Tagged: Greece

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 […]

Lesvos quakes not linked to the North Anatolian Fault

Seismologists said on Monday there was no cause for concern on Lesvos after two quakes hit the eastern Aegean island. Seismologist Efthimios Lekkas told the Athens News Agency, however, that it will likely be 48 hours before the seismic activity ends completely. He stressed that Monday’s tremors were not linked to the North Anatolian Fault […]

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. […]

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 […]

Draft law on Prespes transboundary park to be tabled Friday

A draft law tabled in the Greek Parliament Thursday foresees the establishment of a transboundary protected area in the Prespes lake district which Greece shares with Balkan neighbors Albania and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM). Tirana and Skopje ratified the trilateral agreement a decade ago. Discussions on the creation of a cross-border nature […]

Thessaloniki metro ready in 2020, says Transport Min Spirtzis

The completion of the opening of the first tunnel on Thessaloniki’s main metro line is a proof that progress has been made, Transport Minister Christos Spirtzis said in statements to the radio station Praktoreio 104.9 FM. Spirtzis stressed that the Thessaloniki metro will be ready in 2020 and then a series of works for 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 […]

Greek scientists lead study revealing 83 new gene variants on height

Researchers have pinpointed 83 genetic variants that could affect the height of a person. The group, led by the distinguished Greek genetics professor Panos Deloukas of the Queen Mary University and William Harvey Research Institute, published their findings in ‘Nature” magazine. The study is the largest that had been conducted so far, with over 300 […]

Around 10,000 refugee children to attend school this month

Some 10,000 refugee and migrant children up to the age of 15 will be attending Greek schools by mid-February, according to the Education Ministry, which is also working on a similar plan to provide vocational training to people aged between 15 and 24. The education projects are being undertaken by the ministry in collaboration with […]

ND highlights apparent rift within gov’t over economic policy

In comments on Thursday following a heated session in Greece’s Parliament the night before, opposition New Democracy spokesman Vassilis Kikilias drew attention to an apparent rift within the government over economic policy following a clash between Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos and House speaker Nikos Voutsis. Voutsis’s refusal to permit Tsakalotos to address the House as […]

Greek Education Ministry: Gender studies in, Sophocles out!

The Panhellenic Association of Philologists (PEF) have reacted strongly against the plan by the Greek Education Ministry to scrap the teaching of classical play Antigone of Sophocles in high school. The association issued a statement expressing its its opposition to the proposed circular, which insists that the ancient classical play should be taken out of […]