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Wanted: Effective officials

Greece suffers greatly from the ineptness and inactivity of people that take over state sector jobs despite lacking the necessary skills, qualities or enthusiasm.

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Drug hauls on land and sea

Port authorities in Gytheio, southern Greece, confiscated 1.067 tons of unprocessed cannabis that was found on board a Delaware-flagged yacht called My Dream sailing in the Gulf of Laconia on Wednesday morning. 

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From the failed 2016 coup attempt to the S-400s

NIKO EFSTATHIOU

The moment when Turkey received the Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile system, designed primarily to shoot down NATO planes, carries immense geopolitical significance, and as such it deserves closer inspection. Careful examination reveals a number of moves intended to send a message.

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Suspended Athens tram section may reopen

Transport authorities are mulling the reopening of the section of the Athens tram network that runs between the neighborhood of Neos Kosmos and downtown Syntagma Square which was suspended last October amid concerns that the ground beneath the tracks was at risk of subsiding. 

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EU to Greece: Keep up the grind

On the occasion of the first anniversary of Greece’s exiting its third and final austerity program Tuesday, the European Commission urged the country to continue its efforts to put its finances right, lower the still “unacceptably high” unemployment and heal the social fissures that resulted from the lengthy financial crisis.

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Skilled people only

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Greece’s state sector must be staffed with capable individuals who don’t simply rely on their party background and connections.

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Keros & Daskalio | Ano Koufonissi | To September 30

The Archaeological Collection of Koufonissi, housed near the island's port, presents a selection of fascinating finds from excavations carried out by the British School at Athens and the University of Cambridge for more than a decade on the nearby islet of Daskalio.