-30 2010 at Technopolis in Athens.

A strike of the owners of kiosks will leave Greece without newspapers and cigarettes on Tuesday

01 March 2010 / 11:03:25  
The small traders are not quite happy with the suggestion of the Ministry of Finance to additionally increase the excise duty on cigarettes. This will decrease their profit and push them into the corner

Juncker: “Stricter measures are needed for expenses cuts”

01 March 2010 / 10:03:03  
According to the president of the euro zone the wealthier European countries do not want to pay for the mistakes of the former Greek governments