A stellar example


Greece’s 14 regional airports face much brighter prospects having passed into the hands of a private company, which is operating and modernizing them, despite the significant objections of unionists and vested interests that wanted to maintain control of them – while doing a poor job of running them.

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Options for settling the territorial water issue


Remarks by Nikos Kotzias during the handover ceremony at the Greek Foreign Ministry last month, when the departing minister said that Athens had plans for the extension of its territorial waters in the Ionian Sea coupled with straight baseline delimitations (or bay-closing lines), generated many reactions and articles.


Some consensus


One main reason that countries plunge into prolonged periods of decline is the absence of consensus. Greece has paid dearly for this. 



Protest by driving instructors leads to traffic jams


Protesting driving instructors caused traffic disruptions in Athens Tuesday by driving in a motorcade from the Transport Ministry in the northern suburbs to the city center. Instructors are calling on the ministry to allay the fears of examiners who suspended driving tests more than a month ago due to concerns they will lose a benefit they receive, which has resulted in a backlog of 22,000 to 23,000 students waiting to take their exams in Attica alone. Tuesday’s protest led to bottlenecks on Mesogeion, Kifissias and Vassilissis Sofias avenues. [ANA-MPA]