Four-hour work stoppage called on tram on Wednesday

The Attica Tram Electricians Association on Tuesday announced a four-hour work stoppage from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday "since it does not see any substantial solution to the problems."

In a statement, the association bemoaned a series of shortcomings, including the operation of the tram telematics system, which has remained "problematic" for the last 22 months.

Smartphones gaining ground in Greece

Greeks spent over 4.6 billion hours scrolling on their smartphones last year, according to a survey by cellphone data analysis company App Annie.

That amount, which reveals just how much smartphones have become a part of everyday life, is actually estimated to be even bigger as the figures by the US company do not include the data used by the iOS appliances - i.e. iPhones.

Cash machines to be out of order for upgrades early on Tuesday

Ljubljana – Bank card users will not be able to use ATMs in the early morning hours on Tuesday, 12 January, due to communication infrastructure upgrades.

Bankart company said it will be performing works on communication infrastructure, which means that a majority of cash machines all across the country will be out of order for 30 minutes.

Gorenje launching TV sets production, expanding workforce

Velenje – Gorenje, the Chinese-owned household appliances maker, is launching production of TV sets in Velenje this week. More than 350 workers are already working at the Hisense Europe Electronic factory, and their number is to increase to 520 by the end of the month. As of next week, around 800 TV sets are to be produced a day.