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Archive - Jan 7, 2011

GRR HOT 15: New year, new beginning, new by Mixalis Xatzigiannis and Maria Ilieva

07 January 2011 / 18:01:19  
Happy New Year and good luck! At the end of 2010 we have offered you the 15 tops of the past twelve months. It was really a pleasant surprise to see how active you were in selecting the song of 2010. The results were really close and constantly changing until the last minute. But now we have a winner in the race and that is the eccentric, crazy and unpredictable Lady Gaga with Alejandro. The song was in the air in the spring and ever since there could hardly be anyone who doesn’t know at least the chorus by heart. So, naturally, the track won the prize of GRR HOT 15 for a song of the year.

The yield spread remained above 990 basis points for the third day in a row, the recession in Greece reached 4.6 per cent

07 January 2011 / 17:01:17  
This is its highest value since the entry of Greece into the euro area. Under these unfavourable conditions Greek banks urgently cut their operational costs artificially inflated in recent years

The case for Keratea landfill was postponed, residents continue their protest

07 January 2011 / 15:01:56  
Residents of Keratea and neighbouring municipalities have been protesting against the making of a landfill in the area for 27 days. The municipal council led by the mayor, residents, students and representatives of organizations have been demonstrating their disagreement almost every day since December 11, 2010 - sometimes peacefully, sometimes violently.

The Battle of Marathon has inspired American and French revolutionary leaders; we find it in the 18th and 19th century literature

07 January 2011 / 14:01:12  
Many cultural events were organised to honour the anniversary of the battle. One of them is the exhibition The Battle of Marathon: Timeless Standard of Heroism, Enduring Source of Inspiration inaugurated in the lobby of the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Alexandros Tompazis created a wonderful park in Athens

07 January 2011 / 11:01:05  
Pedion tou Areos has been waiting to be visited for years. The park, favourite place for walking, jogging and backgammon, was abandoned for long and then closed for renovation. Marina Nikolova takes you for a walk in the park after it has been 'repaired' by the most famous Greek architect.