NEWS Migration

Minister admits gov't struggling to tackle migration

Greek authorities face a range of problems in dealing with the refugee crisis, Immigration Policy Minister Yiannis Mouzalas admitted in comments to Parliament on Friday while calling on opposition parties to back the government’s efforts to tackle the crisis.

NEWS Athens

Acropolis run to shut roads in central Athens

Traffic police are to divert motorists from several central roads in Athens on Saturday afternoon as thousands of runners join the Acropolis Night Run, a 5-kilometer mini-marathon, which starts outside the Acropolis Museum at 6.30 p.m.

NEWS Church

Archbishop: ‘Greece and Orthodoxy not for sale’

Amid growing tension between the Church of Greece and the government over changes to the way religion is taught at schools, Archbishop Ieronymos said on Friday that there are “some who do not love their country and want to de-Hellenize it, and some who don’t love the Church and want to de-Christianize it.”



French students’ Little Odyssey takes in Corinth Canal

Three French law students from Sete in southeastern France are seen canoeing in the Corinth Canal, which separates the Peloponnese from mainland Greece, Friday. The students are on the final leg of a canoeing trip to Istanbul which they have dubbed L’Odyssette (The Little Odyssey). The route from the coastal village of Sete to Istanbul covers around 7,000 kilometers. The French students – Thomas Puech-Maurel, Nil Roux and Sonia Verducci – hope to reach the Turkish city before Christmas. [Vassilis Psomas/EPA]