Plastic is the way to go

The initiative adopted by the Finance Ministry to compel certain professionals to accept credit and debit card payments is an excellent step in the right direction.

COMMENT Politics

Perilous triangle


The government has just enough time ahead to complete three very difficult tasks: the review of the Greek program, the recapitalization of banks, and the talks on debt restructuring.


Judiciary is delivering

For some time now, the judiciary has been living up to its responsibility as far as the big bribery cases involving arms procurements are concerned.


A question of humanity


Millennia-old monuments of global cultural heritage such as the Arch of Triumph at the site of Ancient Palmyra in Syria, signify both the great power of humanity as well as its greatest weakness.

COMMENT Politics

Two major questions

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras appears to be aware of the seriousness of the situation and of the need to complete the current review and the recapitalization of the country’s banks as quickly as possible.



Hundreds of refugees camped out at Victoria Square

Hundreds of migrants and refugees are sleeping rough on and around Victoria Square, in downtown Athens. More than 100,000 refugees and migrants entered Greece in August, according to data presented by the country's coast guard. The war in Syria and Europe's refugee crisis take center stage at the United Nations on Wednesday as world leaders work to overcome deep divisions over how to confront the turmoil.