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Archive - Mar 2012

March 24th

Travesty of liberalization of taxis in Greece

23 March 2012 / 22:03:16  
Like many other recent attempts by Greek governments, a compromise has been reached but ineffective again. Greek parliament is expected to vote a law that does not repeal the restrictive criteria for issuing a taxi licence, but only changes them.

March 23rd

Illegal immigrants to be sent near Kozani within a month

23 March 2012 / 18:03:01  
"We will not allow such a thing, this is an election trick," said the Mayor of the northern Greek municipality. The residents of Neapoli and Kozani, supported by regional authorities, will oppose the project.

Greek police on the alert for the national holiday parade

23 March 2012 / 16:03:27  
For fears of attacks on politicians, Athens and major cities in Greece will become impenetrable fortresses. Police officers have been ordered to use batons and tear gas in case of need as well as to make preventive arrests.

The campaign of improving the image of Greece should have begun long ago

22 March 2012 / 22:03:35  
UK and Germany comprise 25% of the Greek tourist market and we can not afford to lose them, says the president of the Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourism Agencies.

March 22nd

Banks have tightened the belt and are significantly reducing costs now

22 March 2012 / 20:03:27  
In less than four years, over two hundred bank branches have closed in Greece and about four thousand employees have been dismissed, according to data for the period 2008-2011. The cut in bank branches came naturally with the deepening crisis and recession.

New polls report on a coalition government and a far right that is gaining power

22 March 2012 / 18:03:57  
Half of the deputies disaffiliated with PASOK and New Democracy have joined other parties. A surprisingly large percentage of approval was received by the new Independent Greeks party. The extreme right-wing Golden Dawn is gaining power.

New website to help the unemployed in Greece

22 March 2012 / 17:03:04  
Rising unemployment has forced institutions to work together; for many years, chaos has been preventing the programmes from stimulating employment.