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Archive - Mar 20, 2012

The licences of three cooperative banks in Greece have been revoked

20 March 2012 / 23:03:25  
The supervisors insist that revoking the licences of the three financial institutions will not affect depositors and they will not lose their deposits.

Port workers' strike has been cancelled

20 March 2012 / 22:03:09  
Removing the cabotage opposed by them could bring five million tourists a year to Greece, according to the tourism industry.

Greeks have been spending less on health care after the crisis

20 March 2012 / 20:03:07  
Total expenditure of households on health care was calculated at 7.4% of the total budget before the crisis. Now there is a decrease in this type of expenditure by individuals and they do not spend more than 6% on health per month. These are the data presented by John Yfantopoulos, Professor of Economics of Health and Social Politics at the University of Athens.

More than 36,000 "unhealthy" recipients of social benefits cost the state 2.5 billion euro

20 March 2012 / 19:03:20  
The census of legitimate recipients has revealed the biggest fraud with social benefits. According to the Ministry, after the second round of checking, the number of people who are actually entitled to benefits will drop by half.

New documents shed light on the battle for the sculptures of the Parthenon

20 March 2012 / 14:03:08  
Twenty-one facsimiles of the correspondence between the ministers in the first Greek government prove that since its establishment the Greek state has laid its claims for the return of the works of art taken away by Lord Elgin.