Tagged: Athens

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 […]

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 […]

Bailout monitors unlikely to return to Athens after Eurogroup, official says

The chances of representatives of Greece’s international creditors returning to Athens after Monday’s Eurogroup meeting to resume bailout talks are very slim, a European official told Kathimerini, noting that little progress had been achieved in a series of teleconference calls over the weekend. First the two sides must agree in principle on basic issues that […]

Lenders extend Athens consultations on bailout review

International creditors have extended talks in Athens on more reforms to unlock bailout aid after some progress in talks, sources close to the process said on Tuesday. Greek sources had earlier said representatives of European institutions and the International Monetary Fund were due to wrap up a week of consultations later on Tuesday. “Some progress […]

Weather forecast: Clouds and Rain

Rain and south-southeasterly winds are forecast for Tuesday. Wind velocity will reach 7 on the Beaufort scale. Rain in the northern and western parts of the country with temperatures ranging from 06C to 16C. Clouds and rain in the eastern parts and temperatures between 06C and 17C. Clouds and rain over the Aegean islands and […]

Weather forecast: Scattered clouds rain

Scattered clouds and winds from variable directions are forecast for Monday. Wind velocity will reach 5 on the Beaufort scale. Scattered clouds and low visibility in the morning in the northern and western parts of the country with temperatures ranging from 08C to 19C. Scattered clouds in the eastern parts with temperatures between 06C and […]

More disruptions in Athens transport on Friday and over weekend

Athens commuters are set for fresh travel disruptions on Friday due to a planned 24-hour strike, the second this week, by workers on the Athens metro, tram and the Piraeus-Kifissia electric railway (ISAP). Workers are protesting new legislation that will allow the Athens Public Transport Organization (OASA) to make commercial use of stations and areas […]

IMF tough message to Greece-EU: Reforms now, or we are out

Following the harsh positions expressed by IMF officials on the Fund’s blog after the statements made by CEO Christine Lagarde on german TV, which essentially amounted to an ultimatum to Greece and its European creditor-partners that it would only participate in the program if a debt relief and lower primary surpluses were guaranteed, its representative […]

State assumes control of SNF cultural center amid concerns

Addressing the official ceremony for the handover of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center to the Greek state on Thursday, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras welcomed “a generous donation” and acknowledged widespread concerns about the center’s fate in public hands. “The 617 million euros is a generous donation which gains even greater significance as it was […]

French PM to visit Athens on March 3

French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve is due to conduct an official visit to Athens on March 3. Cazeneuve, who is to meet with his counterpart Alexis Tsipras for talks expected to focus on the Greek reform program and Europe’s refugee crisis, is to be accompanied on his working visit by French Finance Minister Michel Sapin […]

No metro, tram or ISAP in Athens on Thursday

Workers on the Athens metro, tram and the Piraeus-Kifissia electric railway (ISAP) will strike on Thursday to protest new legislation that will allow the Athens Public Transport Organization (OASA) to make commercial use of stations and areas belonging to STASY, the operator of the capital’s fixed-track public transport system. The action is expected to cause […]

Weather forecast: Mostly fair

Mostly fair weather and winds from variable directions are forecast for Friday. Wind velocity will reach 4 on the Beaufort scale. Partly cloudy in the northern and western parts of the country with temperatures ranging from -02C to 16C. Mostly fair in the eastern parts with temperatures between 03C to 15C. Scattered clouds over the […]

Disruptions in Athens Friday and over weekend

Workers at the Athens metro, the Piraeus-Kifissia electric railway (ISAP) and the tram will hold a work stoppage Friday from 12 noon to 3 p.m. to protest new legislation that will allow the Athens Public Transport Organization (OASA) to make commercial use of stations and areas belonging to STASY, the operator of the capital’s fixed-track […]

Farmers protest in Athens, but leave tractors at home

Some 2,000 disgruntled farmers arrived in Athens on Tuesday to protest tax and social security hikes, but desisted from driving their tractors and pick-up trucks into the city center as some had suggested would happen last week. The farmers gathered at Vathis Square near Omonia around 1.30 p.m. and were marching to Parliament on Syntagma, […]

Valentines’ day in the years of recession: to love or not to love?

Some people say “you can’t have love on an empty stomach”: In the years of recession, romance can wait, as our priorities change and we turn into realists even when it comes to love. Sex, the economic crisis, the suburbs and the “50 shades of money” make a strong love cocktail that takes us far […]