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Athens film fest promises new releases and special guests

Running through October 1, Premiere Nights is considered one of the country’s biggest film events, thanks to a program comprising some of the greatest releases of the year, exclusive premieres, interesting tributes and special guests.

NEWS Crime

Former bank executives charged

Greece’s corruption prosecutor has brought criminal charges against 30 former executives of the now defunct Agricultural Bank of Greece for approving loans over a 10-year period to the ATTIKAT construction company and a private citizen who did not meet the necessary requirements.

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BUSINESS Economy

EFKA frets over adjustment of social security contributions

ROULA SALOUROU

By next month the calculation of the social security contributions of 1.4 million self-employed professionals, freelance workers and farmers will have started, based on their 2016 incomes, and by the end of the year the process of offsetting rebates against any contribution debts will be completed according to a law recently passed through Parliament.

BUSINESS Economy

Exports keeping industry afloat

DIMITRA MANIFAVA

Industrial output in Greece declined a total of 30.3 percent from 2008 to 2013, with more than 50,000 jobs lost in manufacturing over the same period, according to a survey jointly conducted by the Panhellenic Exporters Association and the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

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COMMENT Politics

The German election

COSTAS IORDANIDIS

Germans head to the polls this Sunday in a dull and almost indifferent atmosphere that is a far cry from the emotions and tensions that characterized the Austrian, Dutch and French elections. Perhaps boredom is a side effect of stability. However, serious issues in the European Union have been left hanging.

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Athens 1917 | Athens | September 14 - November 12

One hundred years ago, in 1917, rare visual material of Athens was compiled by the photographic service of the allied expeditionary force which operated in the Balkans during the First World War, called the Army of the Orient.