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Archive - 2012

December 6th

The tax increase brings discord in the government

05 December 2012 / 22:12:52  
Local media report that households with an annual income of up to 25 thousand euro will pay tax at a rate of 45%, which has caused violent clashes in the public domain. The information was incorrect and Finance Minister Yiannis Stournaris had to make a series of public statements to appease the spirits.

December 5th

1.3 billion euro will sink into the pockets of public workers instead of being poured into the economy

05 December 2012 / 21:12:34  
Seventy thousand public workers expect to receive their one-off retirement payments from the money of the aid tranche.

550 musicians in Athens for the Christmas and New Year holidays

05 December 2012 / 20:12:05  
Despite its low budget, the Athens municipality has prepared a series of cultural events for all ages and admission to the majority of them will be free for citizens this year.

Greece is the most corrupt country in Europe

05 December 2012 / 18:12:21  
The interests of some of the politicians and various guilds have not allowed far-reaching measures to be taken against corruption over the last few years, states the president of the Greek branch of "Transparency International," Costas Bakouris.

The consolidation has determined the healthy size of banks

05 December 2012 / 16:12:12  
After the mergers, the conglomerate between the National Bank of Greece and Eurobank will control 36% of the market, Alpha Bank - 29% and Piraeus -15% but the problem of their capitalization remains unsolved.

Passive smoking is the most common form of violence

04 December 2012 / 22:12:54  
Greeks are willing to accept price increases as a measure against the spread of smoking as long as the money is used for health care.

December 4th

Four thousand pharmacies are on the verge of bankruptcy

04 December 2012 / 21:12:44  
This is shown by the data of the specialized research carried out by the MARC agency and which was commissioned by the Pan-Hellenic Union of Pharmacists. 38% of respondents say they are likely to close their pharmacies soon.