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Archive - Jan 2012

January 5th

Papandreou accused a publisher of exercising media pressure

05 January 2012 / 16:01:24  
The former Prime Minister said that his office was the victim of a war on the part of the media, which according to him was related to the refusal to grant a loan by the National Bank of Greece. He denied having exerted pressure on the decision of the bank. Publisher Stavros Psiharis claims there was political interference. And the bank is silent.

Greek traders are strongly opposed to the Italian model for liberalization of opening hours

04 January 2012 / 23:01:10  
Turnover of stores in Greece around Christmas declined by 30 percent. From the 13 million Euros turnover in December of 2010 stores this year reached only nine million Euros.

January 4th

Bank for the poor is being established in Greece

04 January 2012 / 20:01:58  
The results from the study of the Greek Statistical Service on income and living conditions in the country in 2010 are alarming.

live George Papandreou refused the PASOK leadership as well

04 January 2012 / 19:01:44  
But not immediately, but once the next parliamentary elections take place. The Socialists will appear on those elections with another Prime Minister candidate. "An action with many question marks," this is how political observers comment on the statements done by Papandreou, who spoke on the meeting in front of the party's political council.

Corruption rips Greek tax offices

04 January 2012 / 17:01:56  
The Greek Administrative Court established a new case of corruption in the capital tax office, which has deprived the country of hundreds of thousands of Euros.

Changes in Alpha TV are symptomatic for the Greek TV market

04 January 2012 / 14:01:33  
German media group RTL will withdraw from the Greek market by mid 2012. Expectations are that it will sell its majority stake in Alpha TV to its former owner Dimitris Kondominas, who in turn will make a turn towards more journalism programmes.

January 3rd

The strike of the workers in the Hellenic Steel Company has been going on for 65 days already

03 January 2012 / 18:01:47  
The third meeteng between the strikers in the "Hellenic Steel Company" SA, its management and the representatives of the Ministry of Labour turned out fruitless. The management wants to reduce wages, workers refuse to agree.