Tagged: Athens

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 […]

Weather forecast: Clouds and sleet

Clouds, rain or sleet and northeasterly winds are forecast for Monday. Wind velocity will reach 8 on the Beaufort scale. Partly cloudy in the northern parts with temperatures ranging from -01C to 07C. Partly cloudy and light rain in the western and eastern parts and temperatures between 01C to 14C. Partly cloudy over the Aegean […]

No deal in Brussels but auditors expected in Athens next week

A meeting in Brussels on Friday between Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos and representatives of Greece’s international creditors yielded some progress but, although foreign auditors are expected to return to Athens next week to resume bailout negotiations, European officials indicated that the review might drag into March. “We made substantial progress today and are close to […]

‘Spy’ wanted in US arrested in Athens

A 52-year-old Chinese national faced an Athens prosecutor on Friday following his arrest on Thursday at a central Athens hotel by Greek police who said he is wanted in the USA for allegedly trading in military-grade satellite modems aimed at collecting, decodifying and disseminating intelligence. According to police sources, the 52-year-old had been working for […]

Athens bus attacked by sledgehammer-wielding vandals

Four men with covered faces attacked an Athens city bus in the early hours of Thursday, using sledgehammers to smash through the door. The assailants stopped the bus mid-route on the corner of Galatsiou Avenue and Drsospoulou in Galatsi near downtown Athens at around 5.40 a.m. and started beating down the front door. Neither the […]

Weather forecast: Mostly Cloudy

Partly cloudy and winds from variable directions are forecast for Thursday. Wind velocity will reach 7 on the Beaufort scale. Cloudy in the northern parts of the country with temperatures ranging from 02C to 11C. Clouds and rain in the western and eastern parts and temperatures between 04C and 15C. Partly cloudy over the Aegean […]

Tsakalotos: IMF report does not reflect Greece’s real economic situation

The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) economic forecasts on Greece do not reflect the actual picture of the country’s economy, Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos said in a letter attached to the fund’s report on the Greek economy )article IV), published on Tuesday (07/02/2017). “Despite the evidence and analysis presented, we note that the report is not […]

Judges, prosecutors to discuss age limit proposal

Top judges and prosecutors are to convene on Wednesday to debate a controversial initiative by Supreme Court President Vassiliki Thanou to extend the age limit for Greek judges beyond the current maximum of 67 years. The court’s plenary session as well as its council of prosecutors will both convene for a parallel discussion of the […]

Weather forecast: Mostly Rainy

Rain and northerly winds are forecast for Wednesday. Wind velocity will reach 5 on the Beaufort scale. Clouds and rain in the northern parts of the country with temperatures ranging from 04C to 15C. Rain and storms in the western and eastern parts with temperatures between 08C and 16C. Clouds and rain over the Aegean […]

Farmers preparing Valentine’s Day rally in Athens

Farmers protesting changes to the social security system and tax hikes are planning a special Valentine’s Day gift for the government, scheduling a rally in downtown Athens on February 14. Dozens of tractors and pick-up trucks are expected to descend on the Greek capital for a gathering in front of Parliament that will bring much […]

IMF says Greece should meet lower fiscal surplus target

The International Monetary Fund said on Monday that Greece’s economy would only grow by just under 1 percent in the long run given the constraints of its bailout program, but should meet the fiscal surplus target preferred by most IMF directors. In its annual review of Greece’s economic policies, the IMF said most of its […]

Weather Forecast: Rain

Rain and southerly winds are forecast for Tuesday. Wind velocity will reach 7 on the Beaufort scale. Rain and storms in the northern and western parts of the country with temperatures ranging from 07C to 16. Clouds and rain in the eastern parts with temperatures between 10C and 18C. Clouds and rain over the Aegean […]

Leading candidate for US envoy to EU: ‘Strong reason for Greece moving away from euro’

US President Donald Trump’s choice for America’s ambassador to the European Union told Bloomberg over the weekend that there’s a “very strong reason for Greece moving away from the euro”. Well-known academic and business consultant Ted Mallock added that although he’s not “privy” to the IMF’s view on the Greek program, he has had discussion […]

Weather forecast: Mostly cloudy

Clouds and winds from variable directions are forecast for Monday. Wind velocity will reach 8 on the Beaufort scale. Cloudy in the northern parts of the country with temperatures ranging from 04C to 15C. Cloudy and chance of rain in the western parts and temperatures between 07C and 18C. Cloudy in the eastern parts, 09C-18C. […]