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8/15/2012: Business: Some projects benefit from fast-track licensing

FMost investment projects for which licensing applications have been submitted under the fast-track procedure much heralded by previous governments remain on paper, as uncertainties regarding the Greek economy and the lack of sources of finance are… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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8/15/2012: Business: Moves mulled to free markets

In line with recommendations by the country’s international creditors, known as the troika, the government is reported to be planning measures to abolish technical restrictions that are maintaining a high number of closedshop activities and keeping… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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8/15/2012: Front Page: Patra traffickers.

Authorities in Patra said yesterday that more than 10 traffickers and 30 immigrants who tried to board ferries sailing to Italy have been arrested over the last two weeks. Officials noted a rise in the number of migrants trying to travel with forged… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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8/15/2012: Front Page: Helios service held in Attica

A memorial service was held yesterday at Grammatiko, northeast of Athens, where a Helios Airways jet crashed seven years ago, leading to the loss of 121 lives. “Seven years is a long time to wait for the legal system to provide justice,” said Nikolas… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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8/15/2012: Front Page: Nursery places.

More than 50,000 children might not be able to attend nursery schools and kindergartens run by local authorities due to a lack of funds, the chief of the Confederation of Greek Municipalities (KEDE), Costas Askounis, warned the government yesterday…. Full News here – Kathimerini English

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8/15/2012: Front Page: Fewer ferry passengers and cars leaving Athens than usual

Fewer ferry sailings than usual have been scheduled for the normally busy period around August 15, a public holiday in Greece. A total of 117 ferries were due to leave Piraeus, Rafina and Lavrio, Athens’s three main ports, on August 13, 14, and 15…. Full News here – Kathimerini English

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8/15/2012: Front Page: Failure to rein in prices

The painful measures introduced at the demand of Greece’s lenders would no doubt be easier to tolerate if prices had adjusted to the new economic reality. However prices have not dropped to the extent they should have. Greece remains expensive for… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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8/15/2012: Front Page: Greece, Cyprus, Israel to talk gas

A meeting between officials of Greece, Cyprus and Israel is being lined up for September so the three countries can agree on transporting natural gas from the Southeastern Mediterranean to the European market. Cypriot Commerce Minister Neoclis… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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8/15/2012: Front Page: Four crucial months

ures demanded by our foreign lenders. The package sees 11.5 billion euros in cuts aimed at bringing the deficit under 3 percent by 2014, as well as at creating a primary surplus and at ensuring debt sustainability by 2020. To be sure, putting the above… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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8/15/2012: Front Page: Search for cuts intensifies

Several government officials were recalled from brief summer holidays yesterday as the coalition continues to look for ways to complete the 11.5-billion-euro savings package demanded by the troika while limiting the social impact as much as… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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8/15/2012: Front Page: NGOS irked by forest policy

Activists yesterday criticized a government decision to transfer the General Secretary of Forests from the Environment Ministry to the Ministry of Agricultural Development, saying the move would hit efforts to protect the environment. A statement… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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8/15/2012: Front Page: Migrants call for protection

Racially motivated attacks against immigrants have intensified in recent months, a prominent member of the local Pakistani community said yesterday, alleging that police have failed to respond effectively to protect the victims. Javied Aslam, who is… Full News here – Kathimerini English

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