It’s almost lunchtime in the village of Kyriaki, in Viotia, just days before Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announces his resignation and call snap elections following a rift in the ruling left-wing SYRIZA party.
“The unemployment in Greece frightens me. People who are more qualified than I am are unable to find a job whether that be full- or part-time. It’s very difficult for someone to be productive working in a field that is of no personal or professional interest,” said Yiannis Kalogirou Valtis from the northern port city of Thessaloniki.
According to their Greek travel papers, the two young Syrian brothers are both 110 years old, born to different parents. The officials who processed them upon arrival were so overwhelmed by the crush of migrants entering Greece that they botched the paperwork.
Greece’s new caretaker government, led by the nation’s first female prime minister, was sworn in Friday as the country heads to early elections next month, the third time Greeks will go to the polls this year. Prime Minister Vassiliki Thanou, a top judge, and her cabinet will lead the country to elections on Sept. 20, following outgoing prime minister Alexis Tsipras’ resignation last week.