Russian Patriarch Asks Greek President to Release Abbot Efraim

Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill asked from the Greek President Karolos Papoulias to intervene and release Archimandrite Ephraim, superior of the Mount...

5 Reasons Why 2012 Won’t Be Anything Like 2011

UBS analysts have published their latest report on the course of the global economy, pointing out the 5 main reasons why 2012 will be...

Greek Court Declares Tax Officials Strike Illegal

An Athens court declared the tax officials strike on December 29 illegal. Consequently, tax offices will open up on Friday, December 30. This means...

Finance Ministry Targets €2.3B Primary Surplus

Primary surplus of 1.1% of GDP, around €2.3 billion, and significant reduction in budget deficit are the two main objectives of the 2012 budget. This...

Rise In Public Power Corp Rates For 2012

Greece΄s government Thursday announced plans to raise regulated electricity tariffs by up to 9.2% next year in an effort to shore up the country΄s...

Tax Officials Stage 48-Hour Strike

Greek tax officials began a 48-hour walkout Thursday to protest wage cuts and other reform measures, even as Greece struggles to meet revenue targets...

Captain Christantonis Konstantinos Returns to Greece

Captain Christantonis Konstantinos, who lived aboard his empty ship in Malaga harbour since December last year, has returned to Greece. When his ship, the Arhon...

American Jewish Committee to Provide Financial Assistance to Holocaust Greek Survivors

The American Jewish Committee is providing emergency financial aid to help Holocaust survivors in Thessaloniki, Greece pay for medical care and every day expenses. The...

Papandreou Commits to Reconvening Political Council on January 4th

Despite some calls for a meeting of PASOK’s national council to be called so the process of electing a new leader could begin, Papandreou...

Abbot Efraim Enjoys Full Support from Moscow

Moscow sees political interests behind the judicial decision of arresting and keeping in detention Abbot Efraim of Vatopedi. Just a few minutes after the news...

Greeks Require Compensation for 1990s Turkish Fires

Greece requested clarifications from Turkey on Monday, Dec. 26, regarding former Turkish Prime Minister Mesut Yilmaz’s statements over a “Turkish link” to devastating forest...

Civil Servants Have Their January Salary Slashed

The new salary system for Greek civil servants went into effect on Tuesday, with thousands of public sector workers getting a considerably reduced salary...

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