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Archive - Aug 2013

August 20th

Greece complains about Albania to the European Commission

20 August 2013 / 18:08:58  
The occasion is a clash between Orthodox Albanian citizens of Greek descent and a private security firm; the Greek Foreign Ministry submitted a protest note to the Albanian Ambassador in Athens

Four Greeks on the roof of the world

20 August 2013 / 16:08:00  
Four Greek alpinists conquered the hard of access peaks of Indian Himalayas and fixed the Greek flag into the ground in places where no man has gone before

"I shot our daughter so that you could die of grief"

20 August 2013 / 09:08:55  
The 47-year-old man who shot his 17-year-old daughter in the head and then attempted to commit suicide wrote this in a letter to his ex-wife

August 19th

A 10,550 euro fine for each illegal worker

19 August 2013 / 18:08:01  
The Greek government will take a series of measures in order to eradicate the informal economy - this time against the widespread practice among companies to hire "black" labour market workers

Eight out of ten restaurants, "ate up" the reduction of VAT

19 August 2013 / 15:08:56  
The VAT rate in restaurants was reduced from 23% to 13%, but this did not automatically lead to a reduction of their prices

One more head of the Privatization Agency has resigned

19 August 2013 / 10:08:08  
Stelios Stavridis took office in March, 2013; his resignation is associated with the sale of 33% of the Greek State Lottery, which has just been finalised

August 18th

Greek olives, sea bass, pipes and razor blades gain markets in the USA

18 August 2013 / 17:08:42  
Greece holds a market share of 80% for imports of European sea bass, 72% for olives, as well as 29.2% for oil and gas pipes, according to a report from the commercial department of the Greek Embassy in the USA