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Archive - 2008

November 18th

The anniversary of the Polytechnic Unversity was celebrated with "Molotov" cocktails and tear-gas

18 November 2008 / 14:11:28  
The big procession in front of the American embassy finished with 11 arrests. In Thessaloniki, there were two injured students from the confrontation with the police.

Salsa festival and lessons with a hundred dancers from all over the world

18 November 2008 / 13:11:33  

The first Salsa festival in Athens will take place between November 28-30th on the Tae-kwon-do field. The festival will include a competition with a $10 000 prize.

Luc Dardenne won the Gold Alexander prize

18 November 2008 / 09:11:46  
Luc Dardenne won the Gold Alexander prize at the 49th Film Festival in Thessaloniki. The applause though, was taken by Diablo Cody - the screenwriter Oscar winner of original screenplay for her film "Juno"

Greece pays billions for military equipment, when the world is taken over by a financial crisis

18 November 2008 / 08:11:39  
Managing the budget for military equipment becomes of importance on the financial crisis background. It has been decided that almost three billion Euros will be spent for delivering six new frigates and another six for delivering military planes.

Plan for supporting the Greek banks was asked for from the EU

17 November 2008 / 23:11:57  
The EU insisted on the Greek plan for bank support to be revised and not to oblige banks to use all three parts. At the same time, Alpha Bank said that they are ready to apply all measures, which expected from the government plan.

November 17th

November 17 - in honor of the killed students

17 November 2008 / 09:11:20  
"I remember when the tank broke into the department's building. And the screams. And how people came to help the students. And the many killed. And the chasing, I remember everything..." says the 40-year-old woman holding her little girl's hand when laying a flower in front of the engineering school in Athens.

November 16th

Obama and Medvedev invited for a meeting by Karamanlis

16 November 2008 / 16:11:13  
Greek diplomacy is working hard on the organization of a top meeting between the OSCE countries this spring in Athens. The meeting will give grounds for a direct meeting between USA and Russia presidents Barack Obama and Dmitri Medvedev.