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Archive - Jan 2013

January 30th

Live chain of farmers blocked the road between Athens and Thessaloniki

29 January 2013 / 23:01:27  
The action was a sign of protest against the cuts in farm subsidies and the increase in the excise duty on fuel for agricultural purposes.

Salaries of priests at the centre of political confrontation

29 January 2013 / 22:01:14  
The proposal of a SYRIZA deputy to introduce a special tax on Christians to pay the salaries of the clergy has provoked sharp political controversy and fierce debate in society.

January 29th

Trains to stop on Thursday and Friday

29 January 2013 / 20:01:06  
More than four thousand bus drivers gathered in the "Peace and Friendship" gym hall to find a common position on whether to continue the five-day strike, which they had announced late last week or whether to stop it and to regroup.

Disaffiliated members from Independent Greeks have founded the "Greeks’ Initiative" movement

29 January 2013 / 18:01:11  
Its founders define it as a forum for the exchange of ideas and do not hide their ambitions to develop it into a party. According to them, the ideological framework of the new political think tank will range between the patriotic and the people’s right wing.

The lawsuit for the purposeful Greek default has raised new questions

29 January 2013 / 15:01:03  
The former Prime Minister's brother Andrikos Papandreou failed to rebut the arguments of Panos Kamenos that he had been involved in the boards of investment funds, which had heavily staked on the bankruptcy of Greece.

January 28th

New Democracy strengthens its leading position, the decline of SYRIZA continues

28 January 2013 / 21:01:09  
Four new polls rank the ruling party first. Antonis Samaras also leads in the "most suitable for prime minister" category.

One of the most profitable Greek companies is for sale

28 January 2013 / 18:01:04  
Odysseas Kyriakopoulos' mining giant S & B is looking for a strategic investor and is negotiating with the Rhône Capital private equity firm.