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Archive - Apr 2011

April 27th

Market liberalization will leave 4,500 shipping workers jobless

27 April 2011 / 17:04:47  
The increase in cabotage in the merchant fleet will lead to the dismissal of about 4500 shipping workers, forecast Yiannis Maganatos from the Greek union of the mechanics in the merchant fleet. Therefore, the union of mechanics announced a 24-hour strike on Sunday, the 1st of May, which will stop the departure of ships from the port of Piraeus from midnight on Saturday until midnight on Sunday.

The unrest inside PASOK leads to reforms in the government

27 April 2011 / 15:04:25  
The hard decisions on the needed reforms cause turmoil in the ruling party.

Activists organise a rally on Syntagma and petitions against nuclear power plants in Europe

26 April 2011 / 21:04:12  
It was said during the conference "Fukushima - 25 years after Chernobyl" held by the newly created movement in Greece Stop Nuclear Reactors that there is no safe nuclear energy, it is very expensive for the countries and is detrimental to people's lives.

April 26th

Deficit 10.5%, debt of the GDP 142.8%, spreads 1200 bps, and the restructuring is delayed

26 April 2011 / 19:04:51  
Eurostat announced the final figures for the state of the Greek economy in 2010, and international analysts and markets expect the haircut.

The Egyptian people are not a passive mass in the grip of fatalism

26 April 2011 / 13:04:41  
Egyptian Greeks are notable for their openness to the world, for their trade and intellectual potential, says Manolis Maragoulis, director of the Cavafy House-Museum.

Greece is preparing to bring a suit against 13 German journalists

26 April 2011 / 13:04:33  
A group of lawyers filed a lawsuit for libel and offensive campaign in the press against the editors of the Focus magazine for the famous cover showing the middle finger of Venus de Milo.

April 25th

Seasonal migration from Albania to Greece is expected to increase

25 April 2011 / 16:04:19  
In some cases the money earned abroad allows families to start small businesses at home and repare their houses, and when this is done legally, the benefit to the Albanian and Greek State is mutual, became clear during a seminar on circular migration in Europe under the program "Metikos"