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Archive - Nov 2013

November 19th

Shops in Thessaloniki will be open during the holidays of neighbouring countries

19 November 2013 / 18:11:06  
We suggest that this number should increase in compliance with the holidays in neighbouring countries in order for the people from Bulgaria, Albania, Macedonia and other countries to come and shop freely as stated by Mayor Yiannis Boutaris for GRReporter.

Athens University has remained closed for eleven weeks already

19 November 2013 / 12:11:09  
About 150 administrative employees are blocking the schools in order to continue their strike against the coming cuts. The rector's office firmly supports them and the tension due to the lost term is growing daily.

November 18th

The negotiations of the Greek government with the lenders continue

18 November 2013 / 19:11:47  
The meeting of Minister of Finance Yiannis Stournaras with the lenders’ representatives, namely Paul Thomsen of the International Monetary Fund, Klaus Masuch of the European Central Bank and Mathias Morse of the European Commission, went on for five hours today but no agreement was reached. The talks will continue in the coming days.

The state remains the best employer in Greece

18 November 2013 / 17:11:48  
The difference between the basic salaries of employees with primary and secondary education in the public and private sector is almost 30% and, in some cases, the salaries of civil servants are 58% higher.

If а kangaroo bites you in Athens or Adonis Georgiadis’ swordplay

18 November 2013 / 16:11:30  
"If it comes to cuts to doctors in the public health care system, please, do not perceive them as the work of the Troika. I do not want Thomsen to take away glory from me, the decisions are mine," said Georgiadis, horrifying those who are used to the idea that the Greeks in the public sector are a "sacred cow".

November 17th

The island of Ioannina as an unknown tale

17 November 2013 / 20:11:41  
One of the few inhabited lake islands in the world hosts a stone settlement and 7 monasteries in an area of less than 200 acres

Disciplinary councils provide immunity to officials violating the law

17 November 2013 / 17:11:07  
An inspection of the Ministry of Administrative Reform has discovered 55 cases of officials in the Ministry of Finance, charged with criminal offences, who are still in their jobs because of delays in the disciplinary proceedings