Thursday Jul 24, 2014 Search
Weather | Athens
32o C
23o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
Papoulias marks junta anniversary, says democracy was not a ‘gift’

The 1967-1974 junta cost Greece “valuable time” and took the country backwards, President Karolos Papoulias said Monday in a statement marking the 47 years since a group of Greek Army colonels ordered tanks onto the streets and suspended the democratic process.

Papoulias described the dictatorship as a “traumatic national experience that cannot be forgotten or whose impact does not lessen as time goes on.”

Papoulias also stressed the need for democracy to be protected even now.

“On days like this we should remember that democracy was not gifted to us but was won, and that it does not exist without hard work,” he said.

Government spokesman Simos Kedikoglou also issued a statement calling for the “constant” safeguarding of democracy.

SYRIZA said democracy had to be defended because even today there are those who “yearn for the days of fascism and Nazism” and are willing to fight against it.

ekathimerini.com , Monday April 21, 2014 (17:07)  
Boutaris plans Islamic art museum for Thessaloniki
PM, Venizelos meet as Administrative Reform Ministry eases stance on evaluation
Activists launch flotilla against Syria chemicals
Greek leaders mark 40th anniversary of the fall of the junta
Eurozone bonds yields rise on strong data, dulling QE prospects
Eurozone bond yields edged up on Thursday as investors saw better-than-expected economic data as quelling the need for the European Central Bank to loosen monetary policy further. Germany - ...
PPC approves $243 million wind investment in Greece
Public Power Corp., Greece’s biggest electricity provider, approved a 180 million euro ($243 million) investment for wind projects in the north of the country and a tender for a smaller faci...
Inside Business
TRACK & FIELD
Athens, the Marathon capital of the world for good
Paco Borao, the man who restored Athens as the Marathon capital of the world with the establishment at the Olympic Sports Center of the headquarters of the International Association of Marat...
TRACK & FIELD
Pole vault record on same day as three doping cases
Greek track and field had a mixed weekend, as on the same day as Katerina Stefanidi matched the national record in pole vault as well as the leading result in Europe so far this season, thre...
Inside Sports
COMMENTARY
When evaluation is seen as useless
The reactions toward the government’s plans for an evaluation of public sector workers are completely unsurprising. Civil servants – and not just the unions that represent them – abhor the m...
EDITORIAL
Playing the good guy
There is a part of the government that is striving to fulfill the commitments that Greece has undertaken toward its foreign creditors, most of which pertain to reforms that are absolutely es...
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
 RECENT NEWS
1. Boutaris plans Islamic art museum for Thessaloniki
2. PM, Venizelos meet as Administrative Reform Ministry eases stance on evaluation
3. Activists launch flotilla against Syria chemicals
4. Greek leaders mark 40th anniversary of the fall of the junta
5. Policeman among other eight arrested for antiquities trafficking
6. Council of State deems university reform plan legal
more news
Today
This Week
1. Quadriplegic woman on life support 'dies due to unpaid power bills'
2. Democracy 'retreated' during crisis, says Papoulias
3. Efforts continue on Crete to find 'Sifis' the crocodile
4. Family of deceased woman on life support says application for 'special status' had been filed with PPC
5. Medical assistance for Acropolis visitors
6. Presidential election will not lead to snap elections, Samaras tells ND deputies
Today
This Week
1. The cost of excellence
2. Ex-Credit Suisse banker taps lesson for Greek rebound
3. Greece seen in third bailout as bonds not enough, economists say
4. Climber dies in Mount Olympus fall
5. Greek banks able to tap investors after stress tests, HFSF Says
6. Greek sovereign debt at 174.1 percent of GDP in first quarter
   Find us ...
  ... on
Twitter
     ... on Facebook   
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright © 2014, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.