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lesvos authorities going on strike over rising migrant population | news

with reception centers for migrants on the aegean islands reaching breaking point, local authorities on lesvos go on strike on monday to draw attention to the problem.the island’s mayor, spyros galinos, called the general strike last week, noting that the rising migrant population “has fueled insecurity among citizens.” authorities on lesvos want the government to move migrants from seriously overcrowded facilities on the islands to the mainland.around 16,0...




sixteen held over clashes in wake of november 17 march | news

sixteen people were being questioned over on saturday in connection with violent clashes between self-styled anarchists and police on friday night following a march marking the anniversary of a student uprising against greece’s military dictatorship in 1973.the 16, who were arrested late on friday, are aged between 18 and ...




three more found dead after flash floods, raising total to 19 | news

 greek authorities said three more people have been found dead from a flash flood that hit a district west of athens, raising the total death toll to 19. the fire department says the body of a man was found saturday on a factory grounds near the suburb of mandra, 25 kilometers (16 miles) northwest of the greek capital....




paris & meropi prekas | thessaloniki | to january 2 | what’s on

'paris prekas and meropi preka: two artists, two worlds' is a tribute put together by the teloglion foundation to the two multifaceted artists. the ground-floor area hosts 70 pieces by paris prekas (1926-99) – including his last oil paintings depicting decommissioned tankers in clean and bold colours – while on the floor a...




greek and serbian elite soldiers train together | multimedia

tags:defensea major 10-day joint training exercise between greek and serbian special forces units concluded on saturday. running november 6 to 17 at sea and on land around the special forces training center of attica, the exercises by greek paratroopers and a serbian reconn...




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chinese inventions | athens | to april 29 | what’s on

the herakleidon museum pays tribute to the inquisitive spirit of the ancient chinese that led them to the invention of printing, bookbinding, the compass and the seismograph, among other fascinating achievements, with the exhibition “ancient chinese science and technology,” running through april 29 at both its venues...




what next? | comment | ekathimerini.com

what next? the storming of the defense ministry in athens by self-styled anarchists demonstrates what happens when the authorities tolerate hooliganism. as expected, the government’s reac...




virtual reality | athens | november 18 & 19 | what’s on

the onassis cultural center is putting on a virtual reality extravaganza this weekend, with back-to-back screenings on saturday and sunday starting at noon and ending at 9 p.m. the event is a celebration of the successful marr...




'german traces' city tour | athens | november 25 | what’s on

tags:athens, cultureon november 25, the goethe-institut athen is organizing a city tour exploring german influences in famous buildings in athens, in english. the city tour will be led by nikos vatopoulos and accompanied by the mobile app “γερμαν...




enough is enough | comment

dimitris koufodinas, a member of the now-defunct greek terrorist group november 17, exits korydallos prison for a two-day furlough, in athens, on november 9. his temporary release from prison and the storm of reactions it provoked has once again dragged to center-stage the question of terrorism in greece. there are certain things common to terrorism throughout the world. terrorism is sickening, it is inhuman, it is criminal and it kills innocent people. terrorists are criminals. they are murderers and must be dealt with by the law. the only place a terrorist belongs is in prison.but the origins, the background and the circumstances of terrorism are different in different parts of the world. the problem of terrorism has its own local char...




bank stocks battered on widespread uncertainty | business

local banks’ stocks came under great pressure over the week, as investors remain nervous about the medium-term future of the country’s credit system.the big issue of nonperforming loans and meeting their reduction targets, uncertainty regarding the outcome of next spring’s stress tests and worries about the impact of the new accounting standards (ifrs 9) that will lead to increased provisions for new bad loans are all causes for concern among investors.analysts say that the country’s uncertain prospects after the completion of the bailout program in august and the course of the current bailout review are adding to the jitters in the market. they note that no convincing answers have been provided yet as to how greece will get along in...




suffocation | comment | ekathimerini.com

is there a single person out there, a citizen of this country, who can honestly say they feel proud of this land? virtually every greek citizen feels sadness, shame, disappointment and anger about their homeland, and this is a uniquely disastrous accomplishment. and it encapsulates the surrounding atmosphere, the feeling of degeneration which has color, odor and shape.an evening stroll around athens – even around neighborhoods that have not been that severely affected by the lingering financial crisis, such as the area around the athens concert hall, the truman statue, or the pangrati district – amounts to a surreal experience as degeneration seems to have engulfed all aspects of public life. people are suffocating: the flash floods tha...




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tsipras seeks eu funds to deal with damage from floods | news

with the government struggling to cope with the backlash of the deadly flash floods that struck western attica on wednesday, prime minister alexis tsipras said on friday that he plans to appeal for european union aid.on the sidelines of friday’s eu social summit for fair jobs and growth in gothenburg, sweden, tsipras said that he plans to ask for assistance from greece’s eu partners to secure funds to deal with the disaster, whose death toll rose friday to 16 people.he noted, however, that “we must take into consideration the difficulties of european bureaucracy.” for this reason, he added, “we must first try and help our people with our own strengths.”the request will come as the government finds itself in a race against time t...




two bystanders hurt in greek clashes with police | news

youths have clashed with police in greece’s two largest cities, injuring two bystanders.police say a woman was hospitalized with burns in athens after being hit in the thigh with a flare during the clashes.in thessaloniki, in northern greece, a motorcycle driv...




calathes conquers istanbul with game of a lifetime | sports

panathinaikos and olympiakos doubled their european victories this week, with the reds returning to joint top of the euroleague table and the greens climbing to joint third, after a fabulous week for greek basketball in europe.panathinaikos scored its third consecutive win in the competition, as two days after trouncing khimki in athens it edged out anadolu efes in istanbul 82-81 on thursday.nick calathes produced a career-high 29 points with nine rebounds and 10 assists, narrowly missing out on a triple-double. he did not mind though, as he led the greens to their second victory on the road that took them to a 5-3 record.the greek champion led for most of the game, and even when the turkish team advanced by seven (69-62) it fought back with...




former chief of proton bank fined | news

the council of state, the country’s highest administrative court, on friday ordered lavrentis lavrentiadis, former chief of proton bank, and another four executives of the lender which went into liquidation in 2011 to pay a fine of 495,000 euros after deeming that they failed to take the required action to ward against money laundering and other financial crimes.the original fine had been higher – 645,000 euros – ...




captain from tourist vessel collision dies | news

the 78-year-old captain of a speedboat that collided with a tourist vessel off the saronic island of aegina killing four people in august of last year died on thursday, it emerged on friday.thrasyvoulos lykourezos was remanded in custody almost immediately a...