Location of affected unit(s)
Information / Communication
Publishing Of Information; Production And Programming Of Audiovisual
Publishing Activities
58.13 - Publishing of newspapers

300 - 450 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
22 June 2009
Employment effect (start)
22 June 2009
Foreseen end date
28 June 2009


Greek daily newspapers "Eleftheros Typos" and "City Radio 99,5" are shutting down, with 300 to 450 people loosing their jobs.

The stakeholders voted unanimously on 19th June 2009 to cease the operations of Eleftheros Typos and City Radio 99,5 due to continued losses and poor industry outlook. The announcement stated also that a substantial funding had been invested in both companies but the fact that they were always in the red plus the news "model" that prevails in Greece led to this decision. For Theodoros and Gianna Aggelopoulou, that bought the newspaper 3 years ago, it also marked their exit from the media business.  Various Greek news sources reported that between 300-450 journalists and administrative support staff are loosing their jobs.

The Journalists's Union of Athens Daily Newspapers called a 24-hour strike of print, digital and broadcast media starting Monday 22 June at 17.00 hrs to protest against the closure of ET and City Radio and to raise the issues of transparency, redundancy and unpaid workers in the media industry.

Eleftheros Typos was founded in 1983 by Aris and Lilian Boudouris.



Eurofound (2009), IDRYMA TYPOU, Closure in Greece, factsheet number 69121, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/69121.