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Archive - Aug 2012

August 29th

The French get rid of their Greek banks

29 August 2012 / 15:08:33  
While Credit Agricole is playing with the nerves of the three major Greek banks in connection with the sale of Emporiki Bank, Societe Generale is about to reach an agreement with the fourth largest bank for the sale of Geniki.

live State of emergency on the Island of Rhodes and smaller fires throughout Greece

29 August 2012 / 13:08:35  
Fires in Greece continue, the largest outbreaks being on the islands of Rhodes, Hydra, Zakynthos, and Crete near Chania. A fire in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia has crossed the border and spread to Florina.

August 28th

Receipts or 25% income tax in 2013

28 August 2012 / 19:08:11  
The ultimate goal of the measure is to minimize the informal economy. Its turnover in Greece is around 20 billion euro and annually deprives the treasury from five to eight billion euro in uncollected taxes.

Blue Moon in ancient atmosphere

28 August 2012 / 14:08:28  
31 August this year is the date of the phenomenon known as Blue Moon - two full moons in a calendar month, which is coming to inspire a series of music, theatre and other forms of art in Greece.

August 27th

No free medicines in Greece from Saturday onwards

27 August 2012 / 19:08:34  
GRReporter contacted the vice president of the Union of Pharmacists in Athens Stelios Kalogeropoulos to explain the situation.

Salaries of diplomats and judges to be cut by 20 per cent

27 August 2012 / 15:08:20  
Ministers fought to the last moment to preserve the privileges of the employees included in the so-called special payroll tables.

24-year old Greek found guilty of the arson in northern Chios

27 August 2012 / 13:08:12  
The arrested has admitted that he caused fourteen fires - eleven of them this year and another three in 2011. The reason for his actions was that the fire department did not admit him in its ranks.