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Archive - Jul 2013

July 16th

Firefighters want stricter penalties for arsonists

16 July 2013 / 20:07:17  
According to their representative, the cause for and the perpetrators of a very large percentage of fires have not been established whereas, at the same time, 9 out of every 10 fires are caused by man.

Russia bans the import of meat and dairy products from Greece

16 July 2013 / 17:07:12  
The Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance in Russia has imposed, as of 15 July this year, temporary restrictions on the import of dairy and meat products manufactured in Greece.

live A 24-hour strike of the public sector paralyzes Greece

16 July 2013 / 12:07:53  
Four meetings against the expected cuts are currently being held in Athens. Thousands of people in the centre of Athens are chanting slogans against the policy of Antonis Samaras' government. (updated at 14.50)

SYRIZA has become a party but with a strong internal opposition

15 July 2013 / 23:07:53  
Alexis Tsipras was elected leader of the party with 74% of the votes. The difference between the left wing and New Democracy is below 1% in favour of the government.

Greece will want a third financial aid

15 July 2013 / 22:07:51  
From spring 2010 to summer 2013, Greece has received 208 billion euro from the support mechanism. In 2014, the country will have to obtain another 16.1 billion euro, 7.2 billion euro of which will come from the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) and 8.9 billion euro from the International Monetary Fund.

The protests are a contagion that cannot be stopped

15 July 2013 / 21:07:05  
I would not like to be in his place. He has supported the protests but the constitution limits his powers and he has no right to "deliver" a political alternative as stated by journalist Ivan Bedrov in an interview for GRReporter.

July 15th

Retailers rely on turnover from foreign tourists

15 July 2013 / 16:07:05  
The trade unions in the country have united against the decision of the Ministry of Economy and Development to allow shops with an area of up to 250 square metres to work 52 Sundays a year. They have even created a "Pact for the preservation of non-working Sundays".