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Archive - Feb 2011

February 16th

New labels for products from organic not GM fed animals

16 February 2011 / 12:02:56  
Milk, meat, eggs, cheese, yellow cheese and other animal products will get a special label if produced from organic instead of GM fed animals. Greece is the fifth country to introduce the label after Germany, France, Austria and Luxembourg.

Drivers’ protests will continue after the vote on the law to reform the public transport

16 February 2011 / 11:02:29  
Tuesday was the most important day for public transport employees in Athens. The controversial bill to reform public transport was in parliament on Monday to be voted later on Tuesday evening. Discussions began at six o'clock in the evening, expected to continue until late evening, and some additions to provisions to be made.

Striking immigrants’ condition is serious, some were hospitalized

16 February 2011 / 09:02:53  
After 22 days of hunger strike the immigrants lost over 10 - 12 kg. Their muscles atrophied, they are unable to stand for long and faint. There is no government response.

February 15th

New drop in quarterly government bonds interest rate

15 February 2011 / 18:02:30  
After the bonds issue the state received 380 million euros at an interest rate of 3.85%. The Troika’s message for mass privatization program in Greece until 2015 gave fruit and the interest rate on quarterly government bonds dropped significantly compared to January this year.

February 14th

Flowers, hearts, chocolate and sexy lingerie are the gifts of people in love in Athens

14 February 2011 / 20:02:34  
Despite the cut salaries Athenians celebrated the Valentine's Day in a proper manner.

61 deaths caused by the H1N1 virus and 250 people are in emergencies

14 February 2011 / 16:02:17  
Health services are on the alert due to the rapid spread of the flu and the increase in the number of deaths. Ten people have died from the flu virus from Friday until Monday morning. Today in the Health Flu victims were 130 people at this time last year.

Thomsen is cynic and Deroose – hooligan

14 February 2011 / 15:02:48  
Only Masuch had the Greeks' mercy, the socialists in power are not willing to privatize the mammoth country, the Prime Minister Papandreou is complaining to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton