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Archive - Aug 2012

August 24th

The public sector hampers the efforts to reform, GRReporter readers believe

24 August 2012 / 21:08:55  
Readers of GRReporter believe that the next wave of austerity will cause new and violent social protests.

August 24th

Mayors are willing to finance kindergartens with European Union money

24 August 2012 / 18:08:58  
Applications for day kindergartens and nurseries from 83 thousand families are waiting for approval. Only 40 thousand of them may be approved. This means that 53 thousand children may remain outside kindergartens and nurseries.

live Merkel wants actions from Greece, not promises

24 August 2012 / 15:08:56  
Merkel thus gave so far a red card the idea of extending the time for the fulfilment of the obligations Greece has taken in relation with the fiscal consolidation and the structural reforms.

August 23rd

PAME is preparing to fight the privatization of Hellenic Post

23 August 2012 / 18:08:16  
One of the "golden geese" of the government of Antonis Samaras that can bring good revenue to the state treasury is the company Hellenic Post (ELTA). The state owns 90% of the company that holds the monopoly in the field of postal services.

Albanian died after a shooting in Saint Panteleimon

23 August 2012 / 16:08:39  
Meanwhile, the action to capture illegal immigrants "Xenius Zeus" continues today, provoking civil conflicts in the region of Corinth, northeast of the Peloponnese. Policemen fought with representatives of Golden Dawn and citizens of the area.

Ethan Hawke is shooting a film in the Peloponnese, Spielberg and Paris Hilton are on yachts sailing in the Ionian Sea

22 August 2012 / 21:08:56  
Filming the final part of the trilogy that started with the movie "Before Sunrise" has begun in the area of Messinia. Steven Spielberg has enjoyed the sunset in Santorini this year too.

August 22nd

Police are always effective when they have political and public support

22 August 2012 / 20:08:38  
High crime rate is due not to the crisis, but to the unstable political and social situation, said the crime experts and member of the Democratic Left Yiannis Panousis.