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Archive - 2012

December 20th

Some 50% of working-age Greeks are seeking employment abroad

19 December 2012 / 22:12:27  
One third of those who would like to leave Greece say that the main reason for this is high unemployment. Some 26% say that the internal labour market does not offer development prospects in their desired field and 12% are paid the minimum wage and want to find something better abroad.

December 19th

Low participation in the Pan-Hellenic public sector strike

19 December 2012 / 19:12:26  
Half of the protesters in Athens were members of leftist parties and organisations. Communists protested against the policy of budget cuts, while staff was being fired in the party newspaper Rizospastis.

Toxic smog from burning firewood covered Athens

19 December 2012 / 17:12:06  
The average acceptable value of fine particles in the atmosphere is 50 micrograms per cubic metre. In the metropolitan district of Maroussi it reached 174 micrograms per cubic metre, in Halandri and suburban Aspropirgos it was 150 micrograms per cubic metre.

December 18th

Court without any knowledge of the aviation business decides the fate of Helios's employees

18 December 2012 / 21:12:55  
Chief pilot of the airline Janko Stoimenov's speech for the defence lasted more than three hours, since it was interrupted by many questions both from the court and the prosecutor

Merchants and consumers in dispute over receipts

18 December 2012 / 19:12:16  
The measure "we won't pay if we don't get a receipt" was introduced by a decree of the Ministry of Development in order to encourage consumers to demand receipts and thus limit tax evasion by traders.

Greeks to expect new measures in case of failure of the programme for fiscal consolidation

18 December 2012 / 17:12:35  
European experts reported minimal progress in privatisations, failures in collecting overdue taxes and delays in implementing adopted measures.

December 17th

A week of strikes before Christmas

17 December 2012 / 20:12:05  
Pharmacists, doctors in hospitals, municipal officials and employees of Postbank are on strike. On Wednesday, the public sector will go on a 24-hour strike.