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EU fines TV, computer screen cartel with €1.47 Billion

Philips, LG Electronics, Samsung SDI and three other firms were fined a record €1.47 billion by EU antitrust regulators on Wednesday (5 December) for fixing prices of TV and monitor cathode-ray tubes for nearly a decade. The European Commission slapped the biggest penalty, of €313.4 million, on Dutch-based Philips. LG …

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Larissa: Local Community opposes Nativity Crib with Living Animals

Local community and animal welfare organisations in Larissa strongly oppose the use of living animals in the Nativity crib set at the Christams village of Neapolis, near Larissa in Central Greece. In a complaint sent to news portal Zougla.gr, the frustrated animal lovers said that the use of one pony,  …

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Canada concerned about Golden Dawn Branch in Montreal

Controversial extreme right-wing Golden Dawn (Chrysi Avgi) recently opened a branch in Montreal. Reason enough for Canadian CBC broadcast to have an interview with the local deputy leader, who defended the party’s policies that are considered as ‘racist’ by the majority of Greeks and the international community. The members of Montreal branch …

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Athens – Vyronas: Quality products directly from Farmers at competitive prices, Dec 9/2012

 Municipality of Vyronas, suburb of Athens, organizes the ‘Producers’ Village, where farmers directly sell their products to consumers at competitive prices as no intermediaries are involved. 19 producers’ associations from all over Greece will sell more than 90 products like olive oil, olives, dairy (yogurt, butter, cheese), legumes (lentils, chickpeas etc), …

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Greece leads in TI Corruption Index 2012 among EU countries

Corrupt officials, venal politicians: Transparency International has been studied in more than 170 countries, the corruption in the public sector. Alarming is the situation in Greece, as the debt-ridden country leads in corruption among European Union countries. Greece occupies place 94 and share the same score (36 points) with Benin, Colombia, …

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