An appeals court in the southern Peloponnesian city of Kalamata is due on Monday to hear the case of a 55-year-old civil servant who repeatedly raped a 13-year-old girl behind closed doors because of the sensitive nature of the evidence.
The main opposition party of FYROM, the nationalist VMRO-DPMNE, said it was against changing the country’s name to “Republic of Ilinden Macedonia,” undermining prospects for a solution of a decades-long dispute with Greece.
Montenegro, seeing a rise in the number of migrants passing through the country on a new route to the European Union, is considering building a razor wire fence on its border with Albania to stem the flow, a government official said on Sunday.
US Vice President Mike Pence has encouraged Alexis Tsipras to continue efforts to reach a solution on the name issue with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) during a telephone conversation with the Greek prime minister, adding that Athens and Skopje had a “historic opportunity” to settle the decades-old dispute.
Greek party leaders have rejected “Republic of Ilinden Macedonia” as a candidate name for the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), while opposition is also expected to arise from within ruling SYRIZA.
Visitors packed the halls of the National Archaeological Museum of Athens, as well as other sites and museums across the country on Friday, taking advantage of the offer of free admission on International Museum Day. International Museum Day was established in 1977 by the International Council of Museums (ICOM) to promote the idea of museums as an important means of cultural exchange. Last year, more than 36,000 museums participated in the event in 157 countries. This year’s theme was the integral role of the internet in relations between museums around the world. [Tatiana Bolari/Eurokinissi]