After long delays and tough negotiations, the Greek Parliament has formally adopted the measures needed to conclude the current review of the third financial assistance program, amid protests on the streets.
Greece has been weighed down for decades by a group of businesses that have become accustomed to living off handouts from the state. They’ve distorted the Greek political system by sucking up critical resources from important sectors.
Foreign tourist arrivals in Greece are expected to reach new heights this year. We need to be careful, however, because when it comes to such a precious commodity, the goal cannot always be just about increasing numbers.
A lawsuit filed against a Greek author and historian under Greece’s anti-racism legislation over claims she defamed Islam and incited violence via a comment in one of her articles is testing the boundaries between free speech and what could be considered offensive language.
Nine years after buying Kathimerini in 1988 and turning the floundering conservative broadsheet into a healthy business and a robust voice for the modernization of Greece’s economy and politics, Aristides Alafouzos was approached by the International Herald Tribune to forge a partnership that would combine the finest global and local journalism.
Municipal authority workers launched a four-day strike with a protest rally on Friday, in protest at fresh austerity measures and also in demand that employees on short-term contracts be granted permanency. The action is expected to affect every area of municipal services, including kindergartens and garbage collection, prompting authorities yesterday to urge citizens not to take out the trash for the duration of the strike. [Alexandros Vlachos/ANA-MPA]