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Archive - 2011

December 22nd

Greeks are ready for change, but tired of government inefficiency

22 December 2011 / 01:12:29  
Greeks are seeking not only hope but also stability in what will happen ahead. Those governing the country should restore our personal and national dignity, which is now torn, argues the sociologist Dimitris Mavros in an interview with Anastasia Balezdrova.

December 21st

Parliament made public the assets of Greek politicians but did not announce how they got them

21 December 2011 / 21:12:34  
Eleven members have withdrawn deposits ranging from 100 to 400 thousand euro, without indicating where they are invested. The parliamentary control commission will investigate the possibility of their transferal to Swiss banks.

Greece without free medecines as of 1 January 2012

21 December 2011 / 20:12:19  
The funds owe pharmacists more than 400 million euro for medicines prescribed to patients, but not covered by health insurance funds in recent months.

The new orders index in industry in Greece collapsed by 15.8%

21 December 2011 / 18:12:30  
The main reason for the drop of this indicator is the collapse of domestic demand. Lack of liquid capital, high duties to the public sector and low turnovers have affected the production and trade in industrial goods is declining slowly and gradually. Another reason for the decrease in orders is lower export demand.

December 20th

Christmas tree with "a little milk for many children" shone in Athens

20 December 2011 / 21:12:13  
Thousands of Athenians responded to the call of the non-profit organization Medecins Du Monde and brought up a few cans of condensed milk to warm the needy children.

Economic development will come when politicians denationalize the economy, say industrialists

20 December 2011 / 19:12:30  
This is the clear opinion of the president of the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises Dimitris Daskalopoulos, who spoke at the forum "From crisis to economic and social development."

The recession in Greece will be at least 3 per cent in 2012

20 December 2011 / 17:12:54  
Investors show no interest in privatization in the country, the Troika pushes for the privatization of 28 large companies worth over 10 billion euro just in the next 12 months.