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Saturday - 17th February, 2018
Volunteers help refugees dress up for Carnival at Moria
With the help of volunteers, dozens of child refugees and single mothers dressed up to celebrate the...
Friday - 16th February, 2018
Equal distances, false equivalences
In Greece we have learned the consequences of the United States’ decades-long policy of keeping eq...
Thursday - 15th February, 2018
The latest Imia crisis simply serves as confirmation of Ankara’s longstanding strategy as an expre...
Wednesday - 14th February, 2018
More sale points now carry transport tickets
Transport authorities in Athens are stepping up their efforts to broaden the use of electronic trave...
Tuesday - 13th February, 2018
Greece as a point of reference
Despite all that has been said and written about the Novartis affair in Greece, it is all still at t...
Monday - 12th February, 2018
Political tsunami looms
The Novartis case, the negotiations with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and the Greek bai...
Saturday - 10th February, 2018
Political toxicity, and the antidote
If one could channel all the psychological strain, the tension and the passion generated by the Nova...
Friday - 9th February, 2018
Gov’t taxed by Novartis affair
A prosecutors’ report alleging that Swiss drugs manufacturer Novartis bribed Greek government offi...
Thursday - 8th February, 2018
Concerns over conditions at migrant camps
Concerns are rising about conditions at reception centers for migrants on the islands of the eastern...
Wednesday - 7th February, 2018
Migrant arrivals on islands have doubled, minister says
Migrant arrivals on the shores of the eastern Aegean islands have doubled since August 20, reaching ...
Tuesday - 6th February, 2018
Demo puts heat on coalition
Even though the leftist-led government has publicly sought to downplay the significance of Sunday’...
Monday - 5th February, 2018
Greece to issue new, ‘secure’ identity cards
After years of delays, Greek authorities are edging closer to upgrading citizens’ identity cards, ...
Saturday - 3rd February, 2018
Fireplaces polluting homes, experts warn
Researchers at Thessaloniki’s Aristotle University has warned that excessive use of fireplaces ins...
Saturday - 27th January, 2018
Farmers drive tractors through Argos in austerity protest
Farmers drove tractors through the city of Argos in the Peloponnese yesterday as unions stepped up t...
Friday - 26th January, 2018
Thursday - 25th January, 2018
Wednesday - 24th January, 2018
Spread of measles shows no indication of abating
A measles outbreakwhich began last May is showing no sign of abating, with Greece’s union of publi...
Tuesday - 23rd January, 2018
Piraeus port getting direct rail link to capital’s airport
Piraeus, Greece’s biggest port and one of the largest in the Mediterranean, is finally getting a d...
Monday - 22nd January, 2018
Name talks stoking tensions
The latest United Nations-bufferedinitiative to resolve the long-standing name dispute between Greec...
Saturday - 20th January, 2018
Explosives removed from vessel at Thessaloniki port
Containers holding tons of explosives are transferred by crane off a Greek cargo ship at the port of...
Friday - 19th January, 2018
Stoa of Philip restoration under way on Delos
the site of the Stoa of Philip, which is undergoing restoration on the island of Delos, is seen in t...
Thursday - 18th January, 2018
Turkish vessel bumps into Greek gunboat in Aegean
A Turkish patrol boat conducting a dangerous maneuver in the Aegean Sea bumped into a Hellenic Navy ...
Wednesday - 17th January, 2018
Chios residents block plans to expand migrant facility
Tensions are growing on Chios as residents of the areas close to the disused factory housing hundred...
Tuesday - 16th January, 2018
‘Iphigenia’ through the eyes of Syrian refugees
Monday - 15th January, 2018
Fresh measures adopted to protect marine environment
Four months after an oil spill from a sunken tanker hit the Athens Riviera, Greece’s Environment M...
Saturday - 13th January, 2018
Kozani champions cause of 12-year-old boy
Residents of Kozani in northern Greece have embarked on a campaign to raise 30,000 euros so that a 1...
Friday - 12th January, 2018
Thursday - 11th January, 2018
Gov’t and Church clash
A wedge has been driven between the leftist-led coalition and the Church of Greece after the latter ...
Wednesday - 10th January, 2018
Name talks strewn with obstacles
Despite the will expressed by both Athens and Skopje to resolve the dispute over the name of the For...
Tuesday - 9th January, 2018
A half-closed window
C.P. Cavafy wrote of the “great relief” of an open window in his poem “The Windows” – that...
Monday - 8th January, 2018
Talks before name push
Athens hopes to get the ball rolling in a new United Nations-mediated push to resolve a longstanding...
Friday - 5th January, 2018
Hint of shift on FYROM
The leader of junior coalition partner Independent Greeks (ANEL) Panos Kammenos hinted yesterday tha...
