London attack: Police appeal for information on Khalid Masood

Police have appealed to anyone who knew the Westminster attacker Khalid Masood to come forward with information. Officers investigating Wednesday’s attack said they wanted to hear about “associates and places he visited”. The fourth victim has been named as Leslie Rhodes, 75, from Streatham in south London – one of three killed by Masood’s car […]

Turkish asylum requests on the rise

An increasing number of Turkish nationals have been finding their way to Greece since the failed coup attempt in the neighboring country and the mass purges that followed. More specifically, 236 Turks requested political asylum in Greece from last July until February. According to official data from the Asylum Service seen by Kathimerini, the rising […]

EU hopes Greece will drop objections to unity declaration

EU officials said on Thursday they were hopeful Greece would drop its eleventh-hour objections to a declaration marking the bloc’s 60th birthday, sparing it a major embarrassment as it struggles for unity despite the looming departure of Britain. The leaders of the European Union’s 27 remaining states will mark the anniversary at a gathering in […]

Weather Forecast: Mostly fair

Mostly fair weather and northerly winds are forecast for Friday. Wind velocity will reach 5 on the Beaufort scale. Partly cloudy in the northern and western parts of the country with temperatures ranging from 06C to 22C. Mostly fair in the eastern parts with temperatures between 09C and 22C. Mostly fair over the Aegean islands […]

Biosimilar Medicines: a Game Changer for Oncology Care

With 10 years of positive experience with biosimilar medicines, medical societies and regulators across Europe have now adopted clear guidance in support of biosimilar medicines use and in physician-led switching from reference to biosimilar medicine. Biosimilar medicines are an essential part of healthcare provision in Europe today in the therapeutic areas where they have been […]

Checking for uninsured vehicles will not start before May

The process for the identification of uninsured vehicles will not begin before mid-May, as the Finance Ministry will first try to locate the vehicles with debts from road tax due for the years 2013-16. This emerged following a meeting between the president of the Athens Professional Chamber (EEA), Yiannis Hatzitheodosiou, and the head of the […]

Greek objections mar preparations for EU’s 60th birthday

Greece has stuck to its objections to a declaration to mark the European Union’s 60th anniversary, officials in Brussels and Athens said on Thursday, a potentially embarrassing setback for the bloc as it seeks to rebuild unity ahead of Brexit. The leaders of the EU’s 27 remaining states will mark the anniversary on Saturday at […]

Athens police net gang that preyed on vulnerable

A gang that robbed elderly people and teenagers in the northern suburbs of Athens has been broken up, police said on Thursday, adding that five suspects – three minors, aged 12, 14 and 15, and two adults, 20 and 23 – had been arrested. According to the investigation, the gang targeted people who would put […]

Immigration officers detain illegal nurses at Nikaia

Officers of the Greek Police’s immigration department on Thursday detained five women who are alleged to have been working illegally as nurses at the Nikaia General Hospital near Piraeus. The women – two Georgians, two Bulgarians and an Albanian national – had no nursing qualifications or health insurance, according to police sources.

EU envoy: Three million migrants waiting to cross into Greece

European Commissioner for Migration Dimitris Avramopoulos on Thursday underlined the need to safeguard a deal between Brussels and Ankara to curb human smuggling in the Aegean, noting that some 3 million refugees were in Turkey waiting to cross into Greece in a bid to reach Western and Northern Europe. In comments during a visit to […]

PM ‘isolated’ at Rome summit over bailout talks, EU statement

With uncertainty growing over dragging bailout talks, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras arrived in Rome on Thursday for a European Union leaders’ summit on Saturday that aims to declare unity as Brexit looms. Although Tsipras has no planned meetings on the sidelines of the summit tomorrow, his aides indicated that he may meet some officials to […]

Aegean announces higher turnover, lower after-tax profits for 2016

Aegean Airlines on Thursday announced consolidated turnover exceeding one billion euros in 2016, a first for the Greece-based carrier, and a 4-percent increase from 2015. Nevertheless, after-tax profits dropped 53 percent to reach 32.2 million euros, with EBITDA at 76.8 million euros Passenger volume increased by 7 percent, reaching 12.5 million passengers for the year.

PM Tsipras departs for Rome

The European leaders will gather on Saturday in Rome to decide the next steps of the European structure which celebrates its 60-year anniversary. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras departs for Rome on Thursday to participate in the summit having already expressed his positions. “We will either seek the social contract or we will reproduce divisions.” The […]

Study: Tax evasion in Greece between 11 to 16 bln€ annually

A reduction in currently punishing tax rates, cultivating a tax- paying consciousness and a better exploitation of state-of-the-art digital tools, especially an almost universal use of electronic transactions, are the primary axes for dealing with the so-called “underground” or “grey economy”, as well as tax evasion, according to the findings of a high-profile study unveiled […]

ELA-ceiling for Greek banks increased by 0.4 bln€

The Bank of Greece (BoG) on Thursday announced that the European Central Bank’s (ECB) governing council did not object to an ELA ceiling for Greek banks of 46.6 billion euros, up until April 5, 2017. The development comes in the wake of a request by the BoG. “The increase of 0.4 billion euros in the […]

Theresa May: Two Greeks among the injured!

According to the British Prime Minister Theresa May, there are two Greeks among the injured of the Wednesday’s terrorist attack in Westminster, London. May revealed this information during her speech in the British Parliament, where she also mentioned the ethnicity of the other injured people. This comes as a surprise since the Greek authorities had […]

Woman and child injured in clashes at Chios migrant camp

A woman and a child were injured in overnight clashes between Afghan and Algerian migrants at a camp on the eastern Aegean island of Chios on Wednesday night. No details were released regarding their ages or the exact nature of their injuries, though www.politischios.gr, a local news site, said the pair was taken to hospital. […]

Greece, stokes fears of fallout

Police and the fire service in northern Greece were on Wednesday investigating the cause of a large fire that ripped through a 600-year-old Ottoman mosque in Didymoteicho in the early hours of the morning, causing extensive damage but no injuries. The Bayezid Mosque, a cultural monument rather than a functioning prayer site, had been undergoing […]