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Teachers on strike


Greek teacher's umbrella union OLME, has announced rolling five-day strikes, after an extremely long session of their assembly. Of the 85 local representations, 72 voted in favor, of the strikes. The union reps stated that they would re-examine their position after every five day strike.
Meanwhile OLME has issued a call, through the media for parents to support their "struggle for public schools that will cater for all students and all teachers."
Certain tertiary and vocational education institutions, across the country have also decided to go on strike, mostly for reasons of employee side transfers in the state sector .
Recently, Education Minister Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos refuted all rumors that the government would resort to a "mobilization" of teachers.

Samaras' intervention on the issue of auctioning

"It's a very important issue. It cannot be discussed at present," Samaras said

In a statement that represents a clear departure from the political opinion of those government officials who want the immediate deregulation of real estate auctions, Greek premier Antonis Samaras interfered in this major issue for thousands of Greeks. "It's a very important issue, I want to deal with it personally and in depth. It cannot be discussed at present," Samaras said during today's meeting at the Maximos Mansion.

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Der Standard: Tourism in Greece is "blooming"

It generates high revenue, the Austrian newspaper says

It is the only developmental driving force for the Greek economy

"Tourism in Greece is blooming," is the title of today's article in the Austrian newspaper «Der Standard», where the subtitle says that at the moment tourism is the only developmental driving force for the Greek economy.

"The thriving tourism in Greece, the euro country facing a crisis, generates high revenues and is the only developmental driving force for the Greek economy that is on the 6th consecutive year of recession," the article reads at the start.

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