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Archive - Jun 2012

June 27th

live Microsoft office in Athens has been attacked

27 June 2012 / 13:06:52  
The attackers parked a van loaded with inflammable materials at the entrance of the building and set fire to it. No one has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.

2012 will be the year of losses for Greek tourism

26 June 2012 / 21:06:33  
Tourism employees, who will go on strike tomorrow, will have to consider whether such actions would secure the future of their jobs,said chairman of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels George Tsakiris.

June 26th

The European aid to Cyprus will be 10 billion euro

26 June 2012 / 19:06:36  
Nicosia continues the talks about the intergovernmental loans from Russia and China. The negotiations for the money from Europe will be held by the Troika.

Euronews in Greek by the end of the year

26 June 2012 / 18:06:01  
Euronews managing director Michael Peters announced at a special press conference in Athens that by the end of the year, the television would run a new 24-hour news channel in Greek. "We will not translate news. We will rather generate our own reports from Greece with European significance," said Peters.

live New ministerial resignation in Samaras’ office

26 June 2012 / 17:06:32  
Deputy Minister of the Merchant Marine George Vernicos resigned from Antonis Samaras’ office after the political opposition SYRIZA’s revelations that Vernicos is a shareholder in an offshore company.

live Yiannis Stournaras is the new finance minister

26 June 2012 / 14:06:29  
Stournaras has a long academic career as a Professor at the Athens University of Economics and he was an economic adviser in the government of Kostas Simitis. From the outset of the crisis, he has declared his support for the liberalization of the Greek economy and for the reforms in public administration.

June 25th

Antonis Samaras has been discharged from hospital, he will work at home

25 June 2012 / 20:06:50  
Instead of him, President Carlos Papoulias will lead the Greek delegation to Brussels, as stipulated by the European Union protocol.