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Archive - 2011

December 23rd

"Arts in windows" revives bankrupt shops in Athens

23 December 2011 / 20:12:21  
Young artists sought the support of the Athens Municipality and the Chamber of Greek Merchants to implement a project carried out in many European cities: abandoned commercial sites hit by the crisis become the home of works by students and artists and come back to life for a few weeks.

Director, singer, player and architect among the best known Greeks in 2011, according to Forbes

23 December 2011 / 16:12:11  
Filmmaker George Lantimos is the number one Greek celebrity this year, according to the local edition of Forbes magazine. Next are Mihalis Hatzhigiannis and Sokratis Papasthatopoulos.

live Over half a metre of snow and hundreds of cars and trucks stuck on the roads in Northern Greece

23 December 2011 / 14:12:05  
So far, the authorities have had to evacuate about a thousand people. The closed sections on Egnatia are expected to be opened later today.

Eleftherotypia seeks protection from creditors under Article 99 of the Bankruptcy Code

22 December 2011 / 22:12:25  
The newspaper employees have not received salaries since August this year and it is very likely that they will not be paid.

December 22nd

Bulgarian immigrants in Athens complain that the embassy does not help them find work

22 December 2011 / 21:12:56  
Before going abroad to seek employment, Bulgarians should in advance find information about the available jobs and employment conditions in the country. Bulgarian diplomatic missions cannot take over the functions of local employment services, says Ekaterina Dimitrova, head of the Office of Labour and Social Affairs at the Embassy of Bulgaria in Athens.

Spanish investment fund Vega withdraws from PSI, wants to sue Greece

22 December 2011 / 16:12:49  
The International Monetary Fund was "surprised" by the statements of the Greek Ministry of Finance that negotiations with private creditors for the voluntary debt haircut are going to a successful end.

Snow, low temperatures and strong winds caused serious problems in northern and central Greece

22 December 2011 / 14:12:18  
It is expected to snow in the mountains around Athens tonight. There is a ban on ships sailing from many ports due to strong winds at sea.