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Athens News Agency: News in English, 12-01-11

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

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  • [01] Inflation up 2.4pct in December 2011
  • [02] Patriarchate on Abbot Ephraim's jailing

  • [01] Inflation up 2.4pct in December 2011

    AMNA--Greek inflation rose by 2.4 percent in December 2011, according to figures released on Wednesday by the independent Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).

    ELSTAT, in a report said that the Consumer Price Index (CPI) in December 2011 compared with December 2010, increased by 2.4%. In December 2010, the annual rate of change of the CPI was 5.2%.

    The CPI in December 2011 compared with November 2011 decreased by 0.1%. In December 2010, the monthly rate of change of the CPI was 0.4%.

    In the twelve-month period from January 2011 to December 2011 compared with the period from January 2010 to December 2010 the annual average rate of change of the CPI was 3.3%. The corresponding annual average rate of change of the CPI in the previous year (January 2010 to December 2010), was 4.7%.

    Also, the Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices (HICP) in December 2011 compared with December 2010, increased by 2.2%. In December 2010, the annual rate of change of the HICP was 5.2%.

    The HICP in December 2011 compared with November 2011, decreased by 0.2%. In December 2010, the monthly rate of change of the HICP was 0.5%.amna

    In the twelve-month period from January 2011 to December 2011 compared with the period from January 2010 to December 2010, the annual average rate of change of the HICP was 3.1%. The previous year, in the corresponding twelve - month period, the annual average rate of change of the HICP was 4.7%.

    [02] Patriarchate on Abbot Ephraim's jailing

    ISTANBUL (AMNA) - The Ecumenical Patriarchate termed as "intervention" by the Russian church in its affairs the statements and demarches made in favour of Vatopedi Monastery abbot Ephraim.

    An announcement issued at the Phanar after Tuesday's meeting of the Synod stresses that Mount Athos is "normal territory" of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. www.amna.gr

    "It is comprised indeed of Orthodox monks of various nationalities, this however in no way attributes to it a panorthodox character, allowing intervention of any kind in it by other Autocephalus Churches". The announcement was issued following the discussion of "the issue of the remanding in custody of Vatopedi Holy Monastery abbot Ephraim."


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