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After defeat, Greek PM calls for snap elections

NEWS

Following a resounding defeat to conservative New Democracy on Sunday night in European Parliament elections, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said he will call early elections after the second round of local and regional elections next weekend.

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After defeat, Greek PM calls for snap elections

Following a resounding defeat to conservative New Democracy on Sunday night in European Parliament elections, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said he will call early elections after the second round of local and regional elections next weekend.

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New office rates in Athens climb 11 percent in Q1

Rental rates for modern office spaces have recorded an increase of up to 11 percent over the last 12 months as a result of steady high demand and a lack of new developments: This means that interested investors are forced to seek spaces almost exclusively within the existing and quite saturated stock of commercial properties in terms of quality.

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MONDAY

The Embassy of the United States in Athens and its Consular Section, the US Consulate General in Thessaloniki and all US government offices in Greece will be closed in observance of Memorial Day, a US national holiday for remembering and honoring people who have died while serving in the US Armed Forces.

BUSINESS Finance standard__poors_web

Fiscal risk has increased for Greece

ELEFTHERIA KOURTALI

International rating agencies harbor serious concerns over the consequences of the government’s pre-election announcements on the Greek economy, suggesting that the handout talk is likely to impede efforts to help Greece get back to investment-grade status.

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Network of Greek paths wins Europa Nostra award

A network of walking paths known as the “Greek Paths of Culture” of the Society for the Environment and Cultural Heritage (ELLET) has won a Europa Nostra heritage award in the education, training and awareness-raising category.

LIFE Exhibition ag_mina_web

The evolution of Aghiou Mina

Aghiou Mina Street in the northern Greek port city of Thessaloniki has its own history. It was written by Christians, Jews and Muslims, traders and bankers, travelers and the residents of this timeless city.

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Acropolis Redux | Athens | May 18 - July 14

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens presents “Acropolis Redux: Caryatid/Frieze,” an exhibition presenting the work of British photographer Ian Walker, who captured the enduring presence of the Erechtheion’s Caryatids and the Parthenon’s frieze in various guises from London housing projects to a Cleveland mansion.