NEWS Politics

SYRIZA to decide next step in new meeting

SYRIZA’s central committee is due to hold an emergency meeting Thursday in an attempt to find a way to settle the growing rift within the party over whether the government should agree to a third bailout or not.

NEWS Politics

Supreme Court prosecutor takes action over Varoufakis affair

Supreme Court prosecutor Efterpi Koutzamani on Tuesday took two initiatives in the wake of revelations by former Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis that he had planned a parallel banking system: forwarding two legal suits to Parliament and ordering a probe into whether any non-political figures should face criminal charges in connection with the affair.


Talks to move up notch

All the heads of the technical teams representing Greece’s lenders are due to be in Athens on Wednesday after the start earlier this week of talks that the government hopes will result in a relatively swift agreement.


Released mayor claims ‘unfair’ conviction

The former mayor of Thessaloniki, Vassilis Papageorgopoulos, was on Tuesday released from a regional prison after a misdemeanors’ court accepted his appeal to be freed on compassionate grounds due to heart problems.

NEWS Crime

Man hold up bank with threat of hand grenade

A man on Tuesday held up a branch of Piraeus Bank in Pefki, a northern suburb of Athens, by claiming that he was armed with a hand grenade that he would set off unless cashiers gave him money.

NEWS Politics

Chief of new party calls for breather for businesses

The head of a recently formed political party called on the government on Tuesday to allow businesses to delay their tax and social security payments on account of the recent drop in turnover and other problems caused by capital controls.



Meteorologists expect temperatures to keep rising this week

Locals and visitors in Greece have been advised to protect themselves from the heat as meteorologists expect temperatures to keep rising this week with the heat wave pushing past the 40-Celsius mark on Wednesday and Thursday. On Monday temperatures in Greece's two largest cities, Athens and Thessaloniki, reached a 35-Celsius high, and on Tuesday pushed up to an oppressive 38C. Several municipalities around the country have opened the doors of air-conditioned spaces for the public.