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Handout plans after primary surplus excess

The government has now entered a course of pre-election handouts, as the primary budget surplus of 2018 that the European Union’s statistics office announced on Tuesday exceeded expectations, depriving the economy of the momentum for growth that it badly needs while facilitating the ruling party’s election planning.

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Olympia Odos launches traffic app

Motorists driving along Olympia Odos connecting Corinth and Patra can use their mobile phones and tablet computers to see near real-time traffic conditions on a new application accessible through the website www.olympiaodos.gr.

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ND attacks government over PPC losses

Greece’s New Democracy’s opposition has attacked the government after the 2018 financial results issued by the Public Power Corporation (PPC) on Tuesday revealed that losses jumped from 183.8 million euros in the first half and 299.5 million euros by end-September 2018 to 542 millions by the end of the year. This compares with profits of 127.6 million euros in 2017.

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Contentious education bill passes into law

APOSTOLOS LAKASAS

Controversial legislation that is ostensibly aimed at modernizing the higher education system but which has been widely criticized for reverting to outdated teaching models and opening the back door to hirings was approved in Parliament on Tuesday following a tense debate in the House.

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Building a better bus system

ANDREW TZEMBELICOS

About eight months ago, I wrote here about how well the Athens metro system generally functioned but that investment in the city’s bus system couldn’t come soon enough. Specifically, new buses are needed as the current fleet seems to date largely back to the early years of the new millennium – when the city hosted the 2004 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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UK photographer’s take on Greek islands showcased in Milan

NIKOS VATOPOULOS

Mark Wilman is passionate about the wild landscapes of Greece’s Cycladic islands, from their sheer cliffs to their inky underwater ravines. After four years of exploring little-known parts of several of these Aegean islands, the London-born photographer is ready to showcase the efforts of his labors in the exhibition “Discovering the Beauty of the Cyclades” at the Milan Aquarium.

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Stefanos Rokos | Athens | To May 19

Greek artist Stefanos Rokos has produced a visual interpretation of what he saw in his mind while listening to the album “No More Shall We Part” by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds.