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Archive - Jul 2012

July 18th

Northern Peloponnese and Corinth on fire

18 July 2012 / 13:07:41  

The firestorm in Zevgolatio, Corinth region, is continuing for the third day in a row. Strong winds and high temperatures make the firemen's work difficult. 87 firefighters, 38 fire-engines, 66 land cars, two aircrafts and a helicopter are fighting the unabated fire.

The secrets of the shipwreck off the islet of Antikythera

17 July 2012 / 21:07:56  
Marble and bronze statues, jewellery and clay pots, as well as the famous Antikythera Mechanism compose the rich exhibition in the National Archaeological Museum of Athens.

July 17th

Taxi drivers are worried that the tourist sector will threaten their livelihood

17 July 2012 / 19:07:20  
A new wave of concern is rising after the Trade Union of taxi drivers sent a warning letter to the government, that it is expecting the state administration not to liberalize their sector, otherwise they will take new strike actions.

First yellow card for the Greek ministers

17 July 2012 / 17:07:59  
Greece has to save 11.5 billion euro for 2013-2014 from the ministries' budget expenses. The public institutions’ leaders not only didn’t manage to present the expected levels of savings before Yiannis Stournaras, but some of them didn’t even have specific proposals as to where the cuts should come from.

A tubercular employee has worked in a central restaurant in Athens

17 July 2012 / 11:07:12  
9 more colleagues of his have been subjected to additional tests, after the positive result from the tuberculin sensitivity test.

July 16th

New prices in telecommunications are coming

16 July 2012 / 20:07:16  
The European Commission is ready to allow big telecommunication companies to raise the prices for access to their networks. The aim is leading companies in the sector in Europe to ensure more stable and higher financial flow, after they are ready to invest or have already invested in the most modern telecommunication infrastructures.

In the most difficult year for Greek tourism, the wardens decided one-sidedly to close the Acropolis because of the heat

16 July 2012 / 19:07:55  
Their trade-union organization decreed that this is the best for the personnel and the tourists. They, however, didn’t share the wardens' health concerns and said for GRReporter, that they want to decide for themselves when the Acropolis can be visited