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Archive - Jan 26, 2011

Reporters in Times of Riots

26 January 2011 / 20:01:07  
Social unrest in Greece does not subside and is often accompanied by massive street riots. The world learns about them from us, the reporters, who breathe tear gas, stoop to avoid the next flying stone, pass by burning trash bins. What does it mean to be a reporter during riots – here are our team’s impressions.

A network for baby-trafficking from Bulgaria to Greece was smashed

26 January 2011 / 15:01:01  
After eight months of operation codenamed The Babies the Greek and Bulgarian authorities smashed a network for infants trading which exploited poor women of Roma origin. Arrested are seven people in Greece and five in Bulgaria. They are charged of participation in a criminal organisation and abduction of minors, but other group members are wanted too.

Olympic Air and Aegean Airlines merger will not happen

26 January 2011 / 13:01:25  
"No!" to the "marriage" of Olympic Air with Aegean Airlines announced the European Commission. The companies together hold about 95% of the airlines serviced in the country and the merger proposal is not to the consumers' benefit, according to the Commissioner for competition Joaquin Almunia.

"Dogtooth" in the race for Oscars

26 January 2011 / 12:01:28  
Yorgos Lanthimos’ "Dogtooth" is an Oscar nomination in the foreign films category. The last time a Greek film raced to the Oscars was back in 1977 when "Ifigeniya" directed by Michalis Kakoyiannis was nominated. This year's awards ceremony will be held in Los Angeles on 27 February when we will keep our fingers crossed for Lanthimos to reach the finals and receive the golden statuette.

The trial against Kenteris, Thanou and Tsekos started after seven years of delay

26 January 2011 / 11:01:35  
The trial against the sprinters Kostas Kenteris and Ekaterina Thanou and their coach Christos Tsekos finally has begun last Friday after seven years, seven continuances and one break.