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Archive - Jan 2011

January 14th

Anti-terrorist acts and arrests days before the trial against the members of Conspiracy of Fire Nuclei

14 January 2011 / 13:01:44  
The anti-terrorist Greek forces held a large scale campaign in Athens and Thessaloniki days before the trial against the arrested for participation in the terrorist organization Conspiracy of Fire Nuclei.

The Greek administration "wakes up" for the age of electronics

14 January 2011 / 11:01:20  
"Everything was on paper until recently – how is the ministry supposed to collect its dues?," asked rhetorically George Papanikolaou, the Executive Manager of Top Plant. This is a consulting company assisting the Ministry of Regional Development and Competitiveness in developing the new electronic system for monitoring the penalty fees imposed on commercial sites in the country.

Register of agricultural commercial companies in the fight against speculation

14 January 2011 / 10:01:09  
16 MPs from the PASOK parliamentary group asked the Minister of Agricultural Development Kostas Skandalidis in Parliament about the pricing of agricultural products because the surplus charge between the producer and end consumer prices in some cases is between 200% and 1500%.

January 13th

Protest of public transport employees outside the Parliament

13 January 2011 / 16:01:58  
Employees of all transport companies in Athens are on strike today. Other companies’ employees are allowed to leave work an hour earlier before the end of the workday to be able to find a taxi and get home without being caught in the classic afternoon traffic jam. Syntagma Square remained closed at noon due to public transport staff protest outside the Parliament.

Greece to call war compensation from Germany in The Hague

13 January 2011 / 15:01:58  
Two days before the deadline the Greek government decided to file a claim at the International Tribunal in The Hague for compensating the families of the 228 victims of Nazi violence in the village of Distomo. The decision was announced by the Greek Prime Minister at a meeting of the Council of Ministers.

Despina Vandi in person

13 January 2011 / 13:01:08  
The Greek pop music diva is often compared to Victoria Beckham because they are both great singers married to football players. Exuberant and easy going as Greeks are Despina Vandi reveals the truth about her life in an interview for the magazine L ‘Officiel.

The case against the sprinters Kostas Kenteris and Ekaterina Thanou was not heard again

13 January 2011 / 12:01:42  
The Athens District Court failed again to hear the case that shook the Greek public hours before the opening of the Olympic Games in Athens in 2004 after being postponed six times.