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Archive - Mar 30, 2011

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.

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.

The war on waste turned Keratea into a real battlefield

30 March 2011 / 16:03:59  
The protests of Keratea residents against the construction of a landfill turned the area into a battleground. The police believe that the clashes involved hunters, members of special forces, former policemen and Albanian citizens, and fear of attacks by armed groups.

European socialists criticized the credit rating agencies and called for solidarity on the continent

30 March 2011 / 14:03:18  
The Greek Prime Minister criticized the credit rating agencies and stressed that they make and implement their decisions not giving account to anyone.

New jobs for old public transport employees

30 March 2011 / 13:03:51  
While those employed in the public service are worried what will be their new job and what additional benefits will be partially cut, the union of private-sector employees (GSEE) told Mega TV that the unemployed will reach 1 3 million people by the end of 2011.

Papakonstantinou wants banks to put money on the market

30 March 2011 / 12:03:25  
The new package of government guarantees in the amount of 30 billion euros is to compensate the banks as their access to free funding from the capital markets was cut a year ago following the economic fiasco of Greece.