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Archive - Jan 2012

The miserable ones of Athens

31 January 2012 / 22:01:59  
Hundreds of homeless people are living on the streets and refuse to sleep in the municipal buildings open for the cold nights for fear that someone else will take their place. The problem is particularly noticeable in the centre because of the dozens of drug addicted foreigners, who are interested only in obtaining the next, sometimes lethal, dose.

January 31st

Greek fashion guru Lakis Gavalas taken to prison

31 January 2012 / 18:01:26  
The eccentric businessman was arrested twice in a day and was sentenced for non-payment of VAT for 2011. When he was shown his cell, he turned to the guards and asked them, "Do you bring breakfast to the room?"

Road accidents have dropped due to the crisis

31 January 2012 / 16:01:08  
Most accidents occur on Saturday and not on highways but in cities, the main causes are failure to comply with traffic signs, failure to yield the right of way, high speed, driver distraction and use of alcohol.

Top managers are pessimistic about the future of Greece

31 January 2012 / 15:01:59  
93% do not believe that the government is able to cope with the economic crisis, the lack of fresh money on the market and excessive taxes are the biggest problems that managers must deal with.

January 30th

PSI postpones travel bookings

30 January 2012 / 20:01:15  
Employees in the tourism industry associate the developments in the economy with bookings. Economic instability in Greece does not allow them to make any forecasts about the state of tourism in 2012.

The merger of Alpha Bank and Eurobank EFG is postponed

30 January 2012 / 17:01:09  
The two major Greek private banks will not merge before the end of the PSI procedure, the first bank announced. There are no grounds for delaying the negotiations, said the second one.

Dark roads of fuels mafia on the Balkans

30 January 2012 / 16:01:33  
According to unofficial data, the Greek state is losing billions of euro in fuel smuggling. According to senior government officials, there is a system in the Ministry of Finance opposing any attempt to address fuel smuggling.