Sunday, September 05, 2010

ΟΛΟΙ ΣΤΗ ΔΕΘ - Welcome to the Thessaloniki Interntional Trade Fair

The International Trade Fair held every September in Greece's second largest city, Thessaloniki is regarded as the opening of the political season after the usual pause for summer.

Every year the prime minister comes to city to lay out the government's plans for the coming winter. It is usually marked by massive protests astrade unions, political groups and activists gather for a show of strength.

This year's fair promises to be a volatile one as the massive job losses and wage cuts bite harder forcing millions into poverty as the country struggles with the worst economic downturn in 35 years.

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