A 34-year-old man charged with setting fire to a store in central Athens last week has told police that he is part of a citizens’ patrol operating in downtown Kypseli and Aghios Panteleimonas, Kathimerini understands.
Doctors at public hospitals in Athens and Piraeus are expected to walk off the job from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday in protest at an appeal by the management of Evangelismos Hospital against compensation claims by specialized doctors at the Polykliniki clinic, whose back-pay demands have already been settled by a court.
A staggering 104.8 percent more women committed suicide in 2011 compared with the previous year, while the overall rate of people taking their own lives grew by 26.5 percent (from 377 to 477) in the same period.
Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras said recently that the numbers will prosper first and the people afterwards in an apparent effort to stave off criticism that the real economy is getting worse, as the government sees light at the end of tunnel.
Residents of the rundown neighborhood of Kypseli in central Athens will be getting back their central marketplace as a project by the City of Athens to restore the historic indoor Kypseli Market gets under way.
The Goulandris Natural History Museum’s Gaia Center in the northern suburb of Kifissia recently inaugurated an exhibition titled “Hippocratic Medicine Through the Ages,” showcasing the plants and flowers that have contributed toward healing over the centuries.