NEWS Education

Commission says private school VAT breaks rules

The interim government has until Monday to decide on whether to scrap the 23 percent value-added tax on private education, following a letter from the European Commission on Friday warning that the levy introduced earlier this summer clashes with European Union regulations, sources told Kathimerini.


Corinth-Patra old national road stretch to be repaved

The Regional Authority of the Peloponnese has agreed a 3.2-million-euro contract to repave a stretch of the old national road between Corinth and Patra that has been damaged due to the erosion of the Corinthian coastline, west of Athens.

NEWS Migration

Teen refugee dies in smugglers' yacht in Aegean

The body of a 15-year-old refugee was found on a large yacht following an altercation between coast guard officers and three passengers – suspected migrant traffickers – off the coast of the southern Aegean island of Symi on Saturday, the state-run Athens-Macedonian News Agency reported.

NEWS Politics

Haikalis hits back at graft allegations

One day after he admitted to having established an offshore company, former alternate labor minister Pavlos Haikalis yesterday tried to fight off claims of corruption, saying that he was neither a shareholder nor the owner of the Cyprus-based firm.

NEWS Politics

Tsipras, Meimarakis issue rallying call to voters

SYRIZA chief Alexis Tsipras and New Democracy leader Evangelos Meimarakis issued rallying calls on Friday ahead of the September 20 elections, when the two parties are expected to be competing for the right to form the next government.



Greece's caretaker cabinet sworn in ahead of early vote

Greece’s new caretaker government, led by the nation’s first female prime minister, was sworn in Friday as the country heads to early elections next month, the third time Greeks will go to the polls this year. Prime Minister Vassiliki Thanou, a top judge, and her cabinet will lead the country to elections on Sept. 20, following outgoing prime minister Alexis Tsipras’ resignation last week.