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Tread carefully

The aggression being displayed by Turkey in the Aegean Sea over the past couple of months is cause for great concern and Athens needs to act with determination while keeping a cool head in its responses.

COMMENT

Matching actions with words

Speaking Thursday during a special event marking the handover of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) to the Greek state, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras vowed that his government will prove the skeptics wrong and make sure that the state-of-the-art complex is in safe hands.

COMMENT

Simple math

The Greek government ultimately opted for a compromise with creditors in Brussels, though this was the only thing it could reasonably do without putting the country at terrible risk.

COMMENT Politics

Elusive consensus

ALEXIS PAPACHELAS

If you were to lock up all of the serious and moderate SYRIZA and New Democracy folk in a room together, they would sooner or later admit that none of what was agreed to at this week’s Eurogroup meeting will help solve the Greek problem.

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Stocking up for Clean Monday feast

People shop for fresh fish and seafood at Athens’s central Varvakeios Market Friday, in preparation for the Clean Monday holiday, which marks the start of Lent ahead of Greek Orthodox Easter on April 16. The holiday is expected to prompt thousands of city-dwellers to head to their family villages and on weekend breaks, prompting traffic authorities to ramp up patrols on the national highway network amid concerns of traffic accidents due to high spirits on Carnival Sunday and overindulgence on Monday’s feast day. [ANA-MPA]