Greece strikes, other potential disruptions & Bank Holidays

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Greece strikes, other potential disruptions & Bank Holidays

Postby paulh » Sat Feb 20, 2010 12:38 pm

Please keep this as factual as you can and if possible quote sources.
As long as the thread does not get too unwieldy we'll allow comment and opinion on the data in here but if it starts to get busy then comment and opinion will be deleted in favour of data so that information does not get hidden.

If you don't want your to have your comment possibly be deleted (after 3 or 4 days and purely for space/clarity reasons not because of the comment content) then please start a thread outside of this one.
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Postby Carolina » Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:27 am

This post is to be an up to date "summary calendar" of up to roughly the 2/3 weeks ahead with historical dates deleted as we move on. Posts below this give the detailed data and sources. Note that those posts below are new and may well be edited and added to as circumstances change or to keep them up to date.
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Winter Sales 8th January to 28th February

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M.... 12/02/2018
T.... 13/02/2018
W... 14/02/2018
T.... 15/02/2018
F.... 16/02/2018
S.... 17/02/2018 Carnival weekend
S.... 18/02/2018 Carnival weekend

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M.... 19/02/2018 Clean Monday - Bank Holiday
T.... 20/02/2018
W... 21/02/2018
T.... 22/02/2018
F.... 23/02/2018
S.... 24/02/2018
S.... 25/02/2018
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M.... 26/02/2018
T.... 27/02/2018
W... 28/02/2018 End of winter sales
T.... 01/03/2018
F.... 02/03/2018
S.... 03/03/2018
S.... 04/03/2018

I delete posts below which have gone past their action date and which are effectively dead news.
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Re: Greece strikes, other potential disruptions & Bank Holidays

Postby Carolina » Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:16 pm

Winter Sales start Monday 8th January 2018 and will run until 28th February 2018.

http://parakritika.gr/?p=30028

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Re: Greece strikes, other potential disruptions & Bank Holidays

Postby Clio » Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:24 pm

Possible traffic problems on the ethniki from Friday...

http://www.keeptalkinggreece.com/2018/0 ... austerity/

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Re: Greece strikes, other potential disruptions & Bank Holidays

Postby Carolina » Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:03 pm

Farmers will hold a meeting & demonstration outside Chania market square this Friday, 26th January from 12 noon.

Road closures on Crete may start next week.

http://www.haniotika-nea.gr/stous-dromo ... -ta-bloka/

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Re: Greece strikes, other potential disruptions & Bank Holidays

Postby Dinksy » Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:34 pm

I see the Crete farmers are having their annual strike/holiday at the Aptera junction again and causing an inconvenience to all those travelling from the east to Xania. Have been told that they are blocking the road for an hour a day and wonder if they have a set closure time or does it change daily. For those with appointments to keep it is a nuisance we could do without. What have they achieved over the years? Nothing at all except damaging the tarmac.
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Re: Greece strikes, other potential disruptions & Bank Holidays

Postby TweetTweet » Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:46 pm

How very inconvenient. What do to believe the farmer's blockades are about?

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Re: Greece strikes, other potential disruptions & Bank Holidays

Postby mouche » Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:59 pm

Top on the lists of farmers’ demands are: annual tax-free income of 12,000 euros, lowering the production cost with cheap fuel, power and water prices and lower social security contributions. They protest upcoming foreclosures of agricultural land for debts to the state and the social security funds, as they say. And they threaten that they will not move away until their demands are met.


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