Thursday - 4th January, 2018
‘Soldier of Satan.’ Holding banners and chanting hymns, some 100 parishioners marched f...
Wednesday - 3rd January, 2018
Gov’t plays up name prospects
The government is striving to create a climate of optimism ahead of a new United Nations-mediated ef...
Saturday - 30th December, 2017
A pivotal but tough year looms
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras faces a pivotal, but difficult, new year as, although Greece is set to...
Friday - 29th December, 2017
Traffic accidents rise in September and October
With data showing a rise in road accidents in September and October, experts appear pessimistic abou...
Thursday - 28th December, 2017
Divorce made easier, but not skipping on child support
Couples seeking a divorce by mutual agreement are able to do so with less hassle thanks to a new law...
Saturday - 23rd December, 2017
Greeks lax about following doctors’ orders
Greeks may carry out routine health checks on a regular basis, but they are lax when it comes to doc...
Friday - 22nd December, 2017
Plans to expand Chios hot spot inch forward
Plans to expand a refugee screening center, or hot spot, on the eastern Aegean island of Chios inche...
Thursday - 21st December, 2017
Ticket barriers operating at just six metro stations
Although new barriers that work with the recently launched electronic transport tickets were due to ...
Wednesday - 20th December, 2017
Uni senate calls for state protection after intrusion
University of Economics senate has reiterated its call to the Greek state to ensure the necessary co...
Tuesday - 19th December, 2017
Officer kills wife, daughter, mother-in-law, then himself
Police yesterday were investigating the circumstances surrounding a murder-suicide in which a 46-yea...
Monday - 18th December, 2017
Universities in grip of violence
A sharp spike in incidents of violence, and criminal activities, on the grounds of universities acro...
Saturday - 16th December, 2017
Rectors condemn latest acts of vandalism at university
Academic chiefs meeting in Athens for the 86th Rectors’ Summit yesterday condemned the most recent...
Thursday - 14th December, 2017
Asylum law to change
In a bid to avert a rerun of the refugee crisis of 2015, when Greece was overwhelmed by a deluge of ...
Wednesday - 13th December, 2017
Tuesday - 12th December, 2017
UNESCO puts rebetiko on its cultural heritage list
The Greek musical genre rebetiko was inscribed on UNESCO’s 2017 representative list of Intangible ...
Monday - 11th December, 2017
Gov’t faced with uphill battle
Fearing that the government may suffer yet more political wear and tear as it tries to steer clear o...
Saturday - 9th December, 2017
Secret pact struck on migrants
As pressure due to overcrowding continues to build at reception centers for migrants on the islands ...
Friday - 8th December, 2017
On tense first day, Turkish leader sets out demands
A historic visit by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Athens yesterday that had been anticip...
Thursday - 7th December, 2017
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is due in Athens today for a historic two-day visit and talks...
Wednesday - 6th December, 2017
Cleaning, security staff to be hired for up to 18 months
An amendment was approved by Parliament yesterday which allows ministries and other public bodies to...
Tuesday - 5th December, 2017
Concerns despite deal
The government yesterday sought to appear upbeat about the agreement it reached with the country’s...
Monday - 4th December, 2017
Hopes for a deal at Eurogroup
Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos is to join his eurozone peers at a summit in Brussels today, hopi...
Friday - 1st December, 2017
ND party leader speaks of German airport humiliation
Conservative leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis said yesterday that he “felt humiliated” during a recent...
Thursday - 30th November, 2017
Wednesday - 29th November, 2017
Greek police join security checks at German airports
From today, four Greek police officers will be working alongside their German counterparts, helping ...
Tuesday - 28th November, 2017
HIV cases falling but experts are on alert
The number of HIV infections in Greece appears to be on the way down after a spike earlier in the co...
Monday - 27th November, 2017
Parliament braces for showdown
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis will cross swords today i...
Saturday - 25th November, 2017
Government plans more hirings
In a move that many are describing as a bid to lure voters, Interior Minister Panos Skourletis annou...
Friday - 24th November, 2017
Athens-Berlin ties on the mend after travel checks rift
A recent rift between Athens and Berlin over increased security checks on travelers arriving in Germ...
Thursday - 23rd November, 2017
Refugees tell their stories at interactive exhibition
Ghassan, a refugee from Syria, stands in front of a photograph of himself at an interactive exhibiti...
Wednesday - 22nd November, 2017
Ties with Berlin tested
The decision by German authorities to increase security checks of passengers arriving from Greece at...
Tuesday - 21st November, 2017
Greek traveler odyssey at German airports
Greek travelers flying into German airports since November 12 have described increased security chec...
Monday - 20th November, 2017
Lesvos goes on strike over rising migrant population
With reception centers for migrants on the Aegean islands reaching breaking point, local authorities...
Saturday - 18th November, 2017
Rouvikonas ups the ante
The latest raid by members of the increasingly active anarchist group Rouvikonas (Rubicon) yesterday...
Friday - 17th November, 2017
Greek ire over checks at German airports
Athens has lodged a demarche with Berlin over increased checks on Greek travelers at German airports...
Wednesday - 15th November, 2017
Tuesday - 14th November, 2017
Parents oppose lot pick for school parade flag-bearers
The parents of seven star pupils have taken recourse to the Council to State to oppose a measure int...
Monday - 13th November, 2017
Middle incomes go under knife
The disposable income of Greece’s average earners has been slashed by more than 50 percent due to ...
Saturday - 11th November, 2017
Investments in jeopardy
A day after Canadian mining company Eldorado Gold suspended its activities at Skouries in northern G...
Friday - 10th November, 2017
Center-left candidates brace for Sunday’s leadership vote
Campaigning by candidates for the leadership of the new center-left party officially ends tonight, t...
Thursday - 9th November, 2017
Niarchos Foundation donates 200 mln for health services
Construction of two new hospitals will be able to get under way thanks to a donation of more than 20...
Wednesday - 8th November, 2017
Terror group under microscope
Ballistics tests yesterday indicated that a guerrilla group called Organization for Revolutionary Se...
Tuesday - 7th November, 2017
Major Athens-based forgery and smuggling gang busted
Greek police and Europol have dismantled a gang dealing in forged identification documents and peopl...
Saturday - 4th November, 2017
See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil
If there is one thing that was confirmed during yesterday’s clash in Parliament over the lawlessne...
Friday - 3rd November, 2017
Police seek man who sold phone of dead tax inspector
Police investigatingthe violent murder of a 32-year-old tax inspector in an Athens cemetery last mon...
Thursday - 2nd November, 2017
Commuter card extension may lead to revenue losses
The decision on Tuesday by the Athens Urban Transport Organization (OASA) to allow commuters in the ...
Wednesday - 1st November, 2017
Olympic torch lit for Winter Games in Pyeongchang
Police said yesterday that they have matched the DNA of a 29-year-old man accused of sending several...
Tuesday - 31st October, 2017
Police closing in on culprits behind murder of lawyer
Police were closing in last night on the real culprits behind the brutal murder of prominent crimina...
Monday - 30th October, 2017
Gov’t banking on ‘light’ review
In the wake of the recent positive signals emanating from European capitals and the International Mo...
Friday - 27th October, 2017
Metro strike causes traffic chaos
A 24-hour strike by metro workers in the Greek capital yesterday led to several major traffic jams i...
Tuesday - 24th October, 2017
Terror suspect remanded in custody after testimony
A 32-year-old Syrian refugee charged with being a member of a terrorist organization was taken into ...
Monday - 23rd October, 2017
Syrian refugee to defend himself on terror charges
A 32-year-old Syrian man facing terrorism charges after allegedly admitting to membership of ISIS is...
Saturday - 21st October, 2017
More migrants living in tents on Lesvos amid rising tensions
Migrants are seen at the reception facility near the village of Moria on Lesvos yesterday. Tensions ...
Friday - 20th October, 2017
Another beach made available after cleanup
A man sits in the sun at Freattyda beach, close to Piraeus port yesterday, as Deputy Shipping Minist...
Thursday - 19th October, 2017
F-16 deal causes gov’t turbulence
There was said to be dismay within the government yesterday that the main focus of Tuesday’s meeti...
Wednesday - 18th October, 2017
Palaio Faliro coast reopens to public after spill
Beaches in Palaio Faliro on the southern coast of Athens were made accessible to the public yesterda...
Tuesday - 17th October, 2017
Bill sees traffic offenders being hit where it hurts
Traffic code violators will only pay what they can afford under new regulations announced yesterday ...
Saturday - 14th October, 2017
ND leader unveils 12-strong dream team
A few days after the main conservative opposition New Democracy announced an overhaul of its communi...
Friday - 13th October, 2017
Thursday - 12th October, 2017
Minister scrambles to clear up new e-ticket problems
Transport Minister Christos Spirtzis is scrambling to impose some order following the confusion caus...
Wednesday - 11th October, 2017
Tuesday - 10th October, 2017
Building on Mt Hymettus on hold for a year
The Environment Ministry has banned any further construction activity on the slopes of Mount Hymettu...
Monday - 9th October, 2017
Saturday - 7th October, 2017
Gov’t tries to ease tensions with Church on gender bill
The government yesterday sought to ease tensions with the Church of Greece over a bill that would al...
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