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Archive - Sep 2011

September 21st

The Troika agreed to return to Athens, but the sixth tranche is not yet approved

21 September 2011 / 12:09:09  
Cuts, reduced pensions, even higher excise duties are awaiting the Greeks from this winter. These are some of the measures the Greek Ministry of Finance agreed with the supervisory Troika of the International Monetary Fund, the European Central Bank and the European Commission during the second videoconference this week.

The supervisory Troika is not strict enough with Greece

20 September 2011 / 21:09:10  
This is the opinion of Krasimir Angarski - the economist who knows the problems of economic reforms at first hand, as he was responsible for the introduction of the currency board in Bulgaria. In an interview with Victoria Mindova, he analyzes the situation in Greece and made parallel with the Bulgarian experience in the process of economic recovery.

September 20th

GRReporter readers prefer Spiros Latsis - Prime Minister

20 September 2011 / 19:09:16  
The results of GRReporter poll proved the wide-spread belief that only a technocrat who knows the rules of the market could offer real and applicable solutions to the crisis in Greece.

Mass strikes by the end of September

20 September 2011 / 18:09:58  
The austerity economic measures and the threat of dismissals in the public sector have opened the season of strikes in Greece. Daily protests will be held by the end of the week and on Thursday, Athens will remain without public transport.

The videoconference with the Troika turned into a marathon

20 September 2011 / 13:09:26  
The Troika made it clear that Europe and the International Monetary Fund will do anything to keep Greece in the euro zone, but the government should trigger the hard reforms immediately. The negotiations continue tonight.

The most important piece of jewellery for a woman is earrings, because they can totally change her appearance

19 September 2011 / 23:09:25  
"Yellow gold is eternal and can be worn regardless of fashion trends dominating during certain periods," says the renowned jeweler George Maramenos in an interview with Anastasia Balezdrova.

September 19th

The British investment fund Silchester increased its stake in the Greek national electricity company

19 September 2011 / 20:09:57  
Stephen Butt is the man behind the fund. He is the second largest shareholder in the Greek public company after the state.