Gov’t under pressure for tangible results by year’s end


The government is in a race against time to convince a demoralized electorate that its policies will bear fruit soon and that the Greek economy is on its way to recovery, as its grace period is running out with further tax hikes and spending cuts looming.


Low credit score dampens recovery hopes

There have been times over the last few years when, under financial and political duress, Greeks’ appetite for remaining in the euro has waned but ultimately the desire to return to the drachma has always been the choice of a minority.

NEWS Diplomacy

Greek FM welcomes Turkish counterpart on Crete

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias on Sunday met with his Turkish counterpart, Mevlut Cavusoglu, on the island of Crete in what was the head Turkish diplomat’s first visit to a European Union country following a failed coup in July.

NEWS Politics

Greek PM Says EU ‘sleepwalking toward cliff’

Greece said on Sunday the EU was “sleepwalking towards a cliff” by sticking to austerity rules that created huge inequalities among members, and it expected a debt relief deal for itself to be honored by end-2016 so that its economy could recover.

LIFE Special Event [Nicoleta Contouli]

From the sky to the ground: Exploring public space in Elefsina

The idea of public space as an interactive field for contemporary society is expected to be explored in Elefsina, west of Athens, in September, when the Hellenic Center for Arts in Public Space / Motus Terrae presents the “State of Em(u)rgence” project as part of the town’s Aeschylia Festival.