Category: Χωρίς κατηγορία

Weather forecast: Partly cloudy

Partly cloudy and winds from variable directions are forecast for Wednesday. Wind velocity will reach 5 on the Beaufort scale. Partly cloudy in the northern and western parts of the country with temperatures ranging from 05C to 18C. Partly cloudy with a chance of rain in the morning in the eastern parts and temperatures between […]

Activists, migrants squatting in city buildings

Residents and shop owners in parts of central Athens have told Kathimerini that an increasing number of derelict buildings are being occupied by activists and refugees and that appeals to the police and local authorities to intervene have failed to produce a solution. More than 15 buildings have been occupied in the city center, Exarchia […]

Man opens fire on police in Omonia

Police exchanged gunfire in central Omonia Square with a man “acting suspiciously” on Saturday morning, authorities said. According to reports, the man, a foreign national, allegedly opened fire on police, injuring one officer, after refusing to stop for questioning while walking down the street. Police said they fired back and eventually caught up with the […]

Seamen’s Union calls 48-hour strike

Ferries are expected to stay docked in ports across Greece on Friday and Saturday as seamen stage a 48-hour strike in protest at the latest round of cuts to pensions and job insecurity. PNO has warned of an escalation of action if the left-led government does not address its concerns.

Bailout review needs a debt agreement, eurozone official says

The second bailout review is unlikely to conclude without an agreement on a Greek debt settlement that would satisfy the International Monetary Fund, a senior eurozone official said on Friday. However, he added that, despite the expected difficulties, he was optimistic that a deal could be reached within 2016. “I am convinced it is possible […]

Cyprus president urges Turkey to help reunification talks

Turkey’s input will be pivotal in overcoming key obstacles preventing a deal reunifying ethnically divided Cyprus, the island’s president said Friday ahead of crucial talks in Switzerland next week. Nicos Anastasiades, a Greek Cypriot, says he and breakaway Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci have made significant progress on numerous issues making an envisioned federation workable. […]

PM removes some who opposed reforms, brings in new faces

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras proceeded on Friday with a long-awaited government reshuffle, moving out some ministers who have opposed bailout reforms and bringing some new blood into the administration. Tsipras chose to keep most of the ministers closely involved in bailout talks with representatives of Greece’s international creditors, including Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos, in the […]

EU official: Cyprus accord ‘game changer’ for bloc, region

A deal reunifying ethnically divided Cyprus would be a “game changer” for the European Union and a conflict-wracked region in need of good news to restore faith in diplomacy and political discourse, the EU’s foreign policy chief said Friday. Federica Mogherini, the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security, said a Cyprus deal would […]

CoS TV law ruling: Government and parties’ reactions

The bombshell ruling by Greece’s Supreme Administrative Court, the Council of State (CoS), against the constitutionality of the TV law passed by the Greek government portents serious developments in the domestic political system, with opposition parties calling for early elections and the government harshly criticising the court’s decision. The Greek government reacted to the decision […]

Downtown Athens resembles “war zone” as police and anarchists clash

Clashes between police forces and extreme left anti-establishment groups broke out around the area of the Polytechnic University, in downtown Athens, Wednesday evening. About 100 anarchists barricaded themselves in the university’s yard and started throwing firebombs, flares and other objects against riot police that formed a line around the building. Police responded by making extensive […]

Germany proposes north Africa centers for rescued migrants

Migrants rescued at sea should be taken to centers in north Africa where their claims for asylum in European Union countries can be studied, German interior minister Thomas de Maiziere proposed Thursday. De Maiziere made the suggestion as he arrived for a Luxembourg meeting of EU interior ministers who are trying to slow the migrant […]