NEWS GD trial

GD trial: Friend of Fyssas returns to the stand

The Golden Dawn trial continued on Tuesday at Korydallos Prison, western Attica, with a friend of Pavlos Fyssas, the anti-racist hip-hop artist who was stabbed to death by a member of the neo-Nazi party, Giorgos Roupakias, in Keratsini, near Piraeus, in September 2013.

NEWS Education

Food program draws 2,032 schools

More than 2,000 Greek schools have applied to join a program aimed at providing healthy food to all pupils this academic year, according to data made public Monday by the nongovernmental organization that runs the scheme.


Trial of former SDOE chief for breach of faith begins

The trial of a former head of the Financial Crime Squad (SDOE), Yiannis Diotis, on charges of breach of faith in connection with his handling of the Lagarde list, started Monday and was adjourned until October 29.


Norman Atlantic passenger seeks injunction

A Piraeus court on Monday started hearing the appeal by a 70-year-old passenger for an injunction against two shipping companies, Superfast Ferries and ANEK Lines, in connection to the Norman Atlantic ferry which caught fire while traveling between Greece and Italy at the end of last year.


High court rules on solidarity tax

The Council of State on Monday ruled that while a solidarity levy imposed on Greek taxpayers’ income in 2011 was in line with the country’s Constitution, the way in which the special tax was calculated was not.

NEWS Politics

Multi-bill goes to Greece's Parliament

The government Monday submitted to Parliament a multi-bill containing a first set of prior actions that Greece has pledged to creditors, including phasing out early retirement, introducing stricter penalties for tax evasion and raising taxes for Greeks who rent out their properties.


Mother, son killed on the road

A 36-year-old woman of Russian origin and her 17-year-old son were killed instantly early Monday morning when the scooter that the young man had been driving, with his mother as a passenger, veered off a country road in the Cretan prefecture of Iraklio and struck a tree, police on the island said.



Greeks mark anniversary of capital’s liberation from Nazis

Women in traditional dress carried the Greek flag in front of the Parthenon Monday following a ceremony marking the 71st anniversary of the liberation of Athens from the Nazi occupation, which lasted from 1941 to 1944. To commemorate the event, Greek historians organized a historical walk through downtown Athens on Sunday. The walk is one of a series of events scheduled for October. More details are available at