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Archive - Mar 9, 2011

The Secretary General of the Ministry of Finance resigns because of the fiscal policy collapse

09 March 2011 / 22:03:15  
Dimitris Georgakopoulos relations with Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou have always been cold, but recently became hostile.

Almost 15 percent of Greece's workforce remained outside the labour market in 2010

09 March 2011 / 21:03:05  
The National Statistical Service announced that the unemployment at the end of 2010 was 14.8% and it is expected this trend to grow. The response of the Ministry of Employment is short-term employment programmes with minimum wages, primarily for low-skilled staff.

Libyan presidential jet flew through Greek air space

09 March 2011 / 20:03:56  
The identity of the passengers of the luxury Falcon 900 was not revealed and doubts emerged that Muammar Qaddafi or his family members may have been on board.

The government satisfied most of the immigrants’ demands, the hunger strike ended

09 March 2011 / 18:03:17  
"The victory of immigrants showed all working people that the Government of the memorandum is not invincible" says the message of the activists who supported the hunger strike of the immigrants.

A homeless man died of cold in Athens, the Sporades remained without electricity

09 March 2011 / 17:03:42  
A homeless stranger who died of cold was found this morning in the park of Tisio. Although the Center for shelter and solidarity to the City Hall in Athens has helped homeless people by supplying 40 places in the city with sleeping bags, blankets and food, this proved insufficient and there is a victim of the bad weather. The islands of the Sporades are facing serious problems with electricity because of the collapse of a power pole in the Pelion Mountain which did not withstand the weight of fallen snow.

Ernst & Young: Recession will last five years

09 March 2011 / 14:03:49  
Economic experts presented the results of the Capital Confidence Barometer survey. It was conducted with the support of 49 local companies operating in 11 different economic sectors and with an annual profit of over 10 million euros each.

Six Chinese died in a fire, the government threatened starving immigrants with forced return

09 March 2011 / 09:03:58  
Six people, including two children died in a fire in the Athens suburb of Egaleo. The Greek government made its last proposal to immigrants in order to stop the hunger strike.