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Archive - Mar 2012

March 20th

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.

March 19th

Strikes are blocking Greek ports again

19 March 2012 / 19:03:12  
The Pan-Hellenic Maritime Federation announced a 48-hour strike requiring re-enforcement of collective labour agreements, keeping the cabotage and wage increases. The government is adamant. Traders in the country do not support their actions either.

The centre of Athens can be saved

19 March 2012 / 17:03:18  
Cooperation between public authorities, private companies and organizations and volunteer actions of citizens are necessary, believe the members of the Economic and Social Council of Greece.

Football hooligans spoiled the derby between Olympiakos and Panathinaikos

19 March 2012 / 15:03:06  
Severe penalty for the "greens" after the massive destruction of the Olympic Stadium. Twenty-three fans will be brought to justice for the clashes they caused.

live Today is the auction for CDS insurances

19 March 2012 / 14:03:18  
CDS market triggering is unprecedented in the history of the euro area. It represents a major milestone for the European Central Bank, but financial experts are adamant that it will not cause havoc on capital markets.