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Archive - 2011

January 5th

Clouds over Athens “hid” the solar eclipse

04 January 2011 / 22:01:09  
Exactly at 10:23 the astronomers who had focused their telescopes on the bright gap between the gray clouds started as if coordinated to look through them, but failed to see the peak of the partial eclipse.

January 4th

By April Greece will build a wall against illegal immigration

04 January 2011 / 17:01:00  
A wall of iron and wire with a length of 12.5 km intends to build at the land border with Turkey, the Greek Ministry of civil protection in an attempt to stop the tide of illegal immigrants.

An avalanche of new appointments in the Athens subway, the unions postponed the strike planned for tomorrow

04 January 2011 / 14:01:24  
Some services of the subway have twice as much staff as needed, the government increases the price of the tickets from February 1st, 2011 by 20% to 40%.

The woman who sought happiness where it never was

04 January 2011 / 14:01:30  
19 years after her mysterious death in Buenos Aires the faith of Hristina Onassis continuous to be on the first pages of the world newspapers

Only ¼ of the hotels in Athens were full during the Christmas and New Year holidays

04 January 2011 / 11:01:30  
Hoteliers reported a decline in the number of their clients, for which decline they say is to blame "the negative and often unfair picture that presented for Athens Greek and foreign media".

January 3rd

A wave of price increases for the essential products and services in Greece

03 January 2011 / 13:01:03  
Increase in the values of VAT will cause a chain increase in the prices of essential goods and services.

January 2nd

"I find only wisdom in traditions of music"

02 January 2011 / 21:01:21  
Motel Selenik is a colourful band of 17 young people who play modern folk music from the Balkans, Spain, Turkey, Serbia. The members of the orchestra have music or polytechnic education and almost all of them play at fairs and weddings across the Balkan countries in order to earn some money. The band was formed two years ago when the friends-musicians decided to make a band for composed music and began rehearsals.