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Archive - Mar 2011

March 31st

80,000 adult Greeks will be left without "Help at Home"

31 March 2011 / 18:03:54  
It has been operating for eight years. Its staff, however, announced a 48-hour strike following the new government regulations because the programme will probably be terminated at the end of the year. It has been completely changed and with the new regulations only older people who have unemployed relative will be able to benefit the free services of the programme.

Torrential rains and protests irritated the capital residents on Thursday

31 March 2011 / 16:03:15  
Storms, thunder and downpour with breaks combined with the protests of doctors, pharmacists and employees of the state-owned Greek oil company included in the privatisation programme sent the Athens residents to the underworld for several hours on Thursday.

The Greek police smashed a criminal network, but the mafia shootings continue

31 March 2011 / 15:03:00  
The network of the "godfathers" of the night was stricken by the Greek police. After two years of investigation the police officers smashed four large gangs that bullied shop owners in the form of providing security and organized arson, attempted murders and human trafficking.

The government did not do its homework and the Troika postponed its visit to Athens

31 March 2011 / 13:03:03  
The PASOK government is not ready yet with the final version of the medium-term fiscal programme that is to be implemented by 2014. At the same time, this year’s set of measures which should reduce the deficit by about 1.8 billion euros by the end of 2011 is falling behind.

Wilileaks: "Incestuous as the ancient Gods" are the relations in the Greek media

30 March 2011 / 21:03:41  
They are synonymous with corruption, their journalists are poorly paid, and the published information - soaked from bias and anti-Americanism. They are controlled by a small group of people, who inherited their money from shipping, banking and petrol.

March 30th

Teachers and students protested against the merger of schools

30 March 2011 / 19:03:42  
Teachers and doctors together were on strike today to attempt to stop the merger of schools, staff and salaries cuts. The rally, which began in front of the university in downtown Athens, gathered teachers from public schools, but their colleagues from private schools supported them with their presence too. To the rally of the teachers joined the doctors who are on strike for similar reasons and in support of the public character of state hospitals and the free medical treatment for patients, but less strikers than expected were at the demonstration.

Greek businessmen insist on a corporate tax competitive to the Bulgarian one

30 March 2011 / 18:03:18  
The Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry presented to journalists a research outlining the basic problems of the Greek economy and giving concrete proposals for changes of the economic policy that will achieve better results in a shorter time.