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Archive - Dec 19, 2012

Alexis Tsipras's Latin American Christmas

19 December 2012 / 22:12:21  
SYRIZA's leader tried unsuccessfully to meet with President of Brazil Dilma Rouseff. His visit to Argentina is awaited with great interest; the country, which he, until recently, gave as an example to follow, is now floundering again.

Some 50% of working-age Greeks are seeking employment abroad

19 December 2012 / 22:12:27  
One third of those who would like to leave Greece say that the main reason for this is high unemployment. Some 26% say that the internal labour market does not offer development prospects in their desired field and 12% are paid the minimum wage and want to find something better abroad.

Low participation in the Pan-Hellenic public sector strike

19 December 2012 / 19:12:26  
Half of the protesters in Athens were members of leftist parties and organisations. Communists protested against the policy of budget cuts, while staff was being fired in the party newspaper Rizospastis.

Toxic smog from burning firewood covered Athens

19 December 2012 / 17:12:06  
The average acceptable value of fine particles in the atmosphere is 50 micrograms per cubic metre. In the metropolitan district of Maroussi it reached 174 micrograms per cubic metre, in Halandri and suburban Aspropirgos it was 150 micrograms per cubic metre.