Tagged: Athens

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. […]

Athens sticks to low-profile responses as Ankara ups rhetoric over islets

The fallout from Ankara after the Supreme Court’s decision last week not to extradite eight servicemen to stand trial in Turkey for their alleged role in the failed coup attempt in July, continued on Friday, with Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim disputing Greece’s sovereignty over “130 small and large chunks of rocks in the Aegean.” […]

Armed robbery at supermarket

Two armed men robbed a supermarket on Kallidromiou street at Exarchia, Thursday night. The hooded men entered the supermarket a little after 9 at night and at gunpoint forced the store’s employees, who at the moment were counting the night’s takings in the cash register, to hand over the money. The robbers then fled the […]

Weather forecast: Partly cloudy

Clouds and winds from variable directions are forecast for Friday. Wind velocity will reach 4 on the Beaufort scale. Partly cloudy in the northern parts of the country with temperatures ranging from 01C to 12C. Partly cloudy with a chance of rain in the western parts and temperatures between 07C and 16C. Partly cloudy in […]

Police union files suit over January 10 armed attack on riot squad

The union representing Athens police officers on Wednesday filed suit against the administration of the Greek Police (ELAS) for putting officers’ lives at risk. The suit pertains to a gun attack on January 10 against a riot police unit posted outside the offices of the PASOK party in the downtown district of Exarchia, in which […]

Weather forecast: Partly cloudy on Thursday

Clouds and winds from variable directions are forecast for Thursday. Wind velocity will reach 4 on the Beaufort scale. Partly cloudy in the northern parts of the country with temperatures ranging from 01C to 12C. Partly cloudy with a chance of rain in the western parts and temperatures between 07C and 16C. Partly cloudy in […]

Two more Turkish fighter jets fly over Imia

Following a flurry of activity over the eastern Aegean islets of Imia by the Turkish air force Wednesday morning after the Greek Defence Minister threw a wreath in commemoration of the 21st anniversary of the Imia crisis resulting in the death of three air force officers, two more F-16 fighter jets passed over the region […]

Thirty arrested in street racing bust south of Athens

Thirty people were detained late Tuesday during a police operation to shut down illegal street racing in the Athens seafront district of Varkiza, authorities said. Two police officers were injured during the operation after being pelted with stones by an angry crowd. Traffic on Athens-Sounio road was disrupted for several hours.

Authorities on alert over spate of anarchist attacks

The recent flurry of attacks by anti-establishment groups in Athens against riot police units and party offices, along with the storming of a ministry and a newspaper, have placed authorities on alert. In the latest incident Tuesday, employees at a state-run construction firm on central Favierou Street called the police after finding a suspicious looking […]

Poor maintenance taking toll on Athens bus services

Staff shortages combined with Athens’s growing number of inoperable or dilapidated buses and trolley buses have led to a reduction of some 24 percent in services over the past three years, according to officials at OSY, the authority responsible for the operation of the two means of public transport in the capital. According to workers, […]

Moscovici repeats conviction that Greece and institutions ‘not far’ from concluding 2nd review

European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici on Monday (30/01/2017) repeated his conviction that Athens and the European institutions were “not far” from being able to conclude the second review of Greece’s adjustment programme. Moscovici was speaking in the European Parliament in Brussels, during a discussion with MPs and MEPs on the upcoming […]