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Archive - Aug 2011

August 4th

Successful start of the economic police, boom of detected crimes in July

04 August 2011 / 19:08:56  
Only within 30 hours after opening the telephone line of the economic department of the Greek police 116, citizens made complaints about fraud, most of them for not providing receipts.

Civil servants start protests against cuts in public sector

04 August 2011 / 18:08:53  
They disagree with mergers and closures of state enterprises. A week ago the government announced and already submitted a proposal for vote in parliament.

Two Bulgarians killed in a severe car crash in Corfu

04 August 2011 / 12:08:02  
Third compatriot of theirs is in serious condition after a car with Bulgarian license plates crashed head-on with a Greek tourist bus.

Water jets and colored bullets for the protesting Greeks starting with September

04 August 2011 / 07:08:15  
Cameras on patrol cars and motorcycles will start going around major cities in Greece after the adoption of the new law to control the protests.

Strike of the taxi owners continues, however taxis on the islands serve customers without a problem

03 August 2011 / 21:08:40  
Today they decided to continue the strike until Saturday although the taxi drivers from the province are ready to discontinue the protestactions.

August 3rd

August full moon, but not on the Acropolis

03 August 2011 / 19:08:52  
Fifteen years ago the Greek Ministry of Culture and Tourism fulfilled the secret dream of many Greeks to walk around the archaeological sites under the moonlight. Gradually, the event attracted the interest of hundreds of foreign tourists, many of whom come to Athens particularly to enjoy the August moon on the hill of the Acropolis or some of the other archaeological sites in the country. But not this year.

Environmentalists warn that the fish decreases. Fishermen do not agree

03 August 2011 / 17:08:05  
Between 65% and 70% of fish shoals, intended for the market is fished above the determined rates claims a report of the Institute for Protection of the Sea "Arhipelagos". TPanhellenic Union of owners of medium-sized fishing vessels doubt the authenticity of the information.