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Archive - 2011

December 29th

Political pressure has made two economic prosecutors in Greece resign

29 December 2011 / 15:12:37  
The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Evangelos Venizelos and his colleague, the Minister of Justice Miltiadis Papaioannou, have proved to be surprised and even astonished by the decision of Grigoris Peponis and Spiros Mouzakitis. Their claims were identified as ungrounded and exaggerated.

December 28th

Magnificent wedding costumes, mummers costumes and sheer lace from the islands at the Museum of History of Greek Costume

28 December 2011 / 21:12:07  
The exhibition includes costumes used in performances by the Lyceum of Greek Women and porcelain dolls in authentic costumes, donated by Queen Olga in 1914.

Abbot Ephraim has been sent to prison

28 December 2011 / 14:12:12  
The Holy township of Mount Athos appeals for the order for his arrest to be cancelled. The Greek Union of Prosecutors determines Russia's criticism as an unprecedented intervention in the work of the Greek justice.

December 27th

Greek parties agreed on elections before Easter

27 December 2011 / 21:12:14  
Three of the main contenders for the leadership in PASOK pressed George Papandreou to trigger the process of choosing a new president. New Democracy said that the mandate of the cabinet will be extended for another 2-3 weeks.

The abbot of Vatopedi travels to Athens to surrender to the prosecutor

27 December 2011 / 18:12:30  
Doctors and monks have assessed that Ephraim is well enough to be able to face the prosecutor.

Protest note of Greece against Turkey over the statements of former Prime Minister Mesut Yilmaz

27 December 2011 / 17:12:27  
Political games in Turkey revealed that its secret agents had set fire to forest areas in Greece.

December 26th

The Russian church protests against the arrest of Ephraim

26 December 2011 / 17:12:15  
Sudden health problems discomfit the arrest of the Abbot of the Vatopedi monastery, doctors reported that his condition has improved slightly