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Archive - Feb 2013

February 27th

Over 20 thousand appointments in the public sector in 2012

27 February 2013 / 15:02:20  
The cuts in the public sector remain one of the hottest issues that the Greek government has to resolve but it does not have the will to deal with it yet. This is the conclusion after another meeting of Finance Minister Yiannis Stournaras with his counterpart from the Ministry of Administrative Reform Antonis Manitakis, who seems to be one of the biggest opponents to the cuts of public workers.

Farmers are removing the blockades

26 February 2013 / 22:02:51  
A day ago, the "red" trade unionist Vangelis Boutas said that the protests would intensify. Instead, they have decided to hold a protest procession in Athens on 5 March.

February 26th

Greek Exports Awards have been established

26 February 2013 / 21:02:28  
The awards will be given within the context of a business forum during which 400 meetings will be held between entrepreneurs from Greece and abroad, who will be able to negotiate real deals.

Only 2% of Greeks are aware of the European emergency number 112

26 February 2013 / 19:02:32  
One of the issues that have not been completely resolved so far is the languages in which the call centre operators respond. In Greece, they respond in Greek, English and French, and the plans of the civil defence service are to increase the number of languages used.

The Bank of Greece wants lower taxes and stable salaries

26 February 2013 / 17:02:54  
Tax cuts should be the ultimate goal of the programme for the economic recovery of the country as stated by the chairman of the Bank of Greece George Provopoulos.

Global forum doubts the fairness of the Greek court

26 February 2013 / 15:02:10  
According to the Global Dialogue Forum on Civil Aviation, it is unacceptable to use the criminalization of crashes or the investigation reports to seek personal guilt.

Bulgaria is an example of the instability that energy monopolies bring

25 February 2013 / 22:02:44  
40% of gas supplies to the European Union come from just one country - Russia. "Europe wants to strengthen its energy security by starting to obtain natural gas from Azerbaijan (Shah Deniz) at first and from Uzbekistan at a later stage".