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Daily Archives: September 17, 2012

Athens: Metro, Tram, Urban Train-ISAP on 24h Strike, Sept 20/2012

Workers at Athens Metro, Tram and Urban Train (ISAP/HSAP) will launch a 24-hour strike on September 20th 2012.  However they leave the possibility open for a change in the date, should their colleagues in blue buses and trolleys decide to launch similar actions. With the strike, workers in Athens public transport …

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Kos Residents Launch Petition as Ryanair Halts Flights to Kos & Rhodes

Low-cost carrier Ryanair has scheduled to cancel to Kos and to Rhodes due to a dispute with the local authorities apparently over a promotion agreement. Ryanair’s flight cancellation is due before the end of the tourism season which ends in November for these two islands of the Dodecanese. Ryanair decided to halt 82 flights per week …

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Civic Movement “No Middlemen” Starts Again – Anger with Potato Prices

With additional agricultural products such a pulses, fruits, flour and vegetables, the civic initiative “Movement Without Middlemen ‘, starts its activities for the upcoming winter. started its activities last year. During a nationwide conference in Katerini, North Greece, the members of the Movement decided to create an online platform when producers can …

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Why Can’t Greece Obtain Tax-Cheat CDs with Data from Swiss Banks?

“Because these CDs have been classified as products of industrial espionage by the Swiss banks.” This is what Deputy Finance Minister Giorgos Mavraganis replied to a question posed by members of main opposition party, left-wing SYRIZA. “For the acquisition of such CDs there have been also issued arrest warrants,” Mavraganis …

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Troika-Samaras Increase Retirement Age from 65 to 67 & Add 5 More years to Secure Minimum Pension

Thousands of Greeks -preferentially those working in the private sector – will be obliged to work for up to two years in order to go to retirement. At the same time, working years to secure the minimum pension will be increased from 15 to 20. This seems to be the …

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