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Archive - Jan 2011

January 21st

Doctors and dentists are on strike against the healthcare reform

21 January 2011 / 10:01:43  
The new law will lead to changes in the supply of drugs. It also provides a merger of hospitals, relocation of private practices of university doctors within the hospitals and change in the mode of operation of pharmacies.

January 20th

Greece is a tourist country, 500 hotels for sale are not so much

20 January 2011 / 15:01:39  
Bombastic headlines about boom in the sale of hotels published the Greek press this week. GRReporter asked the opinion of hotel business specialists to find the truth.

Suicide and extortion threats regarding the Siemens scandal, minor changes in the law on ministerial responsibility

20 January 2011 / 13:01:48  
Changes in ministerial responsibility law will be voted on soon in the Greek Parliament. Meanwhile, the names included in the report for the Siemens scandal are causing tremors in the political life of the country.

The government seeks to keep jobs

20 January 2011 / 11:01:29  
The Minister of Labour and Employment Louka Katseli presented the texts of two bills concerning the social policy of the government and the changes in the activities of the Labour Inspectorate in an emergency meeting with leaders of Greek trade unions.

No medicines and legal protection to the end of the week

20 January 2011 / 10:01:38  
Only pharmacies on duty will be open to Friday. The Greek Pharmaceutical Union will decide at a meeting next week whether the strikes will continue. The lawyers in the country protest against the labour market liberalization.

January 19th

The far right is active again

19 January 2011 / 18:01:41  
Functionary of the far right party LAOS had been disaffiliated after taking part in a racist rally, Nazi salute by a Golden Dawn municipal councilor at the Athens municipal council caused violent reactions.

Illegal parking slips fall like rain in Athens

19 January 2011 / 16:01:04  
Just days after the new mayor George Kaminis’ assumption of office the municipal service for controlled parking announced that it has handed out 3350 slips and recorded the registration numbers of 178 illegally parked cars just in a workday. The next day results are even better: 3750 slips and 214 plates.