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Archive - Sep 2012

September 14th

Four killed and thirty injured in a tourist bus crash near Thessaloniki

14 September 2012 / 13:09:30  
The holidaymakers were from Russia and were travelling to the airport to return home when the bus skidded on the wet road surface and overturned.

French banks want to strengthen their position in the Greek market

13 September 2012 / 22:09:09  
Crédit Agricole is selling its stake in Emporiki Bank for corporate reasons, French Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici said during his visit to Athens. He urged Greece to comply strictly with its obligations to creditors.

The blue are in a state of commotion because of the new austerity measures

13 September 2012 / 21:09:17  
Enraged trade unionists booed ministers and deputies and warned them to ''be careful what you do''. Hours later, the trade unionist responsible for the private sector Nikos Kioutsoukis was disaffiliated with New Democracy.

September 13th

Unemployment reached 23.6 per cent, protests do not stop

13 September 2012 / 18:09:56  
General strike in Greece on 26 September, disabled and stockbreeders protested today.

Ignite Athens – innovators meet investors

13 September 2012 / 16:09:30  
Ignite Athens will enable 20 young innovators to present their ideas in 20 slides in five minutes to a wide audience of potential investors. "Be quick, clear and entertaining," the organizers said.

Athens rejected the proposals of the creditors

13 September 2012 / 12:09:10  
Prime Minister Antonis Samaras was sceptical about the requirement for massive cuts in the public sector anyway, socialist Evangelos Venizelos and the left Fotis Kouvelis threatened to impose a veto.

Economists expect the tranche in November

12 September 2012 / 21:09:46  
The financial aid is delayed. Greece is not ready with the measures of the fiscal programme. The mission of creditors will extend its stay in Athens until the budget cuts and structural reforms are specified.