Thursday April 17, 2014 Search
Weather | Athens
15o C
11o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
A pivotal year

This could be the year that the local economy gets back on the path to growth and Greece again becomes a ďnormalĒ country, as it were.

It is really up to us. Almost four years since the Greek government signed the first bailout agreement, we now stand at a crucial crossroads. Societyís justified anger and frustration will have to be transformed into a force of renewal and creativity.

Much delayed reforms Ė institutional as well as constitutional Ė are the only way forward.

That said, developments in 2014 will also be affected by the decisions of the countryís European partners and international lenders. They ought to admit that Greece, which has been battered by six years of recession, has according to all indicators reached its breaking point.

We will need courage and consensus at home as well as support and encouragement from outside so that 2014 can be the year that Greece finally sees its way out of the woods.

May this year bring more courage and optimism. Greece will make it.

ekathimerini.com , Wednesday Jan 1, 2014 (21:06)  
Transparency of political party funding
Historical baggage
Stopping the madness
Fundamental contradictions
Homemade bomb targets car of deputy Parliament speakerīs wife
A homemade explosive device on Thursday destroyed the car of deputy Parliament Speaker Giorgos Kalantzis's [photo] wife. The vehicle was parked outside the couple's home in Kavala, northern ...
Wearing crowns of thorns, cleaning ladies hold protest at Finance Ministry
Laid off cleaning ladies wearing crowns of thorns on Thursday protested outside the Finance Ministry in Athens, local media said. Demonstrators reportedly waved banners against the job cuts ...
Inside News
ANALYSIS
Greece startup leaders say they canít break jobless cycle alone
The Greek governmentís recent focus on startup companies wonít be enough to turn the tide on a job market in which more than one in four Greeks are without work, startup leaders in the count...
Euro award institutions choose Greece
Two major European corporate award ceremonies will take place in Athens for the first time in the coming months. They are the European Business Awards, which recognize the continentís most i...
Inside Business
SOCCER
Greek soccer turns fishier than ever
Soccer in Greece reached new lows in scenes unseen since the national teamís triumph in Euro 2004, as PAOK and Olympiakos served up a cup semifinal with PAOK emerging as the winner and the s...
BASKETBALL
Greens within a whisker of upsetting CSKA Moscow
Panathinaikos came mighty close to snatching home advantage from CSKA Moscow in Game 1 of the Euroleague play-offs on Wednesday, but eventually succumbed to its host in Russia in overtime, w...
Inside Sports
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
†RECENT NEWS
1. Homemade bomb targets car of deputy Parliament speakerīs wife
2. Wearing crowns of thorns, cleaning ladies hold protest at Finance Ministry
3. Greece startup leaders say they canít break jobless cycle alone
4. Mayoral candidates clash over Athens mosque plans
5. Seven arrested over Toumba violence
6. Ground-breaking Good Friday mass signals thaw in Cyprus
more news
Today
This Week
1. Ground-breaking Good Friday mass signals thaw in Cyprus
2. Seven arrested over Toumba violence
3. Mayoral candidates clash over Athens mosque plans
4. Greece startup leaders say they canít break jobless cycle alone
5. Wearing crowns of thorns, cleaning ladies hold protest at Finance Ministry
6. Homemade bomb targets car of deputy Parliament speaker's wife
Today
This Week
1. Bomb explodes outside Bank of Greece
2. Time to take a hard look at debt sustainability, says OECD chief
3. For faith and country
4. CCTV footage from Nigrita Prison shows signs of inmate torture [Video]
5. Car bomb explodes outside Greek Central Bank building, no one hurt [Update]
6. Samaras sees no need for third bailout
†††Find us ...
††... on
Twitter
†† ††... on Facebook ††
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright © 2014, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.