“No more plastic bags,” newspaper titles touted on August 10, after the publication of a joint ministerial decree announcing that consumers would have to pay 3 cents for each plastic shopping bag used as of January 1, 2018.
Before she had even reached puberty, Anna Kouroupou knew she wasn’t what her birth certificate said she was: a boy. But having herself officially declared female was a painful process, and one that could only legally be done if it included gender reassignment surgery.
As I look at the apartment block on the corner of Tsakalof and Irakleitou streets in Kolonaki, I try to imagine in its place the neoclassical mansion I became acquainted with in the pages of Daphne Economou's latest autobiography.
It was late August 2005 when a group of mountaineers based in Vrilissia, northern Athens, arrived on Icaria with the aim of mapping the Aegean island’s network of mountain paths, which up until then were mostly uncharted and had in many cases become impassable.
Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos received athletes who took part in the 23rd Deaflympics in Samsun, Turkey, in July, as well as the president of the Hellenic Federation of Sports for the Deaf, Iosif Stavrakakis, at the Presidential Mansion in Athens on Monday. The games hosted 3,000 athletes from 97 states. The first games for the deaf were held in Paris in 1924, when they were known as the International Silent Games, and hosted athletes from nine European nations. The initial idea for the games is credited to Eugene Rubens-Alcais, who also founded the French Deaf Sports Federation. [Yiannis Panagopoulos/Eurokinissi]