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Daily Archives: September 24, 2012

Greek Air Traffic Controllers on Work Stoppage, Sept 26/2012

Greek Air Traffic Controllers Union (EEEKE) will join the general strike on September 26th 2012 with a work stoppage: from 10:00 a.m until 01:00 p.m Greek time. Although I did not find a releventa announcement on the official website of Greek Air-Traffic Controllers’ Association (GATCA) the work-stoppage news has been …

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Greece’s Parliament Speaker “Suspends” His Duties

Greece’s Parliament Speaker and MP from conservative Nea Dimocratia Evaggelos Meimarakis suspended his duties following a corruption and money laundering inquiry by authorities. According to reports Meimarakis suspends his duties as Parliament Speaker until the inquiry concludes. He does not resign from his position. Citing a press release issued by Meimarakis, news …

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One in Three Stores “Disappeared” from Downtown Athens

It is raining ‘padlocks’ in the centre of Athens with one out of three shops to have disappeared from the map. According to a survey conducted by the National Confederation of Greek Commerce (ESEE) factors like the economic downturn, the reduction of purchasing power, the high rents as well as the explosion …

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Athens: Public Transport Work-Stoppages on General-Strike Day, Sept 26/2012

Workers at Athens public transport will launch work stoppages during the general strike on September 26th 2012, in order to facilitate strikers to join the protest rallies in downtown Athens. Blue Buses, Trolley, Metro and Urban train (HSAP/ISAP) will operate only between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. Tram will operate from …

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Greek Police Arrests Man, 27, for Blaspheming a Monk on Facebook

Greek police arrested a 27-year-old Greek on charges of “malicious blasphemy and insutlting of religion” through Facebook. The arrest came “after thousands of e-complains from residents of different countries of the world”, so the police press release. The 27-year-old had created a page on Facebook named “Geron Pastitsios” (Elder Pastitsios), an …

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