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Archive - Aug 2012

August 31st

George Papandreou is a paid speaker along with Bill Clinton and Al Gore

31 August 2012 / 17:08:44  
His profile contains some of the main topics on which Papandreou can offer the world his viewpoints. One of his lectures is entitled "Europe’s Future: How a United Europe Can Play a Leading Role in the 21st Century".

Athens gives priority to eco cars

31 August 2012 / 14:08:48  
In addition to the known rules, the Ministry of Environment has decided that it will allow cars and trucks up to 2.2 tonnes in the city centre without restrictions if their engines meet the Euro5 standard or higher and emit less than 140g/km carbon dioxide.

August 30th

Uniformed insist on meeting with the Troika

30 August 2012 / 20:08:35  
Policemen, fire-fighters and coast guards in Greece oppose the new cuts of their departments’ funds and the reduction of wages provided in the new package of fiscal consolidation.

Sirtaki dance in Volos for the Guinness World Records

30 August 2012 / 17:08:51  
According to the organizers, over 4,000 people from all over Greece will join it. There are enthusiasts from Volos, Larisa, Athens, Thessaloniki, Trikala and even from the islands of the country.

live Post Bank’s shares tumbled after Stournaras’ statement

30 August 2012 / 14:08:33  
The bank suspended trading in its shares on the Athens Stock Exchange after a statement by the Greek Minister of Finance before the parliament that its future was unsustainable, its employees announced a 24-hour strike today

August 29th

Government seeks to protect social funds from a second haircut

29 August 2012 / 19:08:41  
This has become clear after the meeting of social partners with Minister of Labour and Social Security Yiannis Vroutsis. While the negotiations between the trade unions, the government and the employers were running, city council and municipal workers gathered to protest against the cuts in the budgets of local government organizations.

Spyros Louis Cup is displayed at the Acropolis Museum

29 August 2012 / 18:08:31  
Stavros Niarchos Foundation has bought the trophy of the first Olympic marathon race winner at an auction at Christie's. The Cup will be staying at the Acropolis Museum for one year and will then tour various Greek cities, until it takes its permanent place in the future cultural centre of the Foundation